How do you hook up an Alpine Amp 1000 watt mono
I can only tell you the way amps are usually set up because you haven't given much details. If you need to know anything else just ask.
It's always smart to disconnect your battery before installing accessories and if you put the effort in to properly terminate and support all your wires it will last much longer with less hiccups, try and use carpet along the edges of the floor to hide your wiring.
Find where you are going to mount the amp and sub, Usually under one of the front seats is ideal for the amp and in the boot for the sub. With my older vehicle (landrover ute) i mounted the amp to the sub box and then the sub box to the tray. Make sure however when you mount them that they are securely fastened
Then you will need main power wires. Usually three terminals next to each other. One positive (live), one source (or control/antenna), one negative (earth). You'll need around 2 or 0 gauge wire to handle an amp like that, one from the battery positive to the amp positive (it would be recommended to have an in line fuse on this wire, they're sold at most car audio places. For 1000 watts you will need an 85 amp fuse), one from amp earth to an earth point on the car (anywhere metal connected to the chassis). The antenna wire will need to either come from the antenna cable on the back of your head unit (usually blue, Try to use wire with a similar diameter to this wire) or a positive wire with a switch on it. I ran it off the antenna cable on the head unit but i have a switch in the middle of the wire so that it turns off with the car but also with the switch, incase i didn't want the sub for some reason (alot of radioplay doesn't have good bass lines)
Next you'll need your Audio in. This is usually 2 rca plugs (red and white audio sockets) you'll need a stereo rca lead long enough to reach the amp (some songs use different channels for the bass so stereo guarantees that you will get all the bass lines).
Last but not least you will need to run your audio out to the sub box. This will be 2 terminals similar to your power ones labeled with a horse shoe image, a number and + or - (refers to OHMS). Use a good quality figure 8 speaker wire to connect these up. Make sure to keep negatives and positives seperate. The wire will have colours to help you distinguish each line, the sub will be run from the back of the cone to the sockets on the side of the box (internally), these will also need to be kept true to positive and negative.
Good luck and let me know if you need more help.
Feb 07, 2011 |
Alpine Car Amplifiers