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Hooking up a subwoofer

I would like to install an amp and sub. can i run the sub and amp with the POWER IC on or do i have to install amps for all the speakers and turn that function off

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If your head unit has speaker outputs, and RCA outputs, it should be able to use them at the same time. Turing off th internal amp is just to save power and heat if you aren't using it.

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