Get MORE power from ANY aftermarket HU... - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CFoote is on a distinguished road
Default

Great point! I am doing a new head unit this weekend and will run wires directly to the battery. Thanks for the great idea.
CFoote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2004, 12:21 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sauk Centre, MN
Posts: 5,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OLBlueEyesBonne is on a distinguished road
Default

HMM. So this is why my top-of-the-line in 01 Clarion deck sounds so crappy. Looked in the owners manual and it says to run a direct line to the battery. So if I do that I'll definitely do the ground too. Probably will do it tomorrow and let you all know how it goes.
Can't sound any worse (but it could read no CD'* at all compared to reading only 3 out of 10 that I put in it -crappy Clarion'* -this is the second Clarion that I've had that is really picky about original CD'* - CD-R'* And CD-RW'* are absolutely not accepted).
OLBlueEyesBonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 01:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kaps is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey, in the middle of doing this now since I am hooking up an EQ. I found a ground on the passenger side kick panel, was going to run a direct wire from the battery for constant fused into the passenger compartment, is that what you guys did, or did you run off the fuse block? If the fuse block, what color/wire did you tap off of? Or anyone know a good wire off the fuse block to tap off of? Thanks!!
kaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 08:14 AM   #14
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 226
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DJ SHO is on a distinguished road
Default

Such a simple concept, yet almost always overlooked. Good writeup my man. Depending on the current requirements for the head unit to make optimum power on the output section of the amplifier, this should, in most cases, be one of the simplest and most effective upgrades to you can do to your car stereo. And it makes perfect sense, less resistance in the wiring, means more current capacity.
DJ SHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 01:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NERV is on a distinguished road
Default

my alpine came with an 8 guage wire for the power supply and got more 8 guage and hooked it up directly to the battery and it still dimmed on the big hits, it wasnt until i got my cap and amp did it stop dimming, oh and the HU isnt on the line with the cap, its just that that HU doesnt need to provide the speaker power anymore and the amp is capped so the whole car wont dim
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can i get more power? quick97 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 12 08-02-2007 06:42 PM
no power to fuel pump, power windows & power seat options13 Everything Electrical & Electronic 11 08-13-2006 02:42 PM
I'm not sure you can get any more intricate with LEGOS MOS95B Lounge 2 03-25-2006 06:43 PM
what is the best way to get more power? madme Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 10 05-15-2003 02:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:48 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.