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Old 04-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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How do you hook up two amps to an aftermarket stereo? One for my sub and one for my speakers?
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You need a radio that has at least 4 pre outs. One for your front channel and one for your sub channel. You will need a amp kit that is large enough to power your amps. So more than likely 4 or 0 ga that will go to a distribution block that then goes in to your amps. if your looking to run a 4 channel amp you will need a radio that has 6 pre outs. If you don't you can use RCA splitters but you will loose stereo sound, so you would only have fade or balance not both.
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You need a radio that has at least 4 pre outs. One for your front channel and one for your sub channel. You will need a amp kit that is large enough to power your amps. So more than likely 4 or 0 ga that will go to a distribution block that then goes in to your amps. if your looking to run a 4 channel amp you will need a radio that has 6 pre outs. If you don't you can use RCA splitters but you will loose stereo sound, so you would only have fade or balance not both.
Hmm okay.. What's a good stereo to get then for that?
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I wouldn't stray from the big brands. Alpine, pioneer, and kenwood are my favorites but Sony and JVC are solid radios and usually cost a little less. The price of the radio is going to go up the more pre outs it has.
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I wouldn't stray from the big brands. Alpine, pioneer, and kenwood are my favorites but Sony and JVC are solid radios and usually cost a little less. The price of the radio is going to go up the more pre outs it has.
Oh okay well yeah thanks for the info man appreciate it!
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Let us know what you go with!
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Let us know what you go with!
Will do! I'm thinking of a Jensen with a pop out screen
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Will do! I'm thinking of a Jensen with a pop out screen
I would go with this.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...H-P6300BT.html

My first car audio stuff in my 90 geo was Jensen and it was junk. I moved up to alpine and infinity with my Pontiac and stayed with alpine but am trying some kicker and MTX in my mustang. I don't want to say don't cheap out on a deck you can find some good last year models on eBay for cheap but know that you will get what you pay for with the cheap brands.
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I would go with this.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...H-P6300BT.html

My first car audio stuff in my 90 geo was Jensen and it was junk. I moved up to alpine and infinity with my Pontiac and stayed with alpine but am trying some kicker and MTX in my mustang. I don't want to say don't cheap out on a deck you can find some good last year models on eBay for cheap but know that you will get what you pay for with the cheap brands.
Jl audio has the best subs in my opinion but they're over priced.. I had one not to long ago. It was amazing. Hot harder then the two 12" kicker compvr's i had
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Jl audio has the best subs in my opinion but they're over priced.. I had one not to long ago. It was amazing. Hot harder then the two 12" kicker compvr's i had
Yeah I like JL but at my current shop I don't get a discount on it. I'm an alpine fanboy. I love them.

The loudest stuff I've ever worked on was a alpine type r in a perfectly built box for a infinity G35. It was loud with the window down but that car is so air tight I thought I was going to die when you rolled up the window.
And the other two were jeeps one was two 12" comp VRS and the other was a 15" Orion hcca. When we were tuning that the first hit we were like "wow that's loud" the next string of base hits were so uncomfortable loud it was amazing.
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Yeah I like JL but at my current shop I don't get a discount on it. I'm an alpine fanboy. I love them.

The loudest stuff I've ever worked on was a alpine type r in a perfectly built box for a infinity G35. It was loud with the window down but that car is so air tight I thought I was going to die when you rolled up the window.
And the other two were jeeps one was two 12" comp VRS and the other was a 15" Orion hcca. When we were tuning that the first hit we were like "wow that's loud" the next string of base hits were so uncomfortable loud it was amazing.
Damn that's crazy. I wanna hear them now lol
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I would never want to do it but I love hearing big set ups. I wish there was a bigger SPL community around me.
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I would never want to do it but I love hearing big set ups. I wish there was a bigger SPL community around me.
Yeah there's a lot here in San antonio
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It can be done without a stereo and preouts... Cross overs... If you wanna keep the stock stereo cause you like the stock look you gotta use cross overs
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It can be done without a stereo and preouts... Cross overs... If you wanna keep the stock stereo cause you like the stock look you gotta use cross overs
I have an aftermarket stereo already.. kenwood with only one pre out
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It can be done without a stereo and preouts... Cross overs... If you wanna keep the stock stereo cause you like the stock look you gotta use cross overs
How hard is this I wanna put a system in my car but want it to look stock and hide everything without butchering anything in the car?
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How hard is this I wanna put a system in my car but want it to look stock and hide everything without butchering anything in the car?
What is your definition of a system? You can easily replace stock speakers with aftermarkets. Do you just want to hook up a amp and sub? Or are you looking to install a aftermarket amp for your speakers?
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I did crossovers with my first sub. It was alright.
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What is your definition of a system? You can easily replace stock speakers with aftermarkets. Do you just want to hook up a amp and sub? Or are you looking to install a aftermarket amp for your speakers?
Like amp and subs probably keep stock inside speakers how well would this work out?
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Like amp and subs probably keep stock inside speakers how well would this work out?
It would be fine, lots of people do this. All you will need is a sub, sub box, amp, amp hook up kit (power wire, ground wire, remote turn on wire, RCA cable, and some speaker wire) and a line out put converter (a device that turns the high level out put driving your speakers in to a low level input your amp will use to drive your sub).

I would plan on spending $500-600 for a budget system. $200 for the amp $75-150 for the sub $75-150 for the amp kit and $15 for the line out put converter.
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It would be fine, lots of people do this. All you will need is a sub, sub box, amp, amp hook up kit (power wire, ground wire, remote turn on wire, RCA cable, and some speaker wire) and a line out put converter (a device that turns the high level out put driving your speakers in to a low level input your amp will use to drive your sub).

I would plan on spending $500-600 for a budget system. $200 for the amp $75-150 for the sub $75-150 for the amp kit and $15 for the line out put converter.
Craigslist can lower those prices. I got a jl audio w3v3-4 in a custom ported box for $120 and that thing hit hard! I loved it
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Craigslist can lower those prices. I got a jl audio w3v3-4 in a custom ported box for $120 and that thing hit hard! I loved it
I'd test anything from CL before I buy it. When I'm after cheaper stuff I'll hit up eBay usually you can get new old stock (last years model) at a big discount. And I'll look at amazon the only people making money off the stuff there selling is the mail man.
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I'd test anything from CL before I buy it. When I'm after cheaper stuff I'll hit up eBay usually you can get new old stock (last years model) at a big discount. And I'll look at amazon the only people making money off the stuff there selling is the mail man.
Yeah same here. I got my audiopipe speakers from eBay. They're pretty good for $50
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Thanks for all the help guys
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