Originally Posted by SS_2000
Cool thanx for the info. What about for the 12 disc changer?? It can be a pain to have to change the cds in the hatch but it still is plus being you can have 12 cds to go thru with one button instead of driving and changing cds lol. If i change the head unit will that be just for decorations?? lol.
The factory changer unit will only work with the factory head unit. Kenwood and Alpine still make changers if you really want one. The stereo I bought will play MP3s off a mem stick and also off a CD it will also play a Zune, iPod and other MP3 players through the USB port or the AUX port. I have every CD and then some on my iPod so the changer for me is old news.
If you have a Monsoon system you have a power amp behind the spare tire. This amp works well with the after market head unit. I has a minor issue with the way that GM layed out the speekers. The ones in the middle (rear seats) are subs. 6" subs aftermaket are REALLY BIG $$$ so I opted to go with full range speekers there. I had to rewire the outputs of the factory amp to put full range power to the middle speakers. The sub channel was moved to the rear speakers (little 4" ones under the hatch) and the rear channel was moved to the middle and now my system sounds great.