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11-13-2012 08:39 AM
phllyntv
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynskey View Post
Interested to see these. I run a similar set-up. Same speakers with a XD 700/5 to power them and a JL 8W3. Your plan will sound great.
Thanks Lynskey I am very happy with the set up I put together. The JL speakers are amazing and I can't go on enough about the Stealthbox. I was a little concerned about the price for it but its well worth it.
11-11-2012 05:12 PM
Davidsjeep And I'm sorry if this seems random to someone reading the last few posts, but I'm the OP, and if you read through all the posts you'll see what subwoofer I'm talking about.
11-11-2012 05:11 PM
Davidsjeep Like it's literally only $12.50 more then the JL 8w3v3-4 costs. And there's a brand new one in it. This custom enclosure is worth $300+ easily. It's at $212
11-11-2012 05:09 PM
Davidsjeep Hey, my eBay auction ends in 15 minutes.

The subwoofer enclosure has brand new parts, and right now the bid is under the cost of the parts in it right now.

It's got the JL 8w3 sub in it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170935239697?redirect=mobile
11-10-2012 03:11 PM
Lynskey
Quote:
Originally Posted by phllyntv View Post
I wanted to add my sounds systems specs:

JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 - amp
JL Audio XD 600/1 - amp
JL Audio C2 - 650 - components
JL Audio C2 - 650x - coaxials
JL Audio Stealthbox - 13" woofer
730N HU
Interested to see these. I run a similar set-up. Same speakers with a XD 700/5 to power them and a JL 8W3. Your plan will sound great.
11-09-2012 10:06 AM
phllyntv I wanted to add my sounds systems specs:

JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 - amp
JL Audio XD 600/1 - amp
JL Audio C2 - 650 - components
JL Audio C2 - 650x - coaxials
JL Audio Stealthbox - 13" woofer
730N HU
11-09-2012 09:45 AM
phllyntv I just replaced all of my speakers and subwoofer in my Wrangler Unlimited. I put in JL Audio components and coaxials speakers with a JL Audio amp. I also installed the JL Audio Subwoofer Stealthbox for Wrangler Unlimiteds with a JL Audio dedicated amp for that sub. The systems sounds amazing and its night and day compared to the infiniti system that came with my 2012. I kept the same 730N radio system and the only issue that I encountered was the JL Audio Stealthbox required additonal parts I had to order from Jeep. The Stealthbox mounted nicely and didnt take away from my cargo space in the back but as a result of removing the infiniti subwoofer and panel there were 2 pieces that I needed to add to complete the installation. If anyone decides to get the JL Audio Stealthbox ( highly recommended) here are the Jeep part numbers to the addiotional pieces you will need for the installation:

1PU12DX9AG - $80.25
1PU18DX9AD - $19.00
11-09-2012 08:43 AM
Davidsjeep Hey Guys,


I still want to go into more detail about my JVC Nav head unit. I don't have time now, But I wanted to remind anyone that's interested in my JKU Custom Subwoofer that the ebay auction is ending in 2 days... Thanks=)
11-04-2012 10:19 PM
panthermark In an email from Jeep, they stated that it was really only 6 channels being pushed at 46 watts each....peak....at 2 ohms.

That isn't very good at all.

But Kicker said 4 ohms on the drivers and 1 ohms on the sub. So who knows....
11-04-2012 08:59 PM
Davidsjeep @ 2013bluerubi,

I misunderstood what you were saying. When I replied I thought you were just wanting to keep you 730 and redo the rest of your system.

Like you probably already know, I think the JL cleansweep only works when your running the cleaned up sound to an amp. But honestly, they're not going to tone down the Alpine premium sound system
If they can make it sound better otherwise. Most factory premium sound systems just can't handle the power it takes to have good sound quality. My old Infinity (in my 2dr) claimed to be "378" watts... Yeah, that's not rms, that's probably just the max wattage. So your alpine system is probably like that... But I'm in the dark really. I don't know anything about that system.
11-04-2012 08:49 PM
Davidsjeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2013bluerubi
There is no way I am getting rid of my 730n I cant see spending 1800 and tearing it out. Actually the 730n is a great unit for navi and it does have a way better touch screen response than the 800 dollar pioneer navi I put in my tacoma. But and this is a big one the sound absolutely sucks donkey kong. I am still hoping someone will find a way to use the head unit and patch in a decent digital processor or amp that will bring back highs and clarity to this lack luster crap shack alpine calls a sound system, what a joke it is.
To begin with I was dead set on keeping my stock stereo because I had the "connectivity group" which meant I was supposed to be able to connect with Blue tooth and whatnot, hands free calling, steering wheel controls etc... So I bought this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000OI...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

After thinking and thinking about where I'd install it, and how I'd hook everything up I finally gave in a bought a new head unit. I couldn't be more happy with it. I got the JVC kw-nt50. I was afraid of a slow touch screen, but I've not had any disappointments with this one. I'll post more about it later. But it's awesome.

If I were in your place I would definitely try to go with a digital signal processor. Read up a little on how they work, it's pretty neat. A good quality amp won't take it's place. No matter how good the amp is you'll just amplify trashy sound that much better. But it won't give you quality.

I highly, highly recommend the JL xd700-5 amp, it's incredible!! There are so many factors when looking for a good amp, but in a Jeep size is important, and I learned that the "noise to signal" ratio is really important for good, clear sound. The xd700-5 excels in both areas. I highly recommend Crutchfield=)

Hope you can have fun with an upgrade.
11-04-2012 08:39 PM
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11-04-2012 08:31 PM
Davidsjeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynskey
Hey man, I just took a look at you build! You did an awesome job explaining and going through the whole process! I would've loved to seen that before I built mine, but mine worked out well anyway.

So the 8w3 sounds alright without a good enclosure? I know the one I've got for sale sounds really good, in a tight, strong sealed enclosure mine probably a little quicker/tighter response then it would have in fairly open air, or sealed with the wrong airspace. Anyway, all that looks great!

Thanks for sharing.
11-04-2012 07:59 PM
2013bluerubi There is no way I am getting rid of my 730n I cant see spending 1800 and tearing it out. Actually the 730n is a great unit for navi and it does have a way better touch screen response than the 800 dollar pioneer navi I put in my tacoma. But and this is a big one the sound absolutely sucks donkey kong. I am still hoping someone will find a way to use the head unit and patch in a decent digital processor or amp that will bring back highs and clarity to this lack luster crap shack alpine calls a sound system, what a joke it is.
11-04-2012 07:42 PM
Garrett Johnson you have done an amasing job! i was wanting to put subwoffers there too, is there any way i could get the deminshions for the box? that would make my day!
11-04-2012 05:25 PM
Davidsjeep
headliner

Quote:
Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
That is awesome.
I really don't know why Jeep didn't use components in the soundbar to begin with. It would have made a lot more sense. And it looks factory because you are able to use the stock grills.

Also, what type of headliner are you using on the inside of your hardtop.
Yep, I wanted it to look as much "factory" as possible to keep the risk of being broken into as low as possible.

I've got the white "Boom Mat" headliner from Quadratec. I like it. I think it helps a little with outside noise, and helps the inside be a little more acoustic, plus it helps a little to insulate from the heat and cold. I thought I'd throw in a link for you. Boom Mat 050137 - Boom Mat™ Hardtop Sound Deadening Headliner for 11-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
11-04-2012 04:09 PM
panthermark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidsjeep View Post
I just took a couple of pics of my soundbar. I installed Polk mm6501 components in it.

I decided to go with components(Mid-woofer, & Tweeter with a crossover -to split the sound and send the correct frequency each speaker) instead of just a mid-woofer because with a mid-woofer you don't get very nice sound in the back seat. I know because that's how my '10 Rubicon was with it's premium Intfinity sound.

I was able to use the factory speaker grills, I just had to shim it a little.

I have the "crossover" stuffed up in polyfil in the soundbar.

To deal with too much treble coming from behind you when you're sitting in the front, I have the tweeters pointed as far towards the back as the mounts will allow, and I have the treble setting on the crossover set as low as it will go.

All in all it sounds really nice in the front and back seat.

And don't forget to check out the ebay auction for the custom subwoofer I built for this system.
JL Audio 8" 8W3V3 4 Custom Jeep Wrangler 4DR Sub Enclosure w Sub | eBay
That is awesome.
I really don't know why Jeep didn't use components in the soundbar to begin with. It would have made a lot more sense. And it looks factory because you are able to use the stock grills.

Also, what type of headliner are you using on the inside of your hardtop.
11-04-2012 02:00 PM
County98 Wow, nice job! Just did speakers in mine and cant wait to add aftermarket amp. Nice!
11-04-2012 01:31 PM
Davidsjeep
Soundbar

I just took a couple of pics of my soundbar. I installed Polk mm6501 components in it.

I decided to go with components(Mid-woofer, & Tweeter with a crossover -to split the sound and send the correct frequency each speaker) instead of just a mid-woofer because with a mid-woofer you don't get very nice sound in the back seat. I know because that's how my '10 Rubicon was with it's premium Intfinity sound.

I was able to use the factory speaker grills, I just had to shim it a little.

I have the "crossover" stuffed up in polyfil in the soundbar.

To deal with too much treble coming from behind you when you're sitting in the front, I have the tweeters pointed as far towards the back as the mounts will allow, and I have the treble setting on the crossover set as low as it will go.

All in all it sounds really nice in the front and back seat.

And don't forget to check out the ebay auction for the custom subwoofer I built for this system.
JL Audio 8" 8W3V3 4 Custom Jeep Wrangler 4DR Sub Enclosure w Sub | eBay
11-03-2012 07:16 PM
Davidsjeep
Amp under the seat.

Here's a picture that shows the blocks that I screwed into the "tub"(floor) under the seat, I leveled up the blocks and then secured my amp to the blocks. With it up on the blocks I was able to run any wires I needed to underneath it.

It would be very hard for someone to rip it out and steal it considering how solid it's secured and how little room there is to get a good grip on it. Plus from outside you can't even see it. And I've got two bars in the back to protect it from backseat passenger feet.

The picture is taken from an angle as if you were leaning in front passenger door, right up against the pillar.
11-03-2012 09:33 AM
Davidsjeep I'll get some pics later today of my component speakers(tweeters & Mid-woofer with a passive frequency crossover) in the soundbar. I stuffed my soundbar completely full of polyfill before installing them. It sounds really good, and my back seat passengers have good sound even with the top off.
11-02-2012 12:15 PM
Davidsjeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolpetewtf View Post
Here is my sound system install album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=435d552817
Nice pics!

And thanks, I thought about the sub placement for a long time before I finally built it. It was tons of work to get the exact angles, size, air space air space etc...

I glued, screwed, and siliconed my enclosure so that it'll be the best it can be. I chose sealed rather then ported because it gives tighter, better quality bass.

Like I said before, it's for sale on ebay now. Check it out for more pics. some day I'll make one that I can keep
11-02-2012 11:44 AM
lolpetewtf That's a great place for the sub. I wish I thought of it when I did my system. Mine is not bolted down either. I have a bike lock going through one of the seat brackets in the floor that is attached to a foot of the sub. I spend lots of time with the top off. Works fine. Has not been stolen yet!
11-02-2012 11:41 AM
Davidsjeep
The Sub

Here are some pics of my custom sub enclosure.

I wanted to build a sub that would sit up out of the way, yet have great sound.

These pics show some of my planning(for angles, air volume, and fitment), and as I'm building the sub. Testing the fit before I carpeted it. On the work bench with carpet. and a final test fit in place in my JKU.


Speaking of the sub, I just finished the enclosure, and I need the money, and it's the only thing not bolted down, so I'll be selling it. I've actually got it listed on ebay. check it out. I built it for my own use. it's quality work. and it sounds incredible. It's worth whatever it goes for. It's a custom, 1 of a kind box that fits the unlimited perfectly.

I've got the plans still, so I'll some day be building another one, once money allows. Please pass the word along. Check it out, I wrote more about it on ebay. The sub is new, and has only been tested at low power(it still needs broken in).

JL Audio 8" 8W3V3 4 Custom Jeep Wrangler 4DR Sub Enclosure w Sub | eBay

Check out ebay for more pics and a better description.
11-02-2012 11:39 AM
lolpetewtf Here is my sound system install album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=435d552817
11-02-2012 11:37 AM
topless2012 Wow, nice pic's, they'll help me soon..
11-02-2012 11:36 AM
Lynskey It is all good. Now you know how it comes apart!

Although fishing 3 sets of RCA, Sitius antenna and tuner runs without removing that dash piece was a PIA! Even more of a bitch are the floor surrounds. Those plastic push buttons are TOUGH to get out cleanly.

I love audio upgrades and love when real upgrades are done - HU on back. I can't say enough times that the stock stuff just does not provide a clean starting point. You gotta go new HU, sub, components up front and and a new amp to power it all. Then you can decide if you want rear fill (sound bar). I did as I like a bit of rear fill.

Nice call on the deadening of the front pods. I noticed resonating at a particular frequency and did the same thing.

If interested, here is my build: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/201...og-155755.html
11-02-2012 11:35 AM
lolpetewtf Pic of the sub?

This is mine:



Works great since I can move it around. Amp is under the seat.
11-02-2012 11:31 AM
panthermark Wow, you really tore into it! Way to go...


At first, I thought it looked the vehicle had been been stolen and stripped....and some hobo's had a "soup kitchen" in it.

Thanks for the F shack
Dirty Mike and the boyz...



Which 6.5's did you go with?
Edit...you just answered....
11-02-2012 11:31 AM
lolpetewtf Lol...live and learn. What did you pay for those tweeters? Like them?

Edit...you just answer my ?s lol
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