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Upgrading Bose - phase 1(Opinions?)
Alright so my 2006 has Bose which sounds “okay.” A little bass heavy which is fine, but not as much clarity as I’d like. The bass is sufficient for now, I don’t blast it or try to rattle doors/windows. That being said I have been researching relentlessly and think I have a solid plan of attack. Any feedback is welcome or let me know if I’m missing something.
New headunit, installed into a single din for the top storage compartment. Run seperate power wire to fuse panel w in-line fuse for head unit, piggyback off the Bose head unit wires with quick taps for my other sources, ground wire behind top dash to frame but/bolt. Use the 8 “speaker wires” from the Bose hu which are really flat signal wires to the amp connected using rca spliced ends into the new headunit pre outs. This should give me full range of speakers with control/adjustment. I’m thinking if that doesn’t give me a little more control and what I’m after that I will run new wire to the front doors and wire aftermarket 4ohm 6.5s directly to the headunit, and then possibly moving the stock Bose 6.5s to the back to remove the stock 5.25s and keep it a little more bass heavy on my rear audio controls (which will now just be the stock subwoofer and rear 6.5s).
This should leave me with an aftermarket head unit integrated into the stock Bose with a little more oomph and retain and auto climate/front displays and a stock appearance with the stock headunit still in place. Only Bose speakers will be filtered through the Bose amp eq if they stay in the car. Future upgrades are as easy as running new amp wires with a new amp for the door and either retaining the stock Bose sub as a preout or adding a new sub/amp combo as well. Kudos to everyone else over the years for compiling the information on this site that lead me to this point. Thoughts and opinions welcome!
I’ll update as I order everything and have a chance to install.