Measure the distance from the amplifier to the speakers if the speakers are close to the amplifier, say within 80 feet, 16-gauge wire will do fine if the speakers are further away, you need thicker wire---12 to 14 gauge---for better conductivity. Sometimes you'll find that a receiver or amplifier does not have the lfe subwoofer output or it might be that the subwoofer doesn't have the lfe input instead, the subwoofer might have right and left (r and l) stereo rca connectors or they could be spring clips like you'd see on the back of standard speakers. Run the ground cable that came with the kit you bought to hook up an amplifier and subwoofers from the amplifier to some part of the vehicle's frame or chassis the kit should provide a ring terminal for this purpose and you can use that to connect to a bolt. How to install a car amp installing car audio amplifiers is one of the trickiest things a newbie car audio installer can attempt car amp installation requires that all sorts of panels be removed and that various wires be run all over the car. You dont have to buy a full stereo amp you could do what i do and just get a pre-amp like the little dac zero (about £120 on ebay) and jsut hook it to your analogue preouts the zero destroys my onkyo in stereo.
Amplifiers will burn up if the resistance is too low(meaning if your amp says handles 2ohm stereo, hooking a 4ohm subwoofer with dual voice coils in series will drop the load to a 2ohm load but the amp cannot handle 2ohm in mono/or bridged. 6) hook up all of the wires at the amplifier hook up the rcas, speaker cables, remote turn on, power then ground 7) hook up a fuse holder near the battery be sure you have this piece of equipment (and a fuse) before you even attempt to hook your amp up to your vehicle's electrical system seriously the fuse holder must be within 18 of the battery. Proud to be the first on instructables regarding hu's i'm going to show you how to wire up a car amplifier and headunit in your house without the need for a battery and charger that's it, you're done all you need to do now is connect rcas from your unit to the amp, add some speakers and switch her on.
If you have a factory deck and install an amp, there's really no wire to connect the amp to on the factory deck what you could do instead is locate your fuse box and find a fuse that turns on when you turn the key in your car take that fuse out, wrap the remote wire around it, and connect it back where it was. If you want strong sound from the car stereo, you must know how to hook up a kenwood car stereo with amp this will increase the capacity of the stereo speakers often the deck that suits your requirements and even the amplifier that delivers a good signal is produced by different firms. Installing a diy car amplifier this needs to be done to avoid having the amp stay switched on when you turn your ignition off, draining your car's battery flat 4 connect the front, rear, and. Do not put your new head unit into the dash yet-you still need to connect the amplifier to it put the speaker enclosures back together now attach the thick positive (+/red) power cable for your amplifier to the connector on positive terminal of your battery. Connect the cable that was included with the subwoofer to the amplifier's terminal alternatively, you can connect an rca cable that can be purchased at any electronics store [source: kef] connect the other end of the cable to the terminal on the back of the subwoofer marked line in [source: nicholls.
You will also want to leave enough room around the sides of the amp to connect wiring and make adjustments for boost, crossover, and other factors typical amplifier mounting locations include under the passenger side dash, under a seat, or in the trunk or hatch area. How to install a car volt amp gauge by robert tomashek on june 22, 2016 share tweet pin then connect it to the wire that you ran to the battery step 8: remove the nut from the positive battery cable end clamp bolt install the eyelet and tighten the nut back into place. Does anyone know how to hook up a car sub to a home theater system i already have a powered sub hooked up to a home theater amp, but i don't know how to hook up the car sub to it the car sub is a 10 bazooka.
It's good to select a power amplifier output value of around 08 to 125 x speaker pgm value there are various ways of connecting the speakers and setting up the amplifiers, which can have an impact on impedance and available power continue reading for further advice. You will also want to leave enough room around the sides of the amp to connect wiring and make adjustments for boost, crossover, and other factors typical amplifier mounting locations include under the passenger side dash, under a seat, or in the trunk or hatch area there are pro's and con's to each choice. In order to make a subwoofer play, you’re going to need an amplifier, and in order to power up an amplifier, you’re going to need an amp kit an amp kit is gonna come with a heavy gauge power wire that connects directly to your vehicles battery, a high amp ridge fuse, a ground wire, and a signal cables that’s gonna go from the back of your car stereo to the amplifier.
Wiring in one amplifier can be complicated enough, especially when you're dealing with a factory car stereo, and the situation just gets more complex when you add multiple amplifiers to the equation you can wire two amplifiers, or even multiple amps, in one car audio system, but it takes some extra planning. To properly function,you’ll need to install a crossover that redirects sound signals coming from a head unit or amplifier to the most suitable componenthigher frequencies to the tweeters , and lower frequencies to the woofers or to the external sub, if one is used. The other 4 speakers should already be connected to the head unit but if you want to hook it up to an amp than so be it i'm assuming there factory speakers (preety crappy) so your going to need a nice cheap amp dont go out and buy a $50000 amp i would even reccomed a sony 4ch amp. Best answer: a powered subwoofer like a bazooka tube would be the easiest solution all it is is a tube with a speaker and built in amp you hook up a power wire, a ground wire, a remote wire, and a speaker level input and you're done.