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Old 09-28-2003, 11:34 AM   #1
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Aftermarket CD Player work with Bose Stock?

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Right now I currently have the stock audio system in my 1984 Corvette. It only has a tape deck and I'm really looking forward to installing an aftermarket cd player; maybe an Alpine or Pioneer. My question is: would my current Bose sound system work if I installed an aftermarket cd player? Thanks for your time.

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Nope.
The Bose Speakers only work with The Bose Deck. I believe you have to Replace the speakers too.
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I have an aftermarket deck in my 84 & still use bose speakers no problem!
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If you look in Ecklers you should find a wire harness that will connect an aftermarket radio with factory bose speakers.
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Ecklers?

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If you want to keep the stock look on your console, you can go with an external cd changer.
I picked up a pioneer 6 disc changer and it took a 1/2 hour to hook it all up.

then you won't need new harnesses since it's FM modulated

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If you want to keep the stock look on your console, you can go with an external cd changer.
I picked up a pioneer 6 disc changer and it took a 1/2 hour to hook it all up.

then you won't need new harnesses since it's FM modulated

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The Bose "Gold" setup has an amplifier per speaker in my 96, and that is not compatible (to my knowledge) with aftermarket head units.

The base Bose stereo speakers (my understanding) is that they CAN be used with a aftermarket radio, because all the amplification is done in the head unit.
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Nope.
The Bose Speakers only work with The Bose Deck. I believe you have to Replace the speakers too.
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Chiming in with a Welcome to the Forum.
On my '84 I kept the stock bose, just replaced the amps and speakers.
Sounds great to me.
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It will work with an RF modulated CD Changer/player. You're still using the Bose to play the CD, you tune the Bose to (for ex 88.1) so that it receiver the signal broadcast from the CD modulator to your antenna. I used one in our Van works great!
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Guys I have an aftermarket stereo with stock bose speakers & it works fine!
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See this thread....

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I just read the post....I guess I just have a rare car cause I installed it myself & my stereo works fine!
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Easy Way Out.

Maybe I'll just use one of those tapes that connect to a portable cd player and run my cd's that way for now. Sure beats spending money on something that might not work. Until I find a for sure way to get the AM CD player to work, I'll just use my portable player.

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