Possible to upgrade the stock audio system? - Club Lexus Forums


Possible to upgrade the stock audio system?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-19-14, 09:36 AM   #1
Zinda
Lexus Test Driver
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Zinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Possible to upgrade the stock audio system?

Look I want to do some audio upgrades in my car but I am totally unfamiliar with car audio systems. I have the navigation system in my car and would like any upgrade to work with that system. Would any upgrades that will keep the car looking stock as much as possible be possible? If so what upgrade would you suggest?

Am I wasting my time? Stock system isn't that bad but I love music.
Zinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-14, 11:21 AM   #2
SubieChik
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
SubieChik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have an amp and sub hooked up to my stock stereo.....just have to buy an extra part. I'm lazy, I just paid $100 plus parts for my local stereo shop to install everything.
SubieChik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-14, 11:28 AM   #3
Zinda
Lexus Test Driver
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Zinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SubieChik View Post
I have an amp and sub hooked up to my stock stereo.....just have to buy an extra part. I'm lazy, I just paid $100 plus parts for my local stereo shop to install everything.
That is pretty cheap...noticeable difference?
Zinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-14, 12:05 PM   #4
SubieChik
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
SubieChik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well yea bc it is a 12" subwoofer I love bass so it's perfect for me.....everything else to me is perfect stock (door speakers, etc.). I also have an adjustment for my amp so I can adjust the settings on it remotely. I'll snap a pic later.
SubieChik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-14, 01:36 PM   #5
FSportIS
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 2,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The stock mid and high are very good already so I only upgrade the low. I added JL Audio 500/1 amp and 3W3V3 sub. I think many other members have good reviews on the JL Audio too. I personally liked it so much.
FSportIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-14, 07:24 PM   #6
355F1
Pole Position
 
355F1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 304
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

After MUCH thought about gutting the entire system and install high-end components I ultimately decided to just add a high-quality amp+sub. Pics and product info below.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...h-install.html
355F1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 10:53 AM   #7
FSportIS
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 2,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Good job and i'm glad you go with this route! You will enjoy the JL Audio sub for yearsssssss!!! The W3 will provide very high quality bass and you will appreciate it much more when you play variety of different music.

I like your stealth set up too. I should have done that
FSportIS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stereo Upgrade jtwenger IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 3 07-25-12 11:42 PM
Upgrading Audio System Help YeezySmart IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 18 03-23-12 01:45 AM
LS460 stock stereo upgrade marky2mark LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 9 02-13-11 02:33 PM
es330 help marvelus ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 1 03-01-09 07:02 PM
SUbwoofer upgrade Pearlpower Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 14 04-28-02 03:21 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:02 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved