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Old 11-18-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Confused about 2004 stereo / radio options

I have a 2004 boxster WITHOUT the Bose option. My question is what is exactly the difference? I know that the Bose system is a problem when replacing the headunit but I thought it was easier with a non-Bose system. Apparently I still have that annoying ass fiber optic MOST connection and an amplifier in the frunk. So what exactly is easier about the non-Bose system or does every 03-04 stereo suck to work with?

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Old 11-19-2018, 06:13 AM   #2
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Yup

If you go aftermarket, you need to run wires to a new amp in the frunk

IIRC, there is a MOST to analog converter made, but it a lot of $$ and not worth it

Frankly, add the rear speakers, replace the dash speakers and just use the factory head unit. It actually sounds pretty good.

Do a search, plenty of threads on this subject
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Yup

If you go aftermarket, you need to run wires to a new amp in the frunk

IIRC, there is a MOST to analog converter made, but it a lot of $$ and not worth it

Frankly, add the rear speakers, replace the dash speakers and just use the factory head unit. It actually sounds pretty good.

Do a search, plenty of threads on this subject

So what is the difference? I've searched but everything I've read is on the Bose system. Also some things have said that the non-Bose system is easier to work with but no real details other than that. Does anyone know what the actual differences between the systems are? I know that the Bose system had really low impedance speakers and that was another issue. Is my system the same?

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