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Hi, sorry if this has an obvious answer.
my car (2005 skoda octavia combi) has a real big issue with the audio system. The original stereo broke so I replaced it with a cheap one with reverse camera. (pni clementine 9545). It sounds terrible (i think clipping), but I found this out only after purchasing new speakers (PIONEER TS-G1720F).
If I purchase this amp (PIONEER GM-A3702) will it amplify the bad signal recieved from the stereo or will it just improve the sound quality overall?

I'm not an expert in this kind of stuff, and I'm also not really willing to spend too much, hence the cheaper pioneer speakers and amp, but I do want my car stereo to be at least decent.

In the end what do you think? Should I get an amp or a new stereo with better sound quality ?
 

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Hi, sorry if this has an obvious answer.
my car (2005 skoda octavia combi) has a real big issue with the audio system. The original stereo broke so I replaced it with a cheap one with reverse camera. (pni clementine 9545). It sounds terrible (i think clipping), but I found this out only after purchasing new speakers (PIONEER TS-G1720F).
If I purchase this amp (PIONEER GM-A3702) will it amplify the bad signal recieved from the stereo or will it just improve the sound quality overall?

I'm not an expert in this kind of stuff, and I'm also not really willing to spend too much, hence the cheaper pioneer speakers and amp, but I do want my car stereo to be at least decent.

In the end what do you think? Should I get an amp or a new stereo with better sound quality ?
Start with Stereo, and yes you are correct the Amp will only Amplify the Sound of the Stereo. But don't let this throw you totally off, a Bad, Cheap Amp has it's own Flaws too. Pioneer is a decent Brand, No complaints that I am aware off.
 

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Start with Stereo, and yes you are correct the Amp will only Amplify the Sound of the Stereo. But don't let this throw you totally off, a Bad, Cheap Amp has it's own Flaws too. Pioneer is a decent Brand, No complaints that I am aware off.
You should explain which components you have. It's possible that you bought lower efficiency speakers then the ones you had before and to get the same volume you drive the head unit into clipping.

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You should explain which components you have. It's possible that you bought lower efficiency speakers then the ones you had before and to get the same volume you drive the head unit into clipping.

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Who are you replying to, Alex or Me?
 

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... It sounds terrible (i think clipping), but I found this out only after purchasing new speakers (PIONEER TS-G1720F).
If I purchase this amp (PIONEER GM-A3702) will it amplify the bad signal recieved from the stereo or will it just improve the sound quality overall?
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(Troubleshooting)

If it sound bad because of the amplification, then a better amp would help.
Maybe some ear buds into the RCAs will tell you if the signal is sounding bad before the amp.
If the signal is bad then it can only get worse down the line, so start with the HU and see/hear where the distortion creeps in.
 
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