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Old 02-19-2016, 12:15 PM
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Looking for a referral in northern NJ area to replace OEM radio and speakers with a kenwood headunit. All the shops I've contacted have no experience with the MOST system or suggested a complete rewiring which isn't an option. Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:45 PM
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I don't think your going to find anything out there. You either replace head unit and amp together, or neither. MOST is a PIA.
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I found a place shortly after posting inquiry. Sound Waves located in Parsipanny NJ says it requires replacement of headunit and amplifier as you stated. They specialize in Porsches. I'll let other 996 owners know how it goes.
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Yeah, they will simply eliminate the MOST cable, and hopefully use
an adaptor plug an adaptor plug
that connects the output plug from the stock amp to the aftermarket amp and HU. Otherwise they just lop off the factory plug from the amp and splice the speaker outputs in.
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Yeah, they will simply eliminate the MOST cable, and hopefully use an adaptor plug that connects the output plug from the stock amp to the aftermarket amp and HU. Otherwise they just lop off the factory plug from the amp and splice the speaker outputs in.
I read somewhere about factory speakers using 2 Ohms although majority of aftermarket components are 4 ohms. While a quality sound and streaming my own music is the end goal, does this pose an issue?
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Yes, 2 ohm and in fac apparently 1 ohm for Bose subs. I am no expert but my reseach indocates that damage can occur over long term. Any good installer will be aware of this and supply you equipment or instalation to suit.
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