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    Quote Originally Posted by CFLJeeper View Post
    You will be surprised(in an unpleasant way) how much the sound changes, specifically the bass, with the top off. I even have a soft top, and I can notice a massive difference. Not that it doesn't sound good still, but there is a huge difference. I'm running 6.5 focal coaxials up front, custom fit focal 6x9's in a the soundbar, and a sundown audio 10" sub in a sealed box all powered off an arc audio 900.6 amp, as a frame of reference. The first time I had my top off I thought something had gone wrong with the sub....
    Well yes of course the bass disappears. But hopefully your speakers still sound great. I would never build a box that big for my jeep to have good bass with the top off because I wouldn't want that much room taken up for just a speaker set-up...but yeah I know what you mean for sure. Sound like you have a sick set-up with the 6x9's. I thought about going that way but decided to stay with the standard 6.5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEACEMAKER1 View Post
    Well yes of course the bass disappears. But hopefully your speakers still sound great. I would never build a box that big for my jeep to have good bass with the top off because I wouldn't want that much room taken up for just a speaker set-up...but yeah I know what you mean for sure. Sound like you have a sick set-up with the 6x9's. I thought about going that way but decided to stay with the standard 6.5s.
    Honestly the only reason I shoe-horned in the 6x9's was because they were great speakers and I already had them from a previous vehicle set up. It ended up being much more work than I'd imagined, I had to build custom adapters/spacers so the depth would fit, grind away waay more plastic than I originally felt comfortable doing, modify the grills to fit the adapter rings, etc. If I were purchasing new, I would have gone with component 6.5's in the sound bar as well. 6.5's can arguably produce better sound than 6x9's IMO. One thing that I did that I believe made a huge difference was spray foam insulated the entire sound bar, and also dynomatted the speaker cavities. The JK sound bars are prone to rattle, and this alleviated any rattling what-so-ever. I also used polyfill in the dash speaker pods.

    The end result is pretty damn good. Even with the doors and top off I can still hear my music clearly doing 75 down the highway. I had two 10's in the previous vehicle ported directly into the cabin, but opted for only one in the Jeep for the exact reasons you mentioned. I still need to fit all of my camping and wheeling gear in the thing, and wanted minimal space taken up from the stereo. The low end definitely lacks from what I'd really like, but it was a worthwhile sacrifice to have a usable rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFLJeeper View Post
    Honestly the only reason I shoe-horned in the 6x9's was because they were great speakers and I already had them from a previous vehicle set up. It ended up being much more work than I'd imagined, I had to build custom adapters/spacers so the depth would fit, grind away waay more plastic than I originally felt comfortable doing, modify the grills to fit the adapter rings, etc. If I were purchasing new, I would have gone with component 6.5's in the sound bar as well. 6.5's can arguably produce better sound than 6x9's IMO. One thing that I did that I believe made a huge difference was spray foam insulated the entire sound bar, and also dynomatted the speaker cavities. The JK sound bars are prone to rattle, and this alleviated any rattling what-so-ever. I also used polyfill in the dash speaker pods.

    The end result is pretty damn good. Even with the doors and top off I can still hear my music clearly doing 75 down the highway. I had two 10's in the previous vehicle ported directly into the cabin, but opted for only one in the Jeep for the exact reasons you mentioned. I still need to fit all of my camping and wheeling gear in the thing, and wanted minimal space taken up from the stereo. The low end definitely lacks from what I'd really like, but it was a worthwhile sacrifice to have a usable rig.
    Yeah that sounds nice (no pun intended). I also put polyfill in all the plastic cabinets. I think it does help a little with the odd tone a hollow plastic container makes. Yeah, space is key for the gear I built an initial box and accidentally made it deeper than I wanted and it prevents the bottom floor cover from opening. So I have to re-build it a little more narrow and longer.

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    5 Chanel 100% ... what year is your rig?


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    JL audio rd class d 5ch for mids and high and a w3 8” sub in stock sub inclosure and rd class d 1000 to W7 12” ... wired a switch into stock sub box so daily driving it’s off the. When going out camping and wheeling put the W7 in the garage and flip to switch and have a little bass from the w3 8” in the stock box


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    Quote Originally Posted by 45caljeep View Post
    JL audio rd class d 5ch for mids and high and a w3 8” sub in stock sub inclosure and rd class d 1000 to W7 12” ... wired a switch into stock sub box so daily driving it’s off the. When going out camping and wheeling put the W7 in the garage and flip to switch and have a little bass from the w3 8” in the stock box


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    That sounds awesome, and is a great idea. Question, how do you handle the tuning difference between the 12 and the 8?

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    Yea, I run a 10” w3 for daily driving in sealed box, remove and switch to a 8” sub in factory enclosure when loaded up, still got a little cheap sub in factory enclosure for now. Also I Dynomatted the inside of the factory enclosure, don’t ask how I did it but, it’s possible. Makes a noticeable difference.

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    I removed the stock sub and built my own using a JL Audio 12” W2 and stuffed it here out of the way. The box was the perfect dimensions for this sub.
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    It’s driven by an Alpine PDX-V9 5 channel amp. Which still hits hard without the top on, of course not as good as when the top is on. I mounted the amp under front passenger seat.
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    This amp has an option for a quick bass adjustment which I installed on the center console for ease of fine tuning.
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    I also replaced all the speakers with Morel Hybrids up front and Morel Tempos in the soundbar.

    It sounds really clean along with my Alpine deck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CFLJeeper View Post
    That sounds awesome, and is a great idea. Question, how do you handle the tuning difference between the 12 and the 8?
    The 8” w3 is on the sub Chan of the 5 Chan amp I tune it there ... the 12” W7 is on a mono block I tune it there and I have a remote knob on the mono amp up on my dash


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