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Old 02-09-2010, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2004 Avalon Factory Amp or New Head Unit?

2004 Avalon XLS. The CD player/receiver on my JBL 7 speaker system works, but I no longer have audio. I assume it's the JBL amp located under the front passenger seat. I've been advised to replace the head unit, which would force me to bypass the amp. Wouldn't this also force me to give up part of my system? which includes a sub, plus six speakers. The new HU would only drive 4 speakers, right?

I went to a high performance stereo shop, and was told the only way to revive the system to where it was, or better, is to invest in at least one, maybe two, new amps and a new head unit. My only other option would be to replace the JBL amp, but the dealer wants around $500. I could find it for around $100 or less used, but that may take some time, it's hard to find.

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I'd opt for a new head unit and replace the factory JBL amp with something better such as an Alpine PDX or MB Quart. Most factory audio systems suck and you end up shelling out more when you can get much better aftermarket components for a lot less.

The dealer is jacking you for $500 for that JBL amp when you can probably get a super powerful amp for that price if you went aftermarket or a non-JBL factory version.

If you're worried if the aftermarket equipment will fit, take a look at crutchfield.com. They offer faceplate kits that can be tailored to what you're looking for. Like if you just want a single DIN head unit, but your factory opening uses a double DIN opening, crutchfield has dashboard faceplates that can mold into a single DIN opening.

I don't think I've seen a double DIN aftermarket head unit have a removeable faceplate...
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