How bad the Sound is, is hard to tell, but one thing i know for sure
Is that the midrange 5.1/4 speaker are not Working proper , so i Think i Will try to replace the oem speakers with some from Rainbow audio,
And fleck you are right , it is quality made cars so the Sound shouldn't be That bad normally
You can add an amp to a headunit without RCA pre out's.
Many amp's have a speaker level input, which means you
connect the headunits speaker output wires to the amp.
It's not ideal in terms of sound quality, but it can be done.
By far the best solution is to purchase a better headunit with three
pre-outs. (sub, front & rear)
This will give you a better quality source signal for the amplifier
Hope this makes sense?
As with any audio setup, your speakers (drivers and enclosures) will make the most dramatic impact in an audible difference in sound quality. If it were me, I'd be investing in them rather than the source equipment.
Sorry, but this is incorrect.
The speakers can only reproduce the signal that is sent to them.
If you have great speakers but a poor source and amplifier, then the speakers
will only be able to reproduce that poor signal.
The source needs to be able to feed the cleanest, most accurate signal,
to the amplifier.
This, in turn, need to be able to amplify this signal, without distortion
or colouration in order for the speaker to reproduce this signal for the
Adrian no need to apologise, but you're the one that is incorrect in this instance.
The speakers are the instruments which dictate the quality of sound that reaches our ears, and in this instance, as I previously mentioned, if the OP wanted to hear a truly discernable difference in sound then it should be his speaker drivers and enclosures that he/she should be upgrading in preference to the source.
You can try it for yourself if you don't believe me.
Play a £10k source through some £100 speakers, and then use a £100 source through some £10k speakers. I don't think I need to suggest what would sound better.
with a rubbish standard stereo comes rubbish speakers and with a good stereo you get good speakers its not one or another as you both are saying they are matched to suit each other ha ha just thought i would have my 10p worth
yes mate its no good having £1000s worth of head unit and amp then running speakers that can not take the mid range or bass or a cheap head unit with powerful speakers it will always sound rubbish at high volume. always go for a good brand speaker and head unit like kenwood, alpine or pioneer. speakers i would buy focal or vibe same for amp
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