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they call me nasty 10-24-2012 09:43 PM

Audio!!!!
 
What do you guys recommend as far as aftermarket dash speakers and sound bars?
And has anyone ever use those "versa pods"?

jherrington 10-24-2012 10:37 PM

I would go with MTX speakers, they are good quality.
Although, others may disagree I'm sure.

Kota7x 10-24-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by they call me nasty
What do you guys recommend as far as aftermarket dash speakers and sound bars?
And has anyone ever use those "versa pods"?

Do you want to keep the stock radio? Polks are the way to go if you have the stock radio. Might as well upgrade to 5.25 round speakers in the dash too.

jeepwayoflife 10-24-2012 11:40 PM

If you want to get new speakers, I would upgrade the stereo as well, providing the new speakers with proper power and better response at higher volumes. 5.25" speakers with the custom mounting plates in the front and same for overhead speakers (speaker size up there depends on model of Soundbar) try that first and see how you like it. A new stereo will make a huge difference just by itself, but honestly the stock speakers are pretty bad.

they call me nasty 10-24-2012 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife
If you want to get new speakers, I would upgrade the stereo as well, providing the new speakers with proper power and better response at higher volumes. 5.25" speakers with the custom mounting plates in the front and same for overhead speakers (speaker size up there depends on model of Soundbar) try that first and see how you like it. A new stereo will make a huge difference just by itself, but honestly the stock speakers are pretty bad.

it's an aftermarket stereo but the dash speakers are junk I'm just lookin for some speakers with plenty of voic

they call me nasty 10-24-2012 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife
If you want to get new speakers, I would upgrade the stereo as well, providing the new speakers with proper power and better response at higher volumes. 5.25" speakers with the custom mounting plates in the front and same for overhead speakers (speaker size up there depends on model of Soundbar) try that first and see how you like it. A new stereo will make a huge difference just by itself, but honestly the stock speakers are pretty bad.

it's an aftermarket stereo but the dash speakers are junk I'm just lookin for some speakers with plenty of voice and can handle high volumes
A little bass wouldnt be bad either

fourty4magjr 10-25-2012 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by they call me nasty (Post 2923672)
it's an aftermarket stereo but the dash speakers are junk I'm just lookin for some speakers with plenty of voice and can handle high volumes
A little bass wouldnt be bad either

I'd go with the Polk audio speakers. 6.5 in soundbar and 5.25 up front. And trust me the 6.5 polls fit in the sound bar without any drilling or cutting just use the supplied hardware!!!! So many people say you have to cut or drill new holes when you don't.

NalinMFG 10-25-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by fourty4magjr (Post 2923993)
I'd go with the Polk audio speakers. 6.5 in soundbar and 5.25 up front. And trust me the 6.5 polls fit in the sound bar without any drilling or cutting just use the supplied hardware!!!! So many people say you have to cut or drill new holes when you don't.

6.5"s fit in the 97-02 "soundbar" like they were meant to be there. 03-06 "sound pods" are another story -- 6.5"s can fit but it's a little more work.

I second Polk DB521's in the dash :whistling:

03yellowtj 10-25-2012 10:36 AM

get kicker, i have the ds60 with a sony sterio and everyone compliments me on the crispness of them. It also helps that i have a sub for the kick and not the speakers.

blueskiesbill 10-25-2012 11:04 AM

If you have the same factory box in the dash for the speakers that I had (4.25" and 1" tweeter) just do what I did. Change out the two speakers and use the little plastic speaker box thing. Otherwise you are throwing a speaker in a wide open space. Might as well just hang it from ur mirror on a string!

CarolinaBound 10-25-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by NalinMFG (Post 2924604)
6.5"s fit in the 97-02 "soundbar" like they were meant to be there. 03-06 "sound pods" are another story -- 6.5"s can fit but it's a little more work.

I second Polk DB521's in the dash :whistling:

I have some less-than-perfectly mounthed 6.5's in my sound pods, not quite flush but in there solid. How would ya go about getting them more flush?

NalinMFG 10-26-2012 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by blueskiesbill (Post 2924686)
If you have the same factory box in the dash for the speakers that I had (4.25" and 1" tweeter) just do what I did. Change out the two speakers and use the little plastic speaker box thing. Otherwise you are throwing a speaker in a wide open space. Might as well just hang it from ur mirror on a string!

A $3 pillow from walmart is enough polyfill for several Jeeps.

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Originally Posted by CarolinaBound (Post 2924707)
I have some less-than-perfectly mounthed 6.5's in my sound pods, not quite flush but in there solid. How would ya go about getting them more flush?

Did your 6.5"s come with the plastic mounting plate? You might try a MDF ring to evenly fill the space between the speaker and the recessed lip.

TJ in GA 10-26-2012 12:35 PM

Another vote for Polk Audio. They make marine-grade 6.5" that will fit in the soundbar and the 5.25" is perfect for the dash. Won't break the bank either.

thecheezman 10-26-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ in GA
Another vote for Polk Audio. They make marine-grade 6.5" that will fit in the soundbar and the 5.25" is perfect for the dash. Won't break the bank either.

Add another for polk. Very affordable and good sound.

AlohaJay 10-26-2012 12:45 PM

Dude for sure out 5.25s in the dash with new brackets, I have those hooked up to a 600watt amp, 4channels. Then I have component speaker in my sound bar hooked up to the amp as well with 2 10's sub in the back hooked up to a 1200watt amp sounds badass!


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