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Old 04-23-2016, 04:19 PM
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Hello all, I just brought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited freedom edition and I'm hearing a rattle which I think may be coming from the subwoofer but I can't locate the the subwoofer as its not in the back on the side. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello all, I just brought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited freedom edition and I'm hearing a rattle which I think may be coming from the subwoofer but I can't locate the the subwoofer as its not in the back on the side. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
If you don't have the sub in the passenger side rear corner than you don't have a factory sub. You are likely just hearing distortion from the sound bar or front pods. The factory head unit is about 6w RMS per channel and because it is under powered, usually distorts before reaching full volume.

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Old 04-27-2016, 12:55 PM
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If you don't have the sub in the passenger side rear corner than you don't have a factory sub. You are likely just hearing distortion from the sound bar or front pods. The factory head unit is about 6w RMS per channel and because it is under powered, usually distorts before reaching full volume.
thank you so much for your repsonse, so if I upgrade the sound bar speakers will this help with the distortion or do I need to replace the factory head unit?
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No, the sound bar is a terrible speaker enclosure. It rattles, it leaks air and is behind your head. These are the least important speakers in an upgrade. You want your music coming from in front of you. But at the same time, the easiest to replace.

Of course it all depends on how you value music and a good sound system. It depends on if you play your music loud and do you drive with the top down often? It also depends on your budget.

On the "cheap", I'd replace the head unit and your front speakers first. If you like high quality sound and you have a bigger budget you will want to add an amplifier and subwoofer either now or down the road.

Bottom line, loud distortion free music requires good equipment and plenty of power. There is a price associated with both.
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Front speakers first?

I'm curious what people think about this. Is replacing the fronts first more important for sound quality? I just got an 05 LJ and it has stock head unit and pioneer 4x6 in front, 5.125 in back (TS-G1344R). With new head unit, would replacing these relatively cheap speakers make a difference?
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