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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

Does anybody know the wattage output is for the individual speakers? I know the amplifier is a 506 watt amplifier (guessing max as opposed to RMS), but I haven't seen any information on watts per channel. Does anybody know whether the speakers are 2 or 4 ohm?
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

You know, I looked at this also....I wonder how this would sound.

I'm assuming its a pretty simple install to replace....

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No one has mentioned this yet that I have seen, I am interested in a cleaner bass with a deeper response (50-60hz) and will be going this route in May-June.
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You know, I looked at this also....I wonder how this would sound.

I'm assuming its a pretty simple install to replace....
The factory amp will likely not be a good fit for the sub(wattage, frequency cutoff, etc), so it's more than just swapping it. You'll need to install a separate sub amp to power it.
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

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The factory amp will likely not be a good fit for the sub(wattage, frequency cutoff, etc), so it's more than just swapping it. You'll need to install a separate sub amp to power it.
I stand corrected.....I thought this was self powered .....

Yeah, I haven't gotten my JCO yet, but I do plan on doing somethign with the sub. Listened to my IPOD at the dealer, and the sound is pretty nice, just bass sucks. Question I have is, how much space is in that sub compartment? I wonder If I replace the speaker with an equivalent size, would I have enough space in that compartment for a small amp. I don't want it to be super loud, that you wake up the neighbors kids.....just keep the bass in the car.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

I have seen factory systems in other vehicles (the Pontiac G8 for example) that have a place on the factory amp for sub adjustment. Maybe there was a separate amp, but I can't remember. Anybody ever seen our factory amp, or know it's location?
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:20 PM
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

I've been sorely disappointed by the sound response out of the system. Bass is really boomy (i have it set at -1), however midbass is just not there, no matter how i mess with the built in EQ. When listening to hiphop/rap its not bad (no real midbass there, just lots of low bass), however when listening to jazz or EDM/Techno you really see the system's shortfalls in the mid bass area and imaging. My sound preference is for a real clean image and nice tight bass. boomy/messy bass is not my cup of tea. Hell even the JBL system out of my prius blows the "alpine premium" sound system out of the water. Having 9 speakers means nothing when they all sound like crap.
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

^ +1 to upgrading the alpine system. As you suggest frydry, the two biggest culprits are an underpowered system amp, and a plastic stock sub box enclosure. Otherwise the alpine speakers aren't horrible, though looks like chryco had a hand in diluting the system.

Check it out: http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=22295
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

Meh. Y'all are expecting a lil too much from the system. It aint Great... But it's not horrible either.

The Sub is a toy.

And the center channel is very awkward. I have a feeling that it is upsetting the balance for many people who think the system is muddy, flat, etc.

That being said, working on replacements for the center channel, and the sub would probably bring this system up to par with what many of you expect.
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

you know what's weird. The other day I had my Jeep fully loaded with bags of sweaters from the back of my seat to the lift gate and the audio actually improved. Imaging was still crap, but bass response seemed controlled. So i'm guessing a lot of our woes could be fixed by a better powered and higher quality sub and enclosure.
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

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you know what's weird. The other day I had my Jeep fully loaded with bags of sweaters from the back of my seat to the lift gate and the audio actually improved. Imaging was still crap, but bass response seemed controlled. So i'm guessing a lot of our woes could be fixed by a better powered and higher quality sub and enclosure.
I have found that to be the case many of the time when the back is filled with items. Think of this as an added part to the sub box and the sound is ported out. I am still going to install the JL Audio Stealthbox with a Pioneer Stage 4 Amp to improve the bass.

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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

Hi guys...

Did anyone only upgrade the amp? Results?

Did anyone knows if Audyssey XT can be added to the "Premium" Alpine systems?
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Re: Alpine Premium Factory Audio System

posted this on another thread but wondering if anyone can help answer:

i was wondering if someone could give me some info...I just want a better bass response and dont mind my alpine system...could I drop in one of those JL Stealthboxes with its own dedicated amp and just run the rest of my system as is on its stock amp...I just want a ten in sub but dont care to go balls out like you guys and rip up my jeep like that...seriously you would have had to give me a xanax in order to watch my ride get pulled apart like that...I notice the smallest scratches on anything and I would be going nuts wondering how bad they were effing my ride up

Can that be a simple setup...just drop in the JL stealthbox with its own amp and call it a day? Any help would really be appreciated.
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