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Old 04-18-2006, 06:21 AM   #1
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Factory Amp vs Aftermarket Deck Amp w/ Bluetooth

Does anyone know what the Factory deck specs are for RMS power and what is the impedence of the speakers? I'm determining whether to have a stereo shop integrate the factory AMP or to use the deck power. I an external amp is normally preferred but like the new Alpine decks use amps put out 18W RMS at 4 Ohm's.
http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/products/product.php?model=CDA-9857


Also has anyone had aftermarket bluetooth integration into their cars? I'm seriously considering this because that would be sweet! Here's the link
http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/products/product.php?model=KCA-100BT

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Old 04-18-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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I had an installer wire my factory speakers and amp to a new Alpine head unit. I was sure I got an amp and speaker upgrade too the quality of the Alpine sound was so good.

Doing this avoids any concerns about watts per channel, etc.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:49 AM   #3
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Did you have them wire the factory amp or an aftermarket?
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:07 AM   #4
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New Alpine unit's low level amp-out leads were spliced into the factory Porsche amp. It's doable...

Just don't be the gineau pig for the installer. Call around and find someone who's done it on a 911 or Boxster and is confident they can do it on yours.

The Alpine install was $99. Cheap!
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