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Old 07-16-2011, 04:20 PM
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Has anyone added a sub to their car with the factory radio system? I'm considering doing this and one possibility I was looking at was a powered Bazooka tube. Something clean and not too big. I'm not looking to custom build a cabinet in the trunk, I just think the car is lacking a little bass...
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Do you have have the HiFi Pro in your F10?
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You will need a line-output-converter to take the speaker level output from the factory amplifier and convert to a line level signal. Then you'll need an aftermarket amplifier to run the subwoofer or bazooka tube. Personally, I would suggest a subwoofer over anything by Bazooka.
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Why would you need a line level signal? Sorry, I hear so many different combos of doing this.... confusing it is,
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Originally Posted by neilparmar View Post
Why would you need a line level signal? Sorry, I hear so many different combos of doing this.... confusing it is,
In order to add a subwoofer to the factory system, you must have a way to tap into the audio signal of the factory system.
The factory radio does not offer a preamp output, so the only option is to use the speaker level output from the factory amplifier.
To use that, you must have a device called a Line Output Converter. This device takes the speaker level output from the factory amp, and converts it to a preamp level output which you can then use with an aftermarket amplifier to drive a subwoofer.
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