How can you have aftermarket A/V receiver on an '08 Honda Civic?

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  1. pharmokan

    pharmokan OT Supporter

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    the fuckin console isnt your ordinary box shape, its like all big and shit, i dont want to buy an adapter frame. can i actually just get aftermarket speakers for the car cause the fuckin stock system is beyond shitty. what i mean to ask is, is it possible to use the stock receiver with aftermarket speakers, in terms of power delivery? i want to know if its possible to amplify mids / subs on the car using stock receiver with effecient compatibility. ty.
     
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    This would be better posted in Home and Car Audio.

    But yes, you can use aftermarket speakers with a stock headunit. Just make sure the impedance is the same as the stock speakers.

    Also, make sure there's an amplifier between the head and the speakers; if there isn't, that's the reason it doesn't sound good.
     
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    yeah sorry i didnt clarify or posted in wrong forum but i know u can have aftermarket speakers on stock head unit, i was just wondering if the aftermarket head units come with a special pre-amp feature that the stock receiver does not have, hence why it would sound like crap. or do all stock sound systems come with a pre-amp
     
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    As far as I know, all stereos come with a pre-amp, and all aftermarket amplifiers can be switched to accept a pre-amped signal or an unmodified signal.
     

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