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Old 04-01-2014, 12:49 AM   #91
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MNWilly, I also have a Jk, I completely installed a new system in because the stock system was horrible. To install the tweets in my TJ, I just used a hole saw on the dash and drimmel to finish it. The tweets have a mounting brackets to flush mount.
For your JK, get the component Alpines (sorry can't remember model #), mount the tweets in the factory JK tweeter location. I used a drimmel to slightly enlarge the factory hole to allow the alpine tweeters to pop right in without any extra brackets. If you want your system to really sound good I suggest the alpine power pack. The speakers in my TJ are only powered off the head unit and is not quite as good when the top is off at highway speeds.

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Thanks quantumjeep I have the dxi's in my brothers xj and I like them a lot just seeing if there's any real difference

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does anyone know if you get a already enclosed set of dual subwoofers, such as these PUNCH Loaded Enclosures - P2-2X10 - Rockford Fosgate® , are you going to need a 2 channel amp because theres 2 subs or will a monoblock be enough?
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does anyone know if you get a already enclosed set of dual subwoofers, such as these PUNCH Loaded Enclosures - P2-2X10 - Rockford Fosgate® , are you going to need a 2 channel amp because theres 2 subs or will a monoblock be enough?
Mono will work. Be carful what you buy. Those speakers are rated 1 ohm. Be sure the amp is too.
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You need an amp that is 600watts RMS x 1 @ 1ohm...
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #96
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Is a 1ohm sub/amp inefficient setup? I plan to use a soundstream p1.600D amp that that has 600 watts @ 1ohm, what kind of installation kit do I need
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:35 PM   #97
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Nothing wrong with a 1 ohm setup. A 4 awg amp wiring kit should be sufficient.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #98
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would an amp with these specs:

475W x 1 @ 4 ohms
750W x 1 @ 2 ohms
1000W x 1 @ 1 ohm

kill these PUNCH Loaded Enclosures - P2-2X10 - Rockford Fosgate®
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Not as long as you don't turn the gain knob all the way up. You can basically set your stereo at desired listening level with amp gain knob at 0 then turn the gain up till your sub sounds right with your speakers. It won't be all the way up with a 1000 watt amp. Just don't turn the gain past the point of distortion. With that amp and carelessness you can destroy the speakers. If you set it up right you will be fine. Question is can you find a cheaper better match since you don't need 1000 watts?

Edit also if those stats are max not RMS it probably can't blow those speakers at all.
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Not as long as you don't turn the gain knob all the way up. You can basically set your stereo at desired listening level with amp gain knob at 0 then turn the gain up till your sub sounds right with your speakers. It won't be all the way up with a 1000 watt amp. Just don't turn the gain past the point of distortion. With that amp and carelessness you can destroy the speakers. If you set it up right you will be fine. Question is can you find a cheaper better match since you don't need 1000 watts?

Edit also if those stats are max not RMS it probably can't blow those speakers at all.
they are rms. And I found a 1000w amp for 10$ more than a 600w. Only thing I'm weary of is if the brand is reliable. Its a Hifonics amp, know anything about them?

Edit: Also, the 1000w amp is on sale, the base price isn't only 10$ more..
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The 600 will be sufficient, unless you plan on switching subs down the road.
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they are rms. And I found a 1000w amp for 10$ more than a 600w. Only thing I'm weary of is if the brand is reliable. Its a Hifonics amp, know anything about them? Edit: Also, the 1000w amp is on sale, the base price isn't only 10$ more..
Heard of them on amazon.com do a search there might find better prices but the most useable thing you will find are tons of reviews from owners. I heavily researched every component in my system there and purchased off reviews although not always from there. Defiantly go do some reading there.
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MNWilly, I also have a Jk, I completely installed a new system in because the stock system was horrible. To install the tweets in my TJ, I just used a hole saw on the dash and drimmel to finish it. The tweets have a mounting brackets to flush mount. For your JK, get the component Alpines (sorry can't remember model #), mount the tweets in the factory JK tweeter location. I used a drimmel to slightly enlarge the factory hole to allow the alpine tweeters to pop right in without any extra brackets. If you want your system to really sound good I suggest the alpine power pack. The speakers in my TJ are only powered off the head unit and is not quite as good when the top is off at highway speeds.
Yarddog the alpines are the SPR-60C for the front. Did you run new speaker wire, or use the existing? Wire for the front including the tweets.
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Heard of them on amazon.com do a search there might find better prices but the most useable thing you will find are tons of reviews from owners. I heavily researched every component in my system there and purchased off reviews although not always from there. Defiantly go do some reading there.
not sure if I should stick with 4 gauge installation kit or 2, also have you had experience installing 2 separate amps? Is it any harder than installing just one amp?
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not sure if I should stick with 4 gauge installation kit or 2, also have you had experience installing 2 separate amps? Is it any harder than installing just one amp?
I have 2 amps. It's just 2 times the wiring. I ran each to the battery. I used 8 gauge for my front amp. 4 for my rear. I'd rather do that than connect the amps through there pass throughs or solder together such large wires in a splice. Also another jeeper had an idea for a front amp mount I copied. All my audio stuff minus the wire I used is in my profile as well as a link to that mount if your interested in checking it out.

Edit another thing that made 2 amps easy was having 6 RCA outputs on my head unit. Lot less splicing.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:08 PM   #106
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I ran two separate power cables as well. You wouldn't solder that large of wire, you could use a distribution box.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:21 PM   #107
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Yeah my head unit has 2 rca outs for speakers and 2 for subs so thats pretty perfect and I want to stay away from soldering such thick wire.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #108
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I used a distribution block fed by1/0 wire and feeding 4ga wire. It left room to add additional feeds later for other accessories. Just fuse the main wire close to the battery.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:29 AM   #109
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If your sub is rated at 600 rms power find an amp that's 600 rms power. More isn't necessarily better you're trying to pair them together
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:50 PM   #110
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For those of you with kick ass sound systems, do you or did you ever have a problem with your upgraded system sounding like you were inside a hallway or bathroom or something? It is hard to describe, but my system should rock but instead it just sounds weird. I have only had it with the hard top on.

I have CDTs front and sound bar powered by about 100W RMS each from a Pioneer amp. I also have built a custom box into my rear seat with 8" Pioneer subs powered by a Pioneer amp. HU is an Alpine 149BT. As you see, the system should be killer, but it just doesn't sound right.

Advice is appreciated!
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:59 PM   #111
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This sounds like a signal or EQ issue really..

Or your speakers aren't sealed up like they should be... is the front of the cone completely sealed from the rear of the cone? This can make a huge difference in midbass response
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:04 AM   #112
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Mine sounds awesome. Better with the hard top than soft to me. My set up is in my profile if you want to look. I love music and actually relax with a beer in my jeep in the garage occasionally. Listening to music it sounds so good. Nice home stereo surround sound in the house to lol. My wife thinks I'm nuts and I am but have you tweaked your settings and such? I do it eyes closed back and forth just by sound for the settings. No looking. set it all up bass treble front back no looking.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:25 AM   #113
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$30 wrecking yard Sony Xplod Aux compatible deck, two " I have no idea" speakers in the sound bar and two more things that make noise in the front, and a 2 chamber original 40 series flowmaster when im wheelin'

Funny because I love music. Listen to it all day at work, work out with headphones and Pandora and when Im stressed out a little Waylon or Willie will calm me right the F down. I dont care to spend much on audio for my TJ. As long as its clear and I can listen to music im good. I'll save my duckets for things more usefull
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:26 AM   #114
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I just installed a new head unit, the Sony CDX-GT710HD. It came with a "plug in" wiring harness and except for the fact that I had to invest in a new Sirius tuner/antenna so I could continue to get satellite radio, it was easy to install and a nice upgrade from the stock factory head unit. Now I can play my Ipod, get Pandora, HD radio, etc.

And despite my still using the stock factory speakers it sounds better. The 7 band equalizer is nice to have too.

Eventually I'm going to upgrade the speakers as well but I was getting tired of not being able to use my Ipod in my Jeep. Plus, the factory CD player was getting cranky in it's old age so it was time for an upgrade.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:44 PM   #115
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My PO had blown all the speakers on my girl, so I ordered Polk Audio db 461p 4"x6" for the dash and Kicker 11KS525 5-1/4" for the soundbar. Thinking of getting the Kicker 10" powered sub for install behind the rear seat for easy removal if wheeling (Kicker 11PT10CA Single 10" subwoofer enclosure with 90-watt amp at Crutchfield.com). Thoughts?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:39 PM   #116
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Got sick of the craptacular Sony CDX series kidtastic bling fest head unit that the PO dumped into the dash.

Went backwards and am VERY happy with the sound. I installed a STOCK head unit and it sounds MUCH better. I think a lot of people just get *new* with no regards to what it actually sounds like. Newer is better. Right? HAHAHA!!!

I have Polk DB 521s all around, but the rig came with an empty sub box in a completely trashed center console. I am looking to replace the console and use a stock sub or the one that Quadratec sells. If it sucks I will set it on fire and get the Kicker one that everyone oos and ahs about. (I am not into subs or amps or stereos, as you can tell. I am into sound and simplicity and not twerking at stop lights. So some booty-slammin' system is not for me. Hehe, heh, heh...)

So far, the "downgrade" to a stock head unit ($40) and the Polks has netted me more volume, fidelity and clarity. I am pleased as can be.

If I ever feel the need to jump up and twerk at an intersection I will "upgrade" to a "better" system.
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Got sick of the craptacular Sony CDX series kidtastic bling fest head unit that the PO dumped into the dash. Went backwards and am VERY happy with the sound. I installed a STOCK head unit and it sounds MUCH better. I think a lot of people just get *new* with no regards to what it actually sounds like. Newer is better. Right? HAHAHA!!! I have Polk DB 521s all around, but the rig came with an empty sub box in a completely trashed center console. I am looking to replace the console and use a stock sub or the one that Quadratec sells. If it sucks I will set it on fire and get the Kicker one that everyone oos and ahs about. (I am not into subs or amps or stereos, as you can tell. I am into sound and simplicity and not twerking at stop lights. So some booty-slammin' system is not for me. Hehe, heh, heh...) So far, the "downgrade" to a stock head unit ($40) and the Polks has netted me more volume, fidelity and clarity. I am pleased as can be. If I ever feel the need to jump up and twerk at an intersection I will "upgrade" to a "better" system.
Let us know when and where twerkfest is and we will come watch!
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Pioneer head unit, front and sound bar speakers. Bazooka tube subwoofer. extremely happy with the setup.
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Hi Everyone -

Just picked up a bone stock '04 Rubicon and need to make some changed to the stereo ASAP. First things first, I figure new head unit, Sirus adapter, new front and soundbar speakers (seems like everyone raves about the Polk DBs).


That said, I have a few basic questions since I dont know much about car audio. First, would that be a big improvement or should I plan to run a 4 channel amp as well? Second, do I need a sub and if so whats the best self-contained unit out there with regards to sound and space? I've heard great things about the Infinity self-powered subs and various tube set-ups. Finally, whats a realistic budget to expect to spend?
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Hi Everyone - Just picked up a bone stock '04 Rubicon and need to make some changed to the stereo ASAP. First things first, I figure new head unit, Sirus adapter, new front and soundbar speakers (seems like everyone raves about the Polk DBs). That said, I have a few basic questions since I dont know much about car audio. First, would that be a big improvement or should I plan to run a 4 channel amp as well? Second, do I need a sub and if so whats the best self-contained unit out there with regards to sound and space? I've heard great things about the Infinity self-powered subs and various tube set-ups. Finally, whats a realistic budget to expect to spend?
My 4 channel amp was an improvement over my jbl speakers un amped. Like it's nice but it's so fing loud it's almost useless. Like it was so good before it's just a nice to have thing. A powered subwoofer is a HUGE improvement.

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