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Have one wire for audio sub out, but two input ports to amp

Have a power acoustik PTID-8960 and attempting to install. Have 4 amps, 1 for the front speakers, 1 for the rear deck speakers, 1 for 2-12" subwoofers, and 1 for an additional 12" woofer from a mono amp. I understand how and where to hook up the front and rear speakers (including the 2-12" subwoofers) but am uncertain how to install (hook up) the mono amp for the single subwoofer. The amp we are using for the single subwoofer has two input ports (positive and negitive) but only one output wire from the head unit ("Audio-Sub-Out). How do we hook up?

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  • lnl952 Jan 31, 2009

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    The head unit output is a single RCA plug. The amp input has two seperate RCA ports. On the output side of the amp is where we can hook up the speak pos/neg wires.

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This one Wire should be for the +. Try connecting the + to the Head Unit and - to a Common Ground. At the Worst, You will Blow the Amp Fuse if not Correct. The Lead from the Head Unit is Only an Off and On from the Ignition. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 31, 2009

    Ok, That Makes more Sense! This is Set up just like a Subwoofer for your Home Unit. No Problem. Your Amp is a Dual Signal Amp and you are Connecting 1 Woofer, All you will need for this is 1 RCA Cable. Connect it to Either side on the Amp. Since you can hook up Multiple Speakers to this Amp and You are just Connecting 1, This is all that you Need. The Dual RCA Cables are Simply for Left and Right Speakers. Just Connect your 1 RCA Cable and you should be Just Fine. Make sure and Turn the Gain down ALL the Way before Starting to Fire this 3rd 12". The 12" is going to get the Full Power of the Amp and Could Blow the Voice Coil out if Started with the Gain up. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Is the head unit output an RCA plug?  and the amplifier input speaker wire inputs?  If so, you'd need to find an RCA to speaker level wire adapter.  If I remember correctly Walmart usually carries one.

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