Originally Posted by gxp rules
I heard about the bass links and maybe thats the way to go. I wonder if this is an amp I can get that will allow rear speaker wires as input, then run to new rear speakers and non-powered subs? Does that sound better / possible?
The Basslink has the option of either remote-turn on, or it has an auto-sensing feature. The auto-sensing feature will power on the basslink anytime it senses a signal (voltage) going to the speakers. You can use either RCA inputs on the Basslink, or Speaker-level inputs. Originally I had my basslink connected to my rear speaker wires by splicing into the wiring. that worked great. My only recommendation is to use the remote-turn-on lead instead of the auto-turn on. The databus II system on our cars makes the basslink turn on anytime there is data communication through the vehicle. (it senses the current changes.) This includes unlocking your doors, setting the factory alarm, or even just opening a door. It got annoying because it would making popping noises (which you can also hear through the factory speakers if you listen very carefully to them.) I love my basslink, it'* as powerful as most 12" subs, and it'* only an 8" woofer with a built in amp. It gets pretty loud and makes my car rattle pretty loud for what it is.
Here it is installed in my trunk. It takes up very little room and could be mistaken for stock.
and here it is under the cover that I made for it to look even more stealthy.
here'* a vid from outside my car that shows you just how powerful this little 8" sub is. It makes my car rattle pretty good all things considered. It sounds great inside though, you don't hear any of the rattling from in there.
If you have any other questions about the basslink let me know!