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post #1 of 3 Old 12-27-2015, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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installing aftermarket stereo system

this is a 2 part question. i own a 2015 compass

1. my wife bought me 2 sets of alpine 6x9's for the doors and after popping off the grilles on the door i notice the factory speakers have a square plug adapter whereas the alpines do not. can i simply cut off the adapter and splice on the standard speaker wires/connectors that came with the alpines?

2. the alpine speakers are 3-way 400 watt speakers. will this force me to buy a new head unit or will the new speakers work/sound good with the factory head unit?
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-28-2015, 01:16 AM
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I'll jump in: does not seem to be a lot of activity on this forum. I just picked up a 2015, and have yet to have any of my 3 posts responded to.

Yep; cut 'em off. But I'd watch the polarity, otherwise you may be out of phase and wonder why it sounds like [email protected] . Hopefully the Jeep speaker will be marked + and -. Your new speakers should be. Here is a great link to phasing in speakers:
What Is Speaker Phase? - Blog | Sonic Electronix

I'm assuming the speakers are 400W peak; should sound fine. But if you need more volume, or they sound "muddy", you may indeed need more power.

At any rate, more power is always better...
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-29-2015, 10:08 PM
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grab one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KAC-M1.../dp/B00JEC0YFQ

I installed this in my compass and it definitely brought life to the aftermarket 6x9s I have installed.. It brings more deep-lows and overall loudness. I love it.

If you purchase this, install it on the left side near the driver side, there's a space to tuck this amp.
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