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Old August 8th, 2018, 16:13
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Let's talk speakers

Hey everyone,

As is the case with many XJ's, my speakers were blown out.

Installed Pioneer TS-A1675R 5-1/4" 3-Way's in the rear. They sound great but don't have much bass.

I also have some of the same model 6-1/2" 3-Way's, which I was going to put up front, but I am having second thoughts now. Will these deliver any bass?

Should I go with something else up front for better bass?

Let me note I am not interested in a sub.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 18:31
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You will not get any bass until you get a sub. The other speakers will only provide the rest.
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Old August 9th, 2018, 07:24
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I just swapped in a set of Rockford Fosgate 6.5s up front in place of the stock 5.25s. Definitely don't have the punch that a sub will offer, but they sound a lot fuller. There's actually a detectable bass response where there was nothing before.

It isn't going to shake the house down, but the larger speakers do sound better all around.
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Old August 9th, 2018, 09:01
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Hey everyone,

As is the case with many XJ's, my speakers were blown out.

Installed Pioneer TS-A1675R 5-1/4" 3-Way's in the rear. They sound great but don't have much bass.

I also have some of the same model 6-1/2" 3-Way's, which I was going to put up front, but I am having second thoughts now. Will these deliver any bass?

Should I go with something else up front for better bass?

Let me note I am not interested in a sub.
Like the others said, you're going to need to add a sub for any bass response. If you're looking to fill out your audio with some quality lows then install one of these under your front passenger seat. Cheap, easy install.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...GGYBNKTV2D21RX


If you're looking to rattle windows then you'll need to go in a different direction.
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Old August 9th, 2018, 09:56
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I'm not a "big" sound person, but quite while back I did buy something I like. A relatively small amp(already had 4 Polk's in the doors and overhead console) and a woofer pod. I got everything installed in a clean manner so it doesn't take up much space.



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Old August 9th, 2018, 18:49
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My zj has the factory infinity sound system with the amp. I'm sure it's pretty weak by todays standards, but it's clarity and sound is way better thanks the woman's xj. I bet just a decent amp to power the speakers would get you closer to what you want. I'm not big on huge bass but the quality of the sound is pretty good with some extra power for the speakers.even on my 92 xj I had upgraded speakers and the sound was never really great.
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Old August 10th, 2018, 16:28
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I just swapped in a set of Rockford Fosgate 6.5s up front in place of the stock 5.25s. Definitely don't have the punch that a sub will offer, but they sound a lot fuller. There's actually a detectable bass response where there was nothing before.

It isn't going to shake the house down, but the larger speakers do sound better all around.
Any pics of your 6.5"s?
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Old August 10th, 2018, 16:30
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Here's the passenger side compared to the stock speaker. I did have to trim the door a little bit for it to sit right, but I know some speakers fit without that

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Old August 10th, 2018, 16:31
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That was quick! Thanks.

I was curious what you did with the door panel?
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Old August 10th, 2018, 17:56
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That was quick! Thanks.

I was curious what you did with the door panel?
Ha, yeah, I had the pic already from when I did the swap. Didn't do anything to the door panel, it still fits in place over top the new speaker. I didn't want to cut it up, so I just kept the stock speaker grille in place

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Old August 10th, 2018, 18:54
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I'm not a "big" sound person, but quite while back I did buy something I like. A relatively small amp(already had 4 Polk's in the doors and overhead console) and a woofer pod. I got everything installed in a clean manner so it doesn't take up much space.
Any cutting involved? Not trying to cut up this XJ.
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Old August 10th, 2018, 21:31
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No, I've just it "velcro'd" in place.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/74136_701.htm
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Old August 10th, 2018, 22:37
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Re: Let's talk speakers

RCP I love the hinge idea on the amp.

On installing 6.5" in the doors.
Do you have power windows or manual?

The reason I ask is I have a really nice set of 6.5's here, but with manual window cranks your crank will hit the speaker grill.
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Old August 11th, 2018, 06:38
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RCP I really do like the hinge idea on the amp. I need to do this to mine now if it will fit. Mine is a little wide lol
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Old August 11th, 2018, 06:52
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I've got power windows on both 2k's.
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