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post #1 of 10 Old 05-03-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Audio experts please HELP.

I just got an extra set of the JK premium audio system w/o the head-unit or amp. Just $40.

I want to, or i am thinking if is possible to change the factory Amp and just install all the extra speakers and Sub and that would be good enough. I'm good w mechanical and electrical but when it comes down to audio set up I'm just out of my league.

If i can do this spending the minimal amount of money i would reach my goal. Upgrading in the cheap not having to spend lots of money changing my perfectly working system. School me on this and let me know what yall think about it.

Regarding on where and how i will put the extra stuff, i got plenty of ideas. I just need to know if a simple amp upgrade will do.

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Anybody. I would like to do this tomorrow.

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For the 40 bucks you have in it and if what you have is cheaper speakers installed from the factory then yes it will most likely sound better due to better speaker quality and should be an easy plug and play type of deal.

When you have the money start with a aftermarket radio and go from there, most of the new aftermarket hu's put out more power than a stock set up. After that get a 5 channel amp and run all new wires due to the stock wiring being so thin. Plus this way you will have bypassed all the canbus limitations and problems. Remember that no matter what you do it is a jeep and the speaker locations are in the worst locations possible and pointing in the worst possible direction as well so be rady to play with it to get it where you want. Iwould reccomend a good dsp to be able to have better control of the speakers and create a better sound stage, but what do I know I can barely hear from doing all this stuff back in the day.

But if you have the cheapest of the cheap in now anything above that will be better, but lime I stated until you remove the limitations of the stock radio and the canbus system you will probably stay frustrated.

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I forgot to say that i have the infinity sound system on it and i just got and extra set. I just wanted to add more speakers and prob change the amp.

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Add more speakers, where are you going to put them?
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I got some ideas, but i want to get the facts down on what do i need to do this. If is too much of a hassle then i would just do something else w it.

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you would have to wire up another amp to the head unit and split off the rca's from the back of the head unit. personally I think you would be way better off just replacing your factory speakers with some better aftermarket ones.
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depends on how many speakers you want to add to the factory HU... you can do this but you need to keep the ohm rating correct. if you wire the speakers correctly then you can run 2 speakers per "channel" and be safe. here is a link to help understand ohm's in speaker configurations. hope this helps

http://www.bcae1.com/spkrmlti.htm
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Cool dude, that helps a lot. I will try some of this configs and see how it works. Ive seen it before but thought it was FUBAR.

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Whatever you do, put some type of Dynomat or equal in the speaker enclosures. Never used to think that stuff worked, but I replaced the stock speakers with better speakers that drove more sound and it sounded like someone thumping a trash can with a woofle ball bat. I used the Autozone sound insulating mat in the enclosures and it made a huge difference. Well worth the extra cheese.
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