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Old 06-07-2013, 11:30 PM
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Change the center dash speaker and the door speakers and go from there and turn down the bass.
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

The "alpine" speakers are really cheap. I think alpine designed the system and then sent it off to china for someone to cheapen the quality of it, bring the price down, and then throw it in all the Wk's. The speakers are pretty weak. If you don't really care about your tunes, you can get by with it. I drive alot and really enjoy listening to music in the car (I was shocked at how bad the sirrius signal sounds, bluetooth is pretty nice though!).

I went with Focals bc I have really enjoyed them in my other vehicles. Super clean and hard to beat unless you really increase your price point. I only did the fronts bc I was short on time. I have another pair of 165 v30's for the rear doors but i'm debating in the back needs the component set. I've heard that it doesn't add anything to the back, and when your tweeters are of high quality in the truck pillars, they actually sound a bit off... Might return them and put in coaxials. Will see..
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

This is why I am trying to get information on what people think about Hybrid Audio technologies. (HAT). They have a 6 X 9 component set that I am interested in, but I have never heard. I want something that will be a drop in replacement for our stock speakers on the front doors that increases sound quality while maintaining the midbass we get from the larger cone 6 X 9 speaker has. They are also 93db efficient so they should work well with the factory amplifier in our JGC's ....

Unfortunately, I don't have a local rep to give them a listen so that's why I'm asking here if anyone has heard them.
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

Go to DIYMA.com - Car Audio Forum & 12 volt Community Board Scott Buwalda, HAT owner, is on there all the time. He has a big following and is probably one of the TOP SQ guys around....a legend. I've not ran this stuff, but wouldn't have an issue doing so.
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You can get the stuff from here...very expensive. Might want to look at CDT Audio or Image Dynamics.

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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

Okay so I've decided to just go all out with getting the sound system more to my liking. I'm willing to just have everything besides the head unit ripped out. My question is what's the best way to get the amps hooked into the factory head unit? I've had other systems put in my cars using stock head unit/bose system and they never seemed to sound right either there was hissing or the sound was to loud or low at low level listening. I'll be having a shop do all the work but i hate when I go in there and they just tell me what I need it just never seems to work out and I'm back in the shop the next month needing something else. Does the Overland head unit have pre outs? Do I need a Audison bit one processor or something like it I have no clue going to do some research reason i ask about the Audison is because I have one laying around and maybe i can use it I have no clue what it does lol I just pay for the stuff never really did any of the installs myself.
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

You need to put a converter in... There are a few out there, i'm trying to decide which one as well... Looking at the Lc7i which gets decent reviews. Would like to put in the best of the best but i'm not sure what it is.

Why don't you just put 6.5's in your front doors. No need to stick to a 6x9.
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

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This is why I am trying to get information on what people think about Hybrid Audio technologies. (HAT). They have a 6 X 9 component set that I am interested in, but I have never heard. I want something that will be a drop in replacement for our stock speakers on the front doors that increases sound quality while maintaining the midbass we get from the larger cone 6 X 9 speaker has. They are also 93db efficient so they should work well with the factory amplifier in our JGC's ....

Unfortunately, I don't have a local rep to give them a listen so that's why I'm asking here if anyone has heard them.
HAT for short, makes really good stuff. I've never heard of them until someone mentioned them in my Camaro forum, bought a pair, and fell in love! They are comparable to focal, hertz audio! A bit cheaper in price though! They shouldn't dissapoint all. Be sure to amp them dowm the line, they are power hungry.
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HAT for short, makes really good stuff. I've never heard of them until someone mentioned them in my Camaro forum, bought a pair, and fell in love! They are comparable to focal, hertz audio! A bit cheaper in price though! They shouldn't dissapoint all. Be sure to amp them dowm the line, they are power hungry.
Is there someone local to you where you got them? I'd like to give them a listen.
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Is there someone local to you where you got them? I'd like to give them a listen.
There was a shop selling them on the camaro forum, subthump.com! I actually purchased them without hearing, they have what i like to call the "live band effect" listening style.
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Re: 2014 overland stereo yuck

Reviving an old post I know but I'm sure this post will be helpful for many new owners as the audio system may be a bit of a let down for them.

Considering who Jeep is competing against and the vast improvements they've made with the WK2, I'm really surprised that they went this way with regard to the sound system. The head/interface is much better than most out there including Lexus and BMW.

I am really into SQ so when my GC arrives, I will be ripping out all speakers except the sub to start with especially those 6x9s in the doors. They are so muddy. Anything will be an improvement. I've tried to find a good balance between highs, mids and lows on demo cars and it just simply can't be done with the existing system. Maybe I'm being to harsh. From there I will decide whether to replace cables, amps and add a converter or replace the sub. Hopefully Jeep realises this and provides a real upgrade in mid 2014 or 2015.

There are some really good threads on this site and I'd be happy to hear any speaker recommendations that you guys have good experience with. I'm looking at Focal or HAT so far but Polk is also an option.
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I will be replacing the center dash speaker and the door speakers in the front ad back. I did notice in the rear on the pillars behind the seat that there appears to be a tweeter in each one. One thing I have noticed in my 2014 overland is in order to get any real sound/highs you have to turn the radio darn near up to 24-28 for any of the highs or anything else really kicks in..that makes it kinda hard to have conversations in the car without everyone screaming at each other. I'm wondering when I switch speakers will that issue still exist without amping everything up or perhaps I'll give it a wait and see after trying all the speakers with different forms of media first.
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