2018 Pete 579 Speaker sizes

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by TomBow, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. TomBow

    TomBow Bobtail Member

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    My Sisters and Brothers of the road,
    Finished my first 4 days OTR (yup, ever!) and holy cripes am I diggin' this gig. The thing that is NOT rocking are the speakers in the 2018 Pete 579! Man, I can either listen to this "Concert" sound or I can jab two ice picks into my eardrums and spin 'em round a bit. It's pretty much a wash either way. uh, lemme breakidownferya, stock speakers suck and are painful to listen to. The sleeper is better than the front o cab but not a lot. I have been trying to dig up stock speaker size info but ###### if I can find ANY. I'd rather get the specs than start opening up panels just to see what's in there. So's I come to ask all ya'll if you know the sizes and/or if you have replaced the stock dentist-drill-shrills that are claimed to be "speakers" in this cab. I know stock speaks are usually paper-coned, not worth their 2 oz magnet weight in cow "leavings", been through this before with an expensive Toyota Tacoma. MFGrs don't put money in the stereo systems, do they?! Anyway, lemme know if you know. Peace, Drive Safe, Stay Well, Keep 'er betwixt the ditches and watch out for the idiots who still think holding on to your cell phone as you drive is "real keen". (sorry. topic for another day). ...and they called him TomBow.....
     
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  3. TomBow

    TomBow Bobtail Member

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    Breaker 1-9. Ya got yer ears on?
     
  4. skallagrime

    skallagrime Light Load Member

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    Concert sound unit I found wasn't terrible as an audiophile, BUT had an older 2007 pete. What I did do to improve it involved unplugging the sleeper speakers (harness at the headunit in dash), everything ended up being far richer and about 15 % louder.

    This may and may not work for you, if its a blown speaker, obviously this ain't the fix you're looking for and I don't know what changes they mad over those 10 years on the sound system either
     
  5. TomBow

    TomBow Bobtail Member

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    I really don't think there's a "blownage" in the system. Did find out that, since it's a company truck, I do not have permission to change the head unit. Question though: I see some unconnected wires under the seats; they have connectors on them but nothing to hook up to. I am guessing these are for optional accessories not installed on this Pete 579. Anybody verify this?
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Light Load Member

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    You'd need to post a picture probably, not my model though really, older kws fer me.

    And yeah as a company driver, you'll be extremely limited in what you're allowed to do.

    A thought if you have solid inverter wiring with low voltage cut and a good fuse, tap into that and a bunch of good speakers, build your own system if you've got convenient spots for boxed speakers. At worst you'll have a completely yours mobile 12 v sound system, at best, you've got a party truck
     
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