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Old 04-13-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Ok, I was gettin ready to get some new 6x9'* for my bonne, so I searched on here for some suggestions. Then I stumbled upon a bunch of threads talking about the factory radio with the gain slider (factory amped) having 6x9'* in the rear deck with 4 wires instead of 2. I had just about given up on replacing them until i could get a new HU and rewire all new speakers, until I went and checked my car. Stuck my head in the trunk and saw only 2 wires going to each 6x9... Can someone shed some light for me?
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you only have an SE.....you donot have the Delco Amped system and will only have 2 wires to your rear speakers

The SSE, and the SSEi'* have the Delco Amped System
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ok then, i must have been mistaken. I swear I read that if the radio has the gain adjustments it had a factory amp...a pic of my radio...


then I guess im ok to get new rear 6x9'*...w00t thanks!
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92-95 high end packages had a slider below the radio in the trim panel that said "Gain" and it was a slider that worked an amp. This is not something built into the radio itself.

Why'* ur radio in the glvoe box?
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i only have bass and treble sliders... does that mean my stock 7eq headunit was swapped out?
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There were a few levels of stock HU'* available, depending on what the original buyer of the vehicle wanted to pay for. The base. base model just had the Bass and Treble. The next step up was the equalizer, and you could go from there...
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are you the guy doing the carputer?
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i only have bass and treble sliders... does that mean my stock 7eq headunit was swapped out?
That means your car didn't come with 7 band eq..only 2

Carputer...John? are you holding out on us?
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i've seen that picture over on mp3car.com.........
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i only have bass and treble sliders... does that mean my stock 7eq headunit was swapped out?
That means your car didn't come with 7 band eq..only 2

Carputer...John? are you holding out on us?
Guys what we have found is that if you had the BOSE (truman you have it) you only got the 2 band radio....the 2 band puts out less power than the 7 band. They used the 2 band because they had the Delco/Bose amp powering the rear speakers, so they didnt need the extra power and they also figured that the amp adjusted the EQ so you didnt need the other adjustment of the 7 band

the 7 Band was on the 6 speaker SE/SSE models that had the upgraded radio (often called Performance sound)
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