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OK, I have searched this whole site and I can't find anything about this. I seem to be one of the rare few here who thinks the Bose Premium from the '95 GS really rocks. Sounds clear as a bell up through 3/4 full volume. The only thing missing is some real bass. I have a couple of amps and a couple of 10's. For now, I am looking to install a single 10" in a sealed box (OK, OK, I want them both but I got the wife telling me we need the trunk space!). How can I add an amp to the existing system keeping all the existing speakers and deck. I just need a bit more bass to keep me happy (and of course the new Kenwood 10 disk MP3 player for the trunk that runs through the radio antenna...but that is another story). My amps are about 10 years old and they don't have any inputs other than RCA jacks. Can I get a new amp to run off the speaker wires to one of the rear 6x9's? Will that degrade the performance of that 6x9? Will the 2 ohm system make it impossible to add a amp? Surely someone else has tried adding an amp to the existing Bose deck....
 

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Same deal different car...

If anyone has information I would also appreciate it! I have a 93 L sedan, which I believe is the 4 ohm system. How can I add an amp and a couple of subs? I have heard that without a good deck for control it would be a waste of money, but the person telling me just happened to be a car audio salesman (cha-ching)...

Thanks!
 

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Re: Same deal different car...

Sh0ck3d said:
If anyone has information I would also appreciate it! I have a 93 L sedan, which I believe is the 4 ohm system. How can I add an amp and a couple of subs? I have heard that without a good deck for control it would be a waste of money, but the person telling me just happened to be a car audio salesman (cha-ching)...

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Well if we do figure it out we can work on it together, I am just up the street in Federal Way
 

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Re: Same deal different car...

Sh0ck3d said:
If anyone has information I would also appreciate it! I have a 93 L sedan, which I believe is the 4 ohm system. How can I add an amp and a couple of subs? I have heard that without a good deck for control it would be a waste of money, but the person telling me just happened to be a car audio salesman (cha-ching)...

Thanks!
From my experience the salesman was right. I had a fosgate amp trying to run 2 12" jl w3's, it wasn't what i expected when i forked out that much money. I then spent antoehr 3 bills to get my sony cdx-m620, the second the deck came in, the car's sound was much cleaner crisper and o yes....the subs were bumpin. I dunno how much u will be pushin ur sub, so im not sure if keepin the stock deck will fulfill ur needs. My advice would be to fork out about 2 hundred dollars and get an ok deck and this will make ur car sound a lot better.
 

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Thanks for the info ALREADY! Sounds like your problem is solved JackRabbit. As far as my subs, Im thinking of just doing a couple of 10s, or maybe 2x 8" right behind my back seat arm rest. I would go out and get a deck, but the one I really want is WAY too much (about $800 for a double din chameleon type). I want it to look good, which for me means getting a nice double din unit...

Anyone have suggestions for a small yet pretty powerful speaker in the 8-10" range? Hopefully pretty inexpensive since I won't get too much bump out of them with the stock deck.
 

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great advice...I am looking into the Line Output Converters right now. Since I have the amps and the speakers, it won't hurt trying to set it up with the stock deck first. I am only going for some tight bass, in my experience the clarity of the sound isn't that important when you are running it through a low pass filter anyway.

Anyone have any experience using free-air subs up against the rear seats...you know me, trying to save trunk space for all the kids dolls and toys when we go the the store....
 

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shocked, I would highly recommend any MTX sub. I had two in my old CRX and they were incredible. Right now I have two 12" kenwoods, and they are pretty good too, but they don't hit quite as hard as my MTX 10's did. Both can be found pretty cheap. Hit up ebay or Circuit City.

oh yeah, both of you guys should check out nwhonda. :D
 

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Re: Re: Subwoofer with stock deck

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The answer for you is a line output convertor. Hook it up to your rear speaker wires and it will output left and right channel RCAs. The output voltage is adjustable, at least in the model I have.
I bought mine from a west coast electronics retailer named Fry's Electronics- it cost about 25 bucks. The rear speakers will operate normally. I had mine operating and the 2 ohm situation didn't make a difference. I have since changed out the rest of the factory componants.
If you can't find one, email me and I'll hook you up. :cool:
Found it!

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Hi3skagFaPH/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?i=101PL2&s=0
 
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