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Old 02-25-2005, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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used I was just about to complete a purchase of a headunit at crutchfield and it highly recommended that i got this piece

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-X6AzDaFgaim/c...rch=PAC+OEM%2D2

is this really necessary? I have already have an amp and 2 subs.
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No, not at all. SOmeone asked the same question in the audio forums, and I responded with the same.

Some cars need a higher or lower voltage to feed the oem amp's input, the BMW amp works pretty well with most aftermarket head unit's powered outputs. You'll be fine.
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ya, that thing is pointless....
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i bought it, and it made it sound worse than making a direct connection...
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I bought it since crutchfield told me i needed it, and when i was looking around multiple places for install told me i needed it to. I installed myself and it followed the diagram for splicing the wires. It works fine and sounds fine. I never tried it without, so I don't really know if you need it or not. I thought that it may be dependant on a certain year and model but don't really know.
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