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I was currious if anyone had any good rec's on a new head unit for my tC. I want to start installing a new sound system , but not sure what head unit to get. I dont want a LCD movie display unit. Just something fairly flashy with a digital display with a remote.
If you could list web links to your rec's if ya have them that would be awesome! Thanks everyone!

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i'v been looking at alpine, i like their asthetics, not too flash, but sound very nice, and you can get a good price on them on ebay
 

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whats your budget?
 

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KD-LH300
Manufacturer's suggested retail price: $279.95


Power Output: 200W Max. (50W x 4)
Variable Color 3D Graphics Display with Contrast Control.
PiCT (Personalized Image Capture Technology)
PiCT Downloads: Click Here To Experience the Power of PiCT
Motorized Slide-out Face
MP3/WMA Compatible
CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
SIRIUS Compatible
CD Changer Control
7-band iEQ
Key-Chain Type Wireless Remote Control
Gold-Plated Line Output Terminals (2 pairs)
Subwoofer Output w/ Level & Frequency Control
4V Line Output Level
Rotary Encoder Multi-Control
Loudness Control
Detachable Control Panel with Carrying Case
24-Bit Resolution Burr-Brown 1-Bit DAC
Preferred Setting Mode
CD Player Intro Scan
CD Random and Repeat Play modes
HS-IIIi Tuner
18 FM & 6 AM Presets
SSM (for FM)
AFNS/PNC
COMPU PLAY
Electronic Volume Control
Preamp Fader Control
1 Year Warranty


This is what I got... but Im in the military and I got it on base for 225.00
 

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I also picked up a 640W Clarion Amp as well.... now I guess next question would be some good speakers. I only need 2 and I want them to be 10". Im gonna blow the stock speakers before I replace them. So now help with the woofers guys!!! Please!
 

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with that power 2 10W3V2's
 

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I would get the 860, better deck
 

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"with that power 2 10W3V2's"

Not sure I know what your talking about with these....

Brand and stuff would break it down a bit more on my level. Im not really to good about this stuff.
 

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640 watt amp with 2 JL 10w3 should work (we're talking subs here)
 

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BlackCherry tC said:
"with that power 2 10W3V2's"

Not sure I know what your talking about with these....

Brand and stuff would break it down a bit more on my level. Im not really to good about this stuff.
He is talking about JL Audio Subs here I assume. The 10 is the size of the sub (10"). The W3 is the series of the sub, and the V2 refers to the sub being dual voice coil. These are very good subs. In fact, I have one 12W3V2 in my tC. I went with one to save space which is why I have a 12, and it works well. I am running a mono block JL Audio amp with the sub and running it at 2 Ohms. Hits hard, but not car shaking apart hard. I am not into that anymore I guess. Used to be, but now I am into sound quality. I kept all the stock speakers with this sub, and they keep up well. The treble is still good, and I don't plan on replacing them now that I know what it sounds like overall. If they blow I will, but not until then. Just my opinion though. Later.
 

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Yea I plan on keeping all the stock speakers in till I blow them as well. I want to snag 2 10's though. I dont use the trunk area at all. Maybe a gym bag or a few groceries but thats about it.

2AZ-FE thank you for the input on the subs... I was truly lost. When all is said in done, my car should be pretty grip. Thanks for the advice again.

Anyone got a idea on a good cost est. for the JL 10's? Let me know! I 'll research them as well as others. Thnx
 

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I think that I spent around $185 on one 12" sub, so I would say that you could get 2 10" subs for about $300 or so. I am not sure though. I don't know current prices on subs very well. That should be somewhat close though I would think. That is for the W3 series. You could go with a cheaper series and save some money, but I would stick with dual voice coil if I were you. They sound better and you can run more power to them.
 

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Hey 2AZ-FE

My stero place says they cant intstall my deck unit for my car cause they dont make anything for it yet. Do you know if there is a dash kit that works and a harness for the back... please reply ASAP with the detailed info if you know so I can get it to do my install.

I would think some sort of a Toyota Dash kit and harness would work.. need help fast please help.
 

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Hey BlackCherry tC,

I have not looked for anything to install an aftermarket head unit in the car. I am not sure if he is correct or not. I would not be surprised if they did not have a kit done yet for the car since it is so new. You could look for something that would fit the xA or xB. They may have a kit for that car, and they all hold the save stereo from the factory. The only thing that I am not sure of is the mounting. It may be slightly different in the other scion models and not work for the tC. As far as a wiring harness, I don't know what to tell you. I would call around to some of the bigger stereo stores to find out if they know of anything right now. You may have to wait until they make a kit. You could look on the internet also for something. Try crutchfield.com. Other than that, I am not sure what to tell you. I am running the factory deck, so I did not have to deal with this. Sorry, I am not much help here.
 
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