Question about Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Hey there i bought a 4guage amplifier wiring kit, and the left channel plug has snapped of leaving the pin stuck inside the amp, i managed to drill this out carefully. I was wondering if it would still work if i super glued it back on?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 726 Answers

Just buy a new set of rca leads it could work but also could stuff up

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i wire alpine swr1243d subwoofer


There are a couple different ways you can wire up this speaker as it is a DVC speaker. Duel Voice coil, it has two + post and two - post. A dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer with its coils wired in parallel presents a 2-ohm load to your amplifier. Since an amplifier produces more wattage at a lower impedance, the parallel connection ensures you'll get the most output from your amp.
Series wiring lets you configure multiple woofers to one amplifier at an acceptable impedance. Wire both coils in series for an 8-ohm impedance, and then wire two 8-ohm subs together in parallel for 4-ohm total impedance.
You can wire each voice coil to a separate channel of your amplifier, if you prefer not to bridge your amp. Independent wiring is a nice option if you're wiring two DVC subs to a 4-channel amplifier - one voice coil per channel
Depending on what you are hooking it up to i.e. a mono amp or a bridged four channel amp. I can tell you post to wire exactly if I know how you want to hook it up and what ur hooking it up to.

Sep 15, 2014 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Hello I recently bought an Hyundai Iload and want to know if I can connect a subwoofer to the factory unit?


Yes, you can. You will need a hi/lo converter to use the high signal from one of your vehicle's speakers and convert it to a low signal for an amplifier. Your will need an accessory power source (switched with the car's ignition or accessory on) to act as a remote turn for the amplifier. You will need an amplifier kit. The kit usually comes with a power wire, ground wire, remote turn on wire(blue), RCAs to connect the converter to the amp, a fuse for the power supply at the battery and speaker wire to connect the amp to the sub. Now, all you need is the sub.

Aug 13, 2012 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Wiring a subwoofer in a 2012 civic coupe


Run the 12v power wire (usually the longest wire in the kit, mostly red, typically ranges from 8 gauge to 0 gauge) from the battery through the firewall and then to the amp. You can find a hole somewhere in the bottom right of the firewall. Don't connect the power wire to the battery or the amp just yet. Find a solid metal ground somewhere near the amplifier. You'll need to stay within 2-3 feet of the amplifier to maintain the best ground connection. A way you can do this is pull up the carpet and scrape the metal until it is bare metal with no paint left on it. If the amplifier is to be mounted in the trunk, many times bolts from the suspension can be found directly above one of the rear wheels. These suspension components usually bolt directly to the frame, making them an ideal grounding point.
Pull the aftermarket CD player out of the dash. There is a blue wire with a white stripe hanging out of the back of the deck known as the remote wire. The remote wire is a simple 12v signal that the cd player outputs to tell the amplifier to turn on. Take your remote wire that came in your amp kit and splice/solder it onto that blue-whitestriped wire and run it through the dash and then along the door jam. While you have the CD player removed, plug the RCA white and red plugs into the back of the deck where it says "Subwoofer Output." If your cd player does not have a "Subwoofer Output", or if you are using a stock cd player, you will need a device called an inline converter. It's a small box that has 4 input wires and the 2 necessary RCA output that will run to the amplifier. It takes the high level speaker voltage and drops it to a low level signal the amplifier can process. The 4 input wires can be connected to the rear speakers (+ and - for left and right)
Run all the wires straight back to the amplifier.you should run the power and remote control down the right as factory speaker wires run down the left due to fire risks if the power cable shorts out and you have your speaker cables down the same side it will blow your headdeck (cd player). RCA cables should be run down the center of the car as RCA cables can pick up sounds from wire looms and also air con vents power wires. se Speaker Wire to connect subwoofers to amplifier. Gauge isn't extremly important here, as long as the wire is copper, the resistance-per-foot is in the milliohm range, meaning there will be miniscule, if any, voltage drop across the wire.
Put a fuse into 12v wire in the engine bay no more than 0.5m away from battery. If your amp kit came with an "inline fuse holder", you'll want to find a nice location to mount it in your engine bay. Once it's secure, cut a length of the power wire to reach the fuse, and connect it to one side of the fuse holder. The other side (the side you just cut) is stripped and connected to the other side of the fuse holder.
Connect the power wire to your battery. There's nice ring connectors and even new battery terminals you can buy (and sometimes come with the amp kit), that make the battery connection much more solid, and looks better too. Lastly, connect the battery cable to the amplifier. Then under the hood clamp the wire down to the battery. A word of warning, sometimes you'll see a nice big spark the first time you touch the power wire to the battery. Don't worry about it! This is the amplifier charging the huge capacitors contained inside.
Do not turn up the volume or gain too high or you may produce clipping in the subwoofers. This is where the output of the amplifier peaks and stays there for a split-second. This is bad for the subwoofer because it holds the cone (the big circle part!) in it's fully extended or fully compressed state for the duration of the clip. Not only are you not producing a single decibel of sound during this microsecond, but you're also working the voice coil very hard and damaging it. A good rule for beginners is to play a nice loud song of your genre at your cd players 3/4 volume setting. Now, with the gain at zero, turn it up until it's obvious that it isn't getting any louder. The gain knob isn't a "volume" knob by any means. A gain knob should usually never be at it's full position.

Jun 01, 2012 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

How to wire them to 2 channel amp


-Run the 12v power wire (usually the longest wire in the kit, mostly red, typically ranges from 8 gauge to 0 gauge) from the battery through the firewall and then to the amp. You can find a hole somewhere in the bottom right of the firewall. Don't connect the power wire to the battery or the amp just yet.
-Find a solid metal ground somewhere near the amplifier. You'll need to stay within 2-3 feet of the amplifier to maintain the best ground connection. A way you can do this is pull up the carpet and scrape the metal until it is bare metal with no paint left on it. If the amplifier is to be mounted in the trunk, many times bolts from the suspension can be found directly above one of the rear wheels. These suspension components usually bolt directly to the frame, making them an ideal grounding point.
-Pull the aftermarket CD player out of the dash. There is a blue wire with a white stripe hanging out of the back of the deck known as the remote wire. The remote wire is a simple 12v signal that the cd player outputs to tell the amplifier to turn on.
-Take your remote wire that came in your amp kit and splice/solder it onto that blue-whitestriped wire and run it through the dash and then along the door jam
-
While you have the CD player removed, plug the RCA white and red plugs into the back of the deck where it says "Subwoofer Output." If your cd player does not have a "Subwoofer Output", or if you are using a stock cd player, you will need a device called an inline converter. It's a small box that has 4 input wires and the 2 necessary RCA output that will run to the amplifier. It takes the high level speaker voltage and drops it to a low level signal the amplifier can process. The 4 input wires can be connected to the rear speakers (+ and - for left and right).
-Run all the wires straight back to the amplifier.you should run the power and remote control down the right as factory speaker wires run down the left due to fire risks if the power cable shorts out and you have your speaker cables down the same side it will blow your headdeck (cd player). RCA cables should be run down the center of the car as RCA cables can pick up sounds from wire looms and also air con vents power wires.
-Use Speaker Wire to connect sub-woofers to amplifier. Gauge isn't extremely important here, as long as the wire is copper, the resistance-per-foot is in the million range, meaning there will be miniscule, if any, voltage drop across the wire.
-Hopefully by now you have a subwoofer box/enclosure. There are many different types of enclosures (sealed, vented, bandpass, infinite baffle, etc.). There are numerous articles explaining the pros and cons of each type of enclosure, far too many to list in this article. If you really want the best response possible, your subwoofer manual will list the ideal enclosure volume for each type of enclosure. If you don't want to go through all of the volume calculations, just buy a box slightly bigger, and stuff it with pillow stuffing from walmart until the subs respond the way you want them to.
-Be sure to know the impedance of the subwoofer(s) you are using and try to match the amplifier's impedance accordingly. For example, if you have an amp that is 500w@4ohms, and 1000w@2ohms, you'll want to try to run your speakers at 2 ohms. 2 4ohm subs can be wired in parallel to achieve this. If you're new to the impedance calculations, many amplifiers will have specific wiring diagrams in their manuals to assist.
-Put a fuse into 12v wire in the engine bay no more than 0.5m away from battery. If your amp kit came with an "inline fuse holder", you'll want to find a nice location to mount it in your engine bay. Once it's secure, cut a length of the power wire to reach the fuse, and connect it to one side of the fuse holder. The other side (the side you just cut) is stripped and connected to the other side of the fuse holder.
-Connect the power wire to your battery. There's nice ring connectors and even new battery terminals you can buy (and sometimes come with the amp kit), that make the battery connection much more solid, and looks better too.
-Lastly, connect the battery cable to the amplifier. Then under the hood clamp the wire down to the battery. A word of warning, sometimes you'll see a nice big spark the first time you touch the power wire to the battery. Don't worry about it! This is the amplifier charging the huge capacitors contained inside.
-Do not turn up the volume or gain too high or you may produce clipping in the subwoofers. This is where the output of the amplifier peaks and stays there for a split-second. This is bad for the subwoofer because it holds the cone (the big circle part!) in it's fully extended or fully compressed state for the duration of the clip. Not only are you not producing a single decibel of sound during this microsecond, but you're also working the voice coil very hard and damaging it. A good rule for beginners is to play a nice loud song of your genre at your cd players 3/4 volume setting. Now, with the gain at zero, turn it up until it's obvious that it isn't getting any louder. The gain knob isn't a "volume" knob by any means. A gain knob should usually never be at it's full position.

May 03, 2012 | Kicker CompVR 05CVR84 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

I have a Miata with two speakers in each headrest. I have new amp to wire into speakers I have bought for replacement. My 4 Infinity speakers are 2 Ohm. My amp is rated: Channels 4-Channel RMS Power...


There is a way to do this, but it is awkward and is not recommended. Depending on the impedence of the door speakers and how many there are. I am assuming from your posting that you have a 2 channel amp. If you wire the two speakers for each seat in series (creating a 4ohm load), then wiring both seats in parallel (putting the load to 2ohms), these could theoretically be wired to one channel. BUT, this will not give you balance left and right. Also, if the impedence is different, you run the risk of damaging the amp.

Jul 30, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Can i wire one speaker to the other speaker inside the box so that i only have one positive and one negative cable wire coming out out of the box and to the amp


Hello... I can help you with this question. Yes it is possible to do this, but you will have to use a 2 ohm stable mono block amplifier in order to do this. By connecting both positives together and both negatives together, you will be running a 2 ohm load. So if your amp is a monoblock amp, connections will be simple as tieing all the positives together and the negatives together and just hook to the amp. If you are using a 2 channel amplifier that is bridgeable, then you will need to series the subwoofers to an 8 ohm load and then bridge the amplifier to 1 channel. The way you series the subwoofers is take the positive wire in the box and hook to the positive on subwoofer #1. Take the negative wire in the box and hook to the negative on subwoofer #2. Then take a piece of wire and hook the negative from subwoofer #1 to the positive connector on subwoofer #2. Then hook the wires to the amplifier. To bridge the amplifier (if it is a 2 channel bridgeable) would be to use the left positive and the right negative, but check the amplifier for markings to confirm this. If you have any other questions, feel free to let me know and I will help you out! Hope this helps!!

20 year car audio/video installer
Bay manager

Mar 22, 2011 | Kicker 05C104 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

I have a power acoustik 0V4-1200 amp and 2-12" kicker cvr dual 2 ohms. My amp keeps getting really hot and turning off. I have two pair of rca jacks from my cd player to the amp. One speaker hooked up...


i have found the specs to your amp. 1. Amplifier connections: Lets make things simple. As we look at the amplifier speaker connections, we will number the outputs 1 2 3 4 from left to right for the top connections and again 5 6 7 8 from left to right for the bottom connections. 1 should be connected to a positive (RED) (+) on sub woofer A on voice coil (a) 4 should be connected to a negative (BLACK) (-) on sub woofer A on voice coil (b) Now using a small piece of cable, connect negative of voice coil (a) to positive of voice coil (b) Follow the same procedure for the other sub woofer using 5 and 8 as 1 and 4 This configuration should make the amp run at 4 OHM BRIDGED x 2. i hope this helps. dreamsystems

Feb 07, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

How do i wire a solar baric l5 to a planet audio 999w amp?


You should bridge your speaker on the amplifier. Check your connections on your amp. Normally it will be the - (Minus) on the left channel and the + (positive) on the right channel

Mar 20, 2010 | Kicker Solo-Baric L5 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

OEM gm stereo


If your amplifier has what they call High level inputs (basically inputs on the amp that you run the speaker wires from your radio into), you can splice wires from where the connectors are on your rear speaker(s), still leaving the speaker hooked up, and use those as an input into the amp. If your amplifier does not have high level inputs, a convertor is available to turn an audio signal from your radio output speaker wires ( spliced in just as above, leaving the speaker hooked up), into an rca output jack. Or the best thing to do would be to buy another say 2-4 channel amp w/high level inputs and rca inputs and outputs, and run your rear speaker wires into the amp. Then you'll be able to run the rca cables out of that amp and into the sub amp, and you'll have the new amp to power your rear speakers or rears and fronts. That would be ideal. But, A convertor is your best bet. Got em at best buy, circuit city, etc. Hope this was helpful.

Nov 25, 2007 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Car Speakers & Subwoofers Logo

Related Topics:

48 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Car Speakers & Subwoofers Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4706 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Car Speaker and Subwoofer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...