Originally Posted by mec4n
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.