Try going to page 1 of this thread. Tells you exactly how to do it.I have a kicker amp and kicker subs. But i was wondering if i can just connect them to my stock radio, insteaad of buying a after market one. If so, how? Thanks[/b]
You probably mean an LOC(line out converter). Yes, you need an LOC to hook up your radio to your amp. If your amp comes with an LOC, you don't need to purchase one. Some people would rather use it anyway simply because it's better to use RCA cables since they're shielded.Everyone has told me that if im going to keep it stock, i need to buy a high and low? or something extra besides amp, sub, and wires[/b]
I have an '03 6, so it might be different for me. Anyway, my car came has 3 dummy switches, 1 was used for the instrument cluster's dimmer switch. The others were blank dummies, I just used one of them. Not sure if your car has any blanks available, etc.hey angel120, did you connect the sub remote to the blank dummy switch you pulled out or did you buy and extra one?[/b]
Like I posted above, you don't NEED to use an LOC. You can use the high-level inputs on the amp. Just use 12-14AWG wire from the headunit to the amp. You could also use an LOC near the headunit to prevent any interference you might get. I'd suggest against putting it under your seat. The main reason is that when a passenger sits back there, they might hit the amp and knock off a cable. Plus, it'd be a pain in the ass to get the amp down there. Trust me, I looked. Your best bet is to put both amps in the trunk. You can either mount both on the back seats, or put one in the wheel well, depending on the size of amp.I have a Rockford 4 channel amp with High level inputs. Does that mean I don't need an LOC? Also, I'm considering mounting the amp under my passenger seat for my 4 speakers and then if I decide to hook up my sub, run a pass through cable to the trunk to another amp. Anyone do this?
Note: I have a 2009 6, non-bose.[/b]
Well, I have an MRP-450 amp with a kicker cvr12. It kicks nicely with just one sub. I know that there is a thread on this forum that has pics and setup info for members on here. You'd also want to PM JettaJet, if he's still around. He knows his stuff and is an audio fanatic.Hey just got a 2008 Mazda 6 i speed VE...I had a sort of...general question...I like the factory stereo so I'm not changing it out and I'm probably going to buy an amp and some subs for it when my dad isn't looking lol but I was definately hoping to buy 2 12" subs (probably like 600-800 watts rms) and buying an amp too. My question (sorry for beating around the bush) is does anyone have any suggestions for sub size/what works best in the car. I completely understand how to install everything so i dont really need help with that but i was just kind of curious what people thought about certain products in their 6's and stuff like that.[/b]
Somewhere between 0 and 22 (kidding). I honestly don't know.. Maybe 16 or 18 AWG? Either way, I don't really think the gauge of the cig is really that important, just use a wire that's close enough..another question I have. Does anyone know what gauge wire is used for the speakers as well as the cig lighter? Thanks[/b]
To answer your first question, try this: set the Fade to F8 (the front speakers), and turn the mids and treb down to 0. Play some music, then do the same again, but instead set Fade to R8 (the rears). Compare the quality. If it's the same to you, then by all means, splice into the rears.Great write up!!!
I do have one question though.
Since you're only using them to give a signal to the amp, which is just going to filter out any mid or treble anyway, does it actually matter that the front gets better equalization?? Wouldn't it be better to leave the fronts alone so that they get a full voltage signal and thus retaining quality? I'm definitely not a stereo guru so I'm not actually sure. It just seems like the front speakers are the better sounding, and more important ones, and that splitting their signal would be possibly detrimental to the sound quality.
Also, please note that I have a hatchback. My rears are in the doors behind the front seats so I really don't hear them that much anyways. Most of my sound comes from the fronts, the rears are kind of like a filler. On that note, does anyone know which wires are for the rear speakers on an 04 non bose application?[/b]
I didn't realize that. I just figured the sedans would have them in the rear dash part like most other sedans do.PS - I think all bodies have all 4 speakers in all 4 doors. Well, I know my sedan does..[/b]