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Old 06-28-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 ssei, with the bose system. I hooked up an inline reciever off the back speakers to run an amp. It doesn't seem to be hitting the lows. which leads me to beleive that the signal running to the back speakers has been through a x-over.

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Does anyone know the spacifics on the bose system.
1. does it use x-overs?
2. is it run with an amp or two, or run off the deck?
3. Are their RCA'* on the head unit?
4. where is the amp located if it has one?
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check the settings on your amp
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someone else have some better info. maybe a little more in depth. Like where are the amps located. do they use RCA'* How about the name of someone with a 2000 ssei?
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It is going to but hard to get alot of sound out of that set up becuse the bose system don't use very high levels out. What you should do is make sure you are not on the tweet side of the speaker. Cuse that will be crossed over or get a new deck. Your factor amp sould be pass side trunk. The bose system has about 2 volts coming out your amp needs at the lowest 4 to 5 volts to proform right the best thing to do is to get a new after market deck.
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It is going to but hard to get alot of sound out of that set up becuse the bose system don't use very high levels out. What you should do is make sure you are not on the tweet side of the speaker. Cuse that will be crossed over or get a new deck. Your factor amp sould be pass side trunk. The bose system has about 2 volts coming out your amp needs at the lowest 4 to 5 volts to proform right the best thing to do is to get a new after market deck.
If I remember correctly adding a new HU to a bose setup does not work without first re-wiring the whole vehicle correct?
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yes, there are crossovers for the front, and rear door speakers. They play very little bass. The 6x9'* are setup to play bass only. The info for the amp location is incorrect. It is located on the back of the backseat, behind the black plastic cover, driver'* side. You will want to tap into the wiring BEFORE the amplifier! The amp is what changes the frequencies, etc.
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Yes you're right, the bose amps change frequencies and have bass management, meaning that with the higher volume, they lower the bass output to save the speakers from distorting. Tap before the amp, right from the HU, you'll be much happier.
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that sounds exactly right. when the volume is low I get my full range of "lows" and when I turn it up, I thought the base was cutting out but apperintly the level was just being turned down.

this only leaves two questions.
1. If I tap into the wires befor the amp, are those straight from the head unit or has it been through a diffeant managment system all ready?

2. their are eight wires going into the amp. I figured out power(red) and ground(black), can anyone identify the other colors for me?

you guys have been helpful, I think this might finaly fix my problem.
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Well i have an amp out of an aurora from about the same year in my car, could you give all the colors taht are on your amp? Or maybe take a picture. Maybe someone else on here with it could too, because in the bose amp that i have there'* actually THREE power wires and THREE ground wires, plus a remote turn on, all the input wires, and the output wires. But theres a little different setup for the inputs, because on my bose amp they use a common ground. That means one ground for all of the speakers. But yours could be different, so just list all the colors that you have.
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the 2000+ models are totally and completely different as far as I know. I'll wait until he posts the wire colors though. I would go walk out to our SSEi now but I'm beat. I need some sleep.
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