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Old 10-11-2016, 08:22 AM
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Sound System Recommendation 2013

Any recommendations on a good alternative to stock sounds system for 2013 Rubicon 4 door with Nav?

I like the radio itself but the speakers are inadequate with the top down.

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Try crutch field.com. I like JLAudio,Polk,Alpine

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Any recommendations on a good alternative to stock sounds system for 2013 Rubicon 4 door with Nav?

I like the radio itself but the speakers are inadequate with the top down.
as far as speakers, JL is great quality. headunits so many options; depends if you want touchscreen or not in your JK.
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Any recommendations on a good alternative to stock sounds system for 2013 Rubicon 4 door with Nav?

I like the radio itself but the speakers are inadequate with the top down.
Take a look at these 3 threads that open up the stock Alpine system significantly.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/st...ap-662985.html

The stock tweeter mod is a big improvement and is easy to do with a 4.7uF capacitor.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...si-904409.html

The Infinity upgrade really brings some volume and high freq performance to the sound bar.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/su...nt-921921.html

The subwoofer mod is a little less impact to the system and most, but not all like it...

I'm at the point where I think I would recommend adding an amp to the stock sub first and then swapping out the driver if the bass quality wasn't acceptable. Probably an LCi2 and a small Class D 2 channel amp. However, you could just wire in the amp using the high level inputs as many have done.

We call this upgrade path the PRS audio for the 3 mods we did. All were researched pretty heavily and chosen for a variety of reasons, but mostly sound quality and efficiency.

You'll see a lot of speaker recommendations, but without the research to know that we are on a 2 ohm system, you can effectively reduce your output by installing 4 ohm speakers... In most cases you get about the same output because the 4 ohm impedance reduces amp output but the speaker efficiency raises output. Why not both? That's what we did.
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And if you do put your own head unit in your suppose to disconnect the unconnect cable right guys? So the battery doesn't drain.
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Tweeter Replacement

Thanks for the recommendations on the sound system upgrade. Tweeters seem to be cheap enough. Do you have a plug and play recommendation? I'd rather pop the old out and put the new in.


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Take a look at these 3 threads that open up the stock Alpine system significantly.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/st...ap-662985.html

The stock tweeter mod is a big improvement and is easy to do with a 4.7uF capacitor.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...si-904409.html

The Infinity upgrade really brings some volume and high freq performance to the sound bar.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/su...nt-921921.html

The subwoofer mod is a little less impact to the system and most, but not all like it...

I'm at the point where I think I would recommend adding an amp to the stock sub first and then swapping out the driver if the bass quality wasn't acceptable. Probably an LCi2 and a small Class D 2 channel amp. However, you could just wire in the amp using the high level inputs as many have done.

We call this upgrade path the PRS audio for the 3 mods we did. All were researched pretty heavily and chosen for a variety of reasons, but mostly sound quality and efficiency.

You'll see a lot of speaker recommendations, but without the research to know that we are on a 2 ohm system, you can effectively reduce your output by installing 4 ohm speakers... In most cases you get about the same output because the 4 ohm impedance reduces amp output but the speaker efficiency raises output. Why not both? That's what we did.
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Dash Speakers

Can you confirm, I read in another post that disabling the airbags is required to replaced the lower dash speakers. Is that true?



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Thanks for the recommendations on the sound system upgrade. Tweeters seem to be cheap enough. Do you have a plug and play recommendation? I'd rather pop the old out and put the new in.
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Central Florida Area Audio

Any recommendations for an audio shop in Central Florida? Time is limited to upgrade my sound system so I would like to shop for a professional
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