I have a 2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line without the Dynaudio system. I want to upgrade my stereo in a 2 phase approach. First, add an aftermarket amplifier to the stock speakers and head unit. Then, replace the stock speakers with something more premium. While adding the amplifier, I want to use all plug and play connections to allow me to revert to stock easily.
Parts and Supplies
Speaker level input: Unsupported amplifiers would need a line out converter prior to amplification. Power: 50-100 watts per channel. DSP (Digital Signal Processor): Nice to have.
Factory Radio T-Harness
52 Pin Quadlock Connector. Connects in glovebox to the Discover Media’s Brainbox.
Amplifier Wiring Kit
Wire width depends on amplifier power draw. 4/8/10 AWG power cable with inline fuse. 4/8/10 AWG ground cable. Use the harness supplied 12V and ground connections (⚠️ This can be dangerous with more powerful amplifiers).
Audio Signal Wiring Extension (Pre-Amp/Post-Amp)
Long enough to reach from the glovebox to the desired amplifier location. 4 Channels (8 wires) of factory speaker level audio from glovebox to amplifier. 4 Channels (8 wires) of speaker level audio from amplifier to glovebox. Plug and Playable: 8 RCA, 8 Pin Molex, 8 Pin ISO Radio, or soldered connections.