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    Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Sorry if this is a Newb Question. I Picked up a 2003 Buick regal for my first car yesterday. I spent more on the car than i wanted so my plans for stereo are downsized for now. I wanted to throw a double din touchscreen HU in it. How hard is it to stick with the stock speakers on an aftermarket HU?
    It's a got 6 speaker (monsoon) system for stock.







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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    replace your worn out 8 or 10 ohm 6 year old piece of crap speakers....so you don't damage your new deck...




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    sorry I just read Monsoon...those are 2 ohm most likely and will fry an amp chip in a radio within a few hours




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Those speakers weren't bad in their prime; infact the monsoon systems today are decent...not by the standards of a audio junkie, but for the average joe yes. You have two options:

    1)aftermarket harness may use preouts to send signal to factory amp; which is fine at this point if you are not installing an amp.

    2)the by-pass kit doesn't let you use aftermarket hu's preouts and you have to run wire to all the speakers.

    either way I hate these types of systems.



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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Wiring harness




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

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    replace your worn out 8 or 10 ohm 6 year old piece of crap speakers....so you don't damage your new deck...
    are you f*cking kidding me?



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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Okay haters. This is only temporary until I get some money.
    If I used a setup that used the stock amp there would be no frying to be done right?




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Quote Originally Posted by Supergumby5000 View Post
    are you f*cking kidding me?
    Thank you.
    For a guy like me with no money, experience with car audio, and the fact that this is my first car ever this factory Monsoon can't be all bad




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Quote Originally Posted by petethedog View Post
    Okay haters. This is only temporary until I get some money.
    If I used a setup that used the stock amp there would be no frying to be done right?
    You may not be able to use the factory amp. You have to see if the harness will allow you to use the factory amp. Some factory hu sends a signal to the amp that is eliminated when the factory hu is removed, so the factory amp is no good and has to be by-passed.

    Go to metraonline.com. Input the info for you car and you can find out if you have to by pass the amp or not.



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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    I check it for; doesn't look like it has a by-pass which mean you are clear. Just buy a harness and install kit and you're set.



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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    I was going to respond to your post instructing you to make sure that you're using the line level outputs from your HU to the line inputs of the rear speakers (IIRC the amplifier is mounted on the left rear speaker.) But it looks like you already know all that, and have gotten even more technical by breaking out your voltmeter.

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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Quote Originally Posted by FatPat*da*Ratt View Post
    sorry I just read Monsoon...those are 2 ohm most likely and will fry an amp chip in a radio within a few hours
    this dude is a joke, right?

    you will be fine. just gotta make sure you hook up your amp turn on wire.




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Quote Originally Posted by x1le View Post
    this dude is a joke, right?

    you will be fine. just gotta make sure you hook up your amp turn on wire.
    No, hes actually right the speakers are two ohm on the monsoon system in the Buicks and will make most headunits shut off becuase no headunit is two ohm stable...i was lucky enough not to have the monsoon in mine



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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    I had two ohm infinity four by sixes on my pioneer head unit for six months if not longer and I never had an issue.When the speaker is playing how often do you think the speakers are actually at 2 ohms?For the most part they are gonna be much higher than that.




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    Re: Keeping stock Speakers with aftermarket HU

    Quote Originally Posted by alexregalgs View Post
    No, hes actually right the speakers are two ohm on the monsoon system in the Buicks and will make most headunits shut off becuase no headunit is two ohm stable...i was lucky enough not to have the monsoon in mine
    Even if the speakers are 2 ohms, I can't really see a headunit breaking as the other dude had suggested. If anything, speakers might get damaged.




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