Originally Posted by Bar01
Seems like lots of people are disappointed with the upgraded stereo. I'm finalizing my new '13 JKU order and am on the fence whether to get the Alpine system. I'm not a stereophile but do want a decent sounding system. And I don't need to blow my ears out on extremely loud music. Stupid questions but are subwoofers necessary? Or would it be possible to get the stock system and upgrade that w/o the need for subwoofers? I hate that they take up so much room in the back. If I were to upgrade the stereo should I hold off on the connectivity group?
It depends if you're into audio or not. I tried both out on my test drives and bought the vehicle with the base stereo system in it because if I swapped audio in, everything would be ripped out anyway.
Just by reading your question, I think you'll be happy with the Alpine. It is better than the base. Guys wanting better quality audio are not happy with the Alpine upgrade as there is much better stuff out there. I suggest you listen to both and decide. I have uConnect and haven't used it. Connectivity group is
worth it for the Vehicle Information Center, in my opinion. Sirius is a total waste.
Again, it's your Jeep, you decide on what you want...