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Old 12-07-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the 2000 Bonneville stock head unit can be used to hook up an amp and subs?
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the 00'* are a datalink system. Not friendly for adding at all.
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you can do Line convertors off the rear speakers to add the sub and amp
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you can do Line convertors off the rear speakers to add the sub and amp
ive never seen a line level converter set up that worked well or sounded good. i wouldnt recomend this route. Unfortunately the 2000+ bonnies are a bit of a hassle with stereo installs, but i would recommend installing a new head unit for the best results.
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you can do Line convertors off the rear speakers to add the sub and amp
ive never seen a line level converter set up that worked well or sounded good. i wouldnt recomend this route. Unfortunately the 2000+ bonnies are a bit of a hassle with stereo installs, but i would recommend installing a new head unit for the best results.
Very true. A new head unit will help your system sound a million times better and allow you to better adjust how it all sounds.
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you can do Line convertors off the rear speakers to add the sub and amp
ive never seen a line level converter set up that worked well or sounded good. i wouldnt recomend this route. Unfortunately the 2000+ bonnies are a bit of a hassle with stereo installs, but i would recommend installing a new head unit for the best results.
Very true. A new head unit will help your system sound a million times better and allow you to better adjust how it all sounds.
yes. even with stock speakers, the quality will be an amazing difference with a new vs the OEM head unit
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I have to agree fully with that
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i guess it depends on your setup because i had my 2 inifinity 12" perfects and 2 350s power rf amps and a stock head unit and it sounded awesome. It is nothing compared to amping everything and putting in new speakers and new headunit and everything like I have now, but i had a line converter and the equilizer worked well with the setup. You could definately do it, just takes some tuning to get it to sound good. It was a good way for me to save up to buy a good headunit and not just jump into a cheap headunit.
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it depends really. I miss having a stock headunit just for the functionality of it. ( I miss my steering wheel controls, some features of my DIC (doesn't apply to the bonneville though), speed compensated volume.. etc. Plus I hate removing my faceplate all the time.

anyways, the stock cd player has decent sound in the exception that it has way too much bass boost at low volumes and it cuts out all bass at higher volumes.. very annoying! Sound quality wise I remember before I changed anything out accept the headunit, that the sound quality actually was better with the cd player. (it sounded better for some reason. It'* almost like it has some kind of built-in DSP to change the way it sounded. the aftermarket cd player sounded kind of flat even when tweaking the built-in EQ.) I think with a good EQ and amps it could sound great though. i'm seriously considering trying to see how my car can sound with the stock cd player again. It'll definately take some fine tuning though. No doubt about that! I might go the stock cd player/ EQ& DSP route. I prefer the stock look personally.
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I do like the stock look of the head unit, so i dont want to put a new one in unless its of the same quality. im think im gonna look at it over my winter break and see what i can do thanks for the tips and info.
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