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Old 03-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Speakers sound horrible. WHAT CAN I DO???

Speakers are fine but they sound like they are tin canned!!! Can I pack something up in there to muffle the twanging a bit.

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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I have seen several people on here recommend poly-fil. You could go to crutchfield.com and order baffles. They're very inexpensive. You just need to know your speaker size. I just got mine,, but haven't installed them yet.

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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They are the most horrid sounding speakers I have ever listened to. Where are they by the way and how do you get at them?
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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Honestly just buy new speakers. Stock jeep speakers are poop
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Speakers are fine but they sound like they are tin canned!!! Can I pack something up in there to muffle the twanging a bit.

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If you are talking about stock Chrysler speakers, they aren't fine, and you can cram whatever you want "up in there" and won't work any miracles. Research for decent replacement speakers & good luck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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I've had great experiences with Rockford fosgate in friends vehicles. Kenwood is good quality. I have MTX they work well. Kicker makes loud noise but they are expensive. If price is a non factor JL audio can't be beat.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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I have four kickers in mine. I use the KS series which sound even better than the DS. The mid and high range on them are pretty good but I also use a Sub and have a filter.

At 65 bucks a pair, the Kickers are very reasonable.

If you are going to stick with the stock head than the DS will be fine. Otherwise upgrade to the KS. I think they are about 5 bucks more.

Kicker makes a 4 inch you can use in the dash and crutchfield will send you a bracket to convert the stock 4 x 6s to a 4 inch round.

Again, I upgraded to a 5 1/4 in my dash but it requires some cutting and a different bracket.

IMO, I would just go with the 5 1/4s all around if you can.

Some will suggest a 6 inch for the sound bar too. It will give you better bass. But the best way to do that is with a sub.

I plan to add another amp at some point.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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I just finished a sound upgrade in my 2000 TJ. Put in a new Alpine CDE-122 head unit, Polk Audio 4x6's in the dash and Polk Audio 6-1/2's in the soundbar! Much better than the stock speakers and the crappy Sony Xplod that the PO put in there...
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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How do you reach the speakers?
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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If you have the Infinity speakers, then polyfill makes a bit of difference. I did the front pods, rear pods, and the center console sub, sounds better, but the Infinity's still are a high pitched speaker for my tastes. I packed it in fairly lightly, as tightly took away the mid-range, and made the sub too 'boomy'.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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I've got 6.5" Kicker KS series speakers in the sound bar, 5 1/4's in the dash. I also had the tinny sound so I stuffed the sound bar with what I had on hand, rags. Not the best I know but the sound is so much better now, it will rattle the tub pretty good for a system without a sub. I also had to silicone the lamp lens to stop it from "buzzing", which was driving me nuts.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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i just put in 4 - 5.25 Polk audios with a Alpine CDE-121 (i think) it was the $100 alpine unit. Best Buy had the Polk's on sale for $65 a pair. and 20 bucks for the 4x6 to 5.25 bracket. This sounds awesome! I also added a Kicker 10inch bass station, and I only have the gain set at 4.

I started with the Pioneer 5.25's and returned them for the Polk's much better sound and only 20 bucks more per pair.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #14
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How do you reach the speakers?
The dash speakers are behind very easily removed corner pieces - they have the speaker grille cut out of it.

The other set are in your sound bar. Removing the grille should help with removal.

When replacing stock speakers, just make sure you get the right size and that the brackets line up.
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Just put Polkaudio dxi650s in mine 5min ago. Packed the soundbar with poly-gil. It sounds great.
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Too bad we can not hear eachothers settle.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #17
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I meant "set up". Freaking auto correct.

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