Adding subwoofers to your PA system

Sorry, something has gone wrong. Trending Now Answers Best Answer: Well if you have all the correct wires and box and everything ready then this is how 1. Go to your battery under the hood, disconnect the NEG- Terminal 2. Find somewhere in your cars firewall so that you can put the amp power wire through, or your going to have to make one and put a firewall brushing on it. Put the wire through the firewall of your car and remove the outlining of your cars interior. Keep removing til you reach the trunk and then tuck it under there. Leave that there 5. All the way untill you reach the radio. Being Gentle, pull out the radio and other plastics in your car,put your RCA in the preamp output of your Radio and connect the remote wire where it goes, if you have a bass knob go and run that through the outlining of your car to the desired area.

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I have a good amp already and just need a new box for my subs. Would I have to run a wire from each rear speaker to the amp or just one? And I’m guessing it’s just a matter of splicing the wires together correct? No special connection needed? I’ve set up a system in all my vehicles previously but I was always adding an aftermarket head unit which made it a simple process. Both left and right speakers and u can either splice in or there r these connectors that I really wish I could remember what they r called but they create a connection n all they do is have like a needle go through the insulation and hit the actually speaker wire.

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Most of us musicians just want to play music. But, this is the price we pay for playing electric instruments. Though instrument cables used between your bass and amp input look similar, they are not. Speaker cables are thicker. Gauge numbers can be confusing. The thicker the cable, the lower the number. A load is something that uses power to do something.

A load could be a motor, a light bulb, a speaker, a group of speakers in a bass cabinet, or several bass cabinets together. A bass amp head is used to power the load bass cabinet or cabinets. Impedance Impedance is a measure of resistance. When electricity flows to a load some of the electricity is resisted, or impeded. Most bass cabinets have an impedance of 4 ohms or 8 ohms.

Install Subs/Amp to OEM Entune Headunit – 2016

How do I install an amp to a factory Malibu head unit? The speaker cover is the “rug” used to line the trunk, and there’s one on the underside of the rear window deck where the speakers are installed. Dropping that will give you direct access to the speakers and therefore the wires.

Feb 19,  · ill try. get some short lengths of 12g speaker wire, connect each VC + and- to oneanother. then pick either VC and bring it to the amp. so your going to connect 1 VC to the amp and the other VC to the one that is connected to the amp. do this to both subs since your amp has 4 speaker inputs. parallel/parallel- each sub will be wired at 2ohms then combined at the amp to get 1 .

Step 1 – Decide the Size of the Subwoofer The first step to installing a subwoofer is to decide the size of subwoofer you need for your truck. Common sizes of car audio subwoofers are 8, 10, or 12 inches. However, there are subwoofers that can reach up to 20 inches. Make sure that you make allowances for your amplifiers as well.

Step 2 – Removing the Rear Seat The best location for your subwoofers would be under the rear seat. In this regard, you need to remove the rear seat of your truck first. Remove the rear seat by unscrewing the bolts of the seat. Use a ratchet to remove the bolts. Flip the seat down so it is easier to remove the bolts although it is not necessary. After you have removed all the bolts of the rear seat you can remove the rear seat completely.

It is advisable that you flip the seat back before actually removing the seat. You then need to remove the center brace that acts as a support to the rear seat.

How to Hook Up a Subwoofer System to a Car’s Stock Stereo

Rated at 1, watts, you can comfortably get consistent watts of RMS power going directly to your subwoofer. With this Pioneer amp, you can adjust the subwoofer accordingly from at little as 40 Hz to as much as Hz. The newer amps including this one have a wired bass control module, allowing you to turn the bass level up or down without having to physically go to the amp itself and do it. The speaker level inputs allow you to connect your OEM headunit without having to buy add-on adapters or anything that does not have RCA-inputs.

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Nov 04,  · we fitted one in my friends car and there are only 4 wires needed (well for his car) 2 speaker cables 1 REM cable and 1 power lead oh sorry and 1 ground cableim unable to help your further because i need to see the back of your stereo but the power has to go to the battery and the groung to a certain screw in your car and the speaker 1s to the back of your stereo have to find a good path for Status: Resolved.

How to hook up a subwoofer to a stereo system Hint: You don’t necessarily need a receiver with subwoofer output jacks. Subs can provide a foundation to the sound that few speakers can muster on their own. So adding a sub is not just about adding more and deeper bass; rather, a properly integrated subwoofer can improve the overall sound of the system. AV receivers feature bass management to direct the low bass frequencies to the sub and the midrange and treble frequencies to the speakers.

The subwoofer is hooked up to the receiver with a single interconnect cable. Stereo receivers, pre-amps, and integrated amplifiers rarely have subwoofer output jacks or offer bass-management options. So instead of using those connections, we’ll use the subwoofer’s speaker-level, aka “high-level,” inputs. Most, but not all, subwoofers have these inputs; they get connected using speaker cables to the same speaker output jacks on your receiver or amplifier that are also hooked up to your speakers.

That means you have to double up the connections on the receiver or amplifier see photo below that illustrates that connection method.

Installing Multiple Amplifiers

How to hook up 4 ohm subs, with 2 ohm amp. Originally Posted by Droppedime08 Sorry the amp is pioneer. Or can i run it by 1 ohm? Or will 4 ohms sound better than 1?

May 31,  · OK i have a KAC Amp which is a Kenwood Watt Amp that is capable of 2 and 4 ohms. I Have 2 Alpine Type E Subwoffers SWE it is 4 ohms and i will be having a 4 Gague Power Wire, how should i run my subs? the amp is also brigable. should i do Status: Resolved.

Separate Components preamp and power amp Ideally you need to be running separate preamps and power amps. You use a separate low-level crossover to split the preamp’s output into main high-frequency or HF and sub low-frequency or LF signals. Feed a stereo crossover from the outputs of your preamp or player. The crossover’s HF outputs are fed to your main amplifier and speakers. The crossover’s LF outputs are fed either directly to powered subwoofers, or to your bass amplifier and passive subwoofers.

If playing from a computer, Pure Music software also works as a crossover. You will of course will another DAC for the extra two bass channels of output. I’ve been using a Heathkit AD Crossover for decades. Today, look around for a low-level active crossover to suit your taste.

Rolkolsen how to hook up the speaker wires in conjuction with a non powered sub

I’ve got a question for you regarding the subwoofer hook up. I acquired a surround sound system from our previous home purchase and the wire set up was simply to hook up all of the mains from the receiver to the sub woofer and then back out to the 4 satellites. Now we’ve moved to a new home that was pre-wired for surround, but the wire configuration obviously does not match my last set up. They set up the sub woofer outlet with one co-axial type wire and one speaker wire.

Dec 27,  · How should I hook up my subs?? I have a 99 Volvo S70 Turbo and I put a watt AudioBahn 2 channel amp in the trunk powering two 8″ Kicker CVR8 subs in a sealed box. I tryed hooking one sub to one channel of the amp and the other sub to the second channel of the amp and it sounded like : Resolved.

So, would you say that having the two speakers in series 4 ohms and running that off the amp bridged is good? The HD series amps are designed to be run at 4ohms bridged. This amp is essentially an RMX with slightly reduced output voltage. As a result it can sustain a heavier load deliver more current without thermal shutdown. Running 2 subs off it bridged mono will get you the most output. Also be sure to cluster the LX18s together either side by side standing or bottoms together laying down.

The more horns you put together the louder and lower they go, up to the limits of the design. This guy’s got it! Anything below and it has FAR less distortion. Chances are at watts it’ll only be 0.

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Watching a movie on a properly set up surround sound system, or listening to your music through a new set of speakers can be an amazing experience. But, the key to a great home theater isn’t just spending a lot of money. Setting up the system correctly is just as important as what you buy. This guide, very simply, walks through the basics of speaker placement, how to hook everything up, and how to change a few settings to really make your system shine.

Feb 26,  · In no way can you hook up any other part of the powered sub, but the sub itself, to the amp. If you know the wattage of the sub and the ohms then wire it to the amp correctly. Your phoenix amp will put out watts x 2 at 4 ohms and watts x 2 .

I use the term “looking” loosely though, if I come across something better I’ll change it, but I’m not actively searching. I am going to get my windows re-tinted this week, so maybe I’ll find something there. The mods are in this post, 1, and post This is a walk through of what I ended up doing. I went with blue.

Completely open up the AC control until you are looking at the circuit board.

Amplifier Wiring Kits

This brute belts out watts and one of the few in the collection that is able to drive my Magnepan MG s. This model was released during the famous Pioneer Silver Series era which makes these black faceplate models a rare catch. An AB comparison proved that the can go head-to-head with the and The SA was extensively used as an amp to drive speakers in an outdoor environment. This speaks tons of its power. So if you want to crank up the volume for some Led Zep albums, this is what the doctor ordered.

Your amp will be on when your car is on and off when you car is off. If you don’t want the amplifier to always be on when the car is on you could wire a simple switch inline with this new remote wire.

How to Wire an Amp to a Sub and Head Unit A sub woofer or two in a vehicle can make the world of difference in listening to music. It is very important to match the RMS of your subs to your amp. You want an amp more powerful than your sub, because you don’t want your sub to clip. Clipping is the number one reason of bass distortion.

Steps 1 Gather your equipment Amp, Subs, Stereo, and wiring. If you’re using an after market head unit, go to an electronics store’s stereo department and ask for a wiring harness from your car to the after market head unit. If you have a Chevy and a Sony stereo go to them and tell them you need a Chevy to Sony wiring harness, they will ask you the year of the vehicle and then go pick it off the shelf, these are usually by the install department behind the counter.

Figure out where you’re going to place the amp, put the beginning of your power red wire there and give it about a foot of wire extra, then begin to hide and run the power wire to under the hood. Run the power wire through the firewall. If you need to drill a hole in the fire wall, be careful not to hit anything on the other side and be sure the drilled hole will not cut through your power line.

Electrical tape at the entry point will give the wire added protection. Make sure this wire is safe from any moving objects. If you bought a kit it comes with an inline fuse, if you didn’t, you need to get an inline fuse.

How To Wire Subwoofers – Parallel vs Series – Single Voice Coil and Dual Voice Coil