The PXA-H700 is running off my OEM head unit (GM, Onstar, XM, Tuner) wherein the "front 1" RCA inputs are being used (the H700 has room for two sets of front inputs (front 1 and front 2, I assume for the tweets, and the other for the woofers). I am running a set of memphis, 6.5" components with its own crossover in front, and a pair of memphis 5 1/4" components, with xover in the rear. I just can't get the volume I'm looking for. The rear speakers are run from the Bose amp that came in my truck, and are controlled via the OEM tuner (not hooked into the PXA). The way these yahooo's set me up, I need to turn the volume up on the OEM tuner up until the PXA-H700 flashed a 'input level error', then turn down the OEM volume until the warning disappears. The problem, I don't get the volume I am looking for, very soft and unbalanced. Do I need 2 amps for the front (tweets, then 6 1/2" woofs), then another amp for the rear and sub? I currently have a JL audio sub, hooked into the center channel of the PXA-H700, running off the same amp as the fronts) What is the most effective way to set up the PXA-H700? two amps for the front, another for the rear, and a third for the sub? Help!!
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Re: PXA-H700 optimum set up...
The way the EQ is hooked up is correct.
You set the factory radio to a set level, then use the volume on the EQ for everyday adjustments.
I believe your problem lies in the amplification.
Your BOSE amplifier was made to run a 4 channel 8ohm stero load.
Low powered - high in sound quality.
You have swapped the factory 8 ohm speakers (15W) for 4 ohm power hungry ones.
Now the amplifier is working harder to produce the same output.
You would be best served eliminating the factory amplifier and getting 1 good 4 or 5 channel amp to power your speakers.
a 4 channel amplifier could be used stereo (left and right) on channels 1 and 2, (2ohm stereo load)
and bridge channels 3 and 4 for your subwoofer.
For a true surround sound - a 5 channel amplifier could run each speaker individually, and the 5th channel is reserved for the subwoofer.
a small dedicated 75wx4 channel amplifier with built in crossover, and level gain controls - would blow your socks off. It is 200x better than the factory 12Watt amplifier. Your ears will love you for it :D
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No, OnStar is a GM only product. OnStar is a factory-installed option and cannot be installed by a dealer or retailer, so you must do one of the following: 1) Purchase a GM vehicle with OnStar 2) Own a GM vehicle with OnStar. Acura contracted with GM for a few years, OnStar was in the RL. I never heard of this in any other Honda products.
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No, OnStar is a GM only product.
OnStar is a factory-installed option and cannot be installed by a dealer or retailer, so you must do one of the following:
1) Purchase a GM vehicle with OnStar
2) Own a GM vehicle with OnStar
No, OnStar is a GM only product. <br /><br /> OnStar is a factory-installed option and cannot be installed by a dealer or retailer, so you must do one of the following: <br /><br /> 1) Purchase a GM vehicle with OnStar <br /> 2) Own a GM vehicle with OnStar
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The amp needs an RCA input to communicate with the head unit. SOLDER the wires that come out of the head unit for the front speakers to the SNI-15, making sure that the polarity and right/left is correct. Do this for the front and rear speakers if you have a 4 channel amp. Cut the wires if you add new speakers and run the new wire from the speakers or sub box directly to the amp, or skin back the wire insulation and tap on if you use the factory speakers :( then plug your RCA cable from the SNI-15 to the input side of the amp. Don't forget that most new cars have their own amp so you might have to locate it and bypass the speakers wires around it. Don't make a mess in case you have to put everything back to factory for resale. You can avoid all this by installing a new/modern head unit with built in RCA outputs for front, rear, and sub woofer. I hope this helps. Ray
I have a similar setup & I just run the second amp straight off the other amp by running positive & remote wires directly from 1 amps positive & remote inputs to the others amps inputs. But my head unit has RCA inputs, (sub in & front & rear inputs) so from my 4 channel amp I run 2 6 inch alpine S's to the front to the front RCA inputs of the head unit, & 2 Pioneer 440w 6x9 inch speakers to the rear inputs. & my 800w 12 inch sub from my 2 channel amp to the sub woofer inputs on the head unit. Has blown my eardrums for nearly 12 months now great stuff!
Hope this has helped
crutchfield.com has a complete list of speaker sizes. Most car amps now have connections for RCA inputs and speaker-level too, so you can probably use the existing head unit: most OEM head units do NOT have RCA outputs.
First off, if you're using RCA preamp connections from the head unit to the amp, you don't need to put anything into the high level input connector. But if your head unit doesn't have RCA preamp outputs, then connect the front left to the white (+) and white/black stripped (-) wires and the front right to the grey (+) and grey/black stripped (-) wires. There is no need to connect the rear speaker outputs of the head unit to the high level input of the amp.
In most head units as in your case the Pioneer DEH-1800, there would be 2 RCA female jacks at the rear of the unit. These are your OUTPUTs.
While in most amps including your GM-5300-T, there would similar RCA jacks which would be your INPUTs.
You need to connect the output to the input using an audio cable terminated at both ends with RCA plugs. Further you need to connect the remote trigger on from the head unit to the remote/external amp to switch it on.
A more comprehensive connection diagram is available at page 6 of the GM-5300T Manual which may be downloaded from here.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
For the Ilo CA3000v, all you need is an XM direct tuner box, Model XMD1000, the cable that came with the Ilo radio, and an RCA cable to connect the two. The RCA jacks and the 8-pin DIN jack on the back of the ILO CA3000v are exclusively used for XM signal translation.
You will, of course, need a subscription to XM Satellite radio, but the items listed above cover the extent of the hardware you'll require. The XMD1000 comes with the antenna as well, so no need to worry about that, and all XM features are controlled from the head unit itself
Yep! It's called a Y-Splitter. They make different variations of them: