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Old 03-17-2008, 01:14 AM   #1
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My wife just bought a 2008 Astra 5DR Black XR on tuesday. She opted for the in dash disc changer with the 7 speakers. My question is does anyone or has anyone added a sub woofer to this car? Is it wired from the factory for a sub? is there one in there and it is just that weak? (as a side bar, i own a 2007 aura xe and when i added a sub, the install only required wires and the sub/amp.) could i possibly be so lucky that an aftermarket sub will work with this in dash changer she had to have? thanks for any help


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Old 03-17-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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There is no provision for a sub with the stock radio. You would need to tap into the line level output of a speaker. I suspect you'll spend a lot of time getting the eq and sub settings to sound right, but it could work. Also, you'd probably need to tap into the line level of a front speaker, since the rears are basically cut off when you select the "driver" or "front" audio settings.

I have noticed the lack of bass, but mostly it is because I'm listening to XM through an FM modulator. CDs give more on the low end. I need to play with the setting more to get the sound right.

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