Looking for a full audio upgrade writeup or thread. Radio, speakers, amp and sub.

Wh0isthis

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Good morning brothers,


Just looking for a full audio write up or upgrade that someone has done.


I am planning on upgrading the radio, door speakers, dash speakers, rear doors, amp to power new door and front speakers. Also would like to do a separate amp for subs.


So would just like some input on people's setups.


I just get a little confused on selecting what I would want to do with the dash speakers. Do I stick with 2 way in the dash corners and center or replace them with just tweeters. I would like to go with components in the doors and stay away from coaxial or two way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 

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I just purchased my 1500 Classic Express Regular Cab. I ordered the Stinger HEIGH10 to replace the base head unit. I plan on purchasing an Alpine PWD-X5 to compliment the factory speakers. If the sound is still not good, I may replace the factory speakers, but I am thinking the upgraded head unit, 5-channel amp, and sub will do the trick.

I am not looking to turn heads, but just want a loud, quality sound.
 

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I've done multiple full systems in Rams and what I've found is that a 3 way component system up front with the midrange in the dash and tweeter in the sail panels will sound pretty awesome. It's best if you can run them active and use a DSP to fine tune each speaker.

A lot will depend on your budget, but the best thing to do is plan out the complete system and then you can do it in stages if you like.
 

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I have just completed mine.... I used OEM head unit. I then used a PAC APH4-CH41 to get some RCA outputs. From there under the passenger front seat I have a Audiocontrol DSP608 digital sound processor. Amps I have a a soundqubed Q1-2300 for the subs and a soundqubed Q4-150 for the door speakers. I did not go components. I went pro audio instead. Much happier. The thing absolutely screams and crystal clear at high volumes. I have soundqubed 6.5 inch 100 watt pro audio mids in the doors then in the dash I have some skar VX35 super tweeters. They were a bit tough to get in there but a 1/4 mdf cut at a funny shape did the job. I have a net audio ported box. Pricey but that thing is worth every cent. Solid box and sounds good. I have 2 x 10inch platform 1 PSI subs with HP voice coils so take 1000 rms each. I also put a 320 amp alt and a small XP750 battery in the back to help out. Voltage drops to 13.9 at lowest. The system absolutely slams and screams. It does give ear fatigue if listened to full tilt more then 5 minutes. So way more then you need. A friend of mine heard it yesterday and today is ordering a very similar set up. Guess he will expect me to build it. Me personally would take pro audio speakers over components.
 

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I have a full system in my 14 crew cab and have been through many speakers, amps and everything else involved in putting one in. Current system is 8,4 uconnect through the PAC APH4-CH41, optical toslink out to a Minidsp 8x12 with Dirac Live. Dsp feeds a 6 channel Zapco ST-6x SQ, Gladen 4 channel RC70c4 and 2 AB PH4000md sub amps. Speakers are Scanspeak D3004 tweeters in sail panels, Xcelsus XXM325 mids in dash corners, SS 7" 18w in doors, HAT Unity 2-way in rear doors and headliner for rear fill and 2 Stereo Integrity SQL-12's under the rear seats. One of the things I like the most is the only thing you can see is the tweeters in the sail panels and most people think they came stock as part of the alpine system, everything else is hidden. Really it's all about what kind of sound you want out of it and how much you are willing to spend to get it. DIYmobileaudio.com is also a great resource and has multiple Ram build log threads for ideas.
 

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I have a full system in my 14 crew cab and have been through many speakers, amps and everything else involved in putting one in. Current system is 8,4 uconnect through the PAC APH4-CH41, optical toslink out to a Minidsp 8x12 with Dirac Live. Dsp feeds a 6 channel Zapco ST-6x SQ, Gladen 4 channel RC70c4 and 2 AB PH4000md sub amps. Speakers are Scanspeak D3004 tweeters in sail panels, Xcelsus XXM325 mids in dash corners, SS 7" 18w in doors, HAT Unity 2-way in rear doors and headliner for rear fill and 2 Stereo Integrity SQL-12's under the rear seats. One of the things I like the most is the only thing you can see is the tweeters in the sail panels and most people think they came stock as part of the alpine system, everything else is hidden. Really it's all about what kind of sound you want out of it and how much you are willing to spend to get it. DIYmobileaudio.com is also a great resource and has multiple Ram build log threads for ideas.

That is a very nice set up you have. I definitely agree with DIYmobileaudio.com In my 2019 classic i have a Kenwood source, Audiocontrol DSP, 3 Arc Audio Amplifiers, Hertz tweeters, Hertz Mids, Hertz Midbass, Hertz Coaxials, JL Audio subs, SkyHigh Audio wiring.
 
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