2019 Prius Awd-i JBL sound system

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Matteos_I, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Matteos_I

    Matteos_I New Member

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    hello

    We have to admit that JBL audio system in Prius is an half disaster.
    the optional JBL is acceptable with disco music but if you are wishing to hear a concert, Jazz or orchestra all JBL limits are evident.

    I do not suggest to buy the optional sound JBL system for your Prius.

    I am proceeding to substitute all speakers with high efficiency and lower distortion units. Original woofers in front doors are OK, instead I substituted rear speakers with "JBL" 6.5 coaxial with 95db efficiency.

    After first change the audio step is considerable, anyway 95db efficiency aren't enough to have pressure. I would like to show the ridiculous magnet size of the original rear speakers.

    Unlucky, the JBL green technology, applied in Prius, gives 6+6 watts rms on rear doors. I dislike that APTx Bluetooth profile isn’t implemented too.

    Now, I am looking to change the dash speakers with a device that may properly call a loudspeaker. You don't have to invest a lot of money to improve audio quality in our loved car. To add damping is mandatory when you drive highroad to cut tyres noise.

    For dash, the speaker size is 3.5" and is hard to identify units playing loud with quality with just 3 watts rms. I think to test Pioneer TS-876, report will follow, works are in progress.

    Best regards
     

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  2. thomassster

    thomassster Junior Member

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    how many speakers do the JBL audio systems have on these 4th gen? the standard has 6 speakers with no amp. I have infinity references, same umbrella company as the JBL, and the sounds have much more clarity. Keep us updated on your findings.
     
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    Matteos_I New Member

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    Hello

    I changed the dash JBL 3.5 speakers with Pioneer TS 876 but I haven't heard a consistent upgrade as sound quality, so back JBL.
    Pioneer, sound very good, but it's not a migrande + tweeter but small woofer + tweeter while I am looking to improve precision and clarity.

    I would like to have some suggestions..With 4 inches loudspeakers there are more alternative but I don't know if fit or less on dash.

    Prius gen4 JBL has 10 speakers: 4 dash, 2 front door, 4 rear doors. Virtual 400 Watts system: effective 3+3w rms on dash, 7+7W front 6+6W rear doors

    best regards
     
    #3 Matteos_I, Mar 3, 2020
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