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Since my mom bought the most basic model we only have 8 speakers. My mom wants to add speakers in the very back because my little brother complains about not beaing able to hear. So i was planning on adding speakers. Probably a pair of 5x7? Inifinity? will i need to get an amp or will the stock radio be able ot handle it? and how do i got about doing this? will the ssv still work i ove that feature.
 

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Jewels said:
Since my mom bought the most basic model we only have 8 speakers. My mom wants to add speakers in the very back because my little brother complains about not beaing able to hear. So i was planning on adding speakers. Probably a pair of 5x7? Inifinity? will i need to get an amp or will the stock radio be able ot handle it? and how do i got about doing this? will the ssv still work i ove that feature.
The stock stereo isn't set up to handle additional speakers. The added resistence can fry it. You will need to add an amp and line level converter at the least.
Also, oval speakers are the worst you can buy. 5x7 speakers only exist because it was the only ones that would fit in an 80s mustang shock towers. 6x9 are the classic package tray speakers. Good speakers are all round. They are more efficient and don't distort music like an oval speaker.
There isn't any good locations to mount speakers in the rear. Custom pods or better still, a sub box would add fill to the sound. You could for example get a powered box from Kenwood, Bazooka, etc. that plugs into the stock system and is removable. Puts bass into the system. Good luck.
 

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yea 6x9's sound good just sed 5x7 cus they are smaller and might be a better fit but i think 6x9's would fit. Plus my cousin owns an autobody shop and he can make space for em back there and mount it im not sure if that would be reasonable? Also that amp and line level converter what is that can you elaborate? thanks man good help
 

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yea 6x9's sound good just sed 5x7 cus they are smaller and might be a better fit but i think 6x9's would fit. Plus my cousin owns an autobody shop and he can make space for em back there and mount it im not sure if that would be reasonable? Also that amp and line level converter what is that can you elaborate? thanks man good help
Not to offend you in any way my friend, but it might be a better option for you to head down to the local Car Audio store, tell them what you are looking for and let them do the install. Its likely they can suggest some options for you that will retain factory function and stay within your budget range. I've installed many systems in my previous cars but when it came to this pricey toy I just let pros do my sub and amp install.
 

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Not to offend you in any way my friend, but it might be a better option for you to head down to the local Car Audio store, tell them what you are looking for and let them do the install. Its likely they can suggest some options for you that will retain factory function and stay within your budget range. I've installed many systems in my previous cars but when it came to this pricey toy I just let pros do my sub and amp install.

Agree !!! Plus you get the warranty from the audio store.
 

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I used to work in a stereo shop as an installer for 3 years. I agree. Find a good private shop and get the work done. Don't do it yourself if you don't know what to do. Again, don't get 5x7 or 6x9. Get instead 6 1/2" round speakers, seperates prefered, coax if necessary. Get a good brand, not Sony or Pioneer junk. Something like DLS, Infinity, MB Quart, Boston Acoustics, Diamond, etc. You will probably need an amp to power them, and you may want a sub to complete the setup. JL audio makes one specifically for the Armada as long as you don't have the auto trunk. Remember, you get what you pay for. If you are adding something to a $40k SUV, $500-$1000 for decent stuff and to have it done correctly is worth it. ;)
 

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^ yea i agree but then again im no dumbfounded by radio equipment and i was gonna get inifinity...thanks for all the helped...and really it did help...not only does my cousin own an autobody shop one of his good friends own an audio shop so this should be a breeze. Yea JL's are really good. What do they make specifically for the armada? i mean i like W-series but i dont need that much bang in the armada. family vehichle hehe
 

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JL Audio makes a subwoofer that fits in the back cargo area where the jack is hidden. They make a box that will take up that space and put a 10" woofer in there. It comes in tan or gray to match your interior. It runs around $500-$650. But the best part is that is doesnt take up any cargo room.
 

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Great Speaker

I have this in my mada. Great setup, I have a pic in a previous post if you do a search. Great bass and no loss of cargo space. Like TB said, you have to pay for quality, 600 for the woofer (w6), 4-500 for the amp to power, and whatever your local rate is to install. It completely transforms the stock system however. I was going to switch everything out but now I'm content with the setup. For now...
 
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