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Pitzy81 01-21-2014 11:25 PM

Sound System - 2014 Laredo Diesel
 
Hi all,

I'm looking at buying a my2014 G/C Diesel Laredo with the 8.4" uConnect system.

As far as I can tell (and mind you, I'm no electrician), the uConnect system is basically the same amongst all models, with the exception of the Navigation system in the Limited model and above.

My question is - can you simply install an amplifier and upgraded wiring / speakers (potentially a small subwoofer) in the Laredo without having an effect on the existing uConnect system?

I'm certainly not looking for a show car setup, just an upgraded system than what's on offer in the standard car.

Sorry if that's a bit vague - couldn't find anything using the Search function on these forums

1stJeepGC 01-23-2014 04:52 PM

Re: Sound System - 2014 Laredo Diesel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitzy81 (Post 963418)
Hi all,

I'm looking at buying a my2014 G/C Diesel Laredo with the 8.4" uConnect system.

As far as I can tell (and mind you, I'm no electrician), the uConnect system is basically the same amongst all models, with the exception of the Navigation system in the Limited model and above.

My question is - can you simply install an amplifier and upgraded wiring / speakers (potentially a small subwoofer) in the Laredo without having an effect on the existing uConnect system?

I'm certainly not looking for a show car setup, just an upgraded system than what's on offer in the standard car.

Sorry if that's a bit vague - couldn't find anything using the Search function on these forums

Greetings,

Yes you can using a LOC device which converts the high level signals of the factory amp output into a low leveling signal needed for aftermarket equipment. This comes in the form of cables, devices and built-in to aftermarket processors. You can reference Crutchfield.com for various products.

You should join us on the regular forum for further hot topics:
Audio/Visual/Navigation - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

An interesting thread currently going on is: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/upgra...ers-67908.html

Many ideas about speakers and other ideas. For the JGC, it best to select a Class D amp. This type of amp is more efficient with dealing with the electrical output from the alternator, they draw less current. Today's multi channel and mono Class D car amps will produce clean sounds.

Best for now.:)

Pitzy81 01-24-2014 04:48 AM

Re: Sound System - 2014 Laredo Diesel
 
Thanks 1stJeepGC, very interesting reading...


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