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Sony and corsa

Im trying to wire up a sony xplode sub and amp to my wifes corsa 53 reg,there are no outputs on the stereo so how do i do it?

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Re: sony and corsa

Did u meant no phono out put.
If so then the high output from the speaker should be used.
But you will need a signal Reducer.

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It says that it is bridgable at 4 ohms. What about the input? Set your stereo about half way up. Then turn your amps gain up slowly until it is where you want to listen to it normally. Not to loud. Then when you turn it up it isn't too much.

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