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Hello Iam a new Mazda 6 owner and wanted to upgrade my speaker system but still use Bose. Does anyone have any insight on what to get and look for? TIA
 

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Bose speakers use a proprietary amplifier that also equalizes the sound going to the speakers. If you want to upgrade your speakers it is usual practice to also replace the Bose amp with an aftermarket amplifier to drive the new speakers. This way the new speakers will actually sound good.
 

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The Bose speakers are 2Ω and the sub-woofer is 0.5Ω This should give you an idea of what to look for.
It has been said that generally Bose uses relatively poor speakers and influences the sound with a lot of modification at the upstream end. This may adversely change the sound output if you install a high quality speaker in their place. This is all hearsay, as I have no personal experience with (other than the Bose self-powered sub I connected to my non-Bose system) testing audio outputs on this system.
Besides, I'm old and only listen to talk radio, except when I don't. 🤓
 

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I mean is there a upgraded speaker system for my 05 Mazda 6? Im not very familiar with speaker or sound systems anything like that and i just bought this car 3 weeks ago
Then no, there isnt. You have to replace the amp and speakers. The good news is, the output from the HU is Line Level, so you dont need any adapters, just throw some RCA plugs on the wires and into the amp.
 

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I've always thought the Bose system on my 04 S wagon sounded pretty good, at least better than most for the same age, You want to hear bad sound, check out the sound in an 2012 Odyssey EX-L. The radio sounds like it's through a soup can string telephone. My wife drove my wagon last week and was raving about the Bose system. That said, I'm in Doc's generation. When I'm not listening to the Eagles, it's AM talk radio. :D
 

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You can replace your Amp with a five channel Amp that way you can have a channel for front and rear and one that’s just for the Subwoofer oh let me add Crutchfield supplies the pig tales to use non Bose speakers and adapters to fit the doors.

Our 2017.5 has a non Bose stereo well I’m amazed on how good the speakers sound now I’m afraid to change out the speakers when the time comes because I’m thinking that maybe the factory speakers are made just to sound good with the head unit I’m so confused. 😂 lol
 
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