New sound system - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Over the last couple years I have been upgrading the audio system in my 2008 Colorado. Upgraded the door speakers first to JL Audio C2-650, components in the front, and co axial in the back. The tweeters fit nice in the original spots in the door, just had to cut out the black grills inside the chrome ring. The new tweeters fit perfectly there. Crossovers went behind the door panels. I added a Alpine KTP 445u to boost the power to the speakers. The new speakers and amp sounded great and was a worth while upgrade, but the stock head unit was holding it back. So out with that and in with a Kenwood DDX 492. Now the system started coming to life, it sounded amazing, but without a sub I probably would have hurt the speakers. So then came the JL Audio acp108lg. Jacked up the back seat about an inch, the sub clears barely, I just don't let any one sit on that side. Not really a problem, I'm usually by myself anyway. Once that sub was in the system all came together, If you haven't heard one of these single 8 inch subs you should check one out, it will probably surprise you, they are a little pricey, but I think worth it. It also has a 250 watt amp built in making the install super easy. All in all great system for a reasonable amount of cash.
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Sounds like an awesome set up! I have a 2016 Colorado and have already decided not to mess with the HU-too much integration with the system. I'm adding a powered sub and maybe changing out the speakers and hopefully I'll be satisfied with that.
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You might want check out that alpine amp, KTP 445u, inexpensive, easy to install and you don't have to mess with the HU wiring. You will be amazed at the difference
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I've got a very similar system to you, aside from the sub (I don't have one).
It does all work nicely together and that little amp does very well.
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I am lucky that my son works at car toys, because that allowed me to get his discount on all my stuff. Got everything for less than half price. Goes to show you that there is a big mark up at retail.
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I am lucky that my son works at car toys, because that allowed me to get his discount on all my stuff. Got everything for less than half price. Goes to show you that there is a big mark up at retail.
No doubt!
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Over the last couple years I have been upgrading the audio system in my 2008 Colorado. Upgraded the door speakers first to JL Audio C2-650, components in the front, and co axial in the back. The tweeters fit nice in the original spots in the door, just had to cut out the black grills inside the chrome ring. The new tweeters fit perfectly there. Crossovers went behind the door panels. I added a Alpine KTP 445u to boost the power to the speakers. The new speakers and amp sounded great and was a worth while upgrade, but the stock head unit was holding it back. So out with that and in with a Kenwood DDX 492. Now the system started coming to life, it sounded amazing, but without a sub I probably would have hurt the speakers. So then came the JL Audio acp108lg. Jacked up the back seat about an inch, the sub clears barely, I just don't let any one sit on that side. Not really a problem, I'm usually by myself anyway. Once that sub was in the system all came together, If you haven't heard one of these single 8 inch subs you should check one out, it will probably surprise you, they are a little pricey, but I think worth it. It also has a 250 watt amp built in making the install super easy. All in all great system for a reasonable amount of cash.
Thanks man, this is going to save me a headache. I was going to install an older, larger Alpine MRP-F250 under the driver's seat and it was still only going to give me 40 x 4.
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