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How to tune TXD3204 Plug and Play Amp Crossover & High Pass Filter Settings

How to tune TXD3204 Plug and Play Amp Crossover & High Pass Filter Settings

Tacotunes.com TXD 3204 EZAMP – how to properly setup and tune your amplifier.

Now that you have completed the initial installation process, you will want to tune the amp for your vehicle. Each vehicle can vary just a bit and this guide will walk you through tuning your amp.

At this point you have completed the following:

1. All power (positive / ground) connections have been tripled check to ensure they are all tight.

2. The Plug and play wire harness has been connected to your head unit and the leads have been routed to your amp mounting location.

3. The Plug and Play wires are connected to the RCA line adapters.

4. The RCA line adapters are plugged into the amplifier RCA connections.

5. The INPUT wires (RCAs) should be plugged into the amplifier. Double check you are connecting to the INPUT side.

6. Turn key on and ensure the amplifier lights up blue. Turn the ignition off.

7. The Front and Rear OUTPUT wires (go to speakers) should NOT be connected to the speakers at this time.

8. On the amp itself, set the HPF (High Pass Filter), Front SENS (Input Gain / Sensitivity), Subsonic, Boost, LPF and Rear SENS (Input Gain / Sensitivity). Set the LPF / FULL switch to FULL.

9. Ensure your head unit is set to flat signal. You need to check this for all audio sources. Ensure the TREBLE, MID and BASS are all set in the middle Ensure the Front / Rear Fader is set to middle.

10. Insert the CD with the test tones you can download from HERE. AT this time, we do not recommend using a phone to set up the amplifiers.

11. Play the 1khz test tone.

12. Set the volume on your head unit to 50. NOTE: This is assuming 60 is your max volume.

13. AT this point you should hear nothing coming from your speakers. NOTE: You might hear a high pitched sound coming from the amp.

14. Connect your digital multimeter to the front left output of your amplifier. Turn the FRONT SENS knob until your amp reaches 17.5V. Your multi-meters should be set to AC voltage.

15. Change test tone to 80Hz test tone.

16. Enter the AC voltage in the field below. This will calculate the voltage necessary to tune your amplifier. Next turn the HPF clockwise (should have been down at 25Hz to start) until the AC Voltage on your voltmeter matches the field below.

17. Connect your multi-meter to the left rear output and turn the REAR SENS up until you reach 15.5 Volts.

18. Congratulations you have completed tuning your 4 channel amplifier.

NOTE: If you are using our mono (subwoofer) amp. Be sure you do not mix up the connections. The wires appears to be the same, but they are not.

Download Test Tones

Tools you will need:

  • Digital Multimeter / Voltmeter
  • Small Screwdriver that will fit in amp knobs.
  • Test Tones – same tones used to set the gain on your amp.

Steps you should have already completed:

  • Set the head unit to maximum unclipped volume. (Speaker Wires Should NOT be hooked up!)
  • All internal EQs, adjustments on the head unit should be set flat. Not boosted or lowered.
  • Set the gain(s) on your amp before you setup the crossovers.
  • Decide on your crossover point and acquire the test tones you will need. The most common crossover point is 80Hz. – Click here for link to test tones and requirements.
  • Turn both High Pass Filter (HPF) knobs all the way to 15Hz (as far left as possible)
  • Turn Low Pass Filter (LPF) knob all the way to 300Hz (as far right as possible)

Setting High Pass Filters (Speakers):

  • Remove all speaker wiring from the amplifier. (label your speaker wiring)
  • Set the multi-meter to ACV (Alternating Current Voltage)
  • Insert the multi-meter leads into channel 1 and screw down gently (See picture below for channel layout and explanation)
  • Enter the voltage displaying on your multi-meter into field “Voltage 1”

  • Turn the Front HPF knob to the right until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.
  • Repeat the same steps for channel 3 – turn the Rear HPF knob to the right until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.

Setting Low Pass Filter (Subwoofer)

  • Connect the multi meter leads to the subwoofer amp output.
  • Turn on vehicle and play test tone at roughly half of the maximum volume (does not need to be exact)
  • Enter the voltage displaying on your multi-meter into field “Voltage 1”
  • Turn the LPF knob to the left until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.

The crossovers are now set at desired crossover setting. NOTE: It is NOT uncommon for amps to be marked incorrectly there are many factors and most manufactures provide the numbers as a guide.

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Rigid Industries LED Bar Product Partner Proposal

Rigid Industries LED Bar Product Partner Proposal

Howdy, from tacotunes.com here in Texas . . .

As you can see in the rendered image below, we have started building a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and hoping to add Rigid Industries as a product partner. Aside from attending car shows and social media exposure, we have generated millions views on our YouTube channel from Toyota Truck owners.

 

2016 Toyota Tacoma Tacotunes
2016 Toyota Tacoma Tacotunes

The gist of our proposal is to offer Rigid Industries product presentation during our instructional video series. As you can see in the videos below, we use attractive models to instruct our customers – with how to videos . . Additionally we will show our customers how to install your products – assuming your provided product(s) offers a DIY type of installation.

The general idea is we draw customers to our site to show them our audio products and they will see your product presented during the installation series. Additionally, if any of your products are DIY, we will perform the installation for you products and upload the videos and instructional to our website. This will draw traffic to your product along with generating additional traffic to our site.

As you can see below in just a few of our videos, we have over 550,000 views on just the following three videos below:

Video Traffic

We will be using Kelsie on the Rigid Industries videos, here is a video of Kelise we just posted up:

Many of our product partners are returning on this third TACOMA build.

List of Product Partners:

BDS Suspension – Full Suspension with Fox Coilovers – Full Sponsorship (4th build)

Fab Fours Bumpers – Front & Rear Replacement Bumpers – Full Sponsorship (3rd build)

Fab Fours Roof Rack- Roof Rack Toyota Tacoma – Partial Sponsorship

Roadwire Leather Interiors – Full Sponsorship (2nd build)

Select Kreations – Custom Headlights (Rigid Cubes in the headlights)

Royalty Core – Custom Front Grill – Full Sponsorship

Black Jack Speed Shop (Tim Duncan’s shop) – Partial Sponsorship

Fuel & Toyo – Partial Sponsorship

As you can see we generate a ton of traffic and most of our product partners are always ready to assist on our next build.

So what are we looking for you guys to provide?

FRONT BUMPER LIGHTS:

Dually diffused pair, surface mount, SKU20251 QTY-(2)
E2 20″ driving SKU12161 (1)
REAR BUMPER LIGHTS:
Dually diffused pair, flush mount, SKU21251 QTY -(1)
ROOF RACK LIGHTS:
E2 50″ combo SKU15231 QUANT-(3)
Dually diffused pair, surface mount, SKU20251 QTY-(2)

 

To Summarize . . . the general idea is we draw customers to our website and social media pages to show them our audio products . . . . and they will see your product(s) presented during the installation series. Additionally, if any of your products are DIY, we will perform the installation for your product(s) and upload the instructional videos and and provide an instructional page on our website. This will draw traffic to your product along with generating additional traffic to our site.

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Royalty Core Product Partner Proposal

Royalty Core Product Partner Proposal

Howdy, from tacotunes.com here in Texas . . .

As you can see in the rendered image below, we are planning on building a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and hoping to add Royalty Core as a product partner. Aside from attending car shows and social media exposure, we have generated millions views on our YouTube channel from Toyota Truck owners.

 

2016 Toyota Tacoma Tacotunes
2016 Toyota Tacoma Tacotunes

The gist of our proposal is to offer Royalty Core product presentation during our instructional video series. As you can see in the videos below, we use attractive models to instruct our customers – with how to vidoes . . Additionally we will show our customers how to install your products – assuming your provided product(s) offers a DIY type of installation.

The general idea is we draw customers to our site to show them our audio products and they will see your product presented during the installation series. Additionally, if any of your products are DIY, we will perform the installation for you products and upload the videos and instructional to our website. This will draw traffic to your product along with generating additional traffic to our site.

Many of our product partners are returning on this third build.

So what are we looking for you guys to provide?

As you can see below in just a few of our videos, we have over 550,000 views on just the following three videos below:

 

Video Traffic

To Summarize . . . the general idea is we draw customers to our website and social media pages to show them our audio products . . . . and they will see your product(s) presented during the installation series. Additionally, if any of your products are DIY, we will perform the installation for your product(s) and upload the instructional videos and and provide an instructional page on our website. This will draw traffic to your product along with generating additional traffic to our site.

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ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide for JBL

ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide (JBL)

Welcome to the ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide for Toyota’s with the upgraded JBL audio system. If you are reviewed our installation guide(s)/vide0(s) for the NON JBL Toyota’s , you will see we have a plug and play system

Below we have a list of videos and the user manual to help you setup the ReCurve EZQ. We highly recommend that you watch the videos and read the entire manual before you begin the installation process. You might even want to setup a “dry run” on your living room floor to see how the entire audio system will tie together. Plan ahead and the installation will go much smoother. We are updating the videos and manual regularly keep checking back.

Professional Installers:

DO NOT CUT OR SPLICE FACTORY WIRES!!! READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

We understand you know what are you doing. However, the ReCurve EZQ does not work in the manner you are accustomed to . . it is not a one size fit all device . . . all of your questions will be answered if you take the time to review the instructions. Most of our support issues come from professional installers that rush through the installation process.

Toyota owners, be sure to convey to your installer to review the installation instructions.

Vehicle Specific Information:

If you have one of the following vehicles please click the following link for additional information:

Toyota Tundra 2014+ with JBL

Test Tones:

The link below will re-direct to our Dropbox folder that contains a number of test tones. Copy the wav files to your pc and burn as an audio CD. Try to avoid converting them to MP3 or AAC format. For your convenience each test tone is 9 minutes long. The down side is they will take a bit longer to download.

Download Test Tones Here:

Tools you will need:

In addition to regular tools you will need, below is a list of specialty tools that you will want to be sure you have before you begin the installation.

Inexpensive digital multi-meter

Wire strippers / crimpers

Suggested tools for setting up your amp(s):

Inexpensive Mini Oscope

ReCurve Setup Videos / Manual:

ReCurve EZQ Manual Rev 2

How to wire up / connect the ReCurve EZQ


 

How to setup the output levels on the ReCurve EZQ

 

 

 

 

 

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How to set the High Low Pass Filter (HPF) crossover on Exile Javelin 5 Channel Amplifier

How to set the crossover on Exile Javelin Amp

A common question that we get is, how to set the crossover on Exile Javelin Amp. Many of our customers are first time installers and some of this information can be a bit overwhelming. To keep it simple, the example below is the most common steps that we use to set up an audio system. . . . for you gear heads that want to dig a lot deeper, my long winded explanation will follow. 🙂 along with other options.

Tools you will need:

  • Digital Multimeter / Voltmeter
  • Small Screwdriver that will fit in amp knobs.
  • Test Tones – same tones used to set the gain on your amp.

Steps you should have already completed:

  • Set the head unit to maximum unclipped volume. (Speaker Wires Should NOT be hooked up!)
  • All internal EQs, adjustments on the head unit should be set flat. Not boosted or lowered.
  • Set the gain(s) on your amp before you setup the crossovers.
  • Decide on your crossover point and acquire the test tones you will need. The most common crossover point is 80Hz. – Click here for link to test tones and requirements.
  • Turn both High Pass Filter (HPF) knobs all the way to 15Hz (as far left as possible)
  • Turn Low Pass Filter (LPF) knob all the way to 300Hz (as far right as possible)

Setting High Pass Filters (Speakers):

  • Remove all speaker wiring from the amplifier. (label your speaker wiring)
  • Set the multi-meter to ACV (Alternating Current Voltage)
  • Insert the multimeter leads into channel 1 and screw down gently (See picture below for channel layout and explanation)
Exile Javelin Amplifier wiring diagram and channel layout
Exile Javelin Amplifier wiring diagram and channel layout

 

 

  • Turn on vehicle and play test tone at roughly half of the maximum volume (does not need to be exact)
  • Enter the voltage displaying on your multi-meter into field “Voltage 1”

  • Turn the Front HPF knob to the right until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.
  • Repeat the same steps for channel 3 – turn the Rear HPF knob to the right until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.

Setting Low Pass Filter (Subwoofer)

  • Insert the multimeter leads into channel 5 and screw down gently (See picture above for channel layout and explanation)
  • Turn on vehicle and play test tone at roughly half of the maximum volume (does not need to be exact)
  • Enter the voltage displaying on your multi-meter into field “Voltage 1”
  • Turn the LPF knob to the left until it matches as closely as possible to “Crossover Voltage”.

The crossovers are now set at desired crossover setting. NOTE: It is NOT uncommon for amps to be marked incorrectly there are many factors and most manufactures provide the numbers as a guide.

Exile Javelin Amplifier How to set crossover
Exile Javelin Amplifier How to set crossover

 

 

How to set gain on Exile Javelin Amplifier - speaker wiring
How to set gain on Exile Javelin Amplifier – speaker wiring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Install
Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Install
Toyota Tundra under seat amp installation exile audio Javelin
Toyota Tundra under seat amp installation exile audio Javelin
Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation
Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation
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ReCurve EZQ Toyota Tundra 2014+

ReCurve EZQ Toyota Tundra 2014+

In the 2014+ Toyota Tundra(s), Toyota moved the power source for the front and rear speakers to an external power source located under the passenger seat.

Simply unplug the two harnesses that plug into that small power source. The ReCurve and wiring harness will make the proper adjustments. If you do not unplug the power source, the head unit will not send the signal to the ReCurve.

After removing the two plugs from the power source continue the installation as demonstrated in video.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exile Audio Javelin 5 Channel Amplifier

Toyota Camry under seat amp installation exile audio Javelin

Exile Audio Javelin 5 Channel Amplifier

Exile Audio Javelin 5 Channel Amplifier Big Power.. Small footprint. The Javelin amplifier will provide 4 x100 watts to your front / rear door speakers. It will also provide up to 800 watts to your subwoofer(s). Originally designed for a harsh marine environment we began installing these for our customers as tougher solution for our hard core offroaders. They quickly became popular with our customer base.

In most cases we recommend the amp to be installed under the driver seat. The stainless steel hardware and epoxy coated circuit boards have proven to be a valuable asset for some of our toughest customers.

Combine the rugged amp with amazing sound quality and you end up with an amplifier solution that is difficult to match.

Be sure to check out our installation kit for your Toyota AND be sure to ask about bundled pricing with our turn key packages.

Exile Audio Amp installed in 2014 Toyota Tundra

 

2014 Toyota Tundra car stereo Installer San Antonio
2014 Toyota Tundra car stereo Installer San Antonio

Exile Audio Javelin Amp installed in 2010 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra under seat amp installation exile audio Javelin
Toyota Tundra under seat amp installation exile audio Javelin

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Installed in 2011 Toyota Tacoma

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Install
Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Install

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Installed in 2011 Toyota Tacoma

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation
Exile Audio Javelin Amp Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation

Exile Audio Javelin Amp Installed in 2003 Toyota Tacoma

Exile Audio Javelin Amp 2003 Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation
Exile Audio Javelin Amp 2003 Toyota Tacoma Under Seat Installation

 

Exile Audio Javelin ReCurve EZQ Crossovers Tundra Double Cab
Exile Audio Javelin ReCurve EZQ Crossovers Tundra Double Cab

Power Ratings:

Into 4 ohm: 100w x 4

Into 2 ohm: 150w x 4

Into 4 ohm bridged: 240w x 2

Sub Channel Into 4 ohm: 500w x 1

Sub Channel Into 2 ohm: 800w x 1

Specs:

Dimensions: Length: 15.0in (381mm) x Width: 7.5in (190.5mm) x Height: 2.3in (58.4mm)

Channels: 5

Amplifier Class: Full range class D

Fuse Size: 40A x 3

Recommended Power/Ground Wire: 4 AWG

Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.5%

Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB

Gain Range: 0.2 – 6V

Low Pass Crossover Range: 50 – 250Hz

Bass Boost: @ 45Hz 0 to +18dB

Operational Efficiency: >85%

Damping Factor: >200

Remote Bass Control: Yes

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ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide (Non JBL)

ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide (NON JBL)

Welcome to the ReCurve EZQ User Manual installation and setup guide. Below we have a list of videos and the user manual to help you setup the ReCurve EZQ. We highly recommend that you watch the videos and read the entire manual before you begin the installation process. You might even want to setup a “dry run” on your living room floor to see how the entire audio system will tie together. Plan ahead and the installation will go much smoother. We are updating the videos and manual regularly keep checking back.

Professional Installers:

DO NOT CUT OR SPLICE FACTORY WIRES!!! READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

We understand you know what are you doing. However, the ReCurve EZQ does not work in the manner you are accustomed to . . it is not a one size fit all device . . . all of your questions will be answered if you take the time to review the instructions. Most of our support issues come from professional installers that rush through the installation process.

Toyota owners, be sure to convey to your installer to review the installation instructions.

Vehicle Specific Information:

If you have one of the following vehicles please click the following link for additional information:

Toyota Tundra 2014+

Toyota Tundra 2014+ with JBL

Test Tones:

The link below will re-direct to our Dropbox folder that contains a number of test tones. Copy the wav files to your pc and burn as an audio CD. Try to avoid converting them to MP3 or AAC format. For your convenience each test tone is 9 minutes long. The down side is they will take a bit longer to download.

Download Test Tones Here:

Tools you will need:

In addition to regular tools you will need, below is a list of specialty tools that you will want to be sure you have before you begin the installation.

Inexpensive digital multi-meter

Wire strippers / crimpers

Suggested tools for setting up your amp(s):

Inexpensive Mini Oscope

ReCurve Setup Videos / Manual:

ReCurve EZQ Manual Rev 2

How to wire up / connect the ReCurve EZQ

 

How to setup the output levels on the ReCurve EZQ