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Unread 05-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for good speakers in soundbar?

I just picked up a 01'Sport and wanted to upgrade the crap in the soundbar without cutting or modifying anything too drastically. Any suggestions?

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Unread 05-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Most 5.25" speakers. Kicker, Polk, JL, ect.
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Older sound bars like yours can accept most aftermarket 6.5" speakers without any modifications needed. Be wary, a lot of aftermarket speakers require more power than a standard radio/deck can provide. Polk's DB series 6.5" speakers have a high level of sensitivity which means they don't require a lot of power to sound good. Polk's DB 6.5" speaker is highly recommended and is what I ran in my previous TJ.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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Great feedback guys. Helps us newbies out. Great community!
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Would a 12" bazooka sub (the long tube) fit inside the trunk space of my 01'?
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Would a 12" bazooka sub (the long tube) fit inside the trunk space of my 01'?
Break out a measuring tape.
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More important: would it be too much bass? I'm no music professional but would it be too much bass for the car? I'm not looking to blast music up and down the street.
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More important: would it be too much bass? I'm no music professional but would it be too much bass for the car? I'm not looking to blast music up and down the street.
I run 2 10"s. They go louder than I'll ever need.
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You have the plastic trunk thing or you mean in the general area behind the seat? Search here there are threads of people cramming an infinity bass link in the trunk (better than bazooka). neither bass link or tube has enough power to shake the car dramatically.
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Older sound bars like yours can accept most aftermarket 6.5" speakers without any modifications needed. Be wary, a lot of aftermarket speakers require more power than a standard radio/deck can provide. Polk's DB series 6.5" speakers have a high level of sensitivity which means they don't require a lot of power to sound good. Polk's DB 6.5" speaker is highly recommended and is what I ran in my previous TJ.
Polk db651s is their slim mount version. The tweeter is flush with the rim and doesn't jut out. If you're looking to keep factory grilles this is the way most here go when upgrading their soundbar speakers.

I have the pods, and still haven't installed mine since I need to drill a couple holes for the screws. I'm going to use the Polk grilles though. They look sharp. I'll probably paint them a matte black to match the pods.
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I know it's a matter of preference but will a 10" bazooka be enough or would I want a 12"? Will I need an amp to power the bazooka?
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I know it's a matter of preference but will a 10" bazooka be enough or would I want a 12"? Will I need an amp to power the bazooka?
They make a powered version with the amp built in. If you're looking for an all in one unit and not wanting to deal with an amp (under the back seat would be a good place to mount if you go that route) then go with that version.

While browsing Crutchfield, I see MTX also makes an enclosure that is powered.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_236RT8P...PT.html?tp=114
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That's some very good advice. You just made my life a lot simpler. Thanks for the input.
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I know it's a matter of preference but will a 10" bazooka be enough or would I want a 12"? Will I need an amp to power the bazooka?
More surface area usually more bass (changes the way the freq wave rolls off the cone); it'll also take up more space and be slightly more expensive. Sometimes people outgrow bass tubes, you might have luck finding a used 10" then if you want to upgrade you didn't invest much. Try craigslist.
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I run 2 alpine type e ten inch subs in a sealed box, with an alpine 500 watt amp. A kenwood head unit, with kenwood door speakers all around. It's more than enough for anything I'll ever want or need.
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