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Old 01-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Replacement speakers.

Just got a 02 TJ a few weeks ago. Wanting to replace stock speakers while using stock radio for now. Seen a lot of people using Polks. Wondering if anyone is using Infinity reference. I've used them in previous cars and they sounded good. I thought the unipivot tweeters might be useful bringing some of the highs to the ears. I was thinking 5 1/4 in the dash with the adaptors and 5 1/4 in the sound bar. I do have the 7 speaker system with the sub in the center console. Just getting opinions. Want to keep it as stock looking as possible. Won't even get into trying to get Ipod connectivity from the stock CD stereo at this point. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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My brother has the same year TJ as you. Last year he got a kenwood receiver and Polk speakers. He can use his iphone with it. I helped him install it. Great system. he bought it all from Crutchfield. They offer outstanding customer service. He called them and they helped him select the right stuff. It looks all stock, except the receiver.

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I listened to the Infinity's (I have them in my HT system) and loved them but I did like the Polk speakers simply because they are marine rated and sound darn good in our sailboat which is why I selected the Polk db461s and db521s.
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Thanks for the reply's. I hadn't thought about the marine rating.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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Polk's DB series of speakers would be a very good choice, they perform very well and are the perfect match for the limited amount of power your stock head unit can put out. And yes, their polyurethane cone makes them very weather/moisture resistant.
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Polk's DB series of speakers would be a very good choice, they perform very well and are the perfect match for the limited amount of power your stock head unit can put out. And yes, their polyurethane cone makes them very weather/moisture resistant.
Good points. Agree 100%. Infinity speakers seem to to mess with the ohms too much for me. Infinity Kappas=2ohms. Infinity Reference=3ohms.

Polks=4ohms. You get more stable speakers with 4ohms, than 2ohms or 3ohms. Especially, with a "stock HU". 4ohm speakers handle more wattage than 2ohm or 3ohm speakers.

You will also get better "bottom" from the 4ohm Polk speakers. Infinity speakers are known for having harsh tweeters that might make "your ears bleed". The Polks with give you a better sound stage/better fill than the Infinity's.(I.E. better overall frequency response for a stock HU).

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