Free Shipping on Everything.
60-Day Money-Back Guarantee | Lifetime Tech Support

Browse by Tags

Site Root

Site Root
site root
Tagged Content List
  • Forum Post: wiring question

    Can i wire coaxial speakers in a parallel configuration? For example if I wanted to power (4) 6x9s with a 2 channel amp or 2 legs of a 4 channel amp would I be able to do it like I would with 1-way subwoofers?
  • Forum Post: Re: Please help me with my subs.

    The ground should be: 1) No longer than 18" 2) contacting a large surface area of bare metal (sand paper the paint away, attach and then spray paint back over) 3) At least 4 gauge wire in most cases Does your ground meet at least the first two items? (the last one being up for debate)
  • Forum Post: Trouble w/ firewall

    Hey all, i got a 1992 Nissan Maxima SE, and im trying to run my amp wires to the battery, thru the firewall, although i cannot find any way to get them there, there is no hole or anything on my firewall to get wires thru, any suggestions? thanks for the help
  • Forum Post: Re: What is better 2 ohm or 4 ohm subs

    The answer to your question varies depending on your specific application. Because you stated that you're interested in the "alpine type r subs" I can only assume you're interested in using at least two subwoofers with this amplifier. If this is the case, you will want to select the...
  • Forum Post: Help With Running Power Wire 04 Grand Prix

    Hey guys, I am having some troubles running my power wire from the battery to the amp in my 04 grand prix. There are no grometts that have any room for the wire that go through the firewall. It is also hard to drill because the fire wall is almost like a double fire wall, it is very thick and I dont...
  • Forum Post: Re: Installation question for 05 f-150 Stock HU VS. 300 watt amp

    You can add an amp to a stock system. There are a couple of ways to do it. If you do not have an amp, then get one with speaker level inputs. This will allow you to keep the stock head unit (as it does not have preamp outputs). We have an article about this on our Advisor web site. If you already have...
  • Forum Post: Re: 2000 GMC SIERR***

    Left Front (+) Tan Left Front (-) Gray Right Front (+) Light Green Right Front (-) Dark Green Left Rear (+) Brown Left Rear (-) Yellow Right Rear (+) Dark Blue Right Rear (-) Light Blue
  • Forum Post: 1st sound system, need advice

    Ok here's the deal. I own a 2000 Mitsubishi RVR sports gear aero(isn't available for the crutchfield 'outfit my car') with stock stereo and speakers installed. That is: Front: 6.5' woofers with 1" tweeters Rear: 5.75" woofers Basically what i want to do is replace all...
  • Forum Post: Newbie Troubleshooting- Replacing old CD reciever on boat, same problem with new

    Ok here goes, Bought a boat new a few years back, had a Kenwood KDC-202MR reciever in it. Worked fine then quit working. I checked all the fuses all OK, and used a volt meter, to confirm getting battery power to the back of the reciever, all OK there. Tried it with the boat running and just switched...
  • Forum Post: Infinity reference speakers 6012si

    I recently purchased 4 infinity 6012si reference speakers for my dodge durango 2000. i know that it is definitely an infinity system and that the speakers are 2 ohms. The ones i purchased are 4 ohms. Can i just replace them without any re-wiring or do I need to do some modification to the current wiring...
  • Forum Post: Re: CD changer pinout for Mazda 3 Bose Head Unit.

    I know that we do not have the wire code that you seek. Based on my past experiences, I have used HAYNES® Automotive Repair Manuals (for a 1996 Oldsmobile) to do some rewiring for my tail lights. These manuals cover everything (even how to repair the engine) down to the wiring in the vehicle and where...
  • Forum Post: Re: wiring multiple amps and wiring question: quality vs price

    I can personally recommend the Rockford Fostgate dual amp wiring kit . I used it to hook up the two amps in my vehicle, and it worked out great. It has every thing that you need to hook up two amps to a head unit. Since you are using a four channel amp, you will need one more RCA cable to complete the...
  • Forum Post: 1987 Jeep Wrangler Sound Upgrade

    Component Speakers : Polk Audio db6501 6-1/2" Amp : Kenwood KAC-8402 Receiver : Dual XDMA690 Wiring : EFX 8-gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit EFX 17-foot RCA Patch Cable All of this is being put into my '87 Jeep Wrangler YJ. Sound good for a start?
  • Forum Post: Re: Wiring new speakers?

    Either way will work, although copper oxidizes rapidly, so eventually a bare wire connection will need to be cleaned, as the oxide is not very conductive. I prefer spade connectors to bananas, as they have more contact area, beware some Paradigm speakers dont take spades as the binding posts are huge...
  • Forum Post: Re: Good amp for these subs?

    Thanks, So If I get a MRP-M850 it will push out 800 watts. If I put that into 2 Alpine 1242D's will the watt rating still be 800 or will it drop to 400 because it is powering 2 subs? And as far as the cheep amp thing, I was looking for a example, because I am fairly new to car audio. And if I wanted...
  • Forum Post: First timer amp question.

    This might sound like a silly question. I would like to power a set of component speakers in the front doors of a Honda s2000 and a single sub in the trunk. Do I then need a 3 channel amp? Can I use a 4 channel and bridge two channels? What is the best way to drive 3 channels? Thx.
  • Forum Post: Re: Underpowered amp

    by any chance are you using the old power wire that you were previously using? What is the imput gain set to on the amp? Dumb Quesion but..are you sure you got the rcas hooked up to the correct outputs on the back of the head unit? What has changed from the last time you had this hooked up.
  • Forum Post: HELP wiring NEW SUBS!! Please give any if can!!

    ok, here's the lowdown, I'm thinking about installing my new setup, but I'm REALLY afraid of messing something up, and I'm considering just paying the money to have it down professionally. The problem is is w/ my current setup I'm not sure if i need to do anything different or if i can basically just...
  • Forum Post: Re: Need Wiring advice for (1) Mono amp & (1) DVC sub

    see im new with wiring too but i also bought 2 ohm dvc subs. With this woofer u can only wire in either a 1 ohm or 4 ohm. since i dont think that amp is capable of a one ohm its going to have to be a 4. u do this by wiring red voice coil 1 to black voice coil 2. then u connect the black voice coil 1...
  • Forum Post: Re: System cuts out at high Volume

    is your amp 2 or 4 channels ? If it 2 channel how do you have the speakers wired. What it sounds like is that your amp is clipping, it is either from to low of a ohm load or heat from poor ventilation.What gauge wire do you have for battery power and ground, and how many watts is your amp ? One last...
  • Forum Post: Re: Probably a Dumb Question But....

    Actually, it's a pretty good question. I think (?) you can just hook a multimeter (digital preferred for this scale) on resistance setting across the + and - leads and tell what it is.  Not sure of that though. Other methods - it might actually say on the sub somewhere - but keep in mind if more than...
  • Forum Post: Re: Not turning on?

    I would definitely recommend a ring terminal at the battery, with or without the extender.  (You did put a fuse in the power feed, preferably no more than 18-inches from the battery, I hope?)
  • Forum Post: Re: Before digging .. dealing with factory external amp and sub, installing JVCHDR1

    There are actually two amplifiers in the system. An amp for the main speakers and an amp for the sub. The main amplifier sends audio to all of the speakers and also a two channel signal to the sub amp. The sub amplifier is signal sensing and turns on automatically when it sees audio from the main...
  • Forum Post: Re: Not turning on?

    If the main power is only showing .5V, then you have a serious voltage drop somewhere. If everything is off, what kind of reading do you get on the main power wire? If it is close to normal with everything off, but drops to .5V when you turn it on, then it's definitely a connection or the fuse is...
  • Forum Post: Re: Probably a Dumb Question But....

    TigerHeli is on the money. You can check the resistance of the voice coil with a meter and it will give you an idea of what the nominal impedance of the subwoofer is. With a meter, I have found that the resistance you read will normally be a little lower than the nominal impedance. If you read 3.xx...