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Old 06-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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marine speakers

hey quick question does anyone have a marine speakers on their TJ ? if so are they well worth it since i drive my car topless in the summer lol...

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you don't need to get 'marine' speakers per se. but make sure that the ones you get are 'marine rated' whats the diff you ask. well marine speakers are usually white and cost about 5 times what they are worth, but a marine rated speaker just usually means that the materials they make them from are water resistant. most aftermarket speakers in the 100 dollar range will fit the bill, I rec Polk Db series they have great all around sound for the money.

I personally have a set of Polk Momo series speakers with a Polk Amp running them. total overkill but man does that cut through the wind noise at 60mph.

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you don't need to get 'marine' speakers per se. but make sure that the ones you get are 'marine rated' whats the diff you ask. well marine speakers are usually white and cost about 5 times what they are worth, but a marine rated speaker just usually means that the materials they make them from are water resistant. most aftermarket speakers in the 100 dollar range will fit the bill, I rec Polk Db series they have great all around sound for the money.

I personally have a set of Polk Momo series speakers with a Polk Amp running them. total overkill but man does that cut through the wind noise at 60mph.
Tiburon I was going to take a ride to my nearest marine supply, u saved me a trip. I'll goggle those to see what would be my best fit...thanks
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My sound geek buddy says any decent quality speaker these days is usually marine rated... just avoid the stuff with paper cones and such.
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n/p. 5 years working the Roadshop at Circuit City left me with a snoobery of good clean sound in my vehicles... its a blessing and a curse. lol
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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thanx guys im still searching for some good speakers ....what do you guys have fron and sound bar?
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Are you keeping the stock radio or at least not running an aux power amplifier? Assuming you are not running an aux amplifier, you want to install speakers that don't need a lot of power to drive them. Some speakers require a lot of power so they wouldn't sound good without an auxilliary amplifier.

A good brand of speaker that is, generally, more appropriate when you don't have an aux amplifier is Polk. They have a higher "Sensitivity" rating which means they sound better at lower power levels... and that they will play more loudly with less power.

For the front, you won't find a 4x6 speaker that will bolt right in as the TJ's 4x6 front speaker is a non-standard 4x6 size. At least it was in my former '97 TJ. For the front, I would convert it to a 5.25" round coax speaker using an adapter plate that can be found online. Generally speaking, round speakers sound better than oval speakers anyway.

For the soundbar that came with 5.25" speakers, you can replace them with 6.5" speakers without modifying anything. The 6.5" will sit in the stock holes, only the mounting screws will go into a different area of the fiberboard underneath the vinyl covering.

So long as the speakers you install have either a mylar or polypropylene cone, they will be fine if they get wet. It is speakers with paper cones that can get ruined from being exposed to the elements.
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My TJ already had an aftermarket Pioneer deck installed, but the very first thing I did after I bought it, was to replace the speakers.

For the Sound Bar I went with the 5.25" Polk Audio DB's.

For the Dash I went with the 4" Polk Audio DB's.

I know that there is a kit somewhere, maybe on 4wd.com, that you can convert the smaller dash opening to accept the 5.25's. With the top off or windows down, I would suggest getting the biggest speakers that will fit. I wish now that I would have done a little more research and got bigger speakers. Dont get me wrong, mine sounds great and would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. Just make sure to get a new deck as well. They are well worth it. Im now considering a small sub, to get just a bit more sound, especially when the top is off.
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thx u so much for your input..so yea i have an kenwood excelon radio but the speakers are not cutting it for me anymore. im gonna look into those polk speakers..since im not gonna be running an amp or sub i want to spearkers that can handle somewat of little bass....
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Check out the online speaker retailers, they sometimes have buy one pair get one pair free or at least half off. I bought mine from Crutchfields. Great customer service. Just call and talk with them, they wont steer you in the wrong direction.
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If deciding between two or three different speakers of the same size and general quality, choose the speakers with the higher Sensitivity rating, pay no attention to their wattage rating.

A speaker with a 91 dB Sensitivity rating will play noticeably louder (it requires less power) at the same volume setting on the radio than one with, say, an 88 dB Sensitivity rating. Since you don't want to have to install an auxilliary amplifier, this Sensitivity rating is especially important to you. Most higher quality speakers have their Sensitivity rating shown on their specifications.
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I have 5.25 Polk Audio speakers and adaptors for the front speakers, but the speaker frame on the car is in the way. Do I need to somehow cut the frame in which the original speakers were housed? Despite the adaptor I can't see how I can get the speakers to fit. I had planned to just cover them with the original stock cover and will be using the OEM radio. Help is appreciated. This is my first post on the site. I have a '98 Jeep Sahara TJ, one owner, 31,000 original miles.
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I think I may have answered my own question. I flipped the adaptor over and now it would hold the speaker, but it protrudes from the counsel and the original speaker cover won't fit and it looks like the door will hit it. Do I need a speaker housing or something.
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I think I may have answered my own question. I flipped the adaptor over and now it would hold the speaker, but it protrudes from the counsel and the original speaker cover won't fit and it looks like the door will hit it. Do I need a speaker housing or something.
Get Nalin speaker adapters like these...TJ 5.25 Speaker Adapters

You have to cut one piece of metal out of the stock location...see pic
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Get Nalin speaker adapters like these...TJ 5.25 Speaker Adapters

You have to cut one piece of metal out of the stock location...see pic
Just wanna point out this is not true for all years. I dont remember the cutoff but my 02' Sport didn't have that metal piece there...
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This was a three year old thread. Talk about raising the dead! LMAO!
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Just wanna point out this is not true for all years. I dont remember the cutoff but my 02' Sport didn't have that metal piece there...
He's got a "98"
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He's got a "98"
Cool. I couldn't remember if they got rid of it, or if it was added and in what year. Thought it might be possible he was in the same boat as me.
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Cool. I couldn't remember if they got rid of it, or if it was added and in what year. Thought it might be possible he was in the same boat as me.
I was in the same boat, and I cut it. 1997 Sport. Its was easier than I thought. I used sheet metal shears that I brought at Home Depot. It was tough to cut but the shears handled it nicely. And, once its done, you say, "Next Project, please". I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess. Or maybe, I just like upgrading and improving my Jeep. Take your pick. Am I crazy, or is it love?
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NOTE: All 1997-2002 5.25" speaker modifications(regardless of adapter manufacturer) require you cut metal inside your dash(2003-2006 do not require cutting). Exercisecaution, use appropriate safety equipment, and take the time to read a "How-To" write-up before taking on this project.NOTE: All 1997-2002 5.25" speaker modifications(regardless of adapter manufacturer) require you cut metal inside your dash(2003-2006 do not require cutting). Exercisecaution, use appropriate safety equipment, and take the time to read a "How-To" write-up before taking on this project.

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