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Thread: I don't know how to wire an amp, am I stupid?

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    I don't know how to wire an amp, am I stupid?

    I've got a complete stereo wired up in my car, it's easy to do. But once I switch from my regular head unit flip out screen to an actual VGA screen, then how do I hook it up? Where does the remote lead wire go? Where's the subwoofer out cable? And where do the speakers wire up to? I just thought of this, guess I should have considered it before I got the computer.
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    have you done any searching?

    I distinctly remember another thread regarding something very similar.
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    Your screen might not have those connections on it. What kind screen ?

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    Remote wire lead to amps: On M2-ATX there is a header pin for this. Even had "anti-thump"
    Subwoofer: The black connector on the sound card when set to 4.1/5.1 sound through XP.
    Speakers: Use the blue and green and maybe if fancy red/yellow sound card connectors.
    To hook up the speakers and subwoofer, use 1/8" to RCA adapters, send to amp, and from amp to speakers.

    Has been discussed many many many many many times.

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    What if I have the M1-ATX? Onboard sound? M10000 motherboard? I don't have a screen yet, I have to buy one.
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    the screen doesn't matter, and what are you asking exactly?

    how to wire it all up!?

    read the directions

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    If you have the M10000, then use the green and blue for front and back speakers. Each port carries 2 channels, so you have 4. Front-Left, Front-Right on 1, and Rear-Front, Rear-Right on the other. Then through the M10000 driver software you can configure the Microphone (red) port to be another speaker out. Set to subwoofer and run that to your subwoofer amp. The red port is mono, so good for a subwoofer. I'm not sure if the M1 has the remote on, look in the book. If you can't find it I will try.

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    Wow, there's a lot more thought to this than I considered. I wish I hadn't ordered it all so hastily. So here are my final questions, I don't think they're too noobish, I do know a lot about car audio, just nothing about circuit boards.

    My PSU is 90 watts, can it take all this, GPS, bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a screen? Plus other miscellaneous USB stuff like a card reader or whatever? Damn, should have gotten the M2-ATX for $20 more.....

    So let me get this straight....
    The motherboard connects to the amps via 4 speaker out ports and the microphone port. Then one amp to the sub and one amp to 4 speakers.

    The PSU has a remote lead that goes where? It also has power to the battery, and ground to the chassis.

    The amps have a remote lead that goes where? They also have a power to the battery and ground to the chassis and my mono sub amp also has a wire to a remote bass knob but that's irrelevant.

    Each speaker has a ground as well I guess?

    The screen has a remote lead, where does this go? And they have power from the PSU or motherboard? And ground to the board I guess? And USB for touchscreen? What about a remote?
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    I'm trying to get it all figured out so I can do mine and then I'll post a DIY on how to wire up the entire system.
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