My name is Chris and I’m from the Bay Area. I figured that I’d start a log after mulling around the site for a few months. I’m preparing to start my most in depth build since 2Pac was on the radio. I’m confident in my 12v skills, but this will be my first time using a DSP. I must admit that I’m apprehensive about tuning it, but I really enjoy learning and projects - so here I am.
I have a 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 and I’m hoping to keep a mostly stock stereo appearance. With that in mind, I plan on doing something that (as far as my research has shown) has not been documented before.
I’ve purchased an OEM JBL Entune headunit and amp to replace my non-JBL Entune headunit. The two should be a direct swap, but I haven’t seen this verified yet.
I plan on using a PAC AmpPro as a pre-amp for a miniDSP c-DSP 6x8.
From PAC’s user manual:
“The PAC AP4-TY12 provides a 6-channel pre-amp output for use with aftermarket audio equipment. Using the full range, fixed level head unit output, in conjunction with data bus messages, the AP4-TY12 delivers a variable 5v RMS pre- amp output with fading, balance, equalization, and level control capabilities. The module also retains audio from other vehicle features such as factory navigation prompts, Bluetooth and Voice Activation.”
I plan on using two JL audio amplifiers, one HX280/4 (which I purchased previously) and one XD400/4v2. I’m hoping to mount these discreetly under the drivers seat in the stock JBL amps location on a piece of moldable abs.
The OEM JBL amp must remain hooked up for the AmpPro to work properly, so I plan on relocating this behind the head-unit.
I bought a compliment of Audiofrog Speakers including GS690’s (6x9”’s) for the front doors, GS40’s (4”) mids which hopefully will work in the stock corner dash locations, and GS10’s (1”) which I may flush mount in the “A” pillars.
I also have a previously installed set of Alpine 6x9”s in the rear deck. I plan on keeping these for rear fill, but I’ll need to see how things go.