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Old 02-13-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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What makes Bose so different from the stock Delco systems. For example the difference between my bro'* 00 without bose and my mom'* 00 with bose. The bose system does not distort no matter how high the volume is. The bass seems to 'adjust' itself just perfect so it does not distort. The delco system will allow the speakers to making 'farting' noises uncontrollably. Is it just a higher grade of speakers, or is it more complex such as sophisticated electronics adjusting everything as volume changes the the type of music. The Bose system has a whole lot more bass than the Delco system as well. I only ask because my aurora has the same system as my brother'* 00 without the bose and I want to kepe the stock radio but change the speakers to something much higher quality. Just don't want to go through that hassle if the radio is going to be putting out sound that makes the speakers sound bad. So basically is the headunit the cause of the bad sound, or just crappy, cheap speakers?
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well I think it is all of the factors, the headunit may have a different EQ system and the amp that the bose has gives the speakers the extra power to reproduce the notes that the delco cant. I would have to say that the Bose speakers might be marginally better than the stock, but any aftermarket speaker will sound better than the bose. Plus i think that the bose has a weird ohm rating for there speakers
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bose are just overpriced speakers I have comparied my dads 2 three way JBL home speakers to my friends bose home system the JBLs were better sounding had less speakers and costs less. But you will want togo with the headunit it makes a lot of difference to the sound quality I heplaced mine with a Jenson my parents bought me and had installed with the extended warenty. That little step up to I believe was 42w by 4 gave me more base a better responce and kept the problems the stock one had where if you turn it up so far the base if cut out in the back because of the power the trebel wants and the opposite in the front. After I Broke it I replaced it with a pioneer 52w by 4 that had crossover points so you could adjust the stop points for the frequencies sent and a better equaliser it sounded much better the the last deck. But that has been stollen and i have not had money yet since then to get a new one so im back on the acdelco.


So i would recomend a 42w deck with crossover points and make sure you have a good ground and make sure you get all the options you want on the deck.
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no matter the wattage of the aftermarket deck the Max rms that you will get out of it is like 15 RMS per channel
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no matter the wattage of the aftermarket deck the Max rms that you will get out of it is like 15 RMS per channel
My Fosgate is ~ 22W RMS. Any good aftermarket will do 20 or so RMS.

Bose Home Audio, is some of the worst stuff in the industry. It'* just marketed to crap, and everyone believes it. Then in the stores they have strict rules about what a bose setup can be, and in it'* own room etc.

Car stuff is diferent', but they use very weird power levels (drop the ohms to get watts). The only one i've liked is Jim'* aurora. Mid level audio in my car is a lot better then the gain/bose setup IMO. Lasts longer then a year too.
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no matter the wattage of the aftermarket deck the Max rms that you will get out of it is like 15 RMS per channel
My Fosgate is ~ 22W RMS. Any good aftermarket will do 20 or so RMS.
are you sure about that, even tho it says 45 or 50 per channel dosent mean that it is putting that out to the speakers
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what the out put is most of the time is the max perchanel
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no matter the wattage of the aftermarket deck the Max rms that you will get out of it is like 15 RMS per channel
My Fosgate is ~ 22W RMS. Any good aftermarket will do 20 or so RMS.
are you sure about that, even tho it says 45 or 50 per channel dosent mean that it is putting that out to the speakers
im sure about that...

mine is 25w rms and i only bought it for styling...
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what the out put is most of the time is the max perchanel
yes that is correct
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Actually most Head Units have a Rated RMS as well. Anyone who knows anything about Car-Fi knows that.

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RFX9120G Specifications (newest version of mine)
40 W X 4 @ 4 Ohms Peak

25 W X 4 @ 4 Ohms RMS
Don't read the box or the stuff on the front of the unit, read the box.
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