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2012 Upgrading speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by fadippides, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    fadippides

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    Does anyone know what power the 2012 non jbl head unit puts out? I would like to upgrade the sound by changing the speakers and keeping the factory look/BT/XM.

    I am looking to get speakers with a range of 2-30 [ or 50] RMS and hoping I can get by without an amp (or the stereo cutting the bass). There are some excellent threads showing how to install the speakers on here and I follow that as the steps shouldn't have changed too much for the 2012's.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Every relatively recent (last decade) factory unit (without an external amp) I've ever seen tested produced between 13 & 17 Watts per channel. While I've not seen a 2012, the 2011 non-JBL was in this ball park.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    For what it worth, I've replaced both, head and factory speakers, but not at the same time. I think the biggest difference was the head unit, not speakers. Now don't get me wrong, the speaker swap made a huge difference. The factory speakers made me laugh when I saw how flipping cheap they were.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    Did you have any problems with getting the factory bluetooth to work? Thats my main reason for sticking with factory
     
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    If you want to stick with factory head unit a 50 rms speaker will be fine but if you want it to be louder look for something with a high sensitivity say ~100 Db and I'd suggest that you add something like a JL Audio CleanSweep aka a line out converter because even if you don't add a amp your after market speakers should still be able to handle most of the bass in a song decently.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    I'm a total dumb ass, the Pioneer AHV 3200BT (blue tooth model) was $50.00 dollars more than than the 3200DVD, and I didnt opt for it. Regreted it ever since.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    I thought a low sensitivity speaker was more efficient, needed less power to perform.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Nope higher the sensitivity the louder it will get with any given amount of power.
    Crutchfield is the place to go for audio information.
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  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    It is the opposite. A high sensitivity speaker is more sensitive to power, and will provide more db per watt of power applied.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Not sure WTF I'm thinking. I had it in my head the other way for some reason.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Ha happens to me all the time don't worry about it.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Worry about what??
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    I'm quite certain he was referring to this...

     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    About getting things mixed up it happens.
     
  15. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    FYI Front Doors are X-OVered , not sure where it is, but there is one, going to make it a bitch to upgrade your front speakers.

    I learned the hard way with my Entune system..
     
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