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Old 06-08-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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My 1997 has that system in it, with the two bar equalizer..
IF i hook my Sony Xplode head unit up to it, will the speaker sound like garbage...or no..?
The stock Stereo in the 00+ systems ROCK, the one in my 97 sounds close to how my 93'* Delco system did..
leaves a bit do be desired
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It might not actually be the headunit at all. BOSE speakers have a tendency to get "lazy" after a few years old and have virtually no bass at all, and sloppy mids. I would suggest replacing the speakers first, but I'd feel bad if that weren't the case. I have never personally listened to the 90'* Bose systems. I think that the Sony headunit would work just fine in the car though. It'd give you more functionality over the sound than the stock headunit anyways..
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It might not actually be the headunit at all. BOSE speakers have a tendency to get "lazy" after a few years old and have virtually no bass at all, and sloppy mids. I would suggest replacing the speakers first, but I'd feel bad if that weren't the case. I have never personally listened to the 90'* Bose systems. I think that the Sony headunit would work just fine in the car though. It'd give you more functionality over the sound than the stock headunit anyways..
i dunno BillBoost BOSE sounds pretty damn good and that has 150K on it....so its had alot of songs played on it....

Boosty did a write up, i believe that you NEED to power the BOSE amp with an aftermarket HU or you will get no sound
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I finally switched my Kenwood over to the 99 and while the Bose doesnt compare to the all Infinity system in the 98, I was impressed with how much better the sound quality became over the Delco headunit(with equalizer).
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You will need to splive the wire in the 5 connnector to the back of the stock deck the main power wire for the radio to get sound from a BOSE system with an aftermarket deck.
Just keep the 5th wiring connector so if you ever do decide to go back to stock you won't have to spend a month hunting another connector down.
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maybe i will just keep it stock...maybe find a 8 band bose OEM..versus my 2 band..
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maybe i will just keep it stock...maybe find a 8 band bose OEM..versus my 2 band..
that'll work too, but a big upgrade would be to dump the paper Bose speakers for some Infinity, Alpine or good Kenwood speakers (any good quality speakers). I put a 7-band CD deck in my 98 SSE with Alpine Type R 5.25" 2-ways in the front door, and Infinity Reference 3-way 6x9'* in the back while still utilizing all 4 stock BOSE tweeters. The sound was phenominal.
One thing you should know if switching speakers -use the wiring adapters the factory used to hook up the BOSE speakers, it'll save you time and money. They just unscrew from the back of the front 5.25" speakers and then unplug from the speaker and wiring harness terminals.

Here'* a link with a couple pics of the rears:

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Matt... The Bose isn't bad unless you are a stereo junkie. (Meaning you are really into sound and would notice a 10k note vs a 10,000.00000000000000001 note)

I did the swap with a Kenwood MP828 and there'* only a couple little snags that I was easily able to get through.

First off, the adapter connectors don't have all the wires. I bought two and removed some wires from one for the other. There is a seperate 5 pin connector (only 1 pin used on it) that supplies power to the amp. w/o powering it, you get nothing through the amp. I used the HU amp turn on lead.

As for sound quality, it is much improved over factory sound (7 band eq) and reasonably for cost. About $220 shipped a year ago.
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It might not actually be the headunit at all. BOSE speakers have a tendency to get "lazy" after a few years old and have virtually no bass at all, and sloppy mids. I would suggest replacing the speakers first, but I'd feel bad if that weren't the case. I have never personally listened to the 90'* Bose systems. I think that the Sony headunit would work just fine in the car though. It'd give you more functionality over the sound than the stock headunit anyways..
i dunno BillBoost BOSE sounds pretty damn good and that has 150K on it....so its had alot of songs played on it....

Boosty did a write up, i believe that you NEED to power the BOSE amp with an aftermarket HU or you will get no sound
i have bose in my car and all i did is hook my aftermarket H/u up like normal and it works fine

but then again my h/u as 5.1 DDS
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I currently have a '91 maxima that had a factory bose system in it. However, the previous owner decided to put in a sony head unit that had a cd player. That blew all the speakers and it sounds like sh*t. If you're going to replace your head unit, you'll have to replace all the speakers as well.
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