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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Spent some time installing the Polk MM6501 components for the front and MM651 for the rear over the weekend. I didn't use the Polk crossovers supplied for either set. I also laid some Dyanmat behind them against the inside of the outer door skin.

I have to say, they do not sound good at all. I played with the EQ and had a really hard time getting anything that sounds good. Do they have to "burn in"?

I am thinking I went a little too high-end and will now need an amp.

Dammit! Just like cars, guns, whatever...start with a little and you find you just need more!
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Greetings,

Let them burn for a while. Sometimes, it could take over 15 hours of play for them to loosen up.

Best for now.
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

They are not going to sound significantly better in a few days. Those speakers need an aftermarket amp, and a full-range signal feeding that amp. Otherwise, you might as well stick your stockers back in. The OE system is tuned horribly. Connecting decent speakers to that signal is not going to produce desirable results. I may sound like a broken record, but....
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

With hindsight being 20/20, I did indeed go too high with the specs. I thought for sure I was on the right track, but I guess you cannot learn from your mistakes if you don't make them.

Its just that there are two sides to this. People either say "They will sound great"...OR..."they will need an amp and possibly more". Naturally, I was optimistic about this and gave it a shot.

I will be looking at my options to have an amp installed. Either that or I will revert back to stock and cut a little bit of a loss.

Thanks as always for the advice.
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

It's all up to the listeners ears and the type of music a person tends to listen to,that may help to decide whether an amp is necessary.
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

I sat down and talked to a guy I know and trust who has been doing high-end custom stereo installs for many years.

Bottom line, his opinion is an "all or nothing" approach with this. I am not ready to spend that kind of money at this time, so it looks like I am going back to stock and selling the Polk's and hopefully I will get close to what I have into them back.
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

What's his all or nothing suggesting for your car??
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Either do a full upgrade or leave it stock because he knows me and knows the sound I like and I won't achieve that by only upgrading part of the system.
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So what's his suggestion for doing the all the way all in upgrade?? Doing what exactly and using what equipment?
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

New head unit, new amp, new sub all rewired. Basically, pulling the factory stuff out and replacing it. We didn't get to specific hardware because we both knew it was out of my range but we did price it out for fun.
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Did he say it was absolutely necessary to ditch the 8.4 screen or could everything else be made to work with it? What was his pricing for doing it all his way?
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Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

We only added up rough prices in our heads, but it came to well over $1,000 installed for decent stuff, including replacing the head unit.
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