A client from Shrewsbury stopped by Westminster Speed and Sound with his 2016 Jeep Cherokee, interested in upgrading the sound system. One of our team went out to his SUV, listened to the existing system, and asked the client what he did and didn’t like about the current setup. The client liked the functionality of the in-dash electronics, but disliked the sound quality of the stereo. It lacked any brilliance, depth or real output potential. Fortunately, we hear that a lot and can fix it, so we created a proposal that he liked and set a time to begin working on the Jeep.
Our team began by installing a JL Audio FIX82 integration device. This gives us a good-quality, clean signal from which to build the new upgrade. From there, the signal travels to the hatch area to a JL Audio XD1000/5v2 amplifier. Our team made a custom mounting plate to hold the amp underneath the rear floor area. Now, output won’t be a problem since the system has over 900 watts of clean power.
Next up was improving the front speakers. Our team installed a set of JL Audio C3-650 component speakers in the factory locations, using custom speaker mounts made of composite. We applied HushMat around the door woofers to eliminate any rattling or buzzing. A unique design element in this Cherokee was the active setup we designed, with each front speaker getting a dedicated amplifier channel. The end result is better clarity and more output potential.
The final step was installing a JL Audio 12W3HO subwoofer enclosure in the cargo area. It combines one of the legendary 12W3 12″ subwoofers in a patented ported enclosure.
When the client came to pick up his vehicle, he was blown away by the improvement in clarity, output and depth to the bass. Now when he cranks it up, he really feels the music, just like being at a favorite live concert.
If you would like to upgrade the stereo system in your vehicle, simply click HERE or stop by Westminster Speed & Sound in Westminster, Maryland.