Some people try to use pliers, don't, it's more trouble than it's worth. You'll have to run new speaker wires for your custom center console speakers, though. It sounds like you'll benefit yourself greatly by giving us a call and having an Advisor help you get all the gear that'll work and fit in your vehicle. Receivers use remote turn-on signals just like amps do. Insert the negative usually marked with a black stripe cable of the same speaker wire into the negative black connector and close the connector tightly with your screwdriver. You won't have to remove a seat or climb into the trunk.Next
Make sure all its filters are off or deactivated. Connect each speaker in the room appropriately. You should be aware that this large a system in any vehicle will be a challenge to power. I bought a new pioneer head unit and speakers from Crutchfield and installed it in my jeep. If you are using a radio with a remote wire output on the harness you can attach this to that wire, simply buy a splice connector at radioshack or your local hardware store and splice into this remote wire. First step: Disconnect the negative wire to the battery. See that the main fuse is properly installed in its holder.Next
Is the amp seeing less than a 1-ohm load? Connecting a speaker to a or amplifier with basic speaker wire seems like a straightforward process — and for the most part, it is. Also was wondering if there was adapters for fitting speakers, rather than drilling new holes? When you replace the receiver and factory amplifier in some vehicles, you lose features like warning chimes, navigation prompts, and steering wheel controls, unless you employ a vehicle-specific digital interface device along with the factory amplifier left connected. This should be audible even with earplugs in. If it seems to have a finish or wax or anything on it, sand down the area so that you get a good metal contact. Locate where the speakers and tweeters are mounted and take them out. This saves installation space and makes it easier too. Remove the battery terminal's nut, slip the power cable's ring over the bolt that secures the battery terminal to the battery post, and replace the nut.Next
For instance, you mention Infinity tweeters and speakers. Assuming you have signal wiring, from the iSimple kit to your amp's inputs, and power wiring for the amp, this is a good opportunity to use from the amp's outputs to the Metra harness. How do I get clean crisp concert style sound with the mids and tweets like going to a Metallica concert? Just playing around with the amps gains and settings I switched to 2 channels and now the back speakers play with the sub. It is a very important wire and your amplifier will not work without it. Should I remove those same speaker wires off the Metra kit that's plugging into my existing Toyota factory wiring as I still want all the basic power and what not factory wire connections to use? This subwoofer, doesnt have inbuilt amp. If your kit includes a wire loom, thread it over the power cable until it reaches the firewall and cut to fit. You've just learned to properly adjust the settings on your car audio system.
If you bought any of your gear at Crutchfield, you could call Tech Support for free help setting up your system. You cut each speaker wire from the receiver's harness and reconnect it to a speaker wire coming from the amp. This would work well in your situation. Is it simply disconnected from each speaker and taped up, in case of refitment of stock equipment later on, thus leaving it intact on the receivers harness. Most amplifiers are not stable driving a 2-ohm load when bridged. No chiming when doors are open or when blinker is on or when radio is on.Next
For the 8 speakers you describe, that means two 4-channel amps. To do so, run a length of wire from the radio to where the amp will be installed, then allow a little extra and enough length to run around curves and interior part. Seems a lot easier than pulling everything out again. You do not want to run power wires and speaker wires on the same side of the vehicle. Any thoughts, suggestions, pointers to info are welcome! Ensure that the mounting location has access to existing speaker wiring.Next
Speaker parameters — impedance 4 ohm, power 100w Each speaker has impedance of 4 ohm. Take care that the audio cables are routed properly and are not exposed to external electromagnetic fields. The rest of the active was an excellent read though. Sound quality is really important to me but I only want to replace the wires if it's really necessary. Any suggestions or places to point me in the right direction? Is there such thing as an adapter I can adapt to the adapter that goes into the factory amp and use for my new amp? The amp will need to be protected against water from rain or snow brought in on shoes. Without a line output converter, often times, you're not going to be able to connect an amplifier to a subwoofer. I have a separate 2 channel amp that I want to use to amplify the rear speakers.Next
I would like to avoid doing any work behind the stereo, for there isn't much room to work with. Step 2 — Mount the amplifier Mount your amplifier in the location you've chosen. Give us a call — we'll help you outfit your system Your best first step is to call Crutchfield and talk to an Advisor about what your amplifier will need. Get out the power drill and steel drill bits. The rear speakers are working to include my subwoofer. Most noise problems, however, come from inadequate grounding.Next