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Stereo upgrades on 2018 Signature

Has anyone done any adjustments to the 18’ 6 Signature with the stereo?
I don’t want to mess with the indash unit, but was wondering about upgrading the speakers, maybe adding an Amp and subwoofer.
Would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
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I'm researching this too. In the past, I've usually installed a separate amp with a 12" JL sub in a sealed box sitting against the rear of the seatback firing towards the rear of the car for the optimum amount of bass. But this time, I've been reading up on spare tire subs which won't take up the space and will look more oem. It won't provide any earth pounding bass, but it will add the needed punch of the lower frequencies that is sorely lacking in the factory Blose setup. I've found a couple Pioneer models that are only sold in the U.K. that have really good reviews which have an integrated amp so it's a nice clean stealth install. They are available on Amazon or eBay for under $400. Otherwise, if you have a bigger budget to work with, I think most stereo shops can fabricate a stealthbox that fits on either side of the trunk walls with carpeting that matches the factory upholstery and takes up just a small amount of space but provides louder and deeper bass.
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I'm researching this too. In the past, I've usually installed a separate amp with a 12" JL sub in a sealed box sitting against the rear of the seatback firing towards the rear of the car for the optimum amount of bass. But this time, I've been reading up on spare tire subs which won't take up the space and will look more oem. It won't provide any earth pounding bass, but it will add the needed punch of the lower frequencies that is sorely lacking in the factory Blose setup. I've found a couple Pioneer models that are only sold in the U.K. that have really good reviews which have an integrated amp so it's a nice clean stealth install. They are available on Amazon or eBay for under $400. Otherwise, if you have a bigger budget to work with, I think most stereo shops can fabricate a stealthbox that fits on either side of the trunk walls with carpeting that matches the factory upholstery and takes up just a small amount of space but provides louder and deeper bass.
Thanks - Interesting about a spare tire unit. Never heard of that. Integrated amp may be way to go. Guess I will start by getting some quotes form some local car stereo shops. I am a Bose fan and glad to see the Signature 6 has this upgraded system.
But I know that mass produced OEM speakers are not the highest quality. And most factory installed units lack a good clean non-distorted bass.

I don’t blast my music too much, but if you have ever had a really good upscale system, then you know and hear the difference.
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