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Re: soundstream300 amp how do I hook it up to my...
That depends on which wires you are referring to. High level inputs or low level (RCA) outputs? If you are thinking about trying to wire the amp up to your Pioneer direct, ie; running the power and ground off of the factory harness, think again, you'll fry your electrical system. You need to run a seperate power kit (8 gauge minimum; 4 gauge pref), then run RCA's from the line level outputs on the Pioneer. If you are planning to run a sub with the Soundstream then run your RCA's from the Pioneer's sub output. Let me know if I can help you any further.
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Most unit have RCA outputs that go to an amp.. There are sometimes a mute wire in the harness that goes to the control section. You need to have the service manual to work on these as there are few standards of wiring. Any home integrated amp or receiver should be able to handle the signal once it comes out to supply to speakers. Car players are many times full of broken solder joints. I looked for a picture of the unit but it must be old enough to not have much support.
Apparently, you have no power at the 12 volt battery/memory wire at the radio harness of the vehicle. This wire is white with blue in color. Also, based upon your description, you have connected the battery/memory wire and the accessory wire of the radio to the 12 volt accessory (switched) wire of the vehicle. This wire is white with red in color. Check the radio/ stereo fuse of the car. You may have blown the fuse during your installation. You have no memory at the radio because when you turn off the key, you lose all power to the radio. Also, I mentioned the wire colors just in case you used an aftermarket radio wiring harness. Make sure that the yellow from the Pioneer unit is going to the battery power source and, the red of the Pioneer is going to the switched power source.
Yes....hook one up to the left channel and one up to the right.....once everything is wired up.....keep gain down on amp and turn stereo on.....turn up stereo with amp gain down to right before high end speakers start to distort......then while its playing, turn amp gain up about 1/2 way. close your trunk and hop in drivers seat....sound gd????? You might have to adjust level on amp and bass on head unit to taste.....Be careful though....pioneer subs are only rated around 300 watts continuous.....dont want to blow them...gd luck....
Norrmally the head unit/deck has a blue wire for the remote in the Pioneer set. So check this out and use a meter to see for voltage when the head set is switched on. Now you can connecct this as the remote swiching required for your amplifier. hope you look into the back side of the head unit ,in the cluster wire from the connectors. Good day
GET RED POS+ LONG WIRE 2 BATTERY 2 WERE UR AMP IS GANA GO CONECT IT TO THE AMP POS+ (2)GET NEG- WIRE CONECT 2 WERE THE NEG- IS ON THE AMP THEN THE OTHER END OF SAME NEG- WIRE FIND PLACE NEXT 2 AMP WERE U COULD SCREW NEG- TO CAR METL CLOSE 2 AMP (3)GET LONG REMOTE ANT. WIRE CONECT IT TO WERE THE REMOTE ANT CONECTION IS ON AMP THEN SEND IT TO UR PIONEER IS AND FIND REMOTE ANT . ON UR PIONEER HEAD AND CONECT IT SO IT SHOULD BE CONECTED TO UR AMP LAST PART GET THE LONG RC PLUUGS AND CONECT TO UR AMP THEN RUN THEM TO UR PIONEER HEAD WERE THE RC PLLUGS INPUT IS THEN IT SHUD BE DONE!!!
Very common with pioneers. their is a ground loop fuse-located inside the head unit, that has to be repaired at the factory. Or, the best way-just like you said, is to ground the rca's, solder a thin wire to each rca, easiest and cheapest way. I had it happen to me with a 4800.
blue and white wire on a pioneer is usually the power antenna wire, most people use it as the lead for power to turn on the amp that is installed, the amp should be hooked up to the RCA jacks on the back of the player to the input RCA jacks on the amp. then the outputs vary, some amps are bridgable which means that you can hook up one speaker to both output speakers this will almost double the watts to the speakers. you must know which side would be positive and which side negative to set it up like this. also important is it a two or four channel amp. this all matters. if you can provide more info I can assure you the best hookup possible for premium sound.
The system remote control is usually a blue wire on your decks harness and it is for an amplifier for a sub or other speakers. It sends power to the subs amp when the deck is turned on. You may need to find the wires coming off the antenna and splice them into the red power switching wire 12v on you decks wire harness. Good luck