Anyone else happy without the Alpine?

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I ended up not ordering the alpine system, thinking that for that kind of money I could replace all the speakers and add a sub plus have money to spare. However, now that I have my Jeep I'm extremely happy with the base system. Probably one of the best stock systems I've ever had. Now, I will admit that while I was heavily into car audio when I was younger (had a '94 camaro with the rear seat removed for the amp rack, 3 JL 12W6s, 2 8" orions, and 2 orion components up front, driven by a phoenix gold for the highs and an orion for the lows, and a few other goodies, and that thing could pound the ground! But these days, I really don't turn it up all that much. Maybe the Alpine would have a better overall sound, but honestly the stock system really works well for me.

Just thought I'd share for anyone else wondering if they want to spend the money on it - if you can great, but if not, and you're not into vibrating other cars mirrors, you'll be fine :)

 

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No Alpine here either and I love the ucon 5 w 7" screen.

Top down next to an 18 wheeler I can't hear it well, but that is it.

I would rather put $1500 into the suspension, wheels, tires, engine, or exhaust
 

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Yeah I’m happy with the base stereo. What I’m most happy to have is the 7” screen with Apple Carplay.

The speakers are a vast improvement over my ‘94 YJ which had two “working” speakers in the light bar, both of which were old rotted out paper cones that you could barely hear, and two broken speakers in the dash that made no sound.

It’s all relative... my JLR is a luxury car compared to my previous jeep so I’m quite happy with it.
 

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I'm very happy no issue. JLUR stereo sounds great.
 

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7" Infotainment system is fine for me.
 


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I ended up not ordering the alpine system, thinking that for that kind of money I could replace all the speakers and add a sub plus have money to spare. However, now that I have my Jeep I'm extremely happy with the base system. Probably one of the best stock systems I've ever had. Now, I will admit that while I was heavily into car audio when I was younger (had a '94 camaro with the rear seat removed for the amp rack, 3 JL 12W6s, 2 8" orions, and 2 orion components up front, driven by a phoenix gold for the highs and an orion for the lows, and a few other goodies, and that thing could pound the ground! But these days, I really don't turn it up all that much. Maybe the Alpine would have a better overall sound, but honestly the stock system really works well for me.

Just thought I'd share for anyone else wondering if they want to spend the money on it - if you can great, but if not, and you're not into vibrating other cars mirrors, you'll be fine :)
The Alpine system is nothing to wright home about. Especially in the 2 door. The sub-woofer, which is okay but not great, is in the rear floor cargo compartment. So you have no storage. With the placement of the front speakers, all the sound seems to come from behind your head. And the sound ain't all that great. Seems like the speakers are kinda wimpy. For the money, totally not worth it IMO. At some point in the future I will probably end up replacing my speakers.
 

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Have the 5” and I can’t stand the system or speakers. Wish I had at least the 7” to make it all easier.

Added new 3.5” hertz in the dash and it just makes me want to fix it even more. Really want to swap the head unit for a Kenwood system that’s out and then hookup a 5 channel amp.

Eventually I will probably swap the 3.5” for a component set also.

 

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