|01-31-2012 11:35 PM|
|J33P||What are those little silver boxes you got with your speakers? Are they supposed to block the bass to the little tweeters in the speakers? I'm not into this audio stuff a ton. Thanks|
|01-16-2012 09:47 PM|
I'm really wanting to do this mod. I'm curious to the wiring for the speakers. The stereos I've seen have RCA outs for the speakers and I also noticed them in one of the pics. How did you get around this? Cut and splice? Any additional info would be great. I just got my TJ a few months ago and with this forums help I've custom built a snorkel and blue LEDed my interior and dash. I think I've figured out the rest from the info above, I'm just not sure about the rca's. Thanks to all.
Also, I did the 5.25's in the dash with those same adapters. Awesome. It helps to have sheet metal cutters for the braces.
|01-06-2011 05:49 PM|
With this install what is the size dd you put in was it a 7''? and what is the name of the mounts that you used to hold the dd system in place? thank you.
|11-28-2010 04:49 PM|
|02-16-2010 02:40 PM|
|emev0l||I still have not had anyone fiberglass my dash to cleanup the install, I've been working on the rest of the jeep, I'll have someone do it this spring when I have some other things to drive.|
|09-27-2009 03:00 PM|
|ImportRacer88||hey can you send me some pics i have a jensen vm9021ts im lookin to installit in to my 2000 tj|
|06-14-2009 05:24 PM|
dumb question, but I have to ask
So is the fascia / bezel fiberglass or aftermarket? The burlwood is a nice touch, but I didn't know if they were available retail, or if this was a one-off. Seems like there's a market for it. I'd buy one.
|01-07-2009 03:42 AM|
I just intalled the 5.25" in the dash today. I'm not getting any distortion, and I thought they sounded great. WAY better than my Pioneers and Sonys. I'm wondering if you got ahold of a bad set, or if your HU is pushing too hard. Or maybe the Pioneers and Sonys were just so God Aweful, that they MAKE these sound great. lol.
I'm going to try and get the 6.5" in tommorrow if I can. We'll see how those do.
I don't have them amped out yet because I haven't received the amp yet. I'll let you know that that goes as well. If I start hearing distortion, I'll be the first to BITCH, beleive me. I'm crossing my fingures.
How are the Polks coming?
|01-01-2009 11:25 PM|
I hope the Kappas will sound good amped out. If not, looks like a just blew $180 on an amp for nothing. Then I might have to try Polks as well. Got my figures crossed though. I'll let you know. But it probably won't be for a couple weeks until I get it done. All my stuff won't even arrive until the later part of next week.
As far as where I'm mounting my amps:
I'm going to put them in that space just behind each seat. I didn't really want to because they will kinda be out in the open, but there is just no other logical place for them. I don't think you could mount ANY amp UNDERNEATH these Jeep seats though. There is just no room under there at all. If you could, the amp would have to be tiny, tiny, tiny! I'll take some pics of mine after I get it all done.
|01-01-2009 11:08 PM|
|01-01-2009 08:03 PM|
|01-01-2009 07:57 PM|
since i missed out on the 6.5" kappas (guess that's what i get for my stupid procrastinating) i was thinking about taking 2 pairs of the 5.25s, but now i hear this from you... and i'm really of the same opinion, i don't want an external amp, not that audiophile and i'm trying to keep my interior as clutter- and cable-free as possible.
which pokes are you getting? would you mind posting the link? i looked at some of them yesterday but since i don't know the first thing about speakers, that didn't really get me too far.
are you getting the same sizes as the kappas? do you think you'll be able to use the same adapter plates for the dash? thanks man!
|12-31-2008 07:43 PM|
|12-31-2008 07:35 PM|
|12-31-2008 05:29 PM|
i know its ridiculous but thats chicago laws for ya.
|12-31-2008 05:09 PM|
Happy New Year!
|12-31-2008 04:47 PM|
|12-31-2008 04:08 PM|
|G-Pur||I just bought those Kappa's yesterday from Crutchfield for a $90 price break making my out the door cost including shipping a grand total of $66. I couldn't resist. I almost bought the second pair for the dash.|
|12-31-2008 03:50 PM|
|Triple88a||man i would love to go with kappas too but my HU provides plenty of power for what i have now to get a ticket easily.. damn cops|
|12-31-2008 04:49 AM|
Yeah I was on the phone with Crutchfield today myself. A local audio guy was telling me that if you're going to have Kappas, you need to amp them. If you don't, he said that coax would actually sound better. But if you do amp the Kappa's, they will sound amazing.
It kind of bumbed me out because I wasn't going to run an amp to my Kappas. But later on in the day I caved in, and went ahead an ordered one from Crutchfield. I got the Alpine MRP-F300. With 2ohm Kappa's, it will push 75 watts X 4. The way I TRIED to look at it is this....I saved a total of $220 on both sets of Kappas. The amp was $180 out the door. Then I bought 4 speaker baffles for $15. So in reality, I still saved $25 on the Kappa's, and got a free Alpine Amp and 4 baffles. Fuck it, whatcha supposed to do, right? (I didn't want that cotton sh*t stuck behind MY dash either!)
I also talked to him about the missing wiring harness in my orders paperwork. He said the same thing that you did. Since the computer didn't bring it up as a match for the vehicle, it didn't include it. The guy I talked to sent it out to me free of charge, with the amp and the baffles though. So that's cool.
I won't be getting all my equipment in until later next week sometime, but when I do, and I get those Kappas amped out, I'll definitely let you know how they sound.
Let me know how the other speakers do.
|12-30-2008 08:10 PM|
The adapter plates thickness was fine, it doesn't make any contact with anything at all.
As for the cotton stuff I donno, never used it, I hear it works, it's cheap, I really don't want cotton stuff in my dash though, I'm in there playing to much so I'm going to rock some baffles, the baffles will also keep water and mud off of the back of your speakers, and we all know mud seems to find its way into the weirdest places.
To be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% satisfied with these Infinity Kappa speakers, they were an amazing price, $110 shipped, and on paper there great speakers, but I can only crank my radio about 75% up until I get some distortion. I called Crutchfield and they said if I'm not happy with them they will take them back within 30 days, no questions asked.
I think the problem may be that my head unit only pushes 22 watts RMS and 55 peak. I don't think it's pushing them hard enough. I think a small amp, say 45x4 would make these sound amazing, but I really want to keep it simple and stay away from an amp.
I'm going to do a little research and see what I can find. Install your speakers and let me know how they sound, I'm not sure what you have for a head unit, they may be amazing.
I'm going to call them back tomorrow and let them know what speakers I want to try next. I might even have him send me a few sets so I can test them back to back.
I'll hit some forums and see what I come up with, I'll post what I'm going to have them send me within the next 12 hours.
|12-30-2008 06:14 PM|
Nice Pics Mario.
Great Job all the way around man!
Did you have any fitting issues with the Stereo Adapters being that thick? When I saw how thick they were, I panicked and bought the Steel versions as well. I figure I'll just sell whatever I don't use.
SO IF ANYONE ELSE IS LOOKING TO DO THIS, I HAVE A BRAND NEW UNOPENED SET OF 5.25" SPEAKER ADAPTER PLATES (EXACTLY AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURES ABOVE) READY FOR YOU! JUST CONTACT ME.
I'm sure the solder and harness is the best connection, but I don't have a solder gun, so I guess I'll be cutting and twisting. BTW, did Crutchfield send you a harness with your 6.5" Kappas too?
I looked on my order receipt and it shows the harness for the 5.25", but not the 6.5".
Oh yeah...Somewhere I saw someone packing the rear of the speaker with some sort of cotton type sh*t. Does doing that work just as good as buying a baffle?
|12-30-2008 08:34 AM|
|emev0l||It also wouldn't hurt to put baffles behind the speakers, it will direct all of the sound towards you instead of some of it going into the dash. There cheap and easy to install, I just didn't think about it when I was ordering the speakers. I'll wait until I order something else and throw those into the order, save on shipping.|
|12-30-2008 08:15 AM|
[B]5 1/4" dash speakers install[/B]
Here is the new 5 1/4" speaker with its passive cross over
5 1/4" next to 5 1/4 adapter plate
5 1/4" installed into adapter plate next to stock 4x6
Here is the back of the 5 1/4" speaker mounted in the adapter plate with the crossover connected to the speaker terminals, the terminals are different sizes so there dummy proof.
This is the dash speaker cover, just open the door and remove the 2 screws
Just pull the cover off, here's the back of the cover so you can see the mounting clips.
Here is the stock 4x6, take out the 4 screws holding the 4x6 plate in
After you take the 4 screws out of the 4x6 plate and unhook the speaker connector you can see your available speaker area, take note of the curved metal brace on the right side.
Then cut the curved metal brace out, I used a dremel because that's how I roll. The metal is fairly thick and there's not a lot of room in there to work.
Here is the new speaker installed
The only part I left out was how to connect the crossover to the speaker wires, the reason I left that out is because you can do it a couple ways. I ordered mine threw Crutchfield: LCD TV, Car Audio, Home Theater, Speakers, Plasma TV so they came with an adapter plug that I soldered onto the crossover wires then used heat shrink to cover it and plugged directly into the Jeeps speaker adapter. I hear that is the best way but I'm by no means a car audio expert. You can cut the adapter off and twist the wires together, just whatever you do, cover the bare wires with something, tape, chewing gum, doesn't matter to me, as long as there not going to touch other wires or bare metal. I also suggest using a couple zip-ties to clean up the wires and crossover so there not just hanging under your dash. This was really easy to do, all I used was a philips screw driver and a dremel, removing the metal piece wont hurt anything.
If I have time today I'll install the 6 1/2" speakers in my sound bar.
|12-20-2008 06:12 AM|
|RobinHood||good point, i'll go ahead and order them this weekend, just gotta talk to some US friends of mine to let them know that they're gonna receive a parcel from crutchfield soon (as usual, they don't ship outside the US). and thanks for the referral code!|
|12-19-2008 11:02 AM|
|12-19-2008 01:13 AM|
well the $110 is definitely a good deal, i was surprised to see the prices on crutchfield! i'll definitely think about that speaker switch, too, especially when the softtop season draws nearer again. i guess i'll just do the exact same thing you're doing, these infinity's sound like a solid product.
and do you think the new adapter plate will fit into the dash nicely or will you have to modify some things there, too? whatever you do and whenever you do it, i'd highly appreciate your report since, once again, i'm not very routined in the speaker replacement field...
|12-18-2008 06:46 PM|
This is the 5 1/4" adapter plate for the dash
$18 shipped, I'm sure I could have made them myself but I didn't feel like it this time. I'll make a pattern before I put them in, if I do make some I'll sell them cheaper than that.
My stock radio and speakers sounded good, but once I put the new radio in I could only turn the volume up half way before I started to get distortion. I wasn't going to put new speakers in for a while but I only paid $110 for 4 new Infinity Kappa speakers and I'm sure I'll want to turn it up driving down the express way with my top and doors off this spring.
The stock speakers in the sound bar are 5 1/4", but they do not mount into a standard 5 1/4" speaker location, so you can't just buy 6 1/2" speakers for the sound bar and throw the 5 1/4" in your dash, just thought I would throw that in there because I was planning on doing that until I found that out.
I'll probably put the speakers in early next week, I'll take a couple pictures of any modifications I need to do and post them here.
|12-18-2008 09:10 AM|
Infinity Kappa 63.7i 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers For 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" openings at Crutchfield.com
5 1/4" Infinity Kappa in the dash
Infinity Kappa 52.7i 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers at Crutchfield.com
I ordered the 5 1/4" adapter plates off ebay for $18 shipped
If you order from Crutchfied feel free to use my referral code, you should get $20 off your order.
Your Crutchfield Referral Code is:
|12-18-2008 04:09 AM|
where did you order those? any links? and do you expect a significant sound improvement? what year is your TJ?
i used to have a 98 Sahara and, since the factory audio situation was a joke, i put in a woofer and the VDP six-speaker soundbar (together with a single-DIN alpine headunit). this was good, i had a shitload of bass, but the VDPs tended to hurt the ears in the trebles. rather disappointing, all in all.
now the 06 Sahara that i just purchased recently - and put the double-DIN in - has a pretty amazing factory audio setup. the subwoofer in the middle console (which lacks a seperate level controlling capability though), those two speakers from the soundbar (which is not really a soundbar in the 06, but rather two seperate units, each holding one speaker and one interior light), and the two dash speakers create suprisingly good sound together.
still i've been thinking about replacing at least the dash speakers, i'm sure there's better stuff out there. would you go for the 5 1/4" or is there an easier solution (without adapter plates) that you'd recommend? are the adapter plates a major hassle to put in?
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