Originally Posted by RageOfFury
The stock Jeep speakers are pathetic. When I took them out I was stunned at how light weight and poorly built they were. The aftermarket speakers I installed are outstanding. I'm blown away by the sound quality and I am hearing so much detail in the music I listen to.
This is misleading.
Factory speakers are indeed light weight, but that's because they're designed for a SPECIFIC power rating. When they place an order for them, they know how much power is going to be put to them, and they're optimized for it.
Aftermarket speakers are typically built to handle MUCH more power than factory ones, and also end up requiring more power to sound good than an OEM set.
Very rarely does switching to aftermarket speakers on stock power improve sound quality overall nowdays. Especially not in a stereo that is as optimized as the Alpine setup in the Jeep. You're going to need to up the power levels if you want to see a real increase.