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Old 10-17-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 ssei bonneville. i want to keep the stock hu. i have dual 12' subs, 600w jenson amp, and i bought a iec auloc adjustable line output converter (was told to hook that up to the left and right speker wires in back. i know how to hook up the amp to the battery. I guess my question is, is there anything else i have to do, like maybe a way to shut off amp/power it on and a way to adjust the volume of amp? If so how would i do that? I you have any ideas or experiece please tell me what else i have to do.
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I moved your thread from General Chat to the Audio section so the audio gearheads will be more likely to see it. I'll keep an eye on it to make sure you get a response.
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JKDude...if nothing pops up here in a day or so...PM Black_Friday and have him get in here and look at your question. He'* the audiophile for the forum and will know what you need to make it all work.
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If you know how to hook up the amp, you are pretty much at an easy ending point. Make sure that you find a 12 volt switched signal for the remote wire. You can easily find this at the fuse panel(cigar lighter is the easiest). To set the amp up, turn your radio about 3/4 up to your highest listening volume. Then turn the gain **** on the amp up to where it blends in with the music evenly (not louder). That should be it. If you want to set it with a multi meter us this formula (voltage squared divided by resistance= power). Set your meter to AC voltage. Turn your radio up to your regular listening volume and put the leads on their respective terminals on the speaker terminals on the amp. Whatever voltage you read their, square it and divide that number by the impedence that the speakers are wired to. That is how many watts the amp is putting out. This is just a good rough estimate. The resistance of the speakers will change with music so its not 100% but it will work good enough. Anymore questions, just post them.
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