A client from Pottstown recently contacted the team at Mobile Edge to ask about upgrading his Jeep Wrangler stereo system with new speakers. We let the client know that we offer several solutions that work well with his 2022 Jeep, but we asked him to drop by the store so we could accurately qualify his needs. When the client came by, we let him listen to one of our demo systems. Based on his response, we were quickly able to begin designing a complete system upgrade that would transform his music-listening experience into something extraordinary.
Jeep Wrangler Stereo System Integration
The original sound system in many new vehicles comes from the factory with custom equalization that’s meant to optimize the performance of the speakers chosen for the vehicle. If those speakers are replaced with something better without compensating for the equalization, the system might not sound good. We used an Axxess AXDIS-CH5 interface to extract a full-bandwidth audio signal from the factory-installed audio system. This integration solution works much better than trying to re-EQ the speaker outputs of the radio. We fed the output of the Axxess interface into an Audison bit NOVE digital signal processor, which then fed a pair of amplifiers.
The system features an Audison SR4.500 four-channel amplifier to power the new front and rear speakers and an SR1.500 to power a custom subwoofer system. We installed the four-channel amp and the bit NOVE processor on a custom steel bracket under the passenger seat. The mono amp and a 2.5-farad Raptor stiffening cap were installed under the driver’s seat. Finally, we added a VCR-S2 remote level control to the monoblock amp and mounted it on the dash beside the existing aftermarket lighting controller.
Jeep Speaker Upgrades
The client wanted the system to play loudly but also sound clear and detailed. He chose a set of Hertz MPK1660 6.5-inch component speakers for the dash and matching MPX165 coaxial speakers for the overhead soundbar. We rebuilt the face of the speaker mounting pods in the dash to accept the larger speakers. The tweeters from the set are mounted in the stock midrange location on top of the dash. We used another set of adapters to mount the large speakers in the overhead pods.
Clean, tight bass was a key part of this audio system upgrade. Our fabrication team built a custom subwoofer enclosure that fits snugly behind the rear seat of the Jeep. The enclosure is home to a pair of Audison 10-inch APS10S4S shallow-mount subwoofers. We finished the body of the enclosure in carpeting that matches the Jeep’s interior and added a vinyl-wrapped trim to the face of the enclosure for a little style.
Pennsylvania’s Best Jeep Stereo Upgrade
We used the processor to filter the audio signals going to each amplifier channel. Only bass was sent to the subwoofer and only midrange and high-frequency information were sent to the new front and rear speakers. We also equalized the signal to each speaker in the vehicle and set digital delays using our bit Tune processor. The result is a sound system that mimics what you’d hear in a high-end home audio system. A clearly defined soundstage spans the vehicle’s width, and each performer is placed accurately in that soundstage. The overall balance is natural and smooth with deep, tight bass response.
The client returned to Mobile Edge after a couple of days to pick up his Jeep. He loves the way the system sounds and is thrilled with the installation. If you’re interested in upgrading the sound system in your car, truck or SUV, drop by our store in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. If you can’t get here during regular business hours, give us a call or click the red icon below to send our team an email. We look forward to assisting you!