Hi all. I'm pretty ignorant (OK, very ignorant when it comes to car audio). I used to own a 2012 ram 3500 that had a pretty sweet OEM alpine system with sub, and 7 speakers. I loved how that sounded.
Last week, I downsized for a 1year old 2013 DCLB TRD with touchscreen but no JBL. The previous owner had some aftermarket audio stuff put in...I took the truck to a shop b/c I didn't know how/want to tear off the doors, and he looked up the previous owner's history: he had aftermarket speakers installed (but they weren't sold to him by the shop), as well as a Kenwood XR-400-4 amp installed behind the back drivers side seat. When I take a flashlight and look up close at the tweeters, I can see they're Massive Audio brand. I can't see any writing on the other speakers.
I scoured these forums yesterday as there's been a really annoying hiss whenever the key is at ACC or ON. Seems like it was the gains knobs which i turned way down, so the hiss is very minimal and barely noticeable now.
As for my thread title/question: I miss the thump of my old truck's sub. I listen to a lot of hip-hop and the audio quality in my current truck can't keep up...it sounds tinny and the speakers rattle and sound horrible when I have my music moderately loud. Here's my ignorant question:
Do I need to have a new amp installed if I want to have a sub added? Or can each front speaker be run off of one channel, the rears off of another, and the sub off the 4th?
Right now, I want to keep the factory HU. Yes I know and have read how it's crap, but at this point I'm not ready to tear it out and potentially lose steering wheel controls.