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This is a discussion on help with stock cd player and aftermarket subs and amp within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; alright well my buddy has a 2002 blazer and just spent like 700 on subs and an amp and all ...

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    help with stock cd player and aftermarket subs and amp

    alright well my buddy has a 2002 blazer and just spent like 700 on subs and an amp and all that good stuff, but the nearest audio store cant install it for him till the 17th of July, and i know a little bit about what i am doing with this stuff because ive hooked systems up in my friends chevelle, my firebird, my truck, my buddies 66 mustang, and a few other cars, but all of their cars came with aftermarket stereos with rca inputs.... so anyway today i took his dash off and took the radio out to see that there werent any rca's... so what i am wondering is that i know that i am needing a in line converter or somethin like that, but is there a difference in what kind of converter to look for for certain applications? and also, what wires need spliced in to from his stereo to run this converter? any help at all will help
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    Here you go !!!
    Use the sub crossover on the rear speaker wires ! Here's an ebay link for one. Good Luck, Bill
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sub-Woofer-Elect...QQcmdZViewItem

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    what about in a camaro with monsoon same scenario, can we just tap into the speakers wires on the rear 2 speakers for audio?

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    Yes, The two speakers beside the rear seats ( not at the rear hatch ) are the subs. Tap into those for the best bass !!!

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    I follow the logic here...but any amp i've seen has a built in crossover so why not just tap into the leads to the hatch speakers that will be easier and use the crossover on the amp? And depending on the amp, the crossover could be variable and you would lose some control if you tapped into a signal that was already cut off. Just an idea...assuming the hatch speakers recieve a full range signal and not one crossed off high.

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    so just tap into the audio leading from the monsoon amp to the speakers beside the rear seats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02WS6dream View Post
    I follow the logic here...but any amp i've seen has a built in crossover so why not just tap into the leads to the hatch speakers that will be easier and use the crossover on the amp? And depending on the amp, the crossover could be variable and you would lose some control if you tapped into a signal that was already cut off. Just an idea...assuming the hatch speakers recieve a full range signal and not one crossed off high.
    Well, you are tapping into amped wires, which are to high to tap directly into another amp, there for, the crossover will lower the signal and let you adjust the bass levels. I used one & had excellent results !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel P. View Post
    so just tap into the audio leading from the monsoon amp to the speakers beside the rear seats?
    If you're mounting your amp in the rear, it's easier to tap in at the car woofers and run the wires under the plastic, but yes, same thing !

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    I do have a custom dual MA audio 15" sub box ( F-Body ) I don't use anymore. If anyone goes through PA, give a shout ! To heavy to ship !!!
    The two subs weigh around 30lb each, plus the box...

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    understood....not arguing--just offering some input. I know they are amped--and you would need an in-line converter or use the high-level input connector included with the amp. But my point was that the amplified signal running to the stock subs is not a full range signal; so if you wanted to play any frequency above whatever that cross-over signal is you need to tap elsewhere. Not disagreeing with you-sure it works great; just suggesting that the system would have more flexibility by simply tapping the very rear speakers.

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    They are mid / highs. Bass filtered. I use to jam out pretty hard, but now my car is basicaly a drag car only... I pulled the head unit to install my NOS panel. I do have a nice bass set up to get rid of !!! Those cheap crossovers work better than the bigger, more pricy units !
    But anyways,

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    Any ideas on how to do this with an 06 GTO? I got an amp and subs, buy was thinking about one of the self contained bass tubes... any help would kick ass.

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    well we finally got it in the car, but the only problem he is havin with it now is that he is blowing fuses like crazy on the battery cable to the amp...
    any idea on why this would happen? and what to do to fix it
    he is runnin 30 amp fuses, but if he went any bigger, wouldnt that just blow the fuses on the amp instead of the in line fuse?

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    The battery cable is going to the battery accessary lug beside the fuse block under the hood ? An inline sterio 30amp fuse ? If so, sounds like a short...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrizioD View Post
    Any ideas on how to do this with an 06 GTO? I got an amp and subs, buy was thinking about one of the self contained bass tubes... any help would kick ass.
    Should be the same, but I don't know the GTO... Factory sub location ?
    The tube should be pretty cool though !!! Good Luck !!!

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    What's every one doing working on sterios at 3:00 AM ???

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    no lol im talkin about the power wire that was ran from the pos. battery terminal to the amp... there is an in line fuse holder that he puts 30 amp fuses in and when he turns his music up about half way it blows the fuse...
    my guess is his gain is up too much, but dunno
    btw his system is an infinity 610a amp with 2 12'' kicker comps in a ported box

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    Is it a mono amp ??? Try series looping the two subs and take the ohm reading up, it will draw less amps.

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    Out of the amp- pos to the first sub, (-) from that sub to the (+) of the next sub, (-) back to the amp. Mono hook-up...

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    The headlights won't dim as much on the bass hit that way either !
    Hope you guys don't have close neibors ! LOL !!!

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