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Old 08-03-2015, 07:51 AM
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2015 JK Sound Bar Component speakers

I am gutting the base factory system.
HEADUNIT - Alpine CDE-148BT

AMP - Clarion XC1410

FRONT - Polk Audio db6501 Components. Gutted factory mid/tweet and used the bucket to mount the Polk tweeters in the dash. Fabbed up 2 brackets using old license plate and mounted the crossovers in dash above glove box.

My dilemma is the rear sound bar. I had planned on using another pair of the Polk db6501. I am not sure where I would mount the crossovers. For those that did rear components where did you mount the crossovers?

I have so many other parts that I need to install I am tempted to just go with the Polk db651 coaxial. No messing with crossovers or wires to the soundbar.

What do you guys think ?

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Old 08-03-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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I'm interested in this as well. Would you delete the separate tweeter in the soundbar and just run the Coax?

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I decided to go wit polk db651 coax in soundbar, unhooking the stock mid/tweet
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Just out of curiosity did you end up using the db651 slim mount or the regular version? Thinking of doing the same but want to avoid a slim mount if at all possible.
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Just out of curiosity did you end up using the db651 slim mount or the regular version? Thinking of doing the same but want to avoid a slim mount if at all possible.
I know this an old thread, but I would love to know the answer to this as well. Didn't want to start a new topic though.
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I am gutting the base factory system.
HEADUNIT - Alpine CDE-148BT

AMP - Clarion XC1410

FRONT - Polk Audio db6501 Components. Gutted factory mid/tweet and used the bucket to mount the Polk tweeters in the dash. Fabbed up 2 brackets using old license plate and mounted the crossovers in dash above glove box.

My dilemma is the rear sound bar. I had planned on using another pair of the Polk db6501. I am not sure where I would mount the crossovers. For those that did rear components where did you mount the crossovers?

I have so many other parts that I need to install I am tempted to just go with the Polk db651 coaxial. No messing with crossovers or wires to the soundbar.

What do you guys think ?
I have a 2015 JKU. Factory stereo is garbage. Added a Kenwood nav with the maestro interface. Its great and hardwired it to the ODB2 port so get tire pressure and all the other monitors like transmission etc.

Used Polk components in the front and the coaxials in soundbar. Sounds great... One thing I noticed was that Crutchfield calls for a different wire adapter in the back (if you are not cutting yours). This seems to be for the 2015 only and what I can see the polarity is reversed. They are overpriced but I am in Canada where everything is overpriced including the Jeep.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:23 PM
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I know this an old thread, but I would love to know the answer to this as well. Didn't want to start a new topic though.


Sorry I just saw your question. I used the regular in front and back but they bulge the OEM grills just a bit in the sound bar. I probably should have used the slim back there
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Sorry I just saw your question. I used the regular in front and back but they bulge the OEM grills just a bit in the sound bar. I probably should have used the slim back there
thanks for the info!
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Sorry I just saw your question. I used the regular in front and back but they bulge the OEM grills just a bit in the sound bar. I probably should have used the slim back there
Is it noticeable or does the grill buzz from the speaker? Did the regulars fit fine in the front?
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well, They are overpriced but I am in Canada where everything is overpriced including the Jeep.
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i recently upgraded my audio in my JKUR. Since there's no room in the soundbar for a crossover, I didn't hook up the tweeter.
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Water is not a concern, kids don't kick it and it's easily accessible for tuning. My rears are coaxial so I don't have eight crossovers but it's an entire focal audio setup

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