Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the External Speaker with Jeep logo, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of the speaker, as well as the construction and a few of the other features. This speaker is going to be for those of you who are running a CB Radio in your Jeep that may be remote mounted, or you just want some additional volume out of your speakers.
Now, this speaker does have a three and a half millimeter inputs, so really anything with a headphone jack can be played through the speaker. However, really the main purpose of this is for CB Radio. This is going to be a little bit more expensive than some because it does have the Jeep logo on it, but overall it's a pretty nice piece.
As far as construction goes, this is a two and three quarter inch speaker that has a six-foot-long auxiliary cord, with a three and a half millimeter end on it. The speaker itself as you can see, does have the Jeep logo stamped right into the mesh grill or in front of the speaker, so this is really designed to be mounted on the dash or somewhere that's going to be visible. If you're gonna hide this speaker, you could certainly get one that's a little bit less expensive that doesn't have the Jeep logo on it.
As far as mounting goes, this does have a U-shape bracket that comes with it and a pair of thumbscrews on the sides that you can very easily adjust the tilt of the speaker. Now, one thing that is important to remember about this speaker is that it is not powered. So, if you're going to be mounting your CB Radio remotely, and you wanna be able to move the speaker up where it's going to be much easier to hear, this is going to work for you. However, if you're looking to get a lot more volume or have an amplified speaker, this is not going to be that solution.
For installation, I would give this a very simple one out of three wrenches. This comes with all the hardware that you need to mount it anywhere you're willing to drill a hole. So, you could certainly mount this up on your dash, on your center console or really anywhere that you wanna pop a hole. As far as getting it wired, all you need to do is plug the three and a half millimeter jack into your CB Radio and you're good to go. As I mentioned before, you could really plug anything into this speaker. However, it's really designed for a CB Radio. The whole installation won't take you more than an hour, and you won't need any specialty tools. However, you will be needing a drill to drill that hole wherever you decide to mount the speaker.
Like I said before, this speaker is going to be more expensive than other non-amplified speakers that don't have the Jeep logo on them. So, if this fits with your build, if you are going to be putting this right up on your dashboard where it's visible, and you like the fact that it has the logo, it's probably worth a few extra dollars. However, if you are going to be hiding this or you're not as interested in the Jeep logo, you can save a few dollars by getting one that doesn't have that on the grill. Again, any non-powered speaker like this is certainly going to be less expensive than a powered amplified speaker. So, if that's what you're looking for, you are going to have to spend a few more dollars. So, if you plan on mounting your CB Radio in the center console, in the glove box or anywhere else that the internal speaker won't be easy to hear, this is going to be a really nice external speaker solution that has the Jeep logo on it, so it's gonna look good as well.
So, that's my review of the External Speaker with Jeep logo, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.