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Hookin up Amp and Subs to Car

fuzzy

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Got a bucnh of stuff off my work buddy
subs, box, amps , wires
everything I need

My question is...
Can I hook it up ghetto fashion to my rear speaker wires instead of my car stereo?
Its a factory deck and will be alot of work to try and hook it up to it
 

green_souljah

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Honestly from my experiences just get yourself a cheap head unit and run RCA's. Ive tried running a system off of factory gear and it just doesn't cut it.

Unless you have some crazy in dash changer shit or something like my g/f's car.
 

djdeposit

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Hey i was wondering if you are installing custom sound systems in cars, is it reccomended that you get a seperate battery?
 

Dr. Grinch

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Originally posted by djdeposit
Hey i was wondering if you are installing custom sound systems in cars, is it reccomended that you get a seperate battery?
Depends on how big the system is. Upgrading the battery to a better one, like an Optima Yellow or Blue Top is highly recommended, as is a stiffening cap (rule of thumb is 1 farad per 1000w RMS). Adding a second battery, or multiple batteries would be for a serious installation only (SPL Competition vehicles).
 
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green_souljah

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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
Depends on how big the system is. Upgrading the battery to a better one, like an Optima Yellow or Blue Top is highly recommended, as is a stiffening cap (rule of thumb is 1 farad per 1000w RMS). Adding a second battery, or multiple batteries would be for a serious installation only (SPL Competition vehicles).

Ive never used one of those farad capacitors before.


What do they do?
 

fuzzy

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I will get mysself a new head unit eventually

I was just wondering if there was a way to get them operating even at a low level without tearin shit up
 

Dr. Grinch

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Originally posted by green_souljah
Ive never used one of those farad capacitors before.


What do they do?
Think of it as a battery that discharges almost instantly when your amplifier draws current.
It makes sure that your amps get all the power it needs without hitting your altenator and battery all the time.

Fuzzy: Pick up a unit like the one I mentioned and you'll be fine. I know people who have used high level input into their system for years and it's worked just fine.
 

technowelt

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Originally posted by green_souljah
Ive never used one of those farad capacitors before.


What do they do?
They store electricity for the amp in case it needs to draw a large amount of current at once.. This can help prevent your headlights from dimming when your stereo hits a big bass note.

edit: yup
 

Dr. Grinch

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Originally posted by technowelt
They store electricity for the amp in case it needs to draw a large amount of current at once.. This can help prevent your headlights from dimming when your stereo hits a big bass note.

edit: yup
Actually the light dimming comes from your main battery and your altenator. I have a 15 (yes, 15) Farad capacitor in my car and my lights still dim when my system is playing.
 
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djdeposit

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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
Actually the light dimming comes from your main battery and your altenator. I have a 15 (yes, 15) Farad capacitor in my car and my lights still dim when my system is playing.
damb!
how big is it or is it just a bunch of them in paralell?
 

djdeposit

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I would reccomend a cap also because drawing too much current from your battery and alternator will lessin their life!
 

fuzzy

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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
Think of it as a battery that discharges almost instantly when your amplifier draws current.
It makes sure that your amps get all the power it needs without hitting your altenator and battery all the time.

Fuzzy: Pick up a unit like the one I mentioned and you'll be fine. I know people who have used high level input into their system for years and it's worked just fine.
Ah..
I see it now
I'll look into that
Thanks
 
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kyfe

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try Navone

website

I bought a LOC off him since my stock deck doesn't have a LIne out, I'm running 1 Elemental Designs Alpha 10 hooked to a fosgate punch 1200 watt amp and people think I have alot more in the trunk as it pushes real nice.

This guy hands down makes the best audio engineering accessories and his prices are decent to boot.
 

Dr. Grinch

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kyfe
try Navone

website

I bought a LOC off him since my stock deck doesn't have a LIne out, I'm running 1 Elemental Designs Alpha 10 hooked to a fosgate punch 1200 watt amp and people think I have alot more in the trunk as it pushes real nice.

This guy hands down makes the best audio engineering accessories and his prices are decent to boot.
Another great little company that makes awesome car audio components is Harrison Labs.
They make crazy amps for very reasonable prices.
I just ordered this toy from them . If you check out their EBay store you can see what other goodies they sell.
 
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