If your amplifier accepts line level signals only, you will need to cut the wires coming from the back of your head unit and splice them to the corresponding wires on a line-out converter. Without a line output converter, often times, you're not going to be able to connect an amplifier to a subwoofer. Run the red power wire from your amp installation kit from the positive terminal on your battery through your car's cabin to the location of the amp. If you connect to an ignition wire then the amp is going to be on whenever the key is. The box needs to be the proper air volume and needs to be the proper size for the particular installation you are doing. To really highlight the bass of your car stereo, you need a setup capable of properly reproducing low frequency notes.
Most wiring adapters also have a remote power wire — simply connect a wire from that to the amplifiers remote wire location. Seek a reputable shop as talking is always free and they can help you in the right direction for the right parts that you will need. Mounting brackets and speaker enclosures can be purchased at any local car audio retailer. Transcript Hi my name is Movin On, and I've been working in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. This can only be done if your aftermarket amplifier has high-level signal inputs.
Parts awaiting install Spartan Cam, 09 Intake manifold, etc. He has dedicated his life to researching and writing about diet, nutrition and exercise. If you have a factory car stereo, you're gonna need what's called a line output converter. Carefully splice into the positive and negative wire on both the right and left rear speakers using a wire stripper. Driving front seat speakers will require you to run wiring under a door jamb or the floor carpeting to reach the speakers. Don't just pick a blue wire though, make sure it has +12v when the radio is on and is dead the rest of the time. I think this is because cold water will not loosen.
Unless your like me and think if grannys going to ride in a hopped up truck with 40 inch tires she should get the full experience. Be sure to check out our articles on , , and our — it's a great teaching tool whether you're installing your first amp, or your 100th. Adding an amp will make your audio system sound louder and clearer by allowing you to send more power to your factory speakers or sub-woofers. So if you want the volume to be twice as loud as it is now, you'll need an 100-watt per channel amplifier keep in mind that factory speakers won't handle this kind of power. In any case, be sure to seal the hole with silicone and if you drill your own hole, please purchase a grommet. Did you run new wires to the speakers from the amp? The transformer should be grounded; most line output converters have a wire for that purpose.
This is your second best solution to interfacing with the factory stereo. No Factory Amplifier Installed If you do not have a factory amplifier installed, then you can either interface at each rear speaker and tap into the lead there, or you can interface with the speaker output wires at the receiver recommended. Make sure to put the right rear positive wire into the right rear positive speaker-level input, and do the same for right rear negative wire until all four of the wires are connected. If you keep your stock speakers hooked up you can shut the bumps off when you need to haul mom or grandma around. This is a small device that converts the high-voltage, speaker-level signal to a preamp-level signal that's acceptable to your amp. Usually rear speakers since the amp will be near the trunk, its really easy to do. Check the manuals included with your line-out converter, stereo and amplifier for complete installation instructions for your system.
Installing an amp can involve a bit of elbow grease. When purchasing either form of amplification, look for an amp that accepts high-level signals. Solder or crimp, and secure the connection for optimum performance. The value of speaker-level inputs Factory radios do not have dedicated outputs for amplifiers preamp outputs. Run this wire back to your amp and hook it into the speaker-level inputs.
You can get an adapter that converts your speaker outputs to a low output rca. Use the audio pin-outs link below to figure out which color wire to interface with. Every amp has pre-drilled mounting screw holes located on each of the four corners of the amp for easier mounting. There are also relays that will allow you to put a new deck in the car to compensate for theft, onstar, steering wheel controls that are on the factory decks and will still work fine without messing anything up. Installation issues The installation of an amplifier using speaker-level inputs does not differ significantly from one with preamp outputs. Your amp could be installed near the speaker in the trunk or under a seat.
They aren't the most reliable things in the world but they keep you from having to mount a switch. In addition to power, you'll need an audio signal. Subwoofers can be large speakers that are usually housed in speaker enclosures installed in the trunk of the car. This software has instructions on how to decode. When installing a subwoofer, one of the most important things you need is an enclosure.
With a newer model car you know how the manufacturer is trying to give you more quality on the radio, you can't mess with the factory radio. Adding a subwoofer and amplifier to your existing stereo is a great way to improve the bottom-end output of your system and is one of the most common upgrades performed on a car's audio gear. This tutorial will focus on how to add an amp by using speaker-level inputs to tap into your car's existing wiring. Ive noticed no difference in sound whether the lights are flickering or not. A line output convertor is going to convert the sound from one of your car stereos speakers to a signal that an amplifier can understand. About the Author Hailed as one of his native Baltimore's emerging writers in Urbanite Magazine, for the past five years Kevin Krause has been writing everything from advertising copy to prose and poetry. A monstrous 1600-watt, 4-channel amp will simply overpower your factory system.
Don't go to shops like cirus city or good guys. A subwoofer by itself is not very useful. You can usually find one on the sidewall behind the carpeting. Yes it can work there are plenty of adaptors to get it done. Please note that the ground wire is equally important as the power wire and installation of it should not be overlooked. .