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    I've never upgraded my factory car audio in my life. I bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler and I love it! The only problem is that when I'm on the highway with the top down (which is often) I want to crank the stereo up so I can hear it. I am worried that I'm going to blow the factory speakers if I crank it up too far. I never go above 75% on the volume for fear of destroying the speakers. But 75% on that system is not enough to hear clearly and get the volume I'm looking for.

    I think I'd like to upgrade to speakers that can handle louder volumes and maybe put a small amp in there to give the speakers clarity and a slight amount of thump. But like I said...I have no clue what I'm doing.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how to proceed? Do I need an amp? Do I just need better speakers? I'd prefer not to put a subwoofer in. I don't like a crazy amount of bass, but I do like a slight amount of thump. Clarity is the most important thing to me.

    OK - I'm rambling. Any guidance would be appreciated!







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    Re: Noob needs help!

    Get speakers that have a high sensitivity, like 90db or higher, if wanting to keep factory h/u. WoofersEtc.com - EF-61FG/TW25 PRO - CDT Audio EuroFrame 6.5" 2 Way Component w/ Upgraded TW-25 Tweeter

    Tell us more about the factory system, premium Alpine or not? By getting a proper amplifier will definitely get you the desired listening levels you are wanting at highway speeds and with the top off.

    Also, look into pro audio drivers for your mids.




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    Re: Noob needs help!

    Thanks Fish!

    I plan to keep the factory head unit. I don't know much about it. It has bluetooth and satellite radio which I like so I don't want to change it out. If you recommend an amp, which one do you recommend for the speakers you suggested? Can you get quality stuff at a Best Buy? I would need installation if I get an amp so it might be easy just to go there. Thoughts?




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    Re: Noob needs help!

    Quote Originally Posted by live wire fl View Post
    thanks fish!

    I plan to keep the factory head unit. I don't know much about it. It has bluetooth and satellite radio which i like so i don't want to change it out. If you recommend an amp, which one do you recommend for the speakers you suggested? Can you get quality stuff at a best buy? I would need installation if i get an amp so it might be easy just to go there. Thoughts?
    do not go to best buy!!!!!!!




    H.U. - Pioneer P7200HD
    Fronts - Pioneer premier TS-C720PRS
    Rear - Pioneer TS-D6902R
    Amp - kx2500.1
    Sub - AQ HDC4 12
    just a lil' slam for now.... tuned to 33hz!!!!!

    complete budget system under 400.00... (kenwoods)
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    Re: Noob needs help!

    Find you a reputable shop in your area and listen to what they carry, demo boards will get you a taste of what they sound like. Understand, vehicle environments like yours will be much different b/c it's a JEEP!

    WoofersEtc.com - GT-2200 - Boston Acoustics 2 Channel 900W GT Series Amplifier. Great amp here and will give you ample headroom with excellent, dynamic qualities.




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