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Old 11-21-2014, 11:56 PM
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I spent about 2500 on my entire upgrade. Lol. But it was well worth it. Love my audio.


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Subbie, do you have a link on what you have done? thinking of doing an overall on the system myself, just not sure what needs to be done…And i'd prefer to go to the audio shop already knowing what I want / need! thanks for the heads up!

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Old 11-22-2014, 09:33 AM
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Subbie, do you have a link on what you have done? thinking of doing an overall on the system myself, just not sure what needs to be done…And i'd prefer to go to the audio shop already knowing what I want / need! thanks for the heads up!

12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

The link to my build thread.


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Subbie how do you like your Alpine pdx v9? From what I have heard that is a sick little amp. Does it run Hot because that is virtually the only complaint I have heard about them so far?
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Subbie how do you like your Alpine pdx v9? From what I have heard that is a sick little amp. Does it run Hot because that is virtually the only complaint I have heard about them so far?

Hot? No. Warm? Yes, but not any different than any other amp. Mounted it under the drivers seat. Good air flow under there from the feet vents. Also, have my Stealthbox and all my Focal speakers to it. Love that little guy. Also, it's a class D so very good power management on the Jeeps electrical system. No dimming of lights or anything like that. Well worth the penny that it is if your looking to get the most out of your speakers and Stealthbox.


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Re: Infinity Speaker Upgrade on Stock Alpine System

Really informative stuff. Here's my dilemma. I am leasing my Overland. Test Drove all models and did everything but compare the sound system. Pretty dumb of me. Though I have a an audiophile ear I do not have a clue of technology. My goal would be to install something that I can easily take out and sell when my lease is up. Is there any suggestion for a quick and inexpensive fix. I am so disappointed that most of the Sirius stations sound like the sound is coming from a tin can. I turn off the surround sound on many of the stations. Pisses me off that the 2nd top of the line jeep comes with such a poor quality sound system. Any and all suggestions welcome. And thanks in advance, glad I was informed about this forum. Jay
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Really informative stuff. Here's my dilemma. I am leasing my Overland. Test Drove all models and did everything but compare the sound system. Pretty dumb of me. Though I have a an audiophile ear I do not have a clue of technology. My goal would be to install something that I can easily take out and sell when my lease is up. Is there any suggestion for a quick and inexpensive fix. I am so disappointed that most of the Sirius stations sound like the sound is coming from a tin can. I turn off the surround sound on many of the stations. Pisses me off that the 2nd top of the line jeep comes with such a poor quality sound system. Any and all suggestions welcome. And thanks in advance, glad I was informed about this forum. Jay

The way I installed mine, I left all stock wiring. If I wanted to go back to stock, I could do it in a days time.


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Really informative stuff. Here's my dilemma. I am leasing my Overland. Test Drove all models and did everything but compare the sound system. Pretty dumb of me. Though I have a an audiophile ear I do not have a clue of technology. My goal would be to install something that I can easily take out and sell when my lease is up. Is there any suggestion for a quick and inexpensive fix. I am so disappointed that most of the Sirius stations sound like the sound is coming from a tin can. I turn off the surround sound on many of the stations. Pisses me off that the 2nd top of the line jeep comes with such a poor quality sound system. Any and all suggestions welcome. And thanks in advance, glad I was informed about this forum. Jay
Greetings,

Yes, the stock wiring is actuarially very good. As an fellow audiophile, in my system upgrade it not change any quality of the sound on the stock wiring.

Unfortunately, since you are leasing and want to have at least the minimum for an audiophile system, their is really not much you can do with out putting a ton of money into since you have a 8.4 headunit. With an audiophile system that incorporates the 7.1 surround sound requires aftermarket DSP units to get it right. And that is what I had to do.

The best way for you to approach this is to do in different stages. Do not bother running in surround sound. Change both door speakers to something similar to your home audio speakers. The key is find a speaker that has a very good sensitivity rating of 90db or higher. After you complete this stage, wait until the speakers are broken in and see how it sounds. You can add an amp later to help it. Also, if you make your own playlist, the FLAC sound on the 8.4 will improve the sound quality of the system.

It does not pay to spend 5k or better to get an audiophile system since your are leasing.

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