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Jeffww505

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Any one here not impressed with the Harmon karden 17 speaker system? Any one change the sun and ad an amp? And pointers or suggestions?
 

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Any one here not impressed with the Harmon karden 17 speaker system? Any one change the sun and ad an amp? And pointers or suggestions?
Find an expert or wait for PAC to come out with adapter kit; plugs on uconnect5 are different
 

JHeat2500

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PAC is the way to go or add a multichannel amp/dsp combo with summable inputs. The latter requires a lot more work and knowledge, plus you lose some convenience features. PAC Amp pro units are worth every penny IMHO.

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You could start with speaker replacement of the same or less ohm than what the HK system has. I don't know anything regarding the specs of that system.
 

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I agree. The 10-speaker Alpine in my ‘13 sport was a much fuller sound. This one is a little bright for my liking. Am I reading this right that the H/K doesn’t have a sub???


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I agree. The 10-speaker Alpine in my ‘13 sport was a much fuller sound. This one is a little bright for my liking. Am I reading this right that the H/K doesn’t have a sub???


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I feel the same about the HK system being a bit too bright, had to tune it down. It does have a small sub.
 

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I feel the same about the HK system being a bit too bright, had to tune it down. It does have a small sub.

I tuned it down but it still is tinny compared to the Alpine. I would agree with the folks that mentioned it is better on some sources than SXM.


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Something to keep in mind if you start swapping out speakers with aftermarket ones. The HK system uses passive crossovers built in to the factory speakers. If you replace them, you need to add the ability to tune them, so you'll have to add your own crossovers.

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I tuned it down but it still is tinny compared to the Alpine. I would agree with the folks that mentioned it is better on some sources than SXM.


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The difference from my phone to XM is crazy. I think the alpine is getting better as the speakers break in. I have treble set between -5 & -7. The factory EQ almost seems like a complete opposite of what it should be IMO
 

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