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Old 08-04-2014, 11:58 AM
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Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

So I have an opportunity to get a great deal on a 730N and stock speakers from a 2013 SRT that I would install in my 2013 Grand Cherokee.. But I have a few questions, what would need to add the the 730N to make it work? A Remote Mic? Is the sirrius antenna combined with the GPS antenna or is the GPS one different? Any other hardware? And is it worth installing the upgraded speakers in the doors over the base audio ones or would that require an amp? (Not sure if the 730n has a amp built in) Thanks for the help in advance!


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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

There's a lot of variables there. You may just be better off buying an aftermarket Head Unit with Satnav, Sirius and all that stuff than trying to shoehorn the 730N in there.

As far as audio goes, look up PAC audio (pac-audio.com) for steering wheel controls and other goodies. Whether the new speakers are worth keeping is up to you and your taste. Try them out first and go from there but first you have to find out what your existing system has and doesn't have.

If you have an amp you can take the outputs and go to the speakers. If you don't have an amp you'll need a Line Out Converter (LOC) or Processor to convert the signal from the Head Unit to go into an amp then to the speakers. (HU>LOC>amp>speakers)

Usually the only inputs you'll need into an LOC are from the fronts and the sub. If you don't have a sub, the fronts should do as they usually have full range going to them. There are other types of LOCs such as those from AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) which do more and a bit pricier. Depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.

Alternatively you can go with a processor like the JBL MS-8 that is a processor AND amp in one. Albeit a weak amp. So you can go straight out the MS-8 to your speakers (HU>MS8>Speakers). It's tunes your system automatically with a tiny bit of your help.

Of course, there are others out there like the Audison Bit 10 and Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty.3 however these don't have built in Amps and require fine tuning and isn't for the faint hearted. I have a bit of experience in car audio and wasn't prepared to spend the time to do this so after months of research I went with the MS-8. Although I ended up getting an SRT with the HK system so I sold the MS-8.

Depends on how far you want to take it.
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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

Honestly I just want to keep it plug and play that's all. But the guy is selling the 730n with the speakers.. I prob wouldn't even use the nav.


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What do you have in your current GC now? I had a 130 and upgraded to a 430 and it was plug and play. Sat and GPS antenna already in there.

Just make sure that you get the activation code if the radio has anti-theft printed on the face of the radio.
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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

I have a RBZ from a 2011 which I bought from someone but it can't be upgraded so it's kinda annoying but that's the only reason I was looking at this one and it's a total steal. But I won't do it if it isn't worth it


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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

If you have the rbz, it should work. I went from the 130, to rbz then rhb. Your nav should work, just take note of that anti-theft I mentioned earlier.

Regarding the speakers, I have no input, still running stock as I have no time to mess with the door panels.
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Re: Adding 730N and speakers HELP!

Still need to solve the Mic issue. I don't want the rearview mirror mic so will the regular one work if I run it up the pillar?


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