Adding an amplifier to a factory stereo often requires running a lot of new speaker wire — from the stereo to the amplifier and then from the amp to the speakers. If you have an aftermarket stereo, youll use a set of RCA cables instead of one of the 9-wire cables below.
How do you hook up an aftermarket radio to an amp?
2:064:34How to install a car amplifier | Crutchfield DIY video - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipThe turn on wire is included in your amp wiring kit. Run these cables behind the dash to your stereoMoreThe turn on wire is included in your amp wiring kit. Run these cables behind the dash to your stereo. The turn on wire connects to a remote turn on lead in your stereos wiring harness.
Can you hook up an amp to a home stereo?
Yes, its possible to use a car amplifier in your house. You can also connect a car amp to any home stereo, your smartphone, and more as an audio source. There is a catch, though. Because car amps use a different power source than home stereos the biggest problem is getting them the power they need.
How do you hook up amp to door speakers?
There are 3 basic ways to get a signal to your 4 channel amplifier:Connect speaker outputs to your amps speaker level inputs.Connect a line-level adapter to the radio then use RCA cables to the amp.Connect your radio to the amp using RCA cables directly.May 2, 2019
How do I bypass factory amplifier?
2:234:10How Do I Bypass My Factory Amplifier? | Car Audio Q & AYouTube
How do I know if I have a factory amp?
1:205:14How Do I Know If I Have A Factory Amplified Audio System?YouTube
Can I run my remote wire to my battery?
No, run the remote wire to the remote out on the back of the headunit. You can then install a switch on the remote wire to turn it on or off, but if you run it directly to the battery you will have problems because the amps will always be on, and you will kill your battery.
Do I need an antenna adapter for my aftermarket stereo?
Many factory AM/FM antenna connectors simply plug into the antenna port on the rear of a new receiver. In these cases, an antenna adapter becomes necessary for your radio installation so you can keep your AM/FM stations playing.
Does my car have a factory amplifier?
There are a few ways to find out if your factory system has an amplifier system. One way is to verify if your system has more than four speakers. If it does it probably has an amplifier. You may also want to check with your factories owners manual to see what type of system that you have.
What does it mean to bypass amplifier?
A home theater bypass is a feature on integrated amps that allows you to get great audio quality from music using your normal speakers. It does this by bypassing the gain controls, so your preamp can be used simply as a stereo amplifier. This means you dont have to worry about volume or sound quality issues.