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I have just installed a new Sony car hi-fi in my old VW camper van. It works but the sound is distorted. I have kept the original old speakers which are 50watt Blaupunkt, which is the wattage for the Sony. Do I need new speakers or could I have wired up the Sony incorrectly? Andy

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I think you need new speakers

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