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post #1 of 3 Old 04-21-2017, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Sound System upgrade

I am not that knowledgeable with how the electrical side of things with my jeep but I have people who can help install the systems. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advise of what a difference it would make if I replaced my stock amp with an upgraded version but kept my speakers stock. I am looking for a little more bass and sound (we all know that the stock system is kind of crap) because with the top off I have to blast my speakers and its just not what I wan to do. Also if people could send some recommendations on what brands to use, that would be great. I have read up on a few threads of what kinds are better than others but I would like to know from people that have the systems themselves. Thanks in advance guys!

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-21-2017, 10:33 AM
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While a better amp will certainly help your sound, replacing the stock speakers is almost a necessity. They are most likely not rated for the additional power you would be putting in to them. There are better speakers available that will fit and be compatible with the increased power that the amp will be pushing.

As I'm not really an audiophile, I'll let others weigh in with what they have found to be a good combination.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-22-2017, 09:51 AM
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It's hard to get much bass in an open Jeep. But as cranbiz said above, speakers are really key to getting a significant improvement in sound quality. Polk's DB series of speaker have a great reputation among Jeepers and are highly moisture resistant too. They don't take a lot of power to drive them fully so they work very well with just a head unit that doesn't also have an external higher wattage amplifier.

There is a new radio out by Sony with an honest 40 RMS watts per channel x 4 for a total of 160 RMS watts, that additional power can really perk up a sound system. This is the one I'd like to replace my current lower power Sony head unit with...

That Sony, which also includes Bluetooth which I am jonesing for in my Jeep radio, has about double the normal wattage power when compared to other similar car stereos.

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