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You can upgrade your sound system with the stock head unit by bypassing the factory amp (removing it altogether), and using a high to low converter (DSP)- this is if you want to amplify the speakers in the cabin.

Thus, you will need an amplifier (obviously) - most likely 2 if you want to amplify all the speakers and a subwoofer (s).

Check out these:

Factory Sound Processors for OEM Radio at Sonic Electronix

Note that you will need one that provides for however many channels you are going to amplify.

Adding a subwoofer is an additional channel to the stock pioneer channel amount.

I personally have the Audio Control LC8i in my Cruze and the LC6i in my G37- Love them, in the infiniti its been going for 4 years without any problems whatsoever.

They will also help the overall system sound better, as they act as an equalizer as well.

If you're really looking for "sonic bliss", I would highly recommend at least amplifying all of the speakers, replacing at least the front component speakers with a nice set of speakers that have crossovers, and adding a quality (JL audio, Rockford Fosgate, Alpine, Kenwood, etc) brand Subwoofer, and in a made-to-specfications box (ported if you like thumping, leaking loud bass, sealed if you like tight bass). The quality of your amplifier is important as well. Do not be fooled by products that display a certain amount of wattage. You want to look at RMS, not peak power, and cheaper brands will not actually output the power that they advertise.

Also go with thick, quality wiring.

You can check out my setup in my garage, and feel free to ask any questions.
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