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Old 08-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Has anyone upgraded there front and sound bar speakers with the Boston Accustics Mopar# 5081670AB that you can purchase at the dealership? I saw a write up on another forum and was wondering if anyone has done it that is on here. I called the dealer yesterday and they sell them for $32.50 a piece.

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I know people buy Polk speakers since they have a water proof line. You do any searching?

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can't imagine that would be much of an upgrade. if you want to upgrade the sound in a meaningful way (at least to my ears) it's gonna take more work. new AMP, new sub, new speakers.
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I tried to look into it...but I could never tell the specs on the BA's. Do they have tweeters, or are they just a slightly different version of the Infinity and Alpine's? The lack of tweeters is the biggest problem for the factory speakers.

I would (have) consider(ed) them if they were also 2 ohm speakers.
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Here is the link to it. I do believe these speakers are 2 ohm speakers. I'm going to order a pair tomorrow.


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Here is the link to it. I do believe these speakers are 2 ohm speakers. I'm going to order a pair tomorrow.


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I read that link quite awhile ago, and had responded to it just a little bit ago.

I also "think" they are 2 ohms, but no one has ever stated if they are coaxial or not. I would bother replacing them if they are not coaxials.

If the factory (premium) Alpine's had real tweeters in them, I would have been happy with them.
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I read that link quite awhile ago, and had responded to it just a little bit ago.

I also "think" they are 2 ohms, but no one has ever stated if they are coaxial or not. I would bother replacing them if they are not coaxials.

If the factory (premium) Alpine's had real tweeters in them, I would have been happy with them.
From what "Blade" posted on this link (#223) he states they r not coaxial speakers they are component speakers. I know nothing about this stuff so this is all a different language to me...
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Premium or not, it is a good idea to replace all speakers. If you want an excellent speaker for Jeeps get the Infinity Kappas. They have one of the best sensitivity ratings, handle a ton of power if you want to amplify them down the road and they sound fantastic. I have them, and would not replace them with anything else.
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From what "Blade" posted on this link (#223) he states they r not coaxial speakers they are component speakers. I know nothing about this stuff so this is all a different language to me...
Yeah, that didn't make sense....unless he was trying to jazz them up by making them sound fancy.


Coaxial (2-way) and triaxial (3-way) are what you often see in aftermarket speakers. Coaxial basically means two speakers in one with sounds coming from the same point....so a woofer with a tweeter in the middle (highs to the tweeters, mids and lows to the woofer).

Most of the aftermarket replacement speakers you see for the JK are coaxial. Some people upgrade to components...which removes the tweeter from inside the woofer, and the two speakers are ran together (and crossed over....highs to the tweeters, mids and lows to the woofer).

Best example would the Polk Audio speakers that some many people use. Here are the 6.5's usually used in our Wrangler's....some coaxials, and some components.
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If you are going to call the BA's components, you might as well call the cheap base Sport speakers components. I call them cheap "full range" speakers.

The only tweeters we have in the entire factory system are the ones in the tombstones on the dash....that is why our systems sound like mid-range mud. High freqencies are being pumped through 6.5 inch speakers without tweeters.
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Yeah, that didn't make sense....unless he was trying to jazz them up by making them sound fancy.


Coaxial (2-way) and triaxial (3-way) are what you often see in aftermarket speakers. Coaxial basically means two speakers in one with sounds coming from the same point....so a woofer with a tweeter in the middle (highs to the tweeters, mids and lows to the woofer).

Most of the aftermarket replacement speakers you see for the JK are coaxial. Some people upgrade to components...which removes the tweeter from inside the woofer, and the two speakers are ran together (and crossed over....highs to the tweeters, mids and lows to the woofer).

Best example would the Polk Audio speakers that some many people use. Here are the 6.5's usually used in our Wrangler's....some coaxials, and some components.
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If you are going to call the BA's components, you might as well call the cheap base Sport speakers components. I call them cheap "full range" speakers.

The only tweeters we have in the entire factory system are the ones in the tombstones on the dash....that is why our systems sound like mid-range mud. High freqencies are being pumped through 6.5 inch speakers without tweeters.
So do u think the Polks will sound good with the factory HU 430? I'm just not looking into getting into buying amps new HU..blah blah blah...lol I just want my music to sound better...
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Premium or not, it is a good idea to replace all speakers. If you want an excellent speaker for Jeeps get the Infinity Kappas. They have one of the best sensitivity ratings, handle a ton of power if you want to amplify them down the road and they sound fantastic. I have them, and would not replace them with anything else.
Sure you would. If you heard a pair of Dynaudio 242s or Rainbow Powers you'd think your Infinity Kappas were playing from the bottom of a pail of water.
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So do u think the Polks will sound good with the factory HU 430? I'm just not looking into getting into buying amps new HU..blah blah blah...lol I just want my music to sound better...
No. They might be a bit clearer, but they'll be quieter. You need a good set of 2 ohm impedance speakers if all you're going to do is switch out the cones, but still don't expect ear bleeding volumes. 4 ohm speakers like the Polks will be a step down.
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Sure you would. If you heard a pair of Dynaudio 242s or Rainbow Powers you'd think your Infinity Kappas were playing from the bottom of a pail of water.
Sorry, this guy knows everything. As he would know the difference between a component set and a co-ax set. Congrats Sir, you are way smarter than I am.
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No. They might be a bit clearer, but they'll be quieter. You need a good set of 2 ohm impedance speakers if all you're going to do is switch out the cones, but still don't expect ear bleeding volumes. 4 ohm speakers like the Polks will be a step down.
Do you realize that the Kappas are 2 Ohm as well? Obviously my Kappas are bottom of the barrel, maybe the Chrysler engineers should have put them as stock. Can't wait to hear this guys audio qualifications.
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Sorry, this guy knows everything. As he would know the difference between a component set and a co-ax set. Congrats Sir, you are way smarter than I am.
Not the point. Every time there's a thread about audio upgrades, people make posts that say "I'VE GOT ACME GARGLEBLASTER SPEAKERS AND THEY'RE LIKE OMIGOD THE BEST SPEAKERS EVER AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THEM IN THEIR JEEP!!!!".

The JK takes a 6.5" or 6.75" coaxial speaker in the soundbar, and a 6.5" or 6.75" component set in the dash. Seeing as you didn't even bother to differentiate whether you were talking about co-ax or components, why should I? There are literally hundreds of speakers that will fit in a Jeep. The best speaker isn't what you've got, or what I've got. It's what fits the budget and the listening needs of the person installing them in their Jeep.

And for the record, I installed a set of Kappa speakers a few months ago in my brother-in-law's Ram. IMO they're not a patch on the Focal Access speakers we installed two weeks ago in my friend's 300, and which cost considerably less.
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Do you realize that the Kappas are 2 Ohm as well? Obviously my Kappas are bottom of the barrel, maybe the Chrysler engineers should have put them as stock. Can't wait to hear this guys audio qualifications.
Um.... did you notice I was talking about Polks?
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Not the point. Every time there's a thread about audio upgrades, people make posts that say "I'VE GOT ACME GARGLEBLASTER SPEAKERS AND THEY'RE LIKE OMIGOD THE BEST SPEAKERS EVER AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THEM IN THEIR JEEP!!!!".

The JK takes a 6.5" or 6.75" coaxial speaker in the soundbar, and a 6.5" or 6.75" component set in the dash. Seeing as you didn't even bother to differentiate whether you were talking about co-ax or components, why should I? There are literally hundreds of speakers that will fit in a Jeep. The best speaker isn't what you've got, or what I've got. It's what fits the budget and the listening needs of the person installing them in their Jeep.

And for the record, I installed a set of Kappa speakers a few months ago in my brother-in-law's Ram. IMO they're not a patch on the Focal Access speakers we installed two weeks ago in my friend's 300, and which cost considerably less.
The OP was obviously not looking for components judging by his original post considering he was looking at replacing stock speakers, if he were it would have been "JL this or that". People come here for advise, not for sacrasm or "use the search button". I like my Infinity CO AX speakers because they fit in STOCK locations, do not require a CROSSOVER, and are not PROFESSIONAL GRADE and are AFFORDABLE. I bought my Jeep to drive and enjoy my tunes, not because it has superior acoustics. You are comparing a Ram's acoustics with a 300's? Might as well be a Jeep to a Bentley. Sorry my opinions aren't respected by the "supporting members".
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I see you have 32 posts. Many of us have been here a while and have seen so many posts on what speakers to buy. That is why we say, do your search first. We don't want to continue to say the same thing over and over again.
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The OP was obviously not looking for components judging by his original post considering he was looking at replacing stock speakers, if he were it would have been "JL this or that".
Actually, he was looking for opinions on the Boston Acoustics speakers sold by Mopar via the Jeep dealer network, which was kind of my point.
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So do u think the Polks will sound good with the factory HU 430? I'm just not looking into getting into buying amps new HU..blah blah blah...lol I just want my music to sound better...
They are pretty popular...are a solid brand, good quality, marine grade, and a good price. But, as already mentioned, they are 4 ohm speakers....we have 2 ohm systems...they perform much better with an aftermarket amp.

I almost went with those, but went with Kicker's instead. They are cleaner than factory, but are actually more quiet as well...because they are 4 ohm speakers.
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They are pretty popular...are a solid brand, good quality, marine grade, and a good price. But, as already mentioned, they are 4 ohm speakers....we have 2 ohm systems...they perform much better with an aftermarket amp.

I almost went with those, but went with Kicker's instead. They are cleaner than factory, but are actually more quiet as well...because they are 4 ohm speakers.
Like I said I know nothing about this stuff. So you r saying because my HU is a 2 ohm system that 2 ohm speakers would be best? I'm just looking to having a little better sound nothing to fancy with putting in amp sub (even though I would like to ). Just an upgrade speakers to hear my tunes better. Do U have an after market HU? How do the kickers sound? I've seen on here a lot of people install those as well.

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Like I said I know nothing about this stuff. So you r saying because my HU is a 2 ohm system that 2 ohm speakers would be best? I'm just looking to having a little better sound nothing to fancy with putting in amp sub (even though I would like to ). Just an upgrade speakers to hear my tunes better. Do U have an after market HU? How do the kickers sound? I've seen on here a lot of people install those as well.

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2 ohm speakers would work better with the factory system, but a 4 ohm system would actually sound better. Most home stereos are 8 ohm systems.

Infinity Kappa's are about the only aftermarket speaker I know of that come in 2 ohms (I think they are actually 3 ohms). The only issue I had with those speakers is that I thought they lacked punch. They were very bright, but not very warm. YMMV

The Kicker's are "OK".... But again, they are 4 ohm speakers in a 2 ohm system. They are cleaner than the factory Alpines (because they have tweeters), but don't hit as hard and are not as loud.

Oh, and I have a 430 RBZ pulled out of a 2010 Town and Country....
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Has anyone upgraded there front and sound bar speakers with the Boston Accustics Mopar# 5081670AB that you can purchase at the dealership? I saw a write up on another forum and was wondering if anyone has done it that is on here. I called the dealer yesterday and they sell them for $32.50 a piece.

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I did this upgrade on my 2012 with premium Infinity. The difference was substantial and definitely worth the effort/price.

You might notice a little improvement from the sound bar, but after doing the fronts, you should be happy.
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Someone responded in the other thread that they don't have tweeters. I think I'll pass being that I already have 77Kick10's which do have tweeters.

Plus, what I really, really, really want to do is switch to the Kicker set-up for the premium system. The main amp for the drivers is plug and play...and from what I understand, 4 ohms. However, I would prefer to power an aftermarket sub (using the Kicker sub amp) in the factory enclosure instead of using the Kicker sub.

I have NO CLUE as to why Kicker does make a plug and play version for the premium system. Hell, they already make 8" subs that people use in the stock enclosure. They are like 95% there already.
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You know Kicker make a couple of five channel amps with speaker level inputs, right?
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You know Kicker make a couple of five channel amps with speaker level inputs, right?
There are plenty of 5 channel amps out there, but oustside of maybe amping the sub, I don't want to deal with any speaker level inputs, I would prefer to do as little wiring as possible, and I don't want any amps mounted under the seats or in the rear compartment.

There are basically 3 places I would mount an amp:
*Stacked on top of the current amp (with some 1 inch spacers)
*On the empty metal plate under the steering wheel (that is where my Lockpick is currently mounted).
*Down low in the B-pillar.

So I would need a fairly small amp.
I would actually prefer to use the Kicker amp in the factory location and instead of the Kicker sub amp, use the Rockford Fosgate amp in one of the above locations. That way it would be 100% stealth.
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There are plenty of 5 channel amps out there, but oustside of maybe amping the sub, I don't want to deal with any speaker level inputs, I would prefer to do as little wiring as possible, and I don't want any amps mounted under the seats or in the rear compartment.

There are basically 3 places I would mount an amp:
*Stacked on top of the current amp (with some 1 inch spacers)
*On the empty metal plate under the steering wheel (that is where my Lockpick is currently mounted).
*Down low in the B-pillar.

So I would need a fairly small amp.
I would actually prefer to use the Kicker amp in the factory location and instead of the Kicker sub amp, use the Rockford Fosgate amp in one of the above locations. That way it would be 100% stealth.
A 5ch with SLI is virtually no new wiring other than power and ground - you're basically just connecting it in line downstream of the factory amp. I understand the concern with keeping it out of sight and therefore keeping it small - you might find that the Alpine PDX and MRX range would do the job for you.

The reason I referred to the Kicker is because they effectively do provide a plug and play upgrade to the factory system as per your needs, they just don't package it as such. Obviously when you start getting into LOCs, CleanSweep, downstream EQ etc it gets complex and expensive, but if all you want to do is improve the volume and clarity of the sound without gutting the factory install, SLI-based amplification and new speakers is pretty easy and inexpensive.
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I have the basic 130 radio. I tried the Kicker 5.25 in the soundbar and didn't like the results so I tried a pair of the Boston Acoustics (they are 2 ohm). I was able to find the BAs for 26 ea. The BAs sounded much better. I then installed an Alpine KTP-445U and it improved the sound.
I will be trying the Infinity PR6500cs in a few weeks.
The Kickers probably would have sound good with the amp.
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A 5ch with SLI is virtually no new wiring other than power and ground - you're basically just connecting it in line downstream of the factory amp. I understand the concern with keeping it out of sight and therefore keeping it small - you might find that the Alpine PDX and MRX range would do the job for you.

The reason I referred to the Kicker is because they effectively do provide a plug and play upgrade to the factory system as per your needs, they just don't package it as such. Obviously when you start getting into LOCs, CleanSweep, downstream EQ etc it gets complex and expensive, but if all you want to do is improve the volume and clarity of the sound without gutting the factory install, SLI-based amplification and new speakers is pretty easy and inexpensive.
But I'm also trying to avoid using any speaker level inputs for the drivers.
I'm unaware of a 5 channel amp that works with the premium system. I know there is a 4.1 channel amp that works with the base system only....and there is an amp that works with the premium system, but it does not power the sub. Which model is the 5 channel?
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Why are you trying to avoid speaker level inputs? An amp with SLI support is basically just an embedded LOC, thus saving you extra wiring and componentry. I don't see any reason why any amp with SLI shouldn't connect downstream of the stock amp - it's basically giving you the same inputs as a direct HU connection.

Also, I don't understand your point about powering the sub. A sub's just a speaker - powered subs are so because you're powering their inbuilt amp. If you want to stay stealth you just buy an 8" sub for the factory enclosure, use a single pair from the existing factory wiring and connect it to the sub channel on your aftermarket amp.

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