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Re: [SPEAKERS] Need some advice on how to upgrade!

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Thank you, how about the Bluetooth? Is that a decent input for audio or no?
Greetings,

Bluetooth has come a long way in approving the quality of the signal even though it is compressed. It must have 2 parts for it to work correctly.

The first, starts from the source device, which is the key to all this. It should have the latest bluetooth technology. I am an iPhone user and right now on my aftermarket HU is sound very good. With that said on to the 2nd part.

The second part is the receiver and in this example, the JGC 8.4 Uconnect HU. The receiver has replicated the signal one for one. Since I am not up to date on the Uconnect HU it is hard for me to say. I do know that on various aftermarket HU's it various in quality.

Bottom line: As long as your bluetooth has the right output, you should have a quality experience. This experience can only be determined by you as 2 folks can perceive sound differently. If you are currently looking for studio quality from bluetooth in a stock system, forget it. And, without any doubt, it far superior to the SiriusXM tuner in JGC. The last couple of months before I did my upgrade, I started steaming over bluetooth and stopped listening to SiriusXm on the Uconnect 430.

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Re: [SPEAKERS] Need some advice on how to upgrade!

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Installed the tweeters this a.m. and put the door panels back on. The sound from this setup is amazing. Some may say the Infinity's are too bright, but i like the clarity they produce. Will be interesting to hear how much better they will sound after being broken in. Everything was simple plug an play except the tweeters. ImprezziveWK2 was right on with using the 3M double sided tape. Just wrap each tweeter twice and they "snap" right in ... perfect fit. I've included a pic of the tape so if anyone does the same install, they'll know what to buy from Lowe's/Home Depot.

Did you use the crossovers that come with the setup? or did you just swap out the tweeters with no crossover.


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Re: [SPEAKERS] Need some advice on how to upgrade!

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Greetings,

Bluetooth has come a long way in approving the quality of the signal even though it is compressed. It must have 2 parts for it to work correctly.

The first, starts from the source device, which is the key to all this. It should have the latest bluetooth technology. I am an iPhone user and right now on my aftermarket HU is sound very good. With that said on to the 2nd part.

The second part is the receiver and in this example, the JGC 8.4 Uconnect HU. The receiver has replicated the signal one for one. Since I am not up to date on the Uconnect HU it is hard for me to say. I do know that on various aftermarket HU's it various in quality.

Bottom line: As long as your bluetooth has the right output, you should have a quality experience. This experience can only be determined by you as 2 folks can perceive sound differently. If you are currently looking for studio quality from bluetooth in a stock system, forget it. And, without any doubt, it far superior to the SiriusXM tuner in JGC. The last couple of months before I did my upgrade, I started steaming over bluetooth and stopped listening to SiriusXm on the Uconnect 430.

Best for now.
iPhones don't support AptX unfortunately. And I don't think the radio does either. USB or SD will sound better than Bluetooth. It can sound pretty good without AptX but you won't be getting what the Audio system is capable of.
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Re: [SPEAKERS] Need some advice on how to upgrade!

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iPhones don't support AptX unfortunately. And I don't think the radio does either. USB or SD will sound better than Bluetooth. It can sound pretty good without AptX but you won't be getting what the Audio system is capable of.
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Correct on the iPhone. Right now as for bluetooth, Android based phones are head of the game with AptX. Personally, I have never heard it. The factory headunit you are correct. I have never seen any decimation on that fact. And for the 2014+ models, it is what it is.

Unless, you have a 2011 till 2013 model year, then you can get a aftermarket HU that can take advantage of the Android Aptx. As an example, read the description in the bluetooth section.

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Folks:

For the best sound quality if you do not have a CD player with the factory radio, their is no question that either the USB or sd card is going to be your best choice. The uncompressed music on either of these sources will be far superior because of the dynamic range it is reproducing. Therefore, it would be far superior than the latest bluetooth technology for mobile audio.

It terms of reproduction of music, as an iPhone user, the Android does have a slight advantage over the iPhone. Their is a lot of talk on the Apple rumor sites about improving the sound quality and after a quick check on the iPhone 7 I did not see anything. In fact. I did not see anything about taking advantage of the Lighting USB connection for the HI-Res Audio which has long been talked about.

When you upgrade speakers from the OE, this will help deliver the improved dynamic range. The amount of improvement is solely based on you whether it meets your goals or needs additional steps.

Now for those who like the convince of the bluetooth and have no problem with quality of the sound, then that is your choice. And for those who want the better sound, USB or sd card. As the saying goes, to each it is own. I believe that is how to say it.

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Re: [SPEAKERS] Need some advice on how to upgrade!

No, I did not use the crossovers. Just replaced the speakers. So far extremely impressed with the sound quality compared to stock.

Has anyone swapped out the speakers in the D-Pillars? Are they 3.5" speakers? Wondering if swapping them out would make a difference in the sound experience.
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That's a great question,I've wondered that myself? How long do you think it took you to swap all the speakers? Any door tabs broken?
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No, I did not use the crossovers. Just replaced the speakers. So far extremely impressed with the sound quality compared to stock.

Has anyone swapped out the speakers in the D-Pillars? Are they 3.5" speakers? Wondering if swapping them out would make a difference in the sound experience.
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The rear D-pillars are 2.5 stock.

IMHO, swapping them out with them running on the factory DSP/AMP will make very little difference. You have low power and the settings are locked in. You also have to contend with the subwoofer. In the stock system, all they are just a fill-in for above the ear sound.

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