help needed re audio system and fitting sub and amp

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i want to fit a sub and amp into my mercedes c class sport coupe. have a few questions.
1) will my mercedes standard cd player be sufficient to run the sub and amp or will i need a different cd player (i know the cd player needs to have a connector to plug in)
2) if i fit an aftermarket cd player is there any way to keep the useability of the on wheel command buttons for volume etc?

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Fitting a sub and amp is nothing to do with the CD.. the cd plays through the radio,, so you just run the loudspeaker leads from the radio into the amp and sub woofer, all of your existing controls stay the same
 
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right, so the radio in the merc wont need changing?my brother seemed to think it wouldnt have the socket to plug them in?
 

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Just making this clearer,,a CD if separate always plugs into the radio.
The output from the radio plugs into the new amp that you want to fit.
Your speakers can be driven by this, or by the radio.

You may just choose the amp to drive a subwoofer,,it depends on what you want to do
 
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im a bit ditzy, not sure i follow.
I have ther standard factory fitted cd/radio.my brother says in order to run a sub and amp the radio needs to have a free socket in the back?like a av on a tv?and i need to know if the standard radio has this or if i need to buy a different cd/radio? thanks for your patience with me!
 

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Most after market amps for cars have two inputs,,a high level and low level. As you have no low level output, on your existing radio/ head unit, you feed the loudspeaker wires from the radio head unit into the high level input of the new amp, and you join up the car speakers to the output from the new amp plus any extra loudspeakers that you may wish to add
 
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ill pass that info on thanks malcolm!
 
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any advice on removing the radio? is it possibke to do without having to remove trim??
 

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I can send you the info on this with an Email address
 

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All sent I hope it is the right year for your car

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