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> > FINALLY - in case I am NOT able to come up with a suitable adapter,
> > Josh Karnes on the Z-car list suggested one option would be to simply
> > disconnect the amps at each Bose speaker and wire direct to the
> > speakers from the new radio. I pulled one of the rear deck speakers
> > and I can report that this would be EASY!
And Adam said:
> Be careful with this. Bose has a tendency to EQ their speakers to their
> trademark sound. If you bypass the amp, you might also bypass the eq,
> which might make the system sound really wierd when used with a non Bose
> amp designed to actually sound good. Who knows, it might also sound
> better without the eq. Also, the bose speakers might have a really wierd
> impedence, like 2 or 3 ohms, that could damage the amp.
Well spoken, and a worthwhile note. Given the tubby bass of the Bose
EQ, I'm temped to think it would be an improvement. But the note
about impedence is very well taken. Howsomever, I and my trusty
$19.95 Radio Shaft digital volt/ohmeter can check out that aspect -
if necessary. I am reassured to note that the reear speakers are
standard 6x9 ovals, so replacing them outright would not be
difficult. The door and dash speakers might be different, but I
suspect they used conventional sizes there, too. Now - how the
Bose porting might interact with non-Bose EQ is yet ANOTHER in the
multitudinous variables Bose offers us to deal with in swapping sound
I think I want the single-speaker tube radio from my '59 Ford back.
It worked reeeeeely good alla time.
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