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stereo + speakers for 2018 prius two

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by KRDucky, Feb 10, 2024.

  1. KRDucky

    KRDucky New Member

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    I've been chatting with crutchfield and my local audio installers and have generally landed on the following setup but am stuck deciding on the dash kit as well as the rear speakers.

    Headunit: Alpine ILX-F509
    Front speakers: Alpine S2-S65C
    Rear: Alpine S2-S65 ? (not sure. crutchfield says they dont fit. local installer says they do)
    Dash kit: Crutchfield says American International kit. Local Installer says Metra. Tacoma forums say: Scosche

    What dash kit do you all recommend?
    Is there a better speaker config?
    Will the S2-S65 fit in the rear? If not, better/comparable rear coax speakers?

    I generally listen to Liquid Drum and Bass and Podcasts
     
  2. KRDucky

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    my local installer is pushing for me to consider the Sony ES 9500 over the Alpine ILX-F509....thoughts?
     
  3. Drakxyfly

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    My thoughts is to leave the head unit alone.
     
  4. KRDucky

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    why leave the crappy stock 6" screen alone? No android auto, no proper usb support etc
     
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    I have android Auto on mine. If that's all you want get a $40 dongle and you have wireless Android. The headunit is part of the system. So you will loose steering wheel control, have to wire a new backup camera, your phone won't go through the system ect.
     
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    what are you on about? The Maestro RR exists for a REASON. It retains ALL your factory controls. Steering wheel, backup etc.
     
  7. Drakxyfly

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    Funny you believe that but just not true. While yes it's programmable, you will loose some factory features period.