stereo power

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by rmagni, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. rmagni

    rmagni Rockstar

    Hello I have an 08 Silverado LS with the upgraded stereo with the UQ3 enhanced speakers and US8 stereo CD MP3 player the speakers dont sound to bad the stereo will just not get very loud I want to keep the XM and other feautures can you just hook an amplifier up or what changes need to be made.
  2. Kaiser-Wave

    Kaiser-Wave Rockstar

    You could add an amp all you need is a high-low level adapter and you can do it that way, i would get a four channel and amplify the front doors with two channels and then add a single sub in the cab and bridge the back channels for bass, its a clean overall sound and the best bang for your buck alot of people do that at our shop and love the way it sounds.
  3. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    or get an amp with speaker level inputs
  4. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Your gonna have to deal with the no power, that is integrated into the stock head unit. GM does that to save on over driven speakers. Even the supposed great Bose system with the subwoofer has that in it as well. Every new GM truck since the NBS trucks and SUVs came out in 07 that I have been have this if they have factory audio gear. this is why I say save your money and buy aftermarket.
  5. Kaiser-Wave

    Kaiser-Wave Rockstar

    Going aftermarket is the best but LAN harnesses ain't cheap and then u hafta but steering wheel controls etc.......if you want to save money and don't want to change take my advice, and the only problem with an amp with hi low level inputs is running the leads a long distance and tagging leads off the back doors is kinda ghetto but only in my opinion I like running the adapter behind the radio because in the event that u do change the stock deck most of the stuff is rgut there, I call it thinking ahead cause I learned the hard way over the years

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