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post #1 of 9 Old 12-27-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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MOPAR Kicker Audio Speaker Upgrade

So I just got a set of two MOPAR Kicker 77KICK10 speakers for my 2 door JK. They are 6.5" speakers that fit right into the soundbar, and were very easy to install.

The only problem is I can't hear an improvement from the stock speakers, which looked very cheap in comparison.

Any reviews on this product or something I might need to do for them to sound better (amplifier, etc.) are appreciated

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-28-2012, 08:17 AM
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just remember that speakers are limited by the power output of the radio. no matter how much the speakers can handle the radio will limit them.

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You need to change the radio to get the most out of those speakers.
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You need a new head unit with more output or a component amplifier for those speakers. If these are the ones you installed, they handle 75W RMS with a peak of 150W RMS, and I can almost bet the output of the stock radio doesn't exceed 45-50W RMS. I think the total output for the 6 speakers are 66W, but I could be completely wrong on that. Check here - that is where I got the 66W. Most aftermarket head units supply an output of 50W RMS per speaker, but that does vary upon the make and model.

For example - my other car has a head unit with 50 RMS output to each speaker - 200 RMS. IMHO, I would replace the head unit with a different one bc it will make the wiring much easier than taping into the stock head unit. Also, it will allow you to hook up a sub, if you want, and it comes with more features. Just my $0.02.


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thanks guys, i will look into getting a new stereo head unit.
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You need a new head unit with more output or a component amplifier for those speakers. If these are the ones you installed, they handle 75W RMS with a peak of 150W RMS, and I can almost bet the output of the stock radio doesn't exceed 45-50W RMS. I think the total output for the 6 speakers are 66W, but I could be completely wrong on that. Check here - that is where I got the 66W. Most aftermarket head units supply an output of 50W RMS per speaker, but that does vary upon the make and model.

For example - my other car has a head unit with 50 RMS output to each speaker - 200 RMS. IMHO, I would replace the head unit with a different one bc it will make the wiring much easier than taping into the stock head unit. Also, it will allow you to hook up a sub, if you want, and it comes with more features. Just my $0.02.

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Almost all of the after market head units I've looked at are 50-52 "peak output." Is this enough to power those 2 kicker speakers and possibly 2 other upgraded front speakers?

Thanks
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Almost all of the after market head units I've looked at are 50-52 "peak output." Is this enough to power those 2 kicker speakers and possibly 2 other upgraded front speakers?

Thanks
That should be fine as long as it is per speaker. You typically want your speakers or components to handle more power than you give them. This helps prevent overpowering your components and blowing them. And if the head unit doesn't give you all the power you're looking for, you can always add a small component amplifier for your speakers. Does that help?


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That should be fine as long as it is per speaker. You typically want your speakers or components to handle more power than you give them. This helps prevent overpowering your components and blowing them. And if the head unit doesn't give you all the power you're looking for, you can always add a small component amplifier for your speakers. Does that help?

yes, that definitely helps! thanks man
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Here's what he was looking for Mopar has an complete line up of up grades
http://www.autotrucktoys.com/jeep_gr...ent-C2952.aspx

Sorry I just found this for myself , Thought some one mite be interested.

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