Upgrading stock Jaguar Audio system - Jaguar XE Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 08-02-2015, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1
Unhappy Upgrading stock Jaguar Audio system

Just received my XE. Stock audio system makes me cry.
I'm evaluating options to upgrade it with custom components.
Who knows where to get specifications of what is installed - mounting sizes, amplifier type and so on?
iceraven is offline  
post #2 of 17 Old 08-04-2015, 01:39 AM
Senior Member
 
deluXE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 102
Congrats and welcome to the forum!
deluXE is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 08-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 701
Great to have you on the forum.

I would start with talking to your dealer. Independent audio companies might be able to help you as well, as I'm sure that they are used to installing audio systems in many different videos.
Winger is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 Old 08-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 726
I haven't had any luck with finding that information online but you might be able to get it from your dealer, if not the service department, try the parts department.
Kingpin is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 08-06-2015, 05:39 PM
BJM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 73
I can see you being able to upgrade speakers and tweeters, but the head unit is there to stay...
BJM is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 08-07-2015, 05:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by BJM View Post
I can see you being able to upgrade speakers and tweeters, but the head unit is there to stay...
Its the speakers that really dictate the sound quality though, right? The head unit is just the display.
Winger is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 01-04-2016, 11:21 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3
Ugh, day one of my new XE Sport. Love it, but sound quality is surprisingly poor for an upmarket car. No base and very tinny. Off to the local specialist car audio as soon as possible. Actually had this on a previous car, and can confirm that it is the head unit itself that is the issue. They can upgrade speakers, put in a separate power amp (usually in the trunk), and add a sub speaker (heavy base), but the quality of the sound itself is generated by the head unit. With the way they are integrated in modern cars, you can't change that without losing all the other functionality. I will post further on what gets done and the outcome.
Christian is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 01-13-2016, 11:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 109
What did your local car audio specialist say? Can't imagine it being a simple switch since the head unit needs to be removed and replaced.
Predator is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 01-26-2016, 04:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Predator View Post
What did your local car audio specialist say? Can't imagine it being a simple switch since the head unit needs to be removed and replaced.
All done. Took it in to an upmarket radio place that does high end cars. Head unit stays obviously, but they changed out all the door speakers and dash top tweeters, except the rear ones as they are only used an much reduced volume. Doors have had some special dampening material fitted prevent buzz/ rattle. Also a small sub-woofer in the boot/ trunk, which unfortunately reduces it's size a bit and interferes with folding down the seats, but it's velcro'd in to be portable. And lastly a proper amplifier hidden away somewhere. They then set up the sound professionally on a lap top, and you are encouraged not to touch any of the stereo system settings. It now sounds incredible! Highly recommended, and not a huge amount of money considering what the car costs. Cost $3800 australian (USD2700/ BP1900). As a side line, I notice now there is no mute switch on the steering wheel or touch screen?
Christian is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 01-26-2016, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 251
Can you do a video of the upgraded audio system? Would love to get a sense of how it sounds.
john is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jaguar XE Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jaguar's New Navigation System Detailed in New Video Winger Jaguar XE Photos and Videos 7 12-27-2014 12:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome