I'm looking to replace the HU while retaining the factory Bose amp & system (for now). From what I’ve read, the Bose amp wants a higher than normal pre-amp output voltage, so it looks like I’ll need to run the speaker level outputs through a “Line Output Converter”. (Seems that you guys like the Navone Engineering ones?)
Is this the correct way to do the install? (Yeah, I know the “correct way” would mean replacing the Bose amp and the weird 2-ohm speakers, but $$$ is a factor for now.)
Has anyone tried running this type of Bose amp directly from the speaker level outputs? (Or is that just a really, Really, REALLY stupid question?)
Sorry for the newby-ish questions, and a big THANKS in advance for your help!
Oh, BTW, it's a ’98 Mercedes E-class. (Old style HU – single DIN, no fiber optic or CAN-bus wheel controls.)