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Old 03-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #61
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Not to hijack, but I have a question. My HU has a USB port. Will it read a flash drive or does it have to be a powered device, i.e. MP3 player?
Depends on the HU most will play mp3 and WMA from a flash drive. Very few will play AAC (iTunes) files.

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Alpine pdx v9
I am looking at buying the Alpine PDX-V9, have you been happy with it? I like the specs it offers. I am looking at upgrading the audio in my JKU (I know this is a tj thread but I was following the stereo components) Here is my list:

Alpine SPR-60c for front dash and tweeters on top of dash
Alpine SPS-610 for the sound bar
JL Audio 8W3V3-4 single 8"sub in rear
Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS HU
Alpine PDX-V9 with alpine RUX-KNOB remote bass level control

Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone???

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #63
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I have a 98 and have installed the following

Center console from a 2005 with sub and upgraded the sub to the kicker 40cwrt672
Changed front 4x6 to the 7 speaker pods. Will be replacing the speakers in the pods soon.
Soundbar still has stock speakers
Head unit I pulled from a 2007 Durango and installed. It is an RAQ model.
Finally got around to installing my new speakers. I used the MTX TDX40's in those front "pods" from the premium system, and I installed the TDX 52's in the soundbar. I used polyfill on all enclosures (sub box, front pods, soundbar).

I had installed a sub like mine for a friend and he wanted more from it so bought the kicker12px200.1. After installing that for him.... I couldn't help but to get one for my Jeep as well.

I chose those MTX speakers because of the sensitivity rating (92 db on both) as I do not have or want an amp for those speakers. It sounds really great IMO and I am 100%satisfied with the overall sound.

***An edit to my original post*** I actually have the kicker 40cwrt671, not the 40cwrt672
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:41 PM   #64
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Kenwood KDC-BT558U Head Unit
MTX Thunder75.4 4 Channel Amp
Kicker 40CS54 5-1/4" Dash
Kicker 40CS54 5-1/4" Roll Bar
Kicker ZX750.1 Mono Amp
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:09 PM   #65
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Pioneer DEH-8500bt (w/ rear usb port)
(4) Polk db521 w/ baffles in dash
JL 700x5 class d amp
JL 10" sub
Custom sub box/ storage compartment, sub is downfiring

Thing doesnt skip a beat and is extremely loud with doors off and top down highway speeds
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:08 PM   #66
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What is a good sound system for my 98 sport with good bass that won't break the bank. Not trying to shake the guy next to me but something can can hit the low notes pretty good and still kill it at the higher ones?
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #67
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What is a good sound system for my 98 sport with good bass that won't break the bank. Not trying to shake the guy next to me but something can can hit the low notes pretty good and still kill it at the higher ones?
I personally think my setup meets that criteria. That question will gain you tons of personal preference but not much help. What are you looking to spend? What can you do yourself? Do you want visible subs in a box (remember jeeps are easy targets for thieves) there is a lot to consider when planning a sound system in a jeep.
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Pioneer DEH-8500bt (w/ rear usb port) (4) Polk db521 w/ baffles in dash JL 700x5 class d amp JL 10" sub Custom sub box/ storage compartment, sub is downfiring Thing doesnt skip a beat and is extremely loud with doors off and top down highway speeds
Mine above was $800 just to get an idea and looks stock and didnt lose any storage, actually increased my lockable storage.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:55 PM   #69
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Polk dash speakers and standard head unit
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:46 PM   #70
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I personally think my setup meets that criteria. That question will gain you tons of personal preference but not much help. What are you looking to spend? What can you do yourself? Do you want visible subs in a box (remember jeeps are easy targets for thieves) there is a lot to consider when planning a sound system in a jeep.
X2 I love my stuff. My speakers in stock places are JBL Priced great and sound awesome so easy to recommend. My JL audio subs and huge Rockford amp fall way into Big Sarges question. There is lots of lower end stuff I would recommend depending on your price point. Unless your a millionaire there is always something better. Enjoying the best bang for your buck is the way to go and many times you will have just as much fun and enjoyment out of it as you could spending many times more. I would throw a dollar amount out. Then weigh all the advice. Plus if your willing to give up storage behind the back seat.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:01 PM   #71
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My 97 TJ came with

Kenwood kdc mp235 head unit
Pioneer 5 1/4 in dash...dont know model
Jeep speakers in soundbar
Sounds ok....I don't have much $ to put into system but it dont sound bad...thinking about a nice set of 6.5 speakers in soundbar as an inexpensive option...have about $90.? Any ideas..
Also in long term probably want amp and small box for rear seat....any truly inexpensive ideas...Thanks for ideas
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:27 PM   #72
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I enjoy KOFF. I guess it has a sound system, there is some sort of device in the dash, some people listen to noise out of them, me, I heard it once, that was enough.

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Sony in dash
Pioneer in speaker bar
Boss for subwoofer
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Has anyone tried building a custom sub box into the footwells behind the front seats of their TJ using the tub as the bottom of the box? I'm thinking about doing this to either fit two 8" or 10" JL W3's. I would sound deaden that part of the tub and then build basically half a box that fit against it with 2 top firing holes for the subs. Would be fully sealed with silicone/fiberglass and bondo, and in the summer I plan to do a spray in truck liner that will cover it and the rest of the inner tub. I've seen some halfway decent boxes but I would rather do a more permanent and space efficient design.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:53 PM   #75
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Infinity basslink
Focal 5.25 KP's in the bar
CDT 5.25 separates with nalin adapters in the front
Alpine mrv f450 amp
Bass shakers under the seats
JVC head (from PO)

It works ok but at the end of the day, it's still a jeep The biggest challenge I have is getting enough sound out of the fronts to have a forward soundstage. There just really isn't an enclosure in the dash so the sound is quite thin. I've added acoustic foam behind but it's still very lacking.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:03 PM   #76
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Clarion 1410 4 channel amp
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2x 6.5 Polks

Gets the job done I'm more then pleased. I took out two 10" subs just wasn't for me. Might put one back in...
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:25 PM   #77
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Just got all four speakers replaced from stock with new infinity speakers and got a Bluetooth alpine deck with an alpine power pack amp behind the dash. Cost me a total of $500 with installation all done by me and sounds completely different ! Love it!
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Has anyone tried building a custom sub box into the footwells behind the front seats of their TJ using the tub as the bottom of the box? I'm thinking about doing this to either fit two 8" or 10" JL W3's. I would sound deaden that part of the tub and then build basically half a box that fit against it with 2 top firing holes for the subs. Would be fully sealed with silicone/fiberglass and bondo, and in the summer I plan to do a spray in truck liner that will cover it and the rest of the inner tub. I've seen some halfway decent boxes but I would rather do a more permanent and space efficient design.
I bought one and slid it under my front seat

I have a 01 tj
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Has anyone tried building a custom sub box into the footwells behind the front seats of their TJ using the tub as the bottom of the box? I'm thinking about doing this to either fit two 8" or 10" JL W3's. I would sound deaden that part of the tub and then build basically half a box that fit against it with 2 top firing holes for the subs. Would be fully sealed with silicone/fiberglass and bondo, and in the summer I plan to do a spray in truck liner that will cover it and the rest of the inner tub. I've seen some halfway decent boxes but I would rather do a more permanent and space efficient design.
This is not all that bad of an idea. If you truly want to use the tub as the bottom of the box, you will have to find a way to attach the box to the tub and seal it with caulk or another airtight solution. If there is enough room it makes sense to build a band pass box using the floor space. The speakers would be completely unexposed and you can vent the box under the seats. It will also allow a lot of bass for not a lot of speaker. (I am referring to size of speaker) plus, you can spray it in your Bedliner.
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Yeap, hopefully I will be able to build it soon, even if I cant afford the subs just yet. Going to go with a sealed enclosure though since I listen to a lot of metal and need the air suspension to keep up with the double bass. A bandpass would just sound muddy with my music, that would be much better for rap or house music where the bass punches are father apart and more drawn out. I'm going to pick up some MDF board and other materials as soon as I have a few dollars to spend. Il try to take a lot of photos so I can make a build thread on it.
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AWESOME!! Now, I'm gonna need all of your addresses, work schedules, parking layouts, dog/security info, etc.
JUST KIDDING!! They sound great. Its not easy getting good sound out of a TJ!
I'm wanting to try to build the sub box into the bottom of the rear seat. Just not brave enough to start it yet. Ive got Kenwood head unit, (have an 11 band parametric Kenwood EQ not yet installed), Polk Audio 4X6 plates in dash, Kenwood tweeters up front. Kicked 5.25's in factory sound bar, Kicked 10" sub with Kicked amp!
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Just got all four speakers replaced from stock with new infinity speakers and got a Bluetooth alpine deck with an alpine power pack amp behind the dash. Cost me a total of $500 with installation all done by me and sounds completely different ! Love it!
Did you have the factory sub? I'm looking at the power pack but it says it doesn't work with factory amps, I'm assuming that does not include the factory sub amp.....
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what do you guys think of the polk db's my brother has dxi's in his xj and they have good sound, whats the main difference between the different models?
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what do you guys think of the polk db's my brother has dxi's in his xj and they have good sound, whats the main difference between the different models?
The DB series is Polk Audio base line series. The DXi series was developed by Polk Audio specifically for BestBuy specs, Best Buy wanted to sell Polk Audio but wanted a certain price point and the DB series still was a smidge to much for their customer price demographic. Now the the MM series is the top of the line, I replaced all my Jeeps factory speakers with Polk Audio.
Excellent over-all!
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Pioneer x8600bs hu, Polk 5.25's in dash, 6" kickers in sound bar, 10" kicker sub, 250.1 kicker amp. I had a 450.4 amp to put in also but I'm well satisfied with the way it sounds like it is.
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Just added some alpine tweets to help my weak 4x6's up front!
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Just added some alpine tweets to help my weak 4x6's up front!
How does it sound to you with the tweeter mounted here? Really clean install by the way, looks great!
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For $30 they sound really well. Really surprised how well they balanced out the front speakers. There was something missing from the front speakers but the tweets really helped. Even though they point up you still get a lot of sound even with the top off.
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I got two infinity 10 in subs in the back and kickers in the sound bar
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Just added some alpine tweets to help my weak 4x6's up front!
Sorry to barge in on your thread, but I have been reading everything on sound system installs and upgrades. I just bought a JKUWW with the stock radio setup and am planning on upgrading the sound system. Your alpine tweets that you installed look great but how did you install them into the dash? Did you have to build a bracket to hold them? The JKU setup I think is slightly different but I was considering installing the alpine components SPR-60C in the sound bar but not sure how to hold them in place…..any suggestions anyone?

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