Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > General Corvette Topics > Audio/Electronics
Reload this Page >

New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front?

Notices
Audio/Electronics Stereo System Installation Info, Amplifiers, Subwoofers, Radar Detectors, Police Scanners, and CB Radios for the Corvette

New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front?

 
Old 08-20-2001, 01:01 PM
  #1  
webdzynes
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
webdzynes's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2000
Location: Orlando Fl
Posts: 4,070
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front?

I'm wondering how the Bose door subs would sound with a 200 watt/channel amp. Anybody ever do this?
webdzynes is offline  
Old 08-20-2001, 01:39 PM
  #2  
C5SilverBullet
CF Senior Member
 
C5SilverBullet's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2001
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 41,064
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CI 4, 5 & 9 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '08-'09-'10
Default Re: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front? (webdzynes)

I took mine in to have a new system put in mine an they told me hooking up the Bose system to an external amp was a major task. You have to buy all kinds of adapters and/or re-wire the whole car.

Just my .02
C5SilverBullet is offline  
Old 08-20-2001, 09:10 PM
  #3  
99HT
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2000
Location: Satellite Beach, FL, USA
Posts: 2,756
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Re: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front? (C5SilverBullet)

If you mean that you want to bypass the door sub amps and drive the subs directly with a 200 watt amp, I would say no. The Bose subwoofers cannot handle this much power without fusing.
99HT is offline  
Old 08-20-2001, 09:21 PM
  #4  
ShanMan14
Administrator
 
ShanMan14's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 39,487
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Cruise-In II Veteran
Cruise-In V Veteran
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Default Re: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front? (99HT)

Moving to audio section.
ShanMan14 is offline  
Old 08-21-2001, 04:56 PM
  #5  
92TripleBlack
CF Senior Member
 
92TripleBlack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2001
Location: Windermere FL
Posts: 4,178
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Re: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front? (ShanMan14)

YOu could do it but for the money you spend on all the extra wiring and converters and excising the whine demons, you would be much better off just getting aftermarket items. Like their home products, the bose system is weak at best and the components are of poor quality for the money they charge. They also have made they system very difficult to modify to use with aftermarket items. This seems almost like a conscious effort so they can sell higher end bose systems to unsuspecting people instead of people buying the basic system and adding on to it like you can with other manufacturers. When I worked at the sterio shop as an installer, I saw the factory cost of replacement drivers for the late 80s vettes. Chevy charged $1,500 for the top of the line bose system that used speakers with a $4 cost to produce and the head unit and amps could be bested at that time for under $400 total. Buying the system from them was like buying popcorn at the movies with a supermarket next door.
92TripleBlack
92TripleBlack is offline  
Old 08-23-2001, 01:19 PM
  #6  
Speed-Racer
CF Senior Member
 
Speed-Racer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Union City CA
Posts: 3,020
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front? (92TripleBlack)

Replace the speakers in the door and you're good to go.

Speed-Racer
Speed-Racer is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New Head Unit and Amps - Should I still use the Bose door subs in the front?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: