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Car amp Why does this amp have 2 + and 2 - and ** remote?how do you hook it up?

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    and how come there is nowhere for the remote wire so how do i hook it up?

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He is talking about the speaker outputs

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The 2 + and 2 - connections are the same, just split into two. This is usually because, for high power amps, it's easier to route two 4 AWG wires than it is one 2 or 0 AWG wire. Both "+" will go to your battery (through a fuse block, of course) and both "-" will go to a grounding point.

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