2021 premium sound system is improved

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I traded a 2019 jl with a premium sound system. I purchased a 2021 wrangler sahara. Every thing is the same except the motor. I didn't like the 2.0. So I wanted to say this sound system in the 2021 is far better than the 2019. Its supposed to be the same but clearly this 2021 is way way better. Any one else notice this difference or is it just me?





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I traded a 2019 jl with a premium sound system. I purchased a 2021 wrangler sahara. Every thing is the same except the motor. I didn't like the 2.0. So I wanted to say this sound system in the 2021 is far better than the 2019. Its supposed to be the same but clearly this 2021 is way way better. Any one else notice this difference or is it just me?
It seemed the same on the one I test drove.
 

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Pleased with my 2021 sport altitude stereo
 

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I know what's going on here. It's the better soundtrack from the engine and not the sound system that you're noticing ;)

Seriously, I am not aware of any differences with the 2021 Alpine system. Do you have the equalizer set the same for both? Unless someone got the polarity wrong when installing the original from the factory and messed up the speakers' phasing, which I'm not sure that would be possible since the connectors should be 1 way only (though I've never torn my Jeep apart yet so I've never seen the speaker connectors).
 
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I know what's going on here. It's the better soundtrack from the engine and not the sound system that you're noticing ;)

Seriously, I am not aware of any differences with the 2021 Alpine system. Do you have the equalizer set the same for both? Unless someone got the polarity wrong when installing the original from the factory and messed up the speakers' phasing, which I'm not sure that would be possible since the connectors should be 1 way only (though I've never torn my Jeep apart yet so I've never seen the speaker connectors).
No it has nothing to do with the engine. Years ago I went to school for acoustic engineering. I've built plenty of commercial sound systems. The 2019 jeep i traded in the sound system was very good. However the one in this 2021 is noticeable Lowder and I can hear a distinct difference in the clarity and the stereo separation. I don't know what has changed but something is definitely different.. don't know if the changed the speakers or the out put design in the radio itself. But there is absolutely a noticeable difference between the two.
 

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No it has nothing to do with the engine. Years ago I went to school for acoustic engineering. I've built plenty of commercial sound systems. The 2019 jeep i traded in the sound system was very good. However the one in this 2021 is noticeable Lowder and I can hear a distinct difference in the clarity and the stereo separation. I don't know what has changed but something is definitely different.. don't know if the changed the speakers or the out put design in the radio itself. But there is absolutely a noticeable difference between the two.
Yeah, that was just a joke about the engine. Now if it was the 392 under there.... :rock:
Sounds like you have a trained ear then. I have not seen any disclosed information regarding the 2021 Alpine system vs prior years, but I'm glad it is better and not worse! I myself think it is a pretty good factory system. I most like how they integrated the sub on the 4 door vs having it in the floor or like the JK sticking out by the tailgate.
 

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