Zone 2 using 2 powered subs – how to hook up

Thank you Keith, i think i got it. Looks like i hooked the “tower” four speakers to two channel Sony amp. For some reason two wires going from “L” post on the amp power Right two speakers and two wires going from “R” post on the amp power Left two speakers. Probably just a matter of swapping some wires. For native 4 channel amp that i want to hook up to 4 in-house speakers and two subs the amp’s manual calls it Tri-mode operation wants me to insert “high pass filter capacitors and a low pass filter inductor into the wiring”. No idea what that is and do i really need it. Don’t even know what the “crossover frequency you wish to achieve”. Otherwise system sounds goood. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom if there are any.

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This will guide you through the process of installing subwoofers to an aftermarket CD player or stock in your car. Steps 1 The most cost effective first step is to buy an amplifier wiring kit off of an internet auction site, etc. This will come with a huge power wire, a short ground wire, a remote wire, and many times an inline fuse and various connectors to help keep the install organized and looking clean. Some stereo shops have huge spools of wire available by the foot.

Whether you have a powered or passive sub, you’ll need to get it connected to your amplifier for it to work. If your amplifier has a “Sub Out” jack, connect a subwoofer cable from the “Sub Out” jack to the RCA input jack on the subwoofer.

February 3, I have the AMP and am currently using it to power my 2 front speakers in my 7. Would the AMP be able to power the subwoofer in addition to my 2 front speakers? Also, which subwoofer do you recommend of the two noted? The location would be lower front left corner of room approx. Thank you for your help! Good question, but I do not believe the AMP will help you out. Plus placement of your sub woofer can be critical.

The advantage of the bulky sub woofer is you have the ability of determining where the best location for most bass is for your room being it is a self powered dedicated enclosure. Of course since you already have it you can place the bulky sub in front of the location you are planning to install the sub in the wall and see how it sounds compared to its original location.

What you need to hook up subs and amp

Originally posted by phobia: Wow, more great responses thanks alot guys. But what is a crossover? I assume it seperates frequencies or something?

Jun 26,  · you need the right head unit first of all with sub outs in the have to without a doubt need an amplifier to run any sub how it gets its power. i think you should take a look at u tube/car audio then (installing a subwoofer) a video is worth a thousand is : Resolved.

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How should I hook up my subs? ?

But if the resistance gets to low some amps will go into protect mode, thanking the amp is shorting out. So what you need here is to figure out how low your amp can go. In the best practice what you need to do is craigslist the one you have and buy two new 2Ohm DVC subs wire each sub to 4-Ohms Series and wire them together to 2-Ohms Parallel. Then you get the max output of your amp.

Also the more air you move the better the response on lower bass notes.

What wires do you need to hook up subs Discuss: put a polk off of the main amp wiring, rca, screwdriver, you try to the fuse box hiding the sub, and sub b. Determine the speaker wires and a w tweeter.

My Jeeps I recently installed 2 kicker comp 10″ in my 98 jeep cherokee. I purchased an 8 guage wiring kit along with my subs. It came with power wire,ground,speaker wire,fuse, and remote wire. You connect the power wire to the positive of the battery and then make sure your fuse is within 18inches of the battery. Then i ran the power wire through the firewall and down the driver side floor panel to the rear of my car. If you have a upgraded head-unit with rca pre-amp outputs you just connect your RCA’s and follow the same path as your wiring.

Theres a blue wire in your wiring harness behind the head-unit. Once you have you RCA’s, Power wire, and Remote wire ran all the way to the back you need to work on the ground.

What all do I need to hook my amp and subs up?

They may get hot due to the extra stress and work at. You should look for an amp that is watts at 2 ohm. I recommend wiring the sub voice coils in series this will produce 8 ohms and then when you connect your amp the subs will be running in parallel and cut that down to 4 ohms. Assuming that you mean your amp is RMS at 4 ohms then each or your subs would be receiving about watts which if you lower your gain slightly you will be fine for those subs. I just got a Pioneer Deh mp car stereo for my car and can i connect a sub and Amp to it On the back of that Pioneer, there are one set of RCA inputs.

Those are used to connect the signal from the deck to the amplifier.

So what will we need to do this? But I doubt any of you guys will be using an amp that big. Walmart sells amplifier kits as do some other stores. The kits tell you how many watts they can handle. Add Tip Ask Question Step 2: Choosing an Amp and Speaker This can be a tricky step. You want to choose a speaker and amp that put out the most power, without blowing each other.

What you want is the RMS of both the subwoofer speaker and the amplifier to be as close as possible. The RMS is the amount of power a speaker can continuously have sent to it without going bad. The RMS is also the amount of power the amplifier can continuously put out without over heating.

Multi-Amplifier Audio Systems

I couldn’t find the speaker wires for the life of me anywhere on the internet, so I’m hoping this thread can help someone out who was in my predicament. Anyone can feel free to chime in for some better tips or anything I left out, including corrections. Wire to the battery or any NON-painted screw on the trunk, you can find quite a few from the wires that come out of the harnesses once you lift the trunk lid. Personally, I flipped open the fusebox right beside the battery and with a 12v tester, went through each fuse slot.

Would you like to merge this question into it? MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. Usually, the CD player will come with a manual indicating which wire needs to be connected to which. You probably need to buy a wire harness. This harness will snap on other end of the conne…ctor on your car. The wires on the harness will need to be connected to the CD player.

The wire code is standardized. So you can use the instruction on the wire harness to connect to the CD player. Good luck I had this same problem with the harness not matching a single thing.

How can i connect 2 subs to my receiver?

How to wire dual 4ohm subs to 1 ohm good Did this video help you? Couldnt you just connect the ends if the wire together positive to postive negative to negative and put 2 wires in the amp? Tanks man nice instructions. What if u cant do that with bandpass box Veritas US: What is your amp ohm impedance?

Next If your subwoofer doesn’t have an internal amplifier , you’ll definitely want to connect an amplifier to it. To do this, you’ll need your subwoofer, an amplifier, at least one set of RCA cables these are the red, white, and yellow jacks on a single cable , speakers , and speaker wires. First, you’ll want to think about where you’ll keep the subwoofer. Because the subwoofer is working mostly on the bass the low tones , it doesn’t require as much directional pushing as speakers do.

Since you’ll have to run cables and wires between the subwoofer and other devices, you might want to keep it just a few feet from your screen. To get started with the actual hook-up, you’ll connect the subwoofer to the amplifier using the RCA cable. If you want a stereo hook-up, you’ll need two sets of RCA cables.

Connect the subwoofer output to the amplifier input.

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With Kenwood, there would be a switch to bridge it to 2 channel. You don’t have to use both channels you probably don’t have to bridge both either if you want to use the spare channel to amplify your two back speakers at 75 watts each But if not you can leave the spare channel unused. Normally when in bridged mode, you will hook positive from the speaker to positive usually marked with a circle around it from one channel in the bridged pair, and the negative also marked of the other from the pair.

If you look at the amp it will probably be 2 pairs of screws side by side, then some adjustments, then 2 more sets of screws. Each pair of pairs is a bridgeable set, when bridged, you only use the outer screws of the 4 as one channel, and the two middle screws go unused. It should be apparent by the markings on the amp.

How do you hook up a 1 farad capacitor to your amp? Answer 1 You first have to determine which side of the cap is positive andwhich side is negative. You run a wire from the negative side tothe chassis and …for the positive side you run a cable from thebattery to the terminal and from the terminal to the amp. Be careful not to mix up positive and negative on the capbecause it could explode and cause damage.

Answer 2 Because the capacitor is used to filter changes in supply voltageto the amp, the capacitor should be as close to the amp aspossible, and connected with heavy wiring. The capacitor also actsas a huge reservoir to supply lots of current as the amp signalhits high levels. By providing plenty of current when it is needed,distortion in the sound is minimized.

How to install an amp and sub in your car