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Car audio What are the basics I need to know when adding car audio? Everything about the car audio is stock. I want to add better quality bass. Sub woofer? What do I need to know about adding a sub woofer and better sound? I am trying to remain thrifty, so please keep that in mind. Thanks!

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I would leave this one up to a pro. Luxury cars have changed their audio format over the past decade. Instead of the radio and preamp being in one unit in the dash they are using the on-board computer as the radio and amp. Usually what you think is the radio in your dash (now-a-days) is really a command screen connected to the cars computer.

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