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Unread 08-10-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Where is the best location to install speakers in a YJ (inside the dash, sound bar, rear speaker box, center console, combination of these, etc.)?

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Unread 08-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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I put a pair of self contained outdoor speakers on top of the rear wheel wells. Together with upgraded dash speakers they sound pretty good, and this is with no top 6 months out of the year.

Rear speakers were about $30 from Amazon
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A 6 speaker sound bar should be more then enough.
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I had a Select Increments Centra-Pod 5-1/4 Speaker enclosure in front of my Shifters , and a VDP Sound Wedge for 6x9's between the rollbar and wheel well

For speakers I had used 5 1/4 & 6x9 Infinity Kappa's Powered by a Infinity Reference 475A amp . I could hear the stereo nice and clear with the top and doors off with out distortion at hiway speeds with the top and doors on it was even better with great Hi's Mids, and Lows The amp was bolted threw the floor below the rear seat with solder filling the screw heads


Links to enclosures

http://www.quadratec.com/products/14136_03.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/14031_5X_PG.htm
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I had a Select Increments Centra-Pod 5-1/4 Speaker enclosure in front of my Shifters, and a VDP Sound Wedge for 6x9's between the rollbar and wheel well.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/14136_03.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/14031_5X_PG.htm
How resistant to weather (i.e. rain, water) are those enclosures?
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I put a pair of self contained outdoor speakers on top of the rear wheel wells. Together with upgraded dash speakers they sound pretty good, and this is with no top 6 months out of the year.

Rear speakers were about $30 from Amazon
I have some janky 6x9's on my rear wells and they've been through some crap. I know they're blown but for some reason they continue to work without that crappy scratchy sound. 2 days ago I put new 4x6's in the dash (130w) to replace the ones that looked like burnt paper. Love it, love the new sound atmosphere.

I had been pondering this questions for some time too, however I went with the two in dash and two one rear wells because I couldnt justify the $100-$150 sound bar for $30 speakers. Plus NO ONE is stealing in-dash speakers. And imo i just don't think big expensive electronics belong in Jeeps.
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I would install a sound bar then run either dash or door speakers. Don't forget to add in a subwoofer if you want to hear the bass. Boss makes a sweet low profile sub/amp all in one that I have found will fit underneath the rear seat out of sight and nicely.
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I have the factory soundbar in my YJ and I'm not sure I like it. Only had the Jeep for a little while but being 6'4" tall it puts me really close to the rear left speaker. I might replace my dash speakers and fade the sound to the front some more then run a small sub for bass and see if that improves things.
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I would install a sound bar then run either dash or door speakers. Don't forget to add in a subwoofer if you want to hear the bass. Boss makes a sweet low profile sub/amp all in one that I have found will fit underneath the rear seat out of sight and nicely.
Do tell? I'd be interested in this sub/amp combo....although I already have a pioneer amp and 2 8" truck boxes, I'd rather hide everything out of sight and keep my cargo room.
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I would install a sound bar then run either dash or door speakers. Don't forget to add in a subwoofer if you want to hear the bass. Boss makes a sweet low profile sub/amp all in one that I have found will fit underneath the rear seat out of sight and nicely.
Unfortunately I removed the rear seat and replaced it with a large secure storage box which fills the entire rear cargo area, so I would have to put that particular Boss low profile subwoofer/amplifier somewhere else...
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How resistant to weather (i.e. rain, water) are those enclosures?
They are made of plastic so they are pretty durable in weather, I did have mine filled with some poly fill. They were still doing great after 4 years and March-Nov the jeep was usually topless and doorless unless it was raining Then I had used a Bikini top
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