Infiniti I30 2001 carputer to factory system question...
Ok, so I finally decided to post a question after searching and reading through this forum. I am a total newbie to car audio, so if my question seems obvious you know why.
I want to find out if I can connect a carputer or an mp3 player (like an empeg with pre-amp outputs) to an existing factory set up (minus the head unit). I will have to take out the head unit to make room for the screen. I don't know how everything is wired in my car, but assuming this:
factory HU > factory AMP > Stock Speakers/Sub
can I set it up like this:
carputer or empeg > factory amp > stock speakers/sub ?????
After searching the forums I do realize that it is better to just replace and rewire everything with an aftermarket amp, wire, and speakers but I can't do that because of a limited budget. I went to a local stereo shop, where the guy told me that to do that I will have to buy a 4ch amp for speakers, another amp for subwoofer, buy new speakers and subwoofer and rewire everything to get a decent sound, which is nice, but I don't have $800 - $900 (at least) he said it will cost. According to some forum posts, it can be done (I think) but totally depends on a particular car model and its original factory set up. I would appreciate if anyone who had experience with an I30 or has info about it's setup could help me out.
2001 Infiniti I30, Factory HU, No Navigation, 6 Disc CD Changer in Trunk.