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Old 04-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Looking for speaker upgrades

Has anyone used the following site and if so, what type of review would you give it? I have a 2012 jk and just want to upgrade all the speakers, 2 in the sound bar, 2 in the front panels, and the 2 tweeters. not looking to buy an amp.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/?affi...FS2htgodzlmmZQ


also if anyone has any recommendations, those are welcome

looking to spend:

>$50 for tweeters
>$75 for sound bar/front speakers (willing to spend a bit better upon a suggestion.

thanks for the help/feedback.

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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yeah they have good prices and fair shipping cost.

you can get a set of components for the front to take the place of the front speaker and the tweeter. take a look at these components for the front, they are a good set for a good price


and these for the soundbar

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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thanks for the response. I was just actually looking at the hertz speakers.

these for the sound bar:

Amazon.com: Hertz DCX165 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speakers (1 Pair) DCX-165: Car Electronics

and was just going to get the same hertz pair for the tweetr and front speakers...tweeters separately of course.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I don't need a cross over either
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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The crossover with the components works better on a balance of highs and lows much better than the factory unit will ever do.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:40 AM   #6
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hmmm...
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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I can't comment much on the Hertz as I've never heard of them but I am +1 on the components with crossover. I have Elemental Design e3.65 components in my jeep and they've got a nice natural sound to them. Not overly bright like a lot of people like.
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I can't comment much on the Hertz as I've never heard of them but I am +1 on the components with crossover. I have Elemental Design e3.65 components in my jeep and they've got a nice natural sound to them. Not overly bright like a lot of people like.
thank you for your input! looks like I'll just order the front tweeters and speakers with the cross over and then get those coax speakers for the sound bar...

thanks for the input you two! reps for both
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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hertz are great speakers and i think you'll like them.

the crossover is pretty important. when you have component speakers, you only want the higher frequencies going to the tweeter and the lowers going to the woofer. sending the full range to each will sound pretty bad and more risk of hurting the speaker. i think the stock tweeter just has an in-line resistor that cuts out the lower frequencies before they get to the tweeter.

The coax speakers in the sound bar will make it seem like you're getting more volume out of the sound bar, because those are just woofers now, and will really brighten the sound compared to stock.

it's amazing how cheap the stock stuff is when you put it next to aftermarket equipment.
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hertz are great speakers and i think you'll like them.

the crossover is pretty important. when you have component speakers, you only want the higher frequencies going to the tweeter and the lowers going to the woofer. sending the full range to each will sound pretty bad and more risk of hurting the speaker. i think the stock tweeter just has an in-line resistor that cuts out the lower frequencies before they get to the tweeter.

The coax speakers in the sound bar will make it seem like you're getting more volume out of the sound bar, because those are just woofers now, and will really brighten the sound compared to stock.

it's amazing how cheap the stock stuff is when you put it next to aftermarket equipment.



installing these now.

buying these tomorrow from amazon:

Amazon.com: Hertz DCX165 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speakers (1 Pair) DCX-165: Car Electronics

very excited!

I'll let y'all know how it goes. seems like a pretty straight forward installation and I am by no means a wiring/electrical/sound guy.
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finished my install today. check it out in the JK section

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