Originally Posted by NMLegacy
How much power goes to the speakers without the external amp and how does the ampless system compare?
The mac radio has NO power for the speakers whatsoever. This means you NEED the amp under the seat or an aftermarket amp placed somewhere if you want noise to come from your stereo. This system would sound MUCH better than any stock stock radio WITH built-in amplification I have ever heard.
As pointed out above, a few aftermarket radios with built-in power have sounded decent (like the eclipse taked about above), but usually you could not expect the best sound from a built-in amp...