|12-13-2010 11:07 PM|
|12-13-2010 10:16 PM|
|fandango777||oldish thread but just wondering how do you play your music? Ipod, cd, mp3, radio? I just installed the worlds most badass system clocking in at a wallet eating 3,600 Benjamins!!!! guys that did it changed my world haha but just wondering sense this is of the highest quality how do i listen to the highest quality and where did u get the music?|
|09-15-2010 01:34 PM|
The processor is a JL Audio Cleansweep.
What exactly does CleanSweep� do?
1) About the size of a paperback book, CleanSweep® accepts virtually any analog audio signal, from low-voltage line-level to high-power, amplified speaker-level, via its four differential-balanced inputs. With totally automatic level compensation, CleanSweep® then converts the two or four connected analog signals to digital audio with 24 bit effective resolution.
2) CleanSweep® applies the power of its state-of-the-art, 32-bit SHARC® DSP processor to automatically equalize each of the four channels with 30 bands of equalization (that's 120 bands total), effectively correcting the response of almost any factory-equalized, full-range signal. These digital-domain corrections will range from subtle to dramatic, depending on the degree of equalization engineered into the factory audio system. To accomplish this complex feat, you simply load the supplied CleanSweep® calibration CD into the factory-installed CD player, set its volume control between 1/2 and 3/4 volume, play the designated calibration track and then press the ?Calibrate? button on the top of the CleanSweep® processor. Approximately 20 seconds later, the CleanSweep® is finished analyzing and equalizing the factory-installed source's response and stores the corrections in non-volatile flash memory.
3) CleanSweep® then converts the digitally corrected signals back to analog audio and sends them out to your aftermarket amplifiers through two pairs of low-distortion, 8 volt (RMS) line-level outputs.
4) CleanSweep® includes an intuitive rotary user interface (a knob with stops at both ends) to control the master system volume at the outputs of the processor unit for both the OEM (factory) and auxiliary sources. The master volume eliminates the effects of any equalization that is dependent on the OEM volume control position and allows a high signal-to-noise ratio to be maintained in the system. When pressed, the master volume knob also selects between the OEM and Auxiliary source. A dash-mountable status LED changes color to indicate OEM or AUX input modes. These small controls can be easily mounted within reach of the driver.
5) CleanSweep® can be deployed in signal-sensing mode, powering up and providing a 12-volt turn-on signal for aftermarket equipment whenever signal is detected. It can also be activated by a conventional 12-volt trigger, if the OEM system provides one.
|09-15-2010 12:42 PM|
Can I just add an amp to my speakers because the clarity is not great in them and I have a 450W Alpine amp I already have. What is the processor do?
Does the sub already have enough power amp-wise?
|09-15-2010 12:15 PM|
|09-15-2010 11:40 AM|
|Ibuildembig||The audio side of our company is 32.50/hr...everything else is 75.00/hr....sounds like we need to raise our rates|
|09-15-2010 11:37 AM|
I thought the labor on my setup was high. They said they figured on 10 hours for the install but if it went over they wouldn't charge me. Well, I spent a good deal of time watching them do the install (I like to watch and learn, see how to take apart the jeep, etc and the shop is close to my home so I visited several times during the install, stayed and watched a bit each time)
There was one main installer...he started at 10 am and worked straight through till they were done at 8 pm that evening, with maybe 1/2 hour off for a quick bite. There was a second worker that on and off spent maybe 1/2 that time on it and a third that did little odds & ends so his time was minimal, couple of hours maybe.
With the labor rates the way they are here in the northeast, I got a deal! If I had to take the time to do it myself (would've taken longer and never turned out as neat and professional...every connection was soldered, no tapping in to old wires, top of the line materials) and calculated my lost work time then the install was REALLY cheap (I bill out at $125/hr)
|09-15-2010 11:16 AM|
I had the Stock RES Radio in my X, and couldn't stand listening to it. Horrible sound! I ended up switching to the System shown in my Sig below, and paid $1,200. The Bass was so loud and heavy, I didn't need a Sub-Woofer as I had planned for.
I'm getting ready to put a new system in my truck, but I'm cutting down on the cost, getting what I need for around $600. Since I've got a King Cab, I won't need the Amp, like I did with my Jeep. With the top down, I needed the extra Amps to power it loud enough when I'm tearing down the Hwy. In my truck, I'll have the windows up and the A/C on. I'm having Best Buy install Alpine HU & Alpine Speakers, since they have a special going on. If you buy the same brand HU & Speakers, they knock off $100-$150 for the Package.
Best of Luck!
|09-15-2010 10:55 AM|
|Ibuildembig||I above anyone on here knows the value of a high class audio system....maybe labor rates up there are 4 times higher than I am...that just seems high to me is all|
|09-15-2010 10:32 AM|
I've got to say that I was hesitant to spend that much money on the sound system, but pulled the trigger on impulse (had already done a lot of research on the speakers, etc and have had work done by this shop so I knew their work is first class).
Now that it's done, I couldn't be happier. You would not believe the quality sound that this system produces. NO DISTORTION whatsoever, crystal clear at any volume and the system will go louder than you can possibly listen to it comfortably!
|09-15-2010 10:18 AM|
|JEEP-FIRE||I'm about to get my 2011 wrangler. Ripping out existing and going all aftermarket high end. The factory system blows.|
|09-15-2010 09:00 AM|
|willywaxer||Nice setup! If you drive a lot, and enjoy music, this is money well spent. Less than a few trips to a psychiatrist or a court case for road rage. I Did this to my truck. I'm thinking of doing something similar to the Jeep, but I need a head unit too as I don't have nav.|
|09-15-2010 06:33 AM|
I've got mygig with factory infinity speakers n sub. The dealer didnt have factory amp to power it so they refunded me $500 n bought a 1000w alpine amp..
The speakers are ok, but clarity could certainly be better. I'm thinking about changing them out..the sub is fine if you've got the top on, but when it's off you can't hear it..if you crank it then it's distorts badly.
My TJ also had a basic factory sub, but at least it was in the centre console so was right next to you and could hear it!
|09-14-2010 11:05 PM|
|Ibuildembig||Holy mother of god|
|09-14-2010 11:02 PM|
You'd have to hear the system to appreciate it. Never had a sound like this in a car (I've owned many Euro Luxury Sedans) let alone in a jeep. Crystal clear, no distortion at any volume. I only get up to about 16 on the volume with no top/windows down on the highway and it's super loud & clear. You'd think there's a sub-woofer, but there's not. After they did the install, they cranked it up to about 28 and it sounded like a concert coming out of my jeep!
It wasn't cheap, most I've ever spent on a car stereo...like I said, kept the Mygig, added the following:
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|09-14-2010 06:23 PM|
|HansB||I went the other way...kept the factory head unit (mygig) and swapped out the speakers! Sounds incredible!|
|09-14-2010 06:05 PM|
New head unit with factory infinity speakers
Has anybody just changed out the stereo head unit and kept the factory infinity speaker? If so what do you think