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Old 07-22-2005, 02:29 AM   #1
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i was thinking about wiring an amp to my speakers, but was wondering how to do it, because i have an amp wired to my subs, and how would that work. i dont know how to get both amps to my head unit so if you have some input let me know
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what kind of HU do you have?
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Tell me your current HU and we can help you out....
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you will have to run the RCA'* back from your HU to the amp, then you will need a 2 or a 4 channel amp depending of you just want front fill, or you want to amp all the speakers. You want to select a amp with a RCA Pass thru, and they you can run the RCA from the speaker amp to the Sub amp. IFyou do this you wont have to run another set of RCA'* back and some HU'* only have one Preout You will have to run new speaker wire to the speakers from the amp, you can just splice to the HU connector if you dont want to run new wires into the door
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Wires into the door is very easy....

and wayyyy easier than dealing with the funky speaker wiring.
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Wires into the door is very easy....

and wayyyy easier than dealing with the funky speaker wiring.
well not really.....I chose the easy route...I have all my Speaker wilre through the HU connector behind the dash, and the speaker wiring is really easy to figure out..its all labeled
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Sure... BUT getting the wire in the door took me 10 minutes.


I dunno we stood divided on this before.




random thought: man is it lunchtime yet?
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Just go buy some speedwire, if you have never heard of it before it is eight individually insulated wires in one, it is about the size of 4 gauge wire. Guess what, the wires are already color coded to the connections coming from the HU. It doesn't get easier than that. Just make those connections, power, ground ,remote, and RCA'*. If you only have one pre-out from your HU then you can run a splitter if you new amp doesn't have a pass thru, or if you have more pre-outs find the ones you need then run the wires.
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bad thing about splitters and y adapters is that you lose fading and sub volume control....
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all this RCA stuff is pointless if he still has the stock HU.
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