I'm going to be installing a new radio soon and speakers. I was told all the time that is better to have all the chassis ground at the same point. If the power supply overheats, the amp is drawing too much current. Therefore the wiring at stock can be left alone and out of the way. Right now the subwoofer is in a big ported box running at 2 ohms. First find the max wattage rating of your amp.
From the block outputs routed the wire to each amp. Now I want to install a second amplifier for the polk speakers and I was thinking using the line level outputs to a second 4 channel amp or using y adapters not sure which is better research is pointing toward upgrading the battery to 4 gauge is it necessary to upgrade the battery feed and which is better option for connecting speaker inputs. Make sure it's long enough to reach from your computer to your amp though. I have power and everything to my new amp but it's not making any difference in the sound quality of my system. Remove the source unit and the factory panels on the opposite side of the vehicle from the power wire. I just want to make my speakers get to full potential without doing a butt ton of re wiring and would love to be able to use the original factory wires plus a little more. So would I be able to use my fade control for the front and rear? Here is a good site that helps you calculate the size you'll need.
Remove the fuse until the install is completely finished. But if I wire it 160 watts x 2 4 ohms I should run new speaker wires from the amp to the speakers? Thinking the speakers may be blown, I bought new ones and installed them. Just want to confirm what I am running is sufficient. The other ends of these wires connect to the vehicle's harness. This way all four door speakers are taken care of.
The speaker wires coming from the amplifier's outputs hook up to your vehicle's harness connected to the car speakers. Running a jl audio 300 watt bike amp under the fairing also. My current setup is 2 fosgate 12s with a fosgate power t500 1bd amp. I understand how to wire it , that's no problem for me. New speaker wires from the amp connect to the speaker wires in the stereo adapter harness Running the amp's output wires to the wires on the adapter harness is how you avoid having to run new speaker wiring throughout the car. This video will demonstrate how simple it is hooking up a car audio amplifier, whether your outside installing in your ride, or lounging out getting loud indoors! It's also recommended that you look at the negative lead from the battery and, if a four-gauge ground lead to the chassis isn't present, create a four-gauge ground for it as well.
I did some searches on car audio forums and stuff, but all of them were about amps I don't have one, nor do I know much about them. I assume no resposibility for loss of life, fires or sparks that scare the crap out of you. Most car amplifiers are rated for 4-ohm speakers. Once again, make sure that all connections are tight. Just make sure to check your power wire gauge requirements. Although you've described how your amps' power and input signals are run, it's not at all clear how the amp's outputs are wired to your speakers. I don't think your reading at 1000 Hz will be very accurate, so don't depend on that for setting gain.
Try it out, I think you'll be surprised. It will also limit the voltage loss at the amplifier. In other words, you make Y-cords of speaker wire, getting four high-level inputs from two speaker wire pairs. Here are the colours and the channels. Let us know what you need This article focused on a way to simplify the speaker connections.
The first diagram shows a total system upgrade using an aftermarket receiver, two amplifiers, and a subwoofer. If you hear a loud hum, that means you're plugged into an outlet with a bad ground. If you just have a connector and no wires running out, then it's too much of a pain to use. Being conservative I used the test tone to set it to 1V each channel Also last question does wiring tweeters with lower gauge and wiring woofers using factory wires effect the sound? The way you can tell it is drawing too much power is if after the installation the car's headlights flicker or dim along with loud music. And would i need to run the wires from the headunit to the speaker then from the speakers to the amp? About the Author Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer. Check out , which describes how to use a 9-conductor speaker cable turn-on lead included to connect your amplifier's outputs to your speakers via the vehicle harness behind the receiver.
Then access the wiring harness behind the radio. When I switch it to 2 channel it sounds cleaner if that makes sense? And why do I need to use a ground block? Ohm Rating is very important for tempature related problems. Is it better to locate the mono amp in the back with the sub, or close to the other amp in front? As for the black wire next to the red one, cut about two inches of that wire off and strip both ends to make a short with the red wire even less likely and also because you need a spare 2 inch wire later. If you have an amp that draws 75 amps, an 80-amp fuse will work fine. This makes them easy to move back and forth between your home and car. I recommend setting yours to the 4-ohm setting and wiring your subs to that amp.
If you have any questions about connecting a new amplifier to your speakers, contact our advisors via chat or phone. The connection from receiver is achieved with rca jacks and an interconnect cable. Note, it is very important you identify these cables before cutting the sound cable. . The only way I get a difference is if I change it to rear and rear and lose my subs. Just be sure to tape off any exposed conductors so they can't short by touching anything metal.
New Front Infinity speakers to channels 3 and 4. Now you can turn on the stereo and tune the system to the recommended levels. So the head unit is is driving the 4 polk speakers. Connect both the battery wire and the ignition wire from the car stereo usually yellow, red, or orange to the yellow wires from the power supply. It shows you how to add a subwoofer to a factory system. Amplifier Location Considerations Now it's time to find a location for the amplifier. If you were planning on putting the amp in the trunk of the car, make sure that the folding rear seats don't have the potential to pinch the wires and cause a short in the system.