Adding powered subwoofer and small amp with the stock speakers?

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I have the 7" stock stereo, looking to add an RF 10" powered sub and possibly a small 45x4 amp to the stock speakers, to give them more clean power and cross them above the low frequencies, anyone do something similar? Happy with results? I may add new speakers as more optioins





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I have the 7" stock stereo, looking to add an RF 10" powered sub and possibly a small 45x4 amp to the stock speakers, to give them more clean power and cross them above the low frequencies, anyone do something similar? Happy with results? I may add new speakers as more optioins
in the middle of my install I had changed the sound bar speakers already, but decided to power the stock fronts while waiting for the new ones. the fronts sounded so good that I wished I had tried the stocks in the sound bar amplified. I used a 75x4 amp; later installed a 10 sub (Not self powered); I am still waiting for the new front speakers... so except for the sound bar speakers, everything else is similar to what you are looking;
I am very happy with the result and think that a sub plus amped stock speakers is a viable setup.
 
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Any luck with this? I’m looking into doing something similar?
Check out the Alpine PWD-X5, I have it just havent installed yet. Its an 8" sub with a 165W, a 4ch amp for the main speakers at 25W/ch, and a built in DSP with full eq and time correction, slick kit. Hoping it sounds great when I get to installing it
 
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Alright peoples, I finally got my Alpine PWD-x5 installed, and I gotta say it is really impressive. If you want an all-in-one easy clean solution, look this unit up. It definitely exceeded my expectations, though of course opinions vary, but I highly recommend checking it out...sorry having problems uploading image, I had it installed where Alpine sub usually is behind right passenger seat, fits perfect...
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FWIW, I recently installed the Alpine KTP-445u, using the Alpine T-harness and main harness from the PSS-WRA23 kit. You can order those harnesses via pacparts.com. I started with a basic 7” screen in a JLUSS.... amp hitch originally came with the 5” screen.

Additionally, I replaced the dash and knee speakers (see my previous post history). I wouldn’t recommend the knee speakers replacement in retrospect....maybe upgrade the sound bar first.

Lastly, I added a Rockford P300-8 which is perfect IMO. The addition of the Alpine harnesses made the powered sub install MUCH easier!

Pm me if you have any questions. All together (depending if you do kneespeakers), you’re looking at around 3-6hrs of work.

All in all, I’m very happy with my system now.
 

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