Standard Bose system with new external amp question...
I have an '05 Yukon that has the standard Bose system (not the cool premium one). The original head unit ran to the Bose amp, and from there, the speakers. I've since ditched the factory HU for one that I now loathe, which is why the prospect of building my own sounds so appealing. I have a harness that ran to RCA's for my aftermarket HU, so I initially thought that I might be able to just use the Bose amp for my low signal amplification, but when I plugged in an mp3 player directly to those RCA's, I got nothing. So that leads me to believe that I still need amplification to the Bose amp.
I'm leaning more towards a smaller internal amplifier (I won't be driving this car for more than a couple years from now and will wait to drop the big bucks for a better amp when that transition happens). Amps like those (the Amp6 from 41hz for example) output to the analog wires to connect directly to speakers, but I have an RCA running to the Bose amp. SO, (try not to scold me if I'm completely wrong) would using a line output converter from the Amp6, to the RCA's which connect to the factory amp be a feasible solution, or am I missing it completely?
Sorry that's so long and convoluted, but it's been a difficult question to answer by searching this whole time, and would love some of the expertise I've found on this site.