- Basics of Car Audio (Speakers and Subwoofers)
- Car Audio Systems For the Total Newbie
- A Wiring Guide for Your Car Stereo Speaker
- Buck Pomerantz
- Installing a DIY Car Amplifier
- How to add extra car speakers
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This is just a basic tutorial showing some of the hiding places for amplifiers, wires, and how to wire your amplifiers, speakers. It also goes into a brief description about how you can install your speakers, mount them or make custom enclosures. First step: Disconnect the negative wire to the battery. Step 3: Under the hood. Purchase an Amplifier wiring kit meant for a system of your size.
It should come with the correct gauge wires and also a fuse holder with fuse to protect your amplifier. Invest in a crimping tool so that you can crimp the connectors to the wires without trouble. Some people try to use pliers, don’t, it’s more trouble than it’s worth. Start by feeding the positive wire from inside of your car to the engine bay.
Locate a rubber hole that you see other wires going through and try to fit it through it also, or sometimes you may have to drill. Only drill as a last resort. Most cars now have a little extra room to fit more wires through. Once you have the positive fed into the engine bay, attach it to your fuse box, then attach another piece of positive wire to the fuse box and crimp the other end.
Attach the crimped end to the battery. At this time you are only attaching the positive wire to the battery, the negative wire can be attached to any metal on the car frame. Want it to look stock? Go to your local auto store and buy some of the plastic casing so that you can wrap it around the wires. This will give you more of a stock look i have wrapped my wires in the pictures above.
Wiring the amplifier Now every amplifier is different so here are some of the basics A: You will always have a positive and negative. Attach the positive to the battery with a fuse outlined in in the last step 2. Attach the negative to the car frame, this can mean going under the carpet or pulling trim to find a good bolt. If it seems to have a finish or wax or anything on it, sand down the area so that you get a good metal contact.
Remote wire, this wire basically controls if the amplifier is on. If you are using a radio with a remote wire output on the harness you can attach this to that wire, simply buy a splice connector at radioshack or your local hardware store and splice into this remote wire. If you do not have a remote wire, you can set up a switch simply find a 12v positive connection such as the one already located on your amp and connect the wire to the switch and the switch to the remote connector on the amplifier.
You always want the ability to turn the amplifier on and off, otherwise your amplifier will draw from your battery all the time and eventually drain it. Attach the speaker wires to the terminals You have many options for this, google how to connect your wires and the amplifier or read the manual that is provided. You will wire differently based on amount of speakers and whether you want to do series of parallel. Wiring can also change the amount of Ohms that you are drawing.
Capacitors If you need a capacitor attach it between the battery and the amplifier. Follow the diagram that came with the capacitor or look up how to wire it, wiring will vary depending on the amount of capacitors you will be wiring in. If you do not have an RCA output you must buy a Line out Converter, attach it to your existing in door speakers and then attach the RCA cable to this line out converter. Hiding your wires. The best and most flush car installs are when people completely remove the objects in the way.
To help remove your panels, invest in a door panel removal tool. Remove Side panels, 2. Remove a reasonable amount of your dashboard, as much as you need to work comfortably. Run your RCA and Power cables on opposite sides of the car, this will help prevent distortion. Run cables under carpet instead of above it. Remove your seats so that you can run them under it and install your seats over the wires. If you cables must be seen, then cover them with plastic wire wrap from the auto shop, available in red blue and black most commonly.
After your wires are put into place, all you have to do is attach them to your speakers. Now you have options for your speakers: A prebuilt subwoofer or speaker box like in my car 2. A custom build subwoofer or speaker box such as fiberglass etc I’ll emphasize each later. Sorry I forgot take a picture of the subwoofer and speakers in my trunk but you get the jist. Step 7: Buy custom boxes from car shop 2. Fiberglass a box for yourself example below 3. Take a pre-built box and use an indoor speaker mount to mount it to your car, it’s Removable, twistable and easy!
I had these in first before I decided to fiberglass a custom box 4. Get creative! I still have to take that mold i made and fiberglass the speakers holes on it with some MDF circles and a sheet of fleece. Then sand the fiberglass and put some bonds and sand that. Then just paint and install! Will update more about the custom fiberglassed box as I’m completing it.
This is a very good beginners guide to car audio. But before you go out and spend big bucks on a power capacitor, look at your alternator, if its under amps, and your lights are dimming, you need a new alternator, power caps are for systems over watts RMS. RMS is the power it delivers constantly. The cap stores power and shoots it to your amp at is peak, when it hits the highs, or the lows and needs power.
Generally you just need to upgrade your alternator, and the Big Three, wire to the alternator. Battery negative to chassis, Alternator to battery positive, Chassis to engine. Hopes this helps. And nice system you have there, what are you driving with those amps? Reply 5 years ago on Introduction. I don’t know if it’s a typo but I would rather say that a cap can already or especially be useful for systems over W RMS, depending on the power of your alternator. Because those systems already cause minor power problems, which can be solved with caps.
And replacing the alternator is in most cases much more expensive. Question 11 months ago on Introduction. I have a home theater subwoofer that I want to put in my truck how do I do that without messing anything up. I don’t know much about cars except for how nice their sound systems are. I want to hype up the sound system in my car, but I have no idea how. I could buy some subwoofers and try to use these tips to do it, but I have a feeling I won’t do a good job.
I’ll probably have to get some professional help. Thanks for sharing though! Why to the fuse box the positive wire should run straight to the battery with an inline fuse, or fuse block. The fuse box is where you run your remote. I’ve got a fiat bravo. I want to install a after market stereo but the wiring is different.. Can anyone help me out here. Amp Under the passenger seat not the drivers is better since you can leave the seat out and go for a drive and see how it sounds incase you want to keep playing with things etc.
If you put it under the drivers seat you have to put the seat back in, go for a drive with it cranking, come back, pull things out, re-arrange them, put the seat back in etc. It gets old quickly. Also if the rear seats fold down then dont put the amps on the back of them. Its a pain. By dragonz This is Trash Follow. More by the author: Step 2: Determine where you want to put your amplifiers. Don’t forget if you have some serious subwoofers you may need a capacitor to offset them dimming your headlights during heavy hits.
Some ideas: Go ahead and put it in this location, test the feel and fit. Install it so that when your get your wires to it, it will be ready. Did you make this project? Share it with us! I Made It!
Buying and wiring your own car stereo speaker can be one of the best cost-effective tasks that you can do for your car. Aftermarket speakers are relatively inexpensive, and the work done to install them is not as hard as you might think. Wiring of stereo speakers varies from car to car. The type of wiring depends on mounting depth and height and speaker location too. Some installations might be plain sailing where only a screwdriver might be necessary.
The standard twin-speaker car stereo system has one obvious drawback. If you mount the speakers on the rear shelf, to hear the sound clearly you often have to turn up the volume to a level that is too loud for the rear seat passengers.
This is just a basic tutorial showing some of the hiding places for amplifiers, wires, and how to wire your amplifiers, speakers. It also goes into a brief description about how you can install your speakers, mount them or make custom enclosures.
The stock speaker systems that come in many new cars are, to put it simply, are often lousy. Luckily, not only are after-market speakers a relatively cost-effective way to boost your car’s audio capabilities, but also are generally easy to install though the sheer number of speakers available means that some will be more difficult to work with than others. See Step 1 below to start learning how to install a new set of trunk-rattling speakers in your car! To create this article, 15 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has also been viewed , times. Car Speakers.
And that isn’t a judgmental statement. The fact is that the sound system is one of the places that OEMs almost universally neglect in the name of higher profits, and most people don’t even realize what they’re missing. So how can you tell if your factory audio needs a little tender loving care? So where do you get started? There are a lot of different ways for a newbie to tear into a factory sound system upgrade, so there are a handful of questions that can help set you on the right path:. You might be surprised at how the simple act of pondering those five questions will set you on the road to building a great car audio system. One good place for budget-conscious newbies to start is the speakers. Factory speakers are typically pretty anemic, so you may notice a pretty big improvement in your sound by simply replacing your front speakers. If you do decide to drop in new speakers, it’s a good idea to make sure they’ll work with your existing head unit. And if you plan on upgrading the head unit in the future, you’ll want to take that into consideration as well.
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Most amps will come with a complete wiring kit. But if yours does not, you’ll need the main power wire, an inline fuse use the size wire and fuse that the amp manufacturer recommends , a ground wire, RCA cables, speaker wires, remote turn-on wire and connector plugs to suit head unit, amp and speakers some units may just require bare-wire connections. The amount of space you have to work with will help determine the size amp you buy. A common place to fit an amp is in the trunk or luggage compartment of your car.
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