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Factory 6 Speaker System

Anyone know if the stock 6 speaker system in the 2012 Laredo has an Amp?
If so, do you know where it is?

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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

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Anyone know if the stock 6 speaker system in the 2012 Laredo has an Amp?
If so, do you know where it is?

Thanks!
Greetings,

Best to my knowledge and I 90 percent sure, their is no amp in the stock 6 system.

The best way to add an amp is either 1 or 2 ways. The first being to sum the front door speakers to capture the full range signal and then into a an aftermarket amp. Or, the second method is to just connect an amp straight to the speaker leads with a hi-lo converted and just use the headunits signals.

If you have a configuration in mind, lets us know. Their is always somebody here to help.

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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

Thank for that.

Well, the idea was that if there was an amp, i could intercept the signal from the head unit and re-use the cables going to the speakers, and fit my own amp and upgrade the speakers. But if the system has cables going directly from the head unit to each speaker then it won't be so easy. I'll probably end up running all new cables to each speaker from the amps.

The plan is to keep the stock head unit, but upgrade speakers with amps, and fit a stealth box.
My shopping list so far is (All JL Audio):

HD750/1 monoblock amp
HD600/4 4 channel amp
Stealthbox
C5-650 2-way component speakers for front doors
C5-525x coaxial speakers for rear doors

I think this should get me the sound i want. Nothing extreme, just good.
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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

On the base 6 speaker system, the head unit itself powers all speakers.


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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

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Thank for that.

Well, the idea was that if there was an amp, i could intercept the signal from the head unit and re-use the cables going to the speakers, and fit my own amp and upgrade the speakers. But if the system has cables going directly from the head unit to each speaker then it won't be so easy. I'll probably end up running all new cables to each speaker from the amps.

The plan is to keep the stock head unit, but upgrade speakers with amps, and fit a stealth box.
My shopping list so far is (All JL Audio):

HD750/1 monoblock amp
HD600/4 4 channel amp
Stealthbox
C5-650 2-way component speakers for front doors
C5-525x coaxial speakers for rear doors

I think this should get me the sound i want. Nothing extreme, just good.

Greetings,


Very nice setup.

Then your best bet is to take the signals from the front door and rear door. You can use a device from AudioControl as an example:

AudioControl LCQ-1 (Gray) 6-channel line output converter with equalizer — add amps to your factory system at Crutchfield.com

or setup to this one with time delay:

AudioControl DQ-61 (Black) Factory sound processor with equalization and time delay at Crutchfield.com

The AudioControl pieces are very simple to use. Otherwise, the next best thing is, which is now the most popular is the Audison BitTen series. The BitTen allow you via a PC based laptop computer to find tune each individual channel. All to these products are close in range.

Audison bit - bit Ten D


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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

Aha, i see! So basically i would fit this behind the dash somewhere (if it fits) and plug the speaker wires directly in to this. Then you use the outputs to plug in to the amps. Gotcha.
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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

I just did a upgrade myself to the stock speakers. I added this to the stock speakers and it's a night and day difference. It fits in the cap underneath the radio and above the flip up console. You will be throwing about 45w per a channel. Also swapped out the Tweeters for Alpine ones and the Speakers are the Harman Kardon from the SRT.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP4...9227185&awdv=m

I bought a stock sub enclosure and grill from a member on here who swapped his out with a stealthbx, Then I added a mono alpine amp in the spare tire space and a JL Audio
8" sub with a bass knob in the arm rest console.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1369207...=Jl+audio+8%22

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRVM...Alpine+amp+250

Overall it's a night and day difference and really makes you realize how much the stock system blows





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Aha, i see! So basically i would fit this behind the dash somewhere (if it fits) and plug the speaker wires directly in to this. Then you use the outputs to plug in to the amps. Gotcha.
Greetings,

You got it. It is just a matter of degree of additional tuning you want. And since you are going with passive crossovers, it just a question if want to have the time delay. IMHO, time delay with the sub will help make you feel is the lows are more up front. The fader control real does not act like a time delay function.

As member Chicago_Style says, night and day difference.


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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

Yeah, i'm really not that clued up with audio systems to know how to tune it. I just want a bit more volume, better quality, and a bit more bass.

Running new speaker wires is going to be the fun part!

Out of curiosity, if i wanted to go with a new head unit as well, which ones do you know of that would integrate with the factory buttons on the steering wheel for use with all the functions, volume, telephone, etc.. Preferably something that looked as OEM as possible.
I suppose it would also save me the need for the LCQ-1 too no?
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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

Greetings,

Since you have the pre-2014 headunit as I call it today and it is in your favor. The best thing to do is change out the headunit and you do not need to worry about the AudioControl unit, the JL Audio cleansweep or the Audison devices. The better headunits have pre-outs that you can plug directly into the amps.

We can not image the quality of sound you be getting from that system you designed. It just a matter of your budget and the options you want. In this order, look at the Kenwood, Alpine and Pioneer.

As always ask questions and link the model numbers of the headunits.

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Re: Factory 6 Speaker System

just curious if I was to throw in a sub ordanance underseast subwoofer (Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 125-watt compact powered subwoofer at Crutchfield.com) if it would be worth the work to connect the rear speakers to the sub and take away some of the bass from them?


I had this setup in my WRX and it worked out perfect IMO but not sure if theres anything special with the fancy 2015 altitude setup? appreciate any input
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just curious if I was to throw in a sub ordanance underseast subwoofer (Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 125-watt compact powered subwoofer at Crutchfield.com) if it would be worth the work to connect the rear speakers to the sub and take away some of the bass from them?


I had this setup in my WRX and it worked out perfect IMO but not sure if theres anything special with the fancy 2015 altitude setup? appreciate any input
Greetings,

Since you posted this here in thread dealing with 6 speaker stock system, can I assume that you have the 6 speaker stock system for purposes of this reply.

The problem I see with Sound Ordnance it does not have any speaker outputs to send the signal over to the rear door. The rear door is a full range signal. The best thing to do is install a bass block on the rear door speakers and also tap the sub to the rear door speaker leads. This should give you want you had in WRX with a better balance.

Hope this helps.

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