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Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Clarion marine speakers

I love the idea of putting a set of clarion model cmg1621r speakers in my jeep. I know clarion has a good rep when it comes to marine speakers, but has anybody had any personal experience with them in a jeep? I'm looking at putting a small amp with them as well to boost the quality. Any good hiding places for the amp in a tj? Any feedback would be great guys

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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clarion is ok, but if you want to also do an amp, I'd suggest something like Kicker or Alpine marine stuff. When I installed stereos & accessories at a high end shop for years, I did a lot of jeeps and boats and I really liked those two options better.

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I love the idea of putting a set of clarion model cmg1621r speakers in my jeep. I know clarion has a good rep when it comes to marine speakers, but has anybody had any personal experience with them in a jeep? I'm looking at putting a small amp with them as well to boost the quality. Any good hiding places for the amp in a tj? Any feedback would be great guys
Most of the appropriate automotive speakers are already suitable for damp or wet conditions. So long as they have mylar or poly(propylene) cones and not paper, you're good to go.

An amp won't boost the quality, it just boosts the watts delivered to the speaker. You might just try some good quality speakers like Polk's DB series which more sensitive so they provide more volume at the same volume setting which you may find to be enough. Speakers with a Sensitivity rating of 90 dB or higher tend to sound pretty darned good with a stock head unit. It's when you install low sensitivity speakers like with 83-86 dB Sensitivity ratings that they sound like crap with a stock head unit which can't deliver enough power for how they were designed.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #4
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Most of the appropriate automotive speakers are already suitable for damp or wet conditions. So long as they have mylar or poly(propylene) cones and not paper, you're good to go.

An amp won't boost the quality, it just boosts the watts delivered to the speaker. You might just try some good quality speakers like Polk's DB series which more sensitive so they provide more volume at the same volume setting which you may find to be enough. Speakers with a Sensitivity rating of 90 dB or higher tend to sound pretty darned good with a stock head unit. It's when you install low sensitivity speakers like with 83-86 dB Sensitivity ratings that they sound like crap with a stock head unit which can't deliver enough power for how they were designed.
Okay that helps out. I've got an aftermarket clarion head unit in the jeep now but I'm looking for a louder, clearer sound. After all it's a jeep, I gotta be able to hear the music over the wind! The speakers I was looking at were a 90 watt max per speaker, and my head unit is a 4 channel by 125 total watt output so I didn't think it would be strong enough to give me the sound I want. Would it be?
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I have clarion marine speakers in my sound bar. I've been pretty happy with them, but not overly impressed.
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What model are they? The 1620 or 1621 or 1622?

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