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    BOSE Amp

    Hi does anyone know where the BOSE amp is in the TT Coupe (2003 model)?

    I want to disconnect it and connect the speaker wires going into it to my own aftermarket amps instead. I thought this would be easier than running new speaker cables to each speaker, which would be difficult up front where I would need to get the wires from inside the cabin and into the doors! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] I'm also installing an aftermarket HU.

    Is there an easier alternative?

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    Here it is:
    TT coupe Bose layout

    Don't believe there's an easier way but running new cable shouldn't be too much hassle, maybe a job for later.

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    the Bose speakers are 2 ohm impedance so your amp needs to be ok with that, most good amps are 2 ohm stable in multichannel mode.
    You can use the speaker wiring no problem, though some so called audiophiles frown upon such shortcuts.
    I don't know if there's much benefit installing a better amp without upgrading the speakers, those Bose sytems are a bit strange.

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    Andy - I'm not sure if my amp is 2ohm stable but will need to check that first before buying new speakers.

    Apparently there is also a small 5cm centre speaker on the dash which I'm guessing is also 2 ohm. Are these available to buy in 4 ohm version do you know?

    Thanks. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    Most people just disconnect the centre speaker, otherwise how would you drive it from a 4 ch amp? Unless you're going Dolby ProLogic?

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    I was just thinking of driving it from one the outputs on my Kenwood HU as the internal amp isn't going to be used and it has a 4x45W output! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: BOSE Amp

    I'd imagine that would destroy the stereo image at the front of the car as you'd have to drive it from either left or right output.

 

 

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