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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I might adjust this rating later since I have not put the speakers in the pods yet, but I do have them screwed into the rollbar and have dynamat'ed them. I really am giving the reason for the missing star. I don't know why the designers would have the speakers pointing partially downward and also not criss-cross, across the cabin as I've come to read is the best way to point speakers from the rear. They would indeed point right into a rear-seat passenger's ears, but in a downward manner such that the sound is pointed at the lower part of the front seat. Why not have designed them to point level on the front passenger's ear plane? I have yet to hear the how they sound, but I'm going to put very high-end Hertz 165p.3 component speakers in them so I can't imagine that they'd sound bad no matter what direction they're pointed. Once screwed in, they feel sturdy. The plastic is probably 1/8" thick or so in most places but is 3/16 where the tweeter hole would be sawed out, as I have done that. With dynamat in there they feel quite solid and have that thud, vs ping.
Cons: Direction they point. Of course anything is better than the soundbar speakers pointing straight down to the floor where the sound gets absorbed by the dynapad I've installed.