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#1 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 03:00 PM
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I have a 96' 328iS with the Harmon Kardon 8 speaker setup. Considering a Nakamichi 4 channel head unit. Will all of my speakers still be driven as long as I use a proper wiring harness (Metra for example)? I'm quite happy with the factory sound but the head unit needs a new backlight and has output some buzzing during cassette playback. Also thought one of my tweeters was blown (snap, crackle, static sound) but it sounds fine now so again, I think the head unit is the problem (could be a loose connection at the speaker but that wouldn't explain the buzz I heard yesterday)....I can either have the unit serviced or spend 3 to 4 times that amount and just replace it with a Nak...I want to keep the factory look and the Nakamichi is the only unit I've seen that would fit the bill...

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YES, you'll be fine.

I have a Nakamichi head unit feeding my oem amp, which in turn powers all the speakers just fine. Apparently the voltage of the Nak's speaker outputs work well as a signal to feed the oem amp.

All you need is your new Nak deck, a wiring harness (I recomend Metra, purchased at your local car audio shop) and an antenna adaptor. Install is easy as cake, and you will be quite pleased with the result, especially if you "think" you are satisfied with the current sound.

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