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Wrangler Speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jessinator, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jul 10, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Jessinator

    Jessinator [OP] New Member

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    I just had a local car stereo shop install a pair of Alpine SPV-65x-WRA speakers in the dash and roll bar of my 2017 2-door JK, along with a 1000 watt sub (2 12's in a sealed box) and an amp (Alpine KTA-30FW, 75 watts RMS x 4) and a head unit (Alpine i207-WRA).

    To be completely honest, I really don't like how the SPV-65x-WRA speakers sound. They have a ton of 200-700hz, and they are a bit harsh in the 3.5k range, and they have very little crispiness up in the 14-16k range. They kind of sound like a bullhorn. In my opinion, a good speaker should be loud where our ears are not very sensitive, up in the 14-16k range, and softer in the 3.5k range where harshness occurs. I can correct some of this with the head unit's EQ, but it still ends up sounding weird, and the head unit reduces the volume going to the amp when you use the EQ to prevent clipping, so using the EQ extensively results in a signal that's not as loud.

    The shop that installed the speakers will replace them within 30 days if I'm not satisfied, and these speakers were explicitly recommended by the shop as sounding good in the Jeep so I feel like it's partially not my fault. I just really don't want to be that guy and go back to the shop and tell them to pull the speakers back out if I don't have to, and I especially don't want to do that if it turns out that I'm just hearing the sound of the jeep cabin resonance or something. I was thinking I'd prefer some Hertz speakers. People say they are loud and bright which is exactly what I'm looking for.

    Has anyone else installed these speakers? What did you think of them? Have you tried any other speakers? Do Jeeps just sound boomy and boxy and you have to deal with it?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    JKBob 25

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  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    Jessinator

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    Some people on other forums have suggested polyfill. One person on another wrangler forum told me that polyfill would get rid of some volume in exchange for flatter frequency response. Is that the case? I certainly don't need more midrange volume and I do need a better frequency response so if so that'd be perfect
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    No.....poly fill did not take away from volume. I still blast it just as loud. Lollloll. But it did give speakers a deeper bass and a crisper mid range. It did take away from the tweeters. But I'm going to replace them at some point. But not so bad I need to make it a priority as far as sound quality is concerned. And believe me. I need, and love music in my Jeep. :)
     

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