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So I did watch the video about the upgraded 10-speaker system and it actually sounded awesome, but I went ahead and instead of getting the outer banks with the lux package, stuck with the BB and thought I may just upgrade it on my own eventually. I have read mixed reviews about the quality, and I cannot seem to find a video reviewing the 6 speaker system the same way there's one for the 10 (unless someone can point me to one). For those that already own a Bronco, how is the system? Is it going to be a downgrade from a 6 speaker system in a Fusion?

Note: I have driven a Jeep Sahara (2018 model I believe), and did not have an issue with the system and I believe it was the standard one that the Jeep had come with. I am assuming the Bronco will sound close to, or almost the same.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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So I did watch the video about the upgraded 10-speaker system and it actually sounded awesome, but I went ahead and instead of getting the outer banks with the lux package, stuck with the BB and thought I may just upgrade it on my own eventually. I have read mixed reviews about the quality, and I cannot seem to find a video reviewing the 6 speaker system the same way there's one for the 10 (unless someone can point me to one). For those that already own a Bronco, how is the system? Is it going to be a downgrade from a 6 speaker system in a Fusion?

Note: I have driven a Jeep Sahara (2018 model I believe), and did not have an issue with the system and I believe it was the standard one that the Jeep had come with. I am assuming the Bronco will sound close to, or almost the same.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
I believe even the stock speakers in the Jeep are still alpines and sound much better than most stock speakers. To answer your question simply, you're going to want to replace the 6 speakers, no question about it. Fords stock base speakers are some of the industries worst.
 
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I believe even the stock speakers in the Jeep are still alpines and sound much better than most stock speakers. To answer your question simply, you're going to want to replace the 6 speakers, no question about it. Fords stock base speakers are some of the industries worst.
Darn it 😂 Im huge on listening to music on my weekend commutes so decent quality is a must, although I am pretty happy with my base Fusion speaker system. I have found a video by PickensFamilyof5 upgrading their speakers, saying the quality is far better on the $30 4 inch speakers that they bought from Best Buy vs stock. I may look into that.
 

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The base Jeep system is pretty trash with the top off. The B&O is pretty trash with the top on. The six speaker? There's no pretty about it, it's just trash. You'll be upgrading the sound system no matter what. Run a search, there's already several threads about it.
 

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I took a video but it was on my cell phone. Thought about posting—but it doesn’t really do it justice.

It’s definitely not the worse I’ve heard. I’ve driven some very basic Nissan cars that have had worse (Versa, Sentra, etc.). And I’ve also driven some box trucks for work that were much worse.

But it is the worse I’ve heard on a “flagship”-type vehicle that costs $33,000+. Honestly I’m not really all that surprised. Ford really limited themselves in where they could put the speakers with the Bronco design. All of the tried and true locations (doors, roof, etc) don’t work since they can be removed.

The B&O system is also not great. Much better than stock for sure, but if the B&O system is your primary reason for getting the Lux package, I’d pass. My old Ford Focus with the Sony sound system is much better than the B&O system. And I suspect you’ll be able to do much better aftermarket for the same amount of money as the Lux package.

For me personally, Lux also has adaptive cruise control, which is one of my favorite features. So… decisions decisions…
 

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The B&O is pretty trash with the top on.
I put 250 miles on a BL Lux Mannequin and over 200 of those miles were with the top in sunrider position and I thought the B&O was perfectly fine
 

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So I did watch the video about the upgraded 10-speaker system and it actually sounded awesome, but I went ahead and instead of getting the outer banks with the lux package, stuck with the BB and thought I may just upgrade it on my own eventually. I have read mixed reviews about the quality, and I cannot seem to find a video reviewing the 6 speaker system the same way there's one for the 10 (unless someone can point me to one). For those that already own a Bronco, how is the system? Is it going to be a downgrade from a 6 speaker system in a Fusion?

Note: I have driven a Jeep Sahara (2018 model I believe), and did not have an issue with the system and I believe it was the standard one that the Jeep had come with. I am assuming the Bronco will sound close to, or almost the same.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
B&O is decent but should be great
Standard is trash but should be decent.
 

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the reality of the vehicle will make any speaker sound bad. A lot of what goes into good in-car audio quality is the interior that it has to bounce off of.

But yes, Ford base speakers are ass. I was responsible for sourcing them.

They come from China (surprise :) ) and are a no name brand that we only used because they had easy access to neodymium (rare earth metal required in mfg of speakers)
 

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the reality of the vehicle will make any speaker sound bad. A lot of what goes into good in-car audio quality is the interior that it has to bounce off of.

But yes, Ford base speakers are ass. I was responsible for sourcing them.

They come from China (surprise :) ) and are a no name brand that we only used because they had easy access to neodymium (rare earth metal required in mfg of speakers)
So are the standard speakers of a marine grade in any way?

I drove my dealers mannequin that had the standard speakers and while I didn't get to play with the settings at all, my initial impressions (with hard top on) were that it got decently loud, but seemed to have a muddy sound.

I figured it would be high on my list to swap in some decent marine grade speakers that can handle the moisture and dust that the Bronco will eventually see.
 
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So are the standard speakers of a marine grade in any way?

I drove my dealers mannequin that had the standard speakers and while I didn't get to play with the settings at all, my initial impressions (with hard top on) were that it got decently loud, but seemed to have a muddy sound.

I figured it would be high on my list to swap in some decent marine grade speakers that can handle the moisture and dust that the Bronco will eventually see.
I was going to bring up the same point. I’m sure Ford went into It thinking that they need to get something that can withstand the weather, so they may have sacrificed the audio quality for the protection.
 

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the reality of the vehicle will make any speaker sound bad. A lot of what goes into good in-car audio quality is the interior that it has to bounce off of.

But yes, Ford base speakers are ass. I was responsible for sourcing them.

They come from China (surprise :) ) and are a no name brand that we only used because they had easy access to neodymium (rare earth metal required in mfg of speakers)
What would you recommend to upgrade? Is there an option that is good value and won’t break the bank?
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I believe even the stock speakers in the Jeep are still alpines and sound much better than most stock speakers. To answer your question simply, you're going to want to replace the 6 speakers, no question about it. Fords stock base speakers are some of the industries worst.
In the Sahara maybe, but dont quote me.. he would have to tell us if he had a sub in the back or not.

So I did watch the video about the upgraded 10-speaker system and it actually sounded awesome, but I went ahead and instead of getting the outer banks with the lux package, stuck with the BB and thought I may just upgrade it on my own eventually. I have read mixed reviews about the quality, and I cannot seem to find a video reviewing the 6 speaker system the same way there's one for the 10 (unless someone can point me to one). For those that already own a Bronco, how is the system? Is it going to be a downgrade from a 6 speaker system in a Fusion?

Note: I have driven a Jeep Sahara (2018 model I believe), and did not have an issue with the system and I believe it was the standard one that the Jeep had come with. I am assuming the Bronco will sound close to, or almost the same.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Quick back story.... 14 jku 4-mopar kickers with dynamat, and poly fill, kicker kst tweets with alpine 650 (w/ powerpack) followed by a alpine 10- shadow box sub powered by a kicker amp. Comparing that to the bronco now... Absolutely the bronco system is junk...ish.. My jku system was loud and it played music really nice. but when it came to talking/podcasts it was terrible.. could be because i had it tunned for bass who knows. I had a hard time hearing it at highway speeds (doors and top off) whereas the bronco, not so much. The bass in the bronco is terrible it just cant handle a lot of bass. I am going to swap speakers out eventually but i want to wait till more options and what not come out.
 

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So are the standard speakers of a marine grade in any way?
Not really, the 4" dash speakers are paper but the standard 6.5" kick speakers do appear to have a plastic woofer/cone (or at least coating), which should make them relatively water resistant, but the connectors don't have any sort of weather seal.

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