Ok, so I have been doing a lot of research on stereo equipment because of how shitty it is. I was looking to just replace the stock speakers and maybe down the road add an amp because I really like the look of the stock stereo, and I have a setup in mind that I like.
1. Is there a way to stop the stock radio from doing the "self-protection" of removing bass at higher volumes besides the $300 cleansweep and an amp? (It just seems a bit of a rip-off to have to do both.)
2 a. I seem to be getting mixed reviews with just a speaker upgrade. I am looking into JBL GTO938, but I was wondering if the stock unit could power these or not?
2 b. If I were to stay with the stock and get the JBL speakers, would eventually adding an amp help with sound, or would it just make the bad sound louder?