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joehornback 01-02-2013 12:22 AM

Amp?
 
Can anyone tell me if you can put an amp on the head unit of the USA version 2013 Spark? I'd like to beef up the sound system a bit. And if so, how to access the dash?

SparkFan 01-02-2013 11:24 AM

Typically OEM don't have RCA outputs which would be needed for an AMP. I doubt the Spark has it, but will try to find out, unless you want to take a chance and check it yourself by pulling out the headunit.

joehornback 01-03-2013 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SparkFan (Post 1209)
Typically OEM don't have RCA outputs which would be needed for an AMP. I doubt the Spark has it, but will try to find out, unless you want to take a chance and check it yourself by pulling out the headunit.

That's just it, not sure how to pull it out without breaking something. I don't think it possible to change the head unit on this car since it controls so much of the car's settings...

chrisvy 01-03-2013 12:55 PM

Might just be too complicated. You could consult with a professional car audio shop to get advice but I don't think it would be wise because of the reasons you listed. The unit controls many things on the car that an aftermarket one wouldn't

/\/\ATIZ 01-03-2013 03:10 PM

Might not be the greatest idea but I have seen some people do it. They install a deck in a gap under all the center controls if the car has that gap, which the spark does.

You would have to run a power source, create a bracket, and run a wire to each speaker OR splice into the wiring harness.

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...s-1280x782.jpg

SparkMan99 01-03-2013 04:25 PM

Not a bad idea because it seems like that the only spot where you have to work with. Im sure they could fab up a bezel or cover to fill up that hole.

Mrmarky 01-14-2013 05:33 PM

I plan on upgrading all the speakers adding tweeters. And adding two small pre-amped subs. I'll take pics and post after I get the car.

joehornback 01-14-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mrmarky (Post 1296)
I plan on upgrading all the speakers adding tweeters. And adding two small pre-amped subs. I'll take pics and post after I get the car.

I'd be interested in how you installed these.

All_Spark 01-17-2013 11:45 AM

Just install another deck, i dont think the oem player gives you much options to add amps.




joehornback 01-21-2013 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by All_Spark (Post 1310)
Just install another deck, i dont think the oem player gives you much options to add amps.

You cannot remove the factory head unit because it controls so many of the car's settings.


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