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#1 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 05:05 PM
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i was at a car audio shop today and they told me that running an aftermarket deck (mine is a kenwood) with the stock amp would make the speakers sound poor at high volume levels. is this true??

i have a 95 318is and the deck is a kenwood kdc-mp822

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Don't mean to be a hardass, but this gets covered weekly around here. Lemme find one (of many) threads started concerning this so I can copy and paste my comments...

Most aftermarket HU's output a voltage (via the speaker outputs) that is pretty similar to the oem HU's output. This means you should be fine. If your aftermarket head unit happens to be a Sony, Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, or Nakamichi; you will be fine. I have personal experience with all of these, and haven't had any problems. If it's not, you will just have to try it and see.

Worse case scenario, you may need one of these {CLICK HERE}. This will allow you to adjust the output voltage (via screws on the unit) to a level that's pleasing at all levels.

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sorry! i searched and could not find anything and after i had already posted i came across multiple threads concerning this. thanks alot tho, i will be installing a kenwood deck tonight or tomorow

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