A client from Jacksonville Beach was looking to buy a new Toyota Tundra and build a great car audio system. He happened upon the Audio Designs & Custom Graphics YouTube channel and started watching some of our videos. After finding out we were local, he was ecstatic and stopped by to see us. He wound up purchasing a 2017 Toyota Tundra Crewmax. Our team looked it over with him and came up with a game plan for the upgrades.
System Design is Key
We typically get together with the client and the truck and go over ideas for an audio upgrade. We want to make sure that we meet the needs of the driver. However, in this instance, we even suggested the type of truck that would be a great platform. The 2017 Toyota Tundra Crewmax is a great choice for an audio upgrade. We left the large factory display infotainment system in the dash and designed a complete audio solution around it. Going about upgrades in this fashion ensures you are getting the best sounding, most reliable products for your dollar. It is the hallmark of how we do things here.
Audison Bit10 Cleans Up the Signal
The first step was to install an Audison Bit10 processor. It allows us to remove the equalization that Toyota adds to the music, giving us a great base to build upon. It also gives us 31 bands of equalization, digital time delay, and adjustable crossovers to fine tune the sound of the new audio system.
Two Hertz Amplifiers Supply the Power
A pair of Hertz amplifiers are used to power the system. A Hertz HCP4 was bridged on the front components and a HCP1D for the subwoofers. These two amps combined give the client around 1100 watts of power, so when he cranks it up, he has all the volume he wants. Both amplifiers are mounted behind the rear seat: one on the back wall and one on the floor.
Hertz ESK165.5 Components Bring Clarity to the Music
When it was time to choose front speakers, we went back to Hertz, choosing their ESK165.5 6.5” component speakers. The woofers are mounted in the factory location in the front doors using our in-house machined composite speaker adapters. FAST Rings were added to the woofers to seal them to the door panel and increase output. The 1” tweeters are installed in the factory locations at the top of the door. Our installers used damping material to cover the whole door skin to improve midbass output, eliminate rattling and vibration, and lower road noise.
A Pair of Custom Enclosures Behind the Rear Seat
At this point, it was time to turn our attention to the bass. If you have ever been to a live concert and felt like you were immersed in the music, it was the bass. It’s what makes the music come alive. For this reason, a pair of custom enclosures were designed and built in-house to house a pair of Audiomobile GTS2110 10” subwoofers. If you own a Tundra and would like to buy the speaker adapters or our enclosures for your vehicle, you can click HERE to be taken to our online store.
Final Tuning Makes all the Difference
Once the system was completely installed, our expertly trained technicians got out their laptop and began the process of fine-tuning the Audison processor and the amplifiers. Many shops will cut corners here by making a few simple adjustments and sending it out the door, claiming it sounds ‘good enough.’ Fortunately, our Tundra client came to see us. We never cut corners in any aspect of a build, especially when tuning is involved. Our team has seen tremendous improvements by taking the time to extract every last ounce of sound quality from the audio system. Check out this short video to see more of this Tundra system:
Stop in and See Us for Your Tundra Audio Enhancement!
If you own a Toyota Tundra and would like to upgrade your audio system, we invite you to stop by Audio Designs & Custom Graphics in Jacksonville. Let us show you why we are one of the most awarded retailers in the Southeast.
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