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Unread 08-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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i have a yj and am in need of a new headunit and all 6 new speakers, i need them to be waterproof does anyone have any suggestions on good ones or some you have.. or had.. thanks in advance

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Unread 08-13-2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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Clarion and Kenwood both make marine speakers.
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Unread 08-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as 'waterproof' audio equipment. Doesn't exist... Marine grade just means more resistant to corrosion. Still doesn't do anything for the lasers, armatures, etc inside the units. I've gone over this many times before so search for more information.

As for a YJ, what 6 speakers? Your dash would be 4x6 (and difficult, but possible to upgrade to 5.25") and if you have the soundbar, that's another pair of 5.25-6.5" speakers. Anymore would be after market unless I'm forgetting another stock option.

That said, if you want to run speakers off the head unit, get speakers rated for no more than 35W RMS @ 4-ohms. If you want to amp em, match the RMS to the impedance you plan to run with the amp you purchase/have/etc... Amp should be at least 50% but not more than 100% of the rated RMS of the speakers at the rated impedance. I wouldn't worry about marine grade really. Some of them coat the circuits in epoxy to help but it still doesn't help the moving parts and lasers, etc. Basically, don't get em wet and/or let em dry extremely well without power when you do.
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Unread 08-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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There is no such thing as 'waterproof' audio equipment. Doesn't exist... Marine grade just means more resistant to corrosion. Still doesn't do anything for the lasers, armatures, etc inside the units. I've gone over this many times before so search for more information.

As for a YJ, what 6 speakers? Your dash would be 4x6 (and difficult, but possible to upgrade to 5.25") and if you have the soundbar, that's another pair of 5.25-6.5" speakers. Anymore would be after market unless I'm forgetting another stock option.

That said, if you want to run speakers off the head unit, get speakers rated for no more than 35W RMS @ 4-ohms. If you want to amp em, match the RMS to the impedance you plan to run with the amp you purchase/have/etc... Amp should be at least 50% but not more than 100% of the rated RMS of the speakers at the rated impedance. I wouldn't worry about marine grade really. Some of them coat the circuits in epoxy to help but it still doesn't help the moving parts and lasers, etc. Basically, don't get em wet and/or let em dry extremely well without power when you do.
X2 most "marine grade" sound like crap also. I used to have a "marine grade" system in my boat and would end up replacing a majority of the components every 2 to 3 years. I have since switched to "regular" audio equipment and have gotten the same amount of life if not more from them.
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Unread 08-13-2007, 09:20 PM   #5
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i have two surface mounted speakers on my rear wheel wells are those not stock?? and what are some good sound bar speakers i cant seem to find them. but i found a headunit and my dash speakers....
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Unread 08-14-2007, 08:25 AM   #6
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no, those aren't stock I don't believe. Simple pod after market options.

But for speakers, try to keep them all in the same family. Same make and model. Obviously possibly the different size... but that's what you do to try to maintain best voice matching. If the voice matching is way off, it will take away from the sound making it seem hollow.
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Unread 08-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #7
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MB Quart make a great marine speaker... I have 6 of them in my boat and they are real nice...
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Unread 08-17-2007, 11:47 PM   #8
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Looking at changing up the speakers in my TJ. The front ones are still the stock speakers ( ew) The ones in the sound bar are Jensens but one rattles at higher volumes. So I am looking at these. Anyone have any suggestions?

Also, how hard is it to replace the fronts?

Infinity 5-1/4" 2-Way Plus One Cones
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Unread 08-18-2007, 08:18 AM   #9
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Looking at changing up the speakers in my TJ. The front ones are still the stock speakers ( ew) The ones in the sound bar are Jensens but one rattles at higher volumes. So I am looking at these. Anyone have any suggestions?

Also, how hard is it to replace the fronts?

Infinity 5-1/4" 2-Way Plus One Cones
Pioneer 4" x 6" 3 way Speakers
Do not get 4x6's. Get two pairs of 5.25"s. And I'm not a fan of the new 2-ohm Infinities. They stress head units, are next to impossible to find amps for, and have noticeably more noise.
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Go with marine audio in wakeboard boats they have subs and speakers up on towers and around the boat and it can get wet and its chill. I've flooded the front of my boat and all my speakers work fine. I wanna put subs and speakers from a tower and hang them on my roll bar instead of the **** sound bars.
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