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    i figered out my amp does run high level inputs so could some one tell me step by step how i could hook my subs up this way. What wires do i cut. Witch ones do i tye. Just step by step
    also will it change the sound quality any.
    and if i do it this way will it rewen the rca wire if i ever want to buy and adapter and hook it up the other way

    there is a botten that changes the rca wire from low to high need some help plzzz

  • #2
    You need a piece of equipment that will take speaker-level signal and convert to low-level for your amp(s).

    It sounds like you're pretty clueless about what you've got going on. I think a trip to a local car audio shop for some suggestions and advice would be in order.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      I looked up your amplifier. It does appear to have high level inputs using the RCA connectors, which I haven't seen before. I agree that you should get some profesional help (with the install, of course).

      However, if you wanted to hook up speaker-level signals to your RCA inputs you could. Be aware that I am not responsible for any damage to your equipment as a result of you doing this - I recommend you go to a proffessional.

      Get 2 RCA cables (or a single stereo pair) and strip off the rubber jacket on each wire. I will assume that you have a stereo pair with one red and one black connector. Inside each wire will be a lot off bare wire. Gather this together - it is the negative connection. There will also be a smaller wire with its own insulation. Strip off some of this insulation - this is the positive connection.

      Solder the Left+ (White wire on the rear of your headunit) to the black RCA jacks small inner wire.
      Solder the Left- (White wire with black stripe) to the black RCA jack's gathered bundle of ground wires.
      Solder the Right+ (Gray wire) to the red RCA jack's small inner wire.
      Solder the Right- (Gray wire with black stripe) to the red RCA jack's gathered bundle of ground wires.

      Now, this is only my best guess to hook this up. I don't have the install manual to look at. Do with this info what you want, but I recommend having a pro do it for you.
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      • #4
        That little button that changes the input range is NOT the same as true high level inputs. It is more like a "range" switch, to allow you to get closer to the correct settings.


        I assume you are planning on connecting your amp to your stock deck? If so, walky_talky20 almost nailed it. Here is how you can do it without buying a high to low converter:

        Go buy a couple of FEMALE RCA ends. They sell them at Radio Shack. Solder a piece of speaker wire to the ends: connect the center pin (of the RCA) to the speaker positive, connect the outer shield to chassis ground. Do NOT connect the shield side to the speaker negative, you will overdrive the amp horribly, likely letting all the smoke out.

        Do not use these instructions if you have a Bose system, or an amplified GM, or an amplified Ford, nor will this be safe used after any amplifier.

        Oh yeah, solder carefully, don't make any shorts or you will possibly smoke your deck.

        Luke

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        • #5
          Drive to the nearest shop that offers car audio installation. Hand over your keys, and open your wallet. Because it appears that you might be in over your head. With limited skill level, knowledge, and understanding of what you need to accomplish, you might end up causing more damage than good. As a result you may end up paying more than double what you had hoped just to fix your mistakes.

          And please dont double post, It's annoying.
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          • #6
            lemme kno

            Originally posted by ineedhelp101 View Post
            i figered out my amp does run high level inputs so could some one tell me step by step how i could hook my subs up this way. What wires do i cut. Witch ones do i tye. Just step by step
            also will it change the sound quality any.
            and if i do it this way will it rewen the rca wire if i ever want to buy and adapter and hook it up the other way

            there is a botten that changes the rca wire from low to high need some help plzzz
            i got the same question myself, except everything is hooked up except the suggested High input because bazooka's amp'd 8inch says the rca cables suck, and thats all ive ever done, idk exactly what to do, sucks, lemme kno what happans wit dat

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