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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Maintaining Factory Head Unit and Upgrading sound

Is there anything I can do to improve the factory sound system while keeping the stock head unit? Obviously changing the speakers will help. I would like the system to sound like the Monsoon System in the Grand Am or the Ford Mach sound system.

What speaker's should I go with? Looking for a little more bass and less distortion at higher sound levels. The Monsoon doesn't have a sub, but has a complex speaker of some sort.

I can add an amp to the back speakers, but what speakers should I go with?

I don't need to shatter the earth, just want to feel my tunes a bit.

Please help.

It still smell's like 1996.

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You'll be going with 6.5" for the front. After a fair amount of Search and some level-headed advice in the thread below I ordered a specific Infinity that functions well with the reduced power of the oem radio.

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