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Old 04-19-2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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Hey y'all,
Heres my first post. I have a 2011 wrangler unlimited sport (with the most basic audio options)..Anyways I find the audio to be pretty awful, its not clear and theres absolutely no bass...I've searched around the forum about audio but really need a personal answer for this one..
I know absolutely nothing about audio but I definitely need to upgrade it. So heres my particular scenario/what Im looking for...
1.) Upgrade over the long run (purchasing one thing at a time over the next few months)
2.) Looking for great quality, even if that means the extra cash
3.) Since I am spreading this over a period of time Im looking for what to go out and buy tomorrow for the best affect, then whats next and so on..
Thanks, sorry for the ignorance when it comes to this subject...

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I just installed an Infinity Basslink in my Buddies 2012 JKU with the basic stereo. It made that system come alive. We did the poly fill on the sound bar and he turned the bass to 0 on the H/U, and we were cranking it to 25-30 and it was very clear.

He was going to upgrade stock speakers next, but has decided to wait since it sounds so much better right now.

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Was the infinity bass link added to the sub in the rear? I have the sub, so not sure if you removed the old one and added the new...
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I have been doing the same thing, upgrading the base system over the past month.

Started with Polk db651s in the sound bar with polyfill stuffed in there. That was an okay at best improvement.

Next I just installed Polk db6501 in the front with the tweeters and poly fill in the speaker boxes. This was a huge improvement. The tweeters helped a lot and the woofers gave a little bass, hopefully a little more with the amp I will be getting.

Last I will be installing an alpine power pack amp to wake up these new speakers.

By looking on amazon and ebay I will be spending less than 300 on everything.
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Was the infinity bass link added to the sub in the rear? I have the sub, so not sure if you removed the old one and added the new...
No, he has the basic stereo with no sub.
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I have been doing the same thing, upgrading the base system over the past month. Started with Polk db651s in the sound bar with polyfill stuffed in there. That was an okay at best improvement. Next I just installed Polk db6501 in the front with the tweeters and poly fill in the speaker boxes. This was a huge improvement. The tweeters helped a lot and the woofers gave a little bass, hopefully a little more with the amp I will be getting. Last I will be installing an alpine power pack amp to wake up these new speakers. By looking on amazon and ebay I will be spending less than 300 on everything.
I added exactly the same speakers you did. I'm pretty happy with them, the db6501s in the front are quite a difference maker and I had the "premium" sound. I also added a Kicker Hideaway under the passenger seat and run both subs now, huge difference in performance.

I was going to get the alpine power pack as well, but the premium system came with a 4 Chanel amp so I just used that one.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:03 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses, I think I am going to start with an upgraded head unit than see what comes after that
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If you want to do it right, the HU upgrade will be the biggest upfront cost and make upgrading in the future much easier. If you are planning to add a sub (and you should or it will never sound good) don't worry about a HU with a lot of power, you'll need an external amp- I'd recommend a class D 5 channel for simplicity sake. Adapters, CANBUS, and integrating steering wheel controls can end up costing you just as much as a decent HU, don't be surprised.

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