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.