Piggybacking the Bose Amp / Upgrade Advice

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by choodock, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. choodock

    choodock New Member

    Question: Would running speaker output wires from the Bose[​IMG] amp to the speaker output wires of the HU increase the watts and therefore the sound quality? Would the Pioneer HU and the Bose amp work in conjuction to increase my sound quality or would it be distorted? The HU should push 14 watts X 4 RMS and 50W X 4 max. I have read on here that the Bose amp pushes about 30W RMS to each channel.

    Background: I have a 2004 Tahoe LS. It only had the base radio. I installed a Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS head unit and loved the increase in sound quality. I had also purchased a new console to replace my jump seat; the console came with the Bose sub and amp. I didn't bother with trying to wire up the Bose sub at first because I wanted to get the HU installed and door speakers replaced to see what my initial sound quality would be. (It's also easier to ask forgiveness for spending money when the wife can hear the improvement) A couple of weeks after installing the HU, the Axxess interface stopped working. I bypassed the interface to ensure the HU was fine and everything else works. I tried re-initializing the interface per instructions from tech support but still cannot get any power out of the stupid black box. I got tired of jacking with it and just slipped the factory radio back in. It's been about 6 months and now I have some free time to start all over. I plan to wire the radio in without an interface as I don't care about the chimes or the stereo playing after I turn the key off before I open the doors and my Tahoe does not have any special features.

    Current System:
    Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS
    2 - Pioneer TS-A1685R 6-1/2" 4-Way speakers (175W Max, 60W RMS)
    2 - Pioneer TS-A1674R 6-1/2" 3-Way speakers (150W Max, 35W RMS)

    In Progress:
    Wiring up Bose amp and Subwoofer and reinstalling Pioneer HU

    Wishlist (next 3 months):
    - Dual 10 inch downfire Sub Enclosure
    2 - Pioneer TSSW251 Shallow Mount 10 Inch Subs
    1 - Pionner GM-D8604 Amp

    Any thoughts before I jump in too far?

    EDIT: I've been doing some reading online and hooking the speakers to the Bose amp and the HU seems like a really, really stupid move.

    So, my options are:
    1. Leave the speakers wired to the Pioneer stereo OR
    2. Wire the speakers to the Bose amp
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Don't take this personal but unless you like ear bleeds Get rid of those Pioneer speakers.. having all those Tweeters is NOT good for Sound.. You will have NO midbass at all You are losing about 60-75% of the Music you want to hear.. 3 and 4 way speakers SUCK!! All your getting are Tweeters Get a good 2 way system with a good amp and you will see what you are missing.. As for the Bose amp, Junk it.. A factory Bose amp does not have RCA inputs to hook up to your radio Get a good 4 or 5 Ch amp to power the doors and a single Sub...

    Remember also your Pioneer radio is only giving about 16-18 Watts RMS so all of your sound is going to the tweeters.
  3. choodock

    choodock New Member

    Thanks for the advice, makes perfect sense.
  4. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If you need anymore Help Please let us know..

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