A client from Abbotsford recently returned to Certified Autosound and Security to inquire about upgrading the speakers in his Jeep Wrangler. We had previously added a JL Audio Stealthbox subwoofer and an amplifier to the system, and now he wanted better speakers to improve the clarity and detail of his music. After auditioning several options, the client chose two sets of BLAM speakers for the upgrade.
Jeep Wrangler Speaker Upgrade
We removed the existing speakers from the top of the dash and the lower speaker pods to make way for a set of BLAM MultiX 165 LE 6.5-inch components. Our team created a set of plastic adapter plates to allow the tweeters from the set to be bolted into the factory midrange location on the top of the dash. Once those were in place, the team set to work modifying the factory-installed speaker pods to accept the large woofers from the BLAM set. They lined the interior of the enclosures with a layer of SQL Soundmat damping material to reduce the chances of the enclosure vibrating as the music plays.
Next, we removed the older speakers from the overhead soundbar so that we could install a set of BLAM 165RC 6.5-inch coaxial speakers.
Passive Crossover Networks
In most applications, we prefer to use an amplifier with extra channels and a digital signal processor to provide full control over the output and frequency response of each speaker in the system. In the case of this Jeep, we’re upgrading an existing system. As such, we used a set of passive crossover networks to divide the audio frequencies between the woofers in the lower portion of the dash and the tweeters up top. This configuration allows a single pair of amplifier channels to drive the entire front stage without any problems.
Abbotsford Jeep Wrangler Stereo System
With the new speakers in place, our technicians adjusted the crossovers and sensitivity controls on the system amplifier to ensure everything would blend nicely and play loudly without distorting. At the end of the day, the client returned to Certified Autosound to have a listen to the upgrade we performed. He was thrilled with the improvement in clarity and detail from the system and loved that everything was hidden behind the factory grilles.
If you are interested in upgrading the stereo system in your Jeep Wrangler with new speakers, we invite you to visit one of our stores in Chilliwack, Abbotsford or Maple Ridge. A member of our team would be happy to work with you to choose a solution that sounds great. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, give our store nearest you a call or send us an e-mail using our contact form.