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Old 12-31-2010, 11:18 AM
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speaker in console?

I have a 2006 Rubicon. Is there a speaker in the center console between the seats? There's a grill on the driver's side.

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Not in my jeep could been an aftermarket mod tho

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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That was a factory option, mine has the samething, but no speaker!
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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Some Jeeps came with a sub in the center console you are speaking about. If you have a console with the slots then it could have been there one once upon a time. The speaker from what I have heard was not very good and was prone to blowing so many people ripped them out. Hope that helps.
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I think that your console can still have a grille even if your jeep didn't come with a console speaker. I blew my console speaker and replaced it with a cheap aftermarket and blew that one too - so I upgraded to a much better speaker. It sounds decent now. A factory replacement comes in a "sealed" sleeve with a wiring harness - it is unbelievably expensive (around $200) for a factory replacement.

Honestly, after I blew the 2nd speaker - I thought about just disconnecting it completely. A lot of people have good luck replacing their other speakers (dash and soundbar) with good, sensitive aftermarket replacements and not even worrying about the console speaker.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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Yeah if you feel the grille with your hand while music is on you'll be able to tell. I think the stock sub is tasteful, not to overpowering, just enough to let you hear the bass line. I don't listen super loud, hopefully it never blows. I think it was included on the premium audio package with the soundbar and stuff.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
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I have a 97 with no sub, no grills in the center console, but I do have the factory sound bar. I want a sub there. Anyone have at least the box for the sub for sale? I see posts about replacing the sub with aftermarket. I just put a Sony HD radio and Polk speakers in my Jeep yesterday. Sounds good. But needs just a bit more base.


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Old 12-31-2010, 02:55 PM   #8
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You are better off adding a small powered sub. I have the Kenwood SW-1 Kenwood - KSC-SW1 It fits under the rear seat or can fit under the front seat (but the thumping under the butt gets anoying) It looks like the SW-1 is discontinued. There is a SW-10 now but I don't know if the dimensions are the same. There are also other small powered sub out there.

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