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Factory Premium sub amp or nice Kenwood better?


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March 30, 2006
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City, State
seattle, wa
Year, Model & Trim Level
'91 & '93 EB, 4WD, 4-door
I read through this post but as it deals with the 2000 year X, I'm not sure that the info. is correct for a 1991 EB 'Audiophile' system.

How to wire to use the factory sub-w amp on a 2000 model year: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154055

I'm installing a nice Kenwood from another car into my 1991 EB with the audiophile system. I plan to buy a wiring adapter from Car Toys so I don't have to cut into the 1991 wire harness but I'm not sure if the Car Toys adapter lets me use the factory sub W amp or not. Does anyone know if an adapter exists to let me keep the factory sub-W amp? Do I need to buy this do-dad from Crutchfield to use the factory sub-w amp?


Even if I can use the factory subwoofer, should I? The kenwood I am installing has a large amp and several controls to separately manage the subwoofer. That said, I'm inclined to use the factory sub-W amp.