What you need is a line level converter. This device pinches off existing, amplified, speaker wires coming out of your OEM deck. It has RCAs on it... It changes the value of energy from amplified to line level, which your amp is looking for. You will need the standard amp install kit after that.
You hook the "high-input" wires from the amp to the factory speakers. This will serve as the 'RCA' cables.
There are some cheaper car amps which have inputs directly from the speaker leads of the radio, as well as RCAs. An RCA- only amp won't do, because the input level would be too high. I suggest you get a CD/ tuner with RCAs. they're cheap.
You don't hook it into the stock CD player, you re-run the speakers wires from the radio to one central location, hook up the amp, rerun the speaker wires from the amp to the speakers. BUT, most stock speakers are cheaply made with cardboard, so I would recommend upgrading your speakers as well or chances are you will separate the cone if it's amped past stock. You have to get a "aloc"adjustable line out converter to run rca cables to your amp then run the speaker wires to your sub the aloc taps into your existing speaker wire and reduces the db.rca's are a low db input you need .5 to 5 db to hit rca input at the amp which is what the aloc does.
high input is for speaker level input and low input is rca jacks
It is there as a "pass through". This comes in handy if your deck only has one set of RCA outputs. It enables you to "daisy chain" multiple amps together. You would run the RCA cables from the deck to amp #1's input, then use a another cable from the output on amp #1 to the input on amp #2.
The factory radio most likely doesn't have RCA jacks in the back, which is what you are going to want to use to hook the amplifier to the stereo to get the best quality sound. Otherwise you are going to have to wire the amplifier to the speaker wires using the high input plug that comes with the amp and you will get poor quality sound out and your subs will not have much bass (that is why it called the high input).
Yes most of you big name amp's have a high power input that comes with amp it's the flat plug that goes in the side. Just wire it to the speaker leads from headunit then wire up speakers to amp.
if you are keeping the stock stereo you have to get a rca converter(converts speaker wires to rca) and hook them up to the rear speakers. then run rca's to the amp, then run your power wire, ground, then the remote wire you will have to tap into the fuse box and find the radio fuse that turns off with your key, once you find that just tap into it and run the wire back to the amp.
U need to purchace an adaptor that the rca cables plug into. go to cartoys or somwhere and just ask.
There are some cheaper car amps that have inputs direct from speaker leads, as well as RCAs. An RCA-only amp cant be used because the output from your radio will be too high.
I have, I have even used the output for the input of the same amp, so that you only run one RCA cable to the amp, then run the output back to the other input, and it runs 4 channels.. :o)
cut the back speaker wire going to one of the rear speakers.. take the pos and neg into the amp.. if the amp only takes RCA inputs you will need to buy a line level converter.. turns pos neg into RCA.. also you must wire up a switch for turning the amp on.. just a 12volt source works
well if its a factory CD player you can connect the rear speaker wires to the input on the amp you will have to take two ends off a rca cable and soldier the speaker wire to it the center being positive the p-con or remote wire on the amp can be connected to a wire that has 12volts when the key is turned on and well ground amp to chassis and get the power from the battery (this sounds kinda confusing but it worked in my car before I bought a aftermarket stereo)if a aftermarket CD player you can use rca cables from the rear or front output on the stereo to the input on the amp the remote for the amp can connect to the blue wire with white stripe on stereo
you can get you an rca jack and run it i doubt that cd player has rca inputs besides that it should be a breeze
You need what's called a line converter, this will tap into speaker wire going into one of your rest speakers. Then you have a power wire with appropriate fuse from battery to amp, a good ground from the amp the the chassis of the car and a remote wire from amp to switched power 12 v for car. Run your rca from amp to the line converter.
Amplifier instalation is the same as any-- power wire, ground wire, wires to subwoofer. The "tricky part is taping into existing wires to get the required input signal and the remote signal to switch the amp on and off.
yes you can....you need an adapter and you can get one at bestbuy or radio shack...i hooked up my bass to mine. it is a y-cable tsf to dual rca
I recently hooked up an aftermarket cd player that had no rca jacks, I tried several ways to hook em up but none of them worked. Best thing to do is buy a Converter box. From there, its fairly simple to hook up if you know how to read lol, but i just read the papers that came with it and followed instructions. Basically, only thing i had to do was take the speaker wires out of the connector, and hook them into the converter and the rca jacks go from the converter to the amp. Mine works good know, Its about a 30 min job if you know what your doing. Its really simple honestly.
yes you can you will have to use an line out converter or l.o.c. it converts high level signal into low level signal so you can have rca inputs for the amp
It's so you can use your stereo speaker output wires to the amp without having to use RCA cables It should say High Level Input and you use it or RCA cables. Not both. If you plan on using the amp to power subs use RCAs. If you plan on running mids and highs you can use what you like. If your stereo has front and/or rear RCA outputs as well as sub output it's your call
if you have the Bose system you might need to hook up the aftermarket amp wire to the factory amp
Read the sides. Put inputs left and right in the correct slots. you can get input from speaker wire coming from speakers already in your car that is hooked in to the radio or amp. Then run wires to the speakers
buy a wire kit with thick enough wires for the amp.. It should have the instructions but heres the basics.. thick wire goes to battery from amp and you need to drill a hole through firewall (usually under carpet buy you gas and break pedals) to run it and it should have a inline fuse.. RCA wires go from amp back of radio a wire from amp ground need to be connected to a large metal part of your car. memory wire needs to hook to a power source that's only on when your cars on that way your amp does not kill your car battery when you park. and then connect all the speakers.