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Hi, I have one of the above subwoofers. My headunit has preouts for a subwoofer, (RCA jacks) plus the spkr. preouts. I'm powering my spkrs with a 2 channel 800W amp. If I connect the RCA jacks from the head unit sub preouts, to the - and+ on the subwoofer, and run 12V power from the battery, and a ground, shouldn't I have sound from the sub? The directions say to splice your - and + from your spkrs, to your sub. Is this the only way this will work? I can control the frequencies from the head unit. I would like to control the sub from there also.
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  • choycemoon Mar 05, 2008

    Okay. This powered subwoofer has ONLY the following hook-up ports on the back of it. The power port (that goes to the battery), the ground and a positive speaker port and a negative speaker port. The problem is -- is that in the back of my cd player has RCA pre-amps. I don't know how to convert (or if you can convert) the RCA cables to regular +/- speaker wires. Supposedly this product has automatic turn-on circuitry, so I guess there is no need for the blue or blue/white wire signal turn-on wire thingy. Anyway, I can get this baby to work so at this time... I'm stuck like Chuck... until someone can give me a tip. Thanks.

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Actually. I don't think you have to wire a remote switch from the radio to the amp on this product. This powered subwoofer supposedly has automatic signal sensing turn-on circuitry. I have the same problem. So I think I'll try to just hook up the power (to the battery), ground and the + / - speaker wires to one of the back speakers in the car and see if that works.

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My unit has a 6 prong square plug...i have no idea what is what.....ther are 3 poles on the top and 3 on the bottom. witch ones are the power +/- and what are the remaining 4?

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Choycemoon, that will work, that's how I did mine. I can control the Low frequency, and the Bass from my headunit, which kicks **** bigtime. You don't need a remote switch, to turn on anything. Everything will power up when the key is turned on, and shuts off when it's turned off. Hook it up just like you said, and it will work fine. Once you get it hooked up, and hear it, just for grins, diconnect one of the sub wires, and hear how bad your speakers sound. That little sub kicks ***! Can't beat it for the $.


Posted on Jun 19, 2008

You gotta have an amp on it even know its self powed

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You have too also wire a remote swicn from radio to amp, inorder to turn the ampo on

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