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Can You Wire in Multiple Amps, or Are Are You Limited to Just One?
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We may edit your comments for length, spelling, or grammar, but we will never reveal personal identifiable information to a third party. Buck Pomerantz I've been tinkering with electronics ever since I was a kid - starting with taking apart and putting back together televisions and radios. I always got them back together again and working. I took courses in radio and electronics as a teenager, and became a ham radio operator. I worked in my high school's stage crew, running sound, lights, and a movie projector.
After college, I joined a rock 'n roll band as the soundman and learned how to lug around and operate the gear that helps make music sound good and loud. Working in a music store in Austin, Texas, I spent a few years manufacturing, installing, repairing, and operating sound systems. Our customers were recording studios, nightclubs, and touring bands.
Eventually I moved back to Charlottesville, Virginia and opened a small demo recording studio. In , I finally came to my senses and got this job at Crutchfield. They actually pay me to ramble on, rant, and explain the things I love about music, electronics, and getting good sound. Given my background, they put me to work writing about some of the most complex electronic products Crutchfield sells: Some people think that installing an amplifier in their vehicle is hopelessly complicated and best left to a professional.
That's an option, sure. The first diagram shows a total system upgrade using an aftermarket receiver, two amplifiers, and a subwoofer. The second is more specific. It shows you how to add a subwoofer to a factory system. This wiring diagram shows how a full-blown car audio system upgrade gets wired in a car. The system depicted includes new speakers, an aftermarket receiver , a 4-channel amp for the front and rear pairs of full-range speakers , and a mono amp for a subwoofer.
A lot of folks want to add bass to their system without replacing the factory radio, either because it looks good or is impossible to replace. The following wiring diagram shows the additional wiring you'll need to add a subwoofer to a factory system. Start by getting a subwoofer amplifier or powered sub with speaker-level inputs.
You'll need these items for the installation and to give it that professional touch: Give us a call at and an Advisor will help you get what you need. If you want to learn more about installing amplifier systems, check out our Amplifier Installation Guide. Hi, I have a Kenwood DDXSM head unit which has six rca outputs- 2 for front, 2 for rear and 2 for sub labelled monaural in the instruction manual.
The amplifier I will be using is a Digital Designs SS5, which is a 5-channel amplifier that only has 5 rca inputs: I'm unsure how to go about connecting the rca's for the subwoofer channel. Is it as simple as using any one of the two subwoofer-out rca's on the head unit or is there more to it? Would an rca y-split cable be of use in this situation, would it be detrimental, or is it even necessary at all?
I can't find the color wires that match factory radio. I have a Pioneer 2-channel watt amp. I also have to kicker 10 inch comp C Subs. Since I don't have an aftermarket head unit I'm using a line output converter from my sub line going to a factory sub. I feel like my Subs are underpowered and are quiet compared to the door speakers in my car.
However I do have Bee Line output converter set to send as much signal through it as possible. I've also attempted to match the gain. All of the sound feels like it's stuck inside the trunk. I have positioned and repositioned and repositioned again on my subwoofer placement inside my trunk. And nothing has helped. Any suggestions would be great. What is the best way to connect a 4channel amp and a Mono amp to a radio with 4rca outs? My mono amp has a set of RCA outs too.
It was suggested that I use a CK12 Amp wiring kit for the installation because of the Amp built in the stereo. I have never installed a stereo like this before and was hoping that you can walk me through connecting this kit to the battery? Any input will help! Hi, I am looking to purchase a head unit with a preinstalled amp and sub. My issue is I want to add onto that with an additional amp and sub. I know the wiring is a little different from what I was able to look up, but have found no diagrams or further instructions on how to do so.
Is there any information that you would be able to give me to help me out? If you have a 4 gauge amp and a 8 gauge amp what size ground and power cable would I use to run to the Ground and power distribution blocks. I have a classic truck with a component set up and I want to add a single sub. I would like to control the audio level with a single remote gain knob so I assume a 3 way amp would be my best option?
Is there a way to filter only the low frequency to the sub and have a full pass on the other 2 channels? Or would my sub have to share the same full sound as the speakers are receiving? I have a mono sub amp 1 of my 3 amps I added new kappa component system and made it 3ways on my mono sub amp their are t sets of rca connectors 1 input set and 1 output set on the rca outputs can I connect a 2 channel amp to connect to my new kappa,s and I bought the 2 channel amp after talking to you guys and when I got been reading and does not say anything, so input rca comes to my mono sub amp and then the rca does out to my 2 channel amp.
I have a Rockford t 4 ch, a kicker kx I plan on getting the kicker q's door speakers in components and coaxial already have the kicker q 12inch sub. I also have the amp kit for both amps kicker ck4 and rockford rfki. I want to know is do I need a distribution block to hook both amps up and can I install the 4 channel up now so once I order the door speakers I can hook them up and not have to worry about installing the amp to. And finally where and how should I install the line out converter.
I plan on keeping my factory radio which is in a mazda 6 non bose series. I'm going to be purchasing four 6. I will also be purchasing a 4 channel amp to power them. I already have a mono amp in my truck powering 2 12" subs. How would i wire the speakers to my radio separate from my sub amp? How does this work with a factor head unit, 4-Channel speaker amp, and a mono subwoofer amp? I have a five channel amp and I also have a mono amp for the subwoofer. How should I connect so that four channels go to the components, the 5th channel goes to the woofer and the mono also goes into the woofer.
So I need to connect my sub to amp with factory radio. Can u pls help me with all the wirings. When I'm hooking up two amps , a mono block sub amp to 4 15s and a 4 ch. My pioneer has a front rear and sub ra connection spot. Ya hi, my question is that I have a Ford fusion sport with Sony surround sound 10 Speaker with factory Sony amp and no subs. What is the best way and location to splice into the car with out taking away fro.
The factory sound and get the bass I'm looking for. I currently have 2 12" L7s powered with a cxa My receiver is a ddxs.
You can wire two amplifiers, or even multiple amps, in one car audio system, pass-through functionality, which allows you to connect multiple amps together. Explore this Article Connecting Multiple Amps Multiple Sub woofers .. I want to upgrade my car sound system from a 10 inch with 2 amps.
Installing and connecting multiple car audio amplifiers into your vehicle will allow you to improve sound system quality and connect additional speakers, or make better use of high-power after-market components. Certain after-market stereo head units may feature several RCA output connections, located at the rear of the device, specifically design for external amplifiers. Connecting multiple amplifiers to an RCA audio source will provide superior signal quality over speaker level connections from the stereo head unit. Disconnect the "Negative" battery cable from the battery, using an appropriate size wrench.
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.
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Car audio - what do I need to hook up 2 amps
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