I've got a 97 Jaguar Vanden Plas sedan. I upgraded the stereo and speakers to make my commutes more fun, but I'm still not happy with the result. I'm hoping you guys can help me get better sound. Here's what I did, and what I'm looking for...
I swapped out the head unit for a JVC KD PDR40, 50w x 4. It was the only one I could find in stores that hooked to the base of my iPod, not the earphone out. The head unit works just fine--I like it.
Jaguar mid-90's sedans are just not made to take great speakers....they only offer four ports, one in each door, for 6.5" speakers. Also, my install guys tell me that the space for them is very shallow, so this really limits what I can put in the doors. I swapped out the Jag factory speakers with the best I could find in-store (Fry's) that would fit, but I had almost no choices.
I had a Kenwood wOOx KSC-SW10 installed to help out with the bass. It's definitely helped.
Here's what's up: after a couple of years, I'm still not satisfied with the sound. The wOOx really only offers some subwoof 'thump', and a bit distorted at that. And the door speakers? I can't count on them for anything but pretty shallow sound, and I strain them all the time. Basically, I get high end from the doors and low thump from the wOOx.
It seems to me that the door ports are just not going to do anything but provide high end. I need to get something bigger and better than the wOOx in the back...something that will give me mid and low end. Fellas I know have said "You need a Bazooka", etc. You can't cut into the rear deck of a Jag because the gas tank is right underneath.
I'm looking for a recommendation for something I can put on the rear seats (it's a big sedan) that will give me some nice sound, and that I can disconnect easily and throw in the trunk when I have passengers in the back. Currently, the wOOx is set up to be easily disconnected (it fits in a footwell) and be tucked away.....I need something bigger to rest on the rear seats, that I can stow in the trunk when need be (I've got a nice-sized trunk).
So, gents--can you help with a recommendation? I don't know the first thing about separate speaker systems...
1. A self-contained unit I can put on the rear seats to give me some decent sound...a tube or box that will give me some decent-sized speakers, and light enough that I can disconnect it and toss it in the trunk when I take people out to lunch. I don't need a monster unit the size of a tailgating cooler...more like 1' x 2' or so.
2. If anyone is an expert with the doors in mid-90s XJ6s or XJRs, I'll take recommendations for the four door units....something that's durable and will fit in the shallow ports? I guess Jaguar doesn't give much room for door speakers.
Thanks a million for any advice.