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Old 10-11-2012, 10:13 AM
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need some help with a system in my yj

i have a 95 yj, i wanna put a better system in it, and replace everything audio wise in it, i currently have a sound bar in it, i finally got all my wiring straight and radio working right the guy before me screwed it all up. but i was woundering if yall could give me ideas (speakers, sub, wiring, tweeters, how to's,locations etc) i want a nice smooth system that the speakers highs sound great and the sub has some good base but not to much unless i wanna crank it up, im new to jeep and have no clue what sounds good in it, i had a dodge ram with two jl audio w7s and that was just two much haha

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Go with the Polk DXi Series speakers - marine rated and high sensitivity, so they will be loud and clear without needing to amplify them. You need 4x6" speakers for the front dash, and 5.25" speakers for a stock soundbar - you may be able to fit 6.5" speakers in the soundbar if it's like the TJ's.

Alpine stereo - there just isn't a better company out there for stereo's right now, and they have units for nearly any function: iPod control, Bluetooth, HD radio, ect. You could also get their power pack (ktp-445) to easily up the amp's power.

There are a ton of options for sub/amp combo's - if you're trying to save space and just want to add a little to the low end, there are several units out there with a slimline subwoofer and amp all built into one package. The Infinity Basslink is a good choice, as is the Kicker PT10. If you want a good amount of punch, a separate amp/sub setup would be better - You can get a slim sub and box and add in a separate amp, again, there are tons of options to choose from here, so your budget and space restrictions will determine the right stuff.
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price is really not a problem once i figure out what i want il just save up if i have to and i dont mind amplifying the speakers, i did that in my old truck and they were crisp
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ive had success with the infinity kappa series speakers both running of the headunit and an amp. i would say to go with a component set all around for the best sound. alpine, pioneer and kennwood make great units, just depends on what you want out of your headunit. if you have the room go with a sub and amp in a nice enclosure, or go with something more compact with a powered sub like the infinity basslink, ive been told kicker has a few options that people like.
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so sence iv posted this thread, iv been doing my hw, what do yall think about this set up?

MM6501um 6.5 component system (in sound bar, and tweeters mounted somewhere)

i wanna put the MM521 5.25 in the dash, any way i can convert the 4x6 to 5.25 in the dash

2 MM1040 10" subs, one infront of each tire well

PA D5000.5 5 channel amp ( can i hook the speakers and the sub up to this amp?)

what do yall think about that setup, iv never used polk, but from the reviews they seem great and there defently better priced on the marine grade
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oh and for the head unit i was thinking the

Pioneer DEH-X5500HD
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You can hook up all 4 speakers and a sub to that 5-channel amp. Make sure the MM series are marine rated... I know the DXi's are, but don't have much experience with the MMs because my shop doesn't sell them. I know you can fit 5.25" speakers in the 4x6" TJ dash opening, but I don't *think* you can do it in a YJ without modifying the dash in some way. You could probably cut a hole in the 4x6" speaker grille and mount them from the front, but I've never tried it. The MM461p should be a big step up in sound from whatever you have in there now.

For the deck, I can no longer personally recommend a Pioneer stereo for anyone who is serious about sound quality. I've said it many times before on here (and probably will say it again) - Pioneer has dropped their quality in the last few years in order to cut costs. The deck you are looking at only has 2 sets of low voltage (2v) pre-outs... this means in order to run your 5-channel amp, you will loose either fade control or subwoofer control.

If you honestly don't mind spending some money so your system sounds good, the best investment you can make is in the headunit. Take my previous suggestion and go with Alpine, you will not be disappointed. I would suggest something that has 3 sets of pre-outs, front, rear, and sub; the higher the voltage, the better your amp will sound - 4 volts is the minimum I would recommend if you really want good sound. This Alpine radio is a bit more expensive than the Pioneer, but you get all three preouts at 4 volts, HD radio, Bluetooth, and a USB & AUX input.
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the MMS are marine grade, when you go on the website and click marine grade those come up, and thanks for the advice on the head unit, i had alpine in old truck and loved it, so i think il take your advice and go with alpine
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You can hook up all 4 speakers and a sub to that 5-channel amp. Make sure the MM series are marine rated... I know the DXi's are, but don't have much experience with the MMs because my shop doesn't sell them. I know you can fit 5.25" speakers in the 4x6" TJ dash opening, but I don't *think* you can do it in a YJ without modifying the dash in some way. You could probably cut a hole in the 4x6" speaker grille and mount them from the front, but I've never tried it. The MM461p should be a big step up in sound from whatever you have in there now.

For the deck, I can no longer personally recommend a Pioneer stereo for anyone who is serious about sound quality. I've said it many times before on here (and probably will say it again) - Pioneer has dropped their quality in the last few years in order to cut costs. The deck you are looking at only has 2 sets of low voltage (2v) pre-outs... this means in order to run your 5-channel amp, you will loose either fade control or subwoofer control.

If you honestly don't mind spending some money so your system sounds good, the best investment you can make is in the headunit. Take my previous suggestion and go with Alpine, you will not be disappointed. I would suggest something that has 3 sets of pre-outs, front, rear, and sub; the higher the voltage, the better your amp will sound - 4 volts is the minimum I would recommend if you really want good sound. This Alpine radio is a bit more expensive than the Pioneer, but you get all three preouts at 4 volts, HD radio, Bluetooth, and a USB & AUX input.
It's a LOT of custom work to fit 5.25"s in the dash of a YJ.
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yeah, i think so, You can hook up all 4 speakers and a sub to that 5-channel amp. Make sure the MM series are marine rated

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