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Id like to add a power amplifier to my factory-installed car radio. What are my options?

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Id like to add a power amplifier to my factory-installed car radio. What are my options?

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Because it’s a great way to increase musical detail, dynamic range, and volume, adding a power amplifier is an extremely popular factory system upgrade. And when the weather gets warm, even more people tell us they’re looking for a system that can deliver roll-down-the-windows volume. But your factory radio poses a challenge. It usually doesn’t offer preamp outputs. So how will you hook up to the preamp level inputs found on the typical aftermarket amplifier? The easiest way around this roadblock is to choose an amplifier with speaker-level inputs. Speaker-level inputs let you use your factory speaker wire to feed an amplifier the musical signal from your radio. You won’t need an RCA patch cable or a receiver with preamp outputs. But if the amplifier that really appeals to you doesn’t have speaker-level inputs, don’t sweat it. You can use an RCA patch cord with an inexpensive line output converter and still get signal from your factory speaker wire. In addition to connections for power

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