2018 Prius two - bad audio after speaker upgrade

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Greg hall, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Greg hall

    Greg hall New Member

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    I have a 2018 Prius two. It has the stock touchscreen radio, no nav and not jbl. The front door speakers sound ok, the back are terrible. Very low volume and distorted.

    I replaced the front and rear speakers with good Sony speakers but the back still sounds terrible and the front sound worse than factory. I was told to unhook and jump the front dash tweeter speakers and the front door speakers still sound bad.

    How can I upgrade my speakers without changing the radio. I don’t want to lose all the hybrid features.
     
  2. GadgetVirtuoso

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    You can replace the head unit without losing any of the features. I recently replaced my head unit with a Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX so that I could have CarPlay and Android Auto. To retain the steering wheel controls, the backup camera and still access the car settings you need to install the Maestro unit. With the unit, I actually gained additional insight into the TPMS and it shows me both the pressure and temperature of the tires, something the OEM head unit doesn't allow. There are probably a few other things it gives you but honestly, all the hybrid monitor you need is in the dash anyway.
     
  3. Lucifer

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    Log into crutchfield.com and look up your cars replacement speakers and see if the ohms on the speakers you bought match the ohms that crutchfield offers, are any wires touching a ground or the other wire, are the speakers all secured so they don’t flop around.
     
  4. Gas Mizer

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    Can confirm. I have the JVC KW-830BT with the Maestro. I just told Crutchfield that I wanted amazing audio quality and not lose ANY factory integration. $400 later and EASY installation later, I'm not disappointed.
     
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