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Old 11-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by TPLGT View Post
OK so even though the unit is bypassing the amp, the stock Amp is driving the speakers? Did I get that correct?

I thought the amp in the unit would be driving the speakers? Sorry for the noobness....I DK much about this stuff.
My point was that it does not sound like it's bypassing the amp at all. If your installer used a line out converter, that means the head unit is connected to the factory amp and feeding it a line level signal. Theoretically the converter would reduce this signal so that the factory amp can use it. Without the converter the factory amp would get really loud really quickly and your speakers would distort.

The amp in the head unit could be driving the speakers if it is wired that way, but if it were wired that way there would not have been a need for the converter. I would ask your installer to clarify just how everything was put in.
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