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  • Forum Post: Is this the correct wiring?

    Is this the correct way to wire my set up? /\ /\? Or is this the correct way? V V? Another question, where dooes the power lead go (the wire which tells my amps that my deck is turned on?) Thanks for the help!
  • Forum Post: 2007 silverado new body style amp install

    if i want to install and aftermarket amp and reuse my stock speaker wiring with a set of aftermarket speakers where do i need to tie in my aftermarket amp inputs with the factory system? I was told that I cant take the speaker outputs directly from the back of the radio because the factory amp is not...
  • Forum Post: Which Gauge Wire??

    alright... so i have a zx750 rated at 926 rms...and going to get a jbl CS60.4 with 320 RMS which wire should i run to the distro box?? 4, 2, or 0 gauge? also, how should it look (F= Fuse,, D=Distro Box non-fused,,,FusedD= obviously a fused distro box.... I=when wire comes from out of engine hood into...
  • Forum Post: installing two amps last question tigerheli

    On the chart u gave me, i filled everything out, but what makes the biggest different in between deciding whether a 2 awg or 4 awg should run to the distro box is the length. If i put15 feet in, it says 4awg, but when i put 17 feet in, it says 2 awg. i dont know how many feet it is right now, but...
  • Forum Post: NEED AMP HELP!!! FAST

    alright. so this is what i did; i moved my amp to a different location, while doing so, cutting off 1 foot and ground and 1 foot of power wire. all this while the negative power cord was off my battery this is what happaned, no bass =---- i later checked it once more and realized that i had accidently...
  • Forum Post: Amp Installation Help

    alright. so i was checking out my wires because i was moving my amp (o and i figured out the last post, i blew the fuse so ill just replace that) but as moving it, i noticed that the RCAS, power, and rem turn on were all on the same side of the car, i heard somewhere that they should be on opposite sides...
  • Forum Post: FINAL SET-UP TWO AMP HELP

    Alright, i finally got the money to make this happen. This is my setup now; All in a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4 awg wire to a Kicker ZX750.1 Monoblock amp pushing two 15 CVRs. This is what i plan to add; 4 channel JBL CS60.4 pushing two kicker(or kenwood) 6x9s in bridged mode. The final question is, what...
  • Forum Post: I want to instal my first amp, but what about...

    I am planing to buy my first amp and install it myself. my question is: the speakers are disconnected from the HU and connected only to the amp? if so, does the amp has to always be ON in order to listen to my music? is it fine if I use the old speaker wires to pull the new ones in order to reach...
  • Forum Post: Amp to match Infiniti 1052w DVC 4ohm 10s

    I just bought 2 of these Infiniti subs (awesome deal) to go in a custom enclosure under the rear seat of my 07 Sierra Denali. They are dual voice coil 4 ohms, and I read on the sight that a 2 channel amp would be preferred for this type of sub, instead of a mono amp. They handle 250 RMS each. I have...
  • Forum Post: NEED HELP!! I HAVE PROBLEM, READ THE WHOLE POST

    ok, this is my setup; 0 awg wire (150amp fuse) run to D-block. Then 4 awg (60 amp fuse) run to a JBL CS60.4 and another 4 awg (80 amp fuse) run to a kicker zx750. my problem; i recently just got the 0 awg hooked up to hook up both amps simultanesly. When i play the volume loud, 35 out of 40...
  • Forum Post: amp/sub help please

    i have a 2-channel bridgeable amp thats 4ohms stereo stable and two 4 ohm DVC subwoofers.the amp is cheap and i will not mention the brand for fear of getting laughed at but i want to run the subs bridged in mono for maximum power.is it safe to run them in parallel.is it safe to run a 4ohm amp at 8ohms...
  • Forum Post: subs match amp? and wire gauge

    i have 2 svc pioneer subs 4 ohm 250 watts rms. will my kenwood amp match it? it is 500 watts rms at 2 ohms and 300 watt rms at 4 ohms. so if i wire it in parallel it would operate at 2 ohms therefore delivering 500 watts i believe. is my thought process right? or would it still be 300 watts rms? And...
  • Forum Post: Gauge reducing

    I'm trying to install a Hifonics Brutus 1200.1d into my car when I ran into a problem. I purchased 1/0 gauge power wire because I found a good deal on it and wanted to leave my options open to build on the system. The problem however is that the amp only accepts 4 gauge wire. So, is it ok to just...
  • Forum Post: Subs Wired in Parallel - Two Sets of Wires to Amp or One??

    So I've got an older pair of subs, theSony XS-L1236 (300W RMS @ 4 ohms, SVC): http://www.crutchfield.com/S-zzHuUCX5XNd/p_158L1236/Sony-XS-L1236-Single-12-Sub.html And have a Pioneer GM-D8500M pushing them (600W RMS x 1 @ 2 ohms): http://www.crutchfield.com/S-POCZ5dfGHkZ/p_130GMD850M/Pioneer...
  • Forum Post: Sound cuts out at high volume

    hi all, i am stumped with an issue that i am having with my new custom car stereo. i have an alpine HU running low level outputs to a 4 channel alpine amp for the doors. ive run new speaker wire to each door speaker directly from the amp. the 4 channel alpine amp has low level out that i am currently...