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Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

This is a discussion on Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose) within the Audio/Video Electronics forums, part of the General Discussion category; I recently put a JL Audio 12W0 and an amp in my wife's Tahoe along with a Pioneer deck. I ...

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    Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)


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    I recently put a JL Audio 12W0 and an amp in my wife's Tahoe along with a Pioneer deck. I have heard that the factory amp in these things cuts bass out of the door speakers and that there is a harness I could purchase to bypass the amp. True? If anyone knows anything about this, or knows where I could get one, let me know! Thanks!
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauro
    I recently put a JL Audio 12W0 and an amp in my wife's Tahoe along with a Pioneer deck. I have heard that the factory amp in these things cuts bass out of the door speakers and that there is a harness I could purchase to bypass the amp. True? If anyone knows anything about this, or knows where I could get one, let me know! Thanks!
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    do you have the bose system?
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Quote Originally Posted by Exalted512
    do you have the bose system?
    -Cody
    Judging from the title of the thread, I'd say no.


    The amp is built into the H/U on a non-Bose, you can't bypass it with a harness.

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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    Judging from the title of the thread, I'd say no.
    Hey dont hold it against him...he's from Texas
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Quote Originally Posted by DSZ71
    Hey dont hold it against him...he's from Texas
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    haha...i just read factory amp bypass.

    I've never heard of the factory amp cutting out bass on a non-bose system...Besides, if you have a sub, why would you need bass out of the full range speakers? It'll just reduce their power handling and increase chance of distortion
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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Quote Originally Posted by Exalted512
    haha...i just read factory amp bypass.

    I've never heard of the factory amp cutting out bass on a non-bose system...Besides, if you have a sub, why would you need bass out of the full range speakers? It'll just reduce their power handling and increase chance of distortion
    -Cody
    I suspect you are using a line-converter, Running the sub off of the factory speaker outputs, which means that if the headunit cuts bass, he loses bass to the sub. The only way to overcome this is to not turn the head unit up to the point that it cuts the bass, but unfortunately your mids/highs will not keep up with your sub at these low volumes. The solution to that is to install an amp on your mids/highs, but your stock speakers will probably not like being amplified too much. An equalizer would allow you to boost the low frequencies at high volumes, but at the risk of hurting your factory speakers over time. There is no "best" solution to this problem, except to put in an aftermarket deck so that you have true full range output to the amplifier and let the crossover handle the frequency response.


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    Re: Factory Amp Bypass? (2001 Tahoe Non Bose)

    Well, from my research on the net, I have discovered that the amp is in fact in the factory radio, but on the Tahoe's and Suburban's Non-Bose but with the factory sub in the rear, the amplified signal is sent to a crossover located behind the glove box. Since I installed a Pioneer deck which has an adjustable high pass crossover, I want to bypass the factory crossover. I actually found a thread on Z71Tahoe-Suburban.com with a way to do this.

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    But thanks for all the suggestions guys
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