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Old 07-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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PLEASE HELP: audio system question...

You guys. So I have a question that hopefully somebody can help me with. For right now, I don't need the professional wait to do it, I just want to know how I can do it. I have the HK audio system, and for a while, I spliced the wires off the rear deck speakers and ran them to a two 12 inch kicker sub woofer box..

The sound was pretty good, but the wires pulled out so I had to take the box out. Now that the box is out, I want to know how I can install my Two 2 channel kicker amps for my sub woofer's. The stock and that usually runs the stock sub woofer's isn't powerful enough.

Can someone tell me how I can install these two 2-channel amplifiers for the two kicker subs?.. I don't want to use the stock sub woofer amplifier anymore. I know where the speaker amplifier is under the trunk carpet by the navigation and disc changer. How do I run a wire from this amplifier to the two 2-channel amps I want to install for the subs..?




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Old 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Im geting a sub and a am installed with an epicenter to the original business stereo i got a lc2i high low converter i was told you cant do what you did?

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:51 AM   #3
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If you already have the wires pulled from your rear deck speakers then you might try a line out converter. It takes the wires from your rear speakers and converts them to rca. Small box barely noticeable if you hide it right. You can either splice it into the wires or if you're planning to replace the rear deck speakers just pull both of them off and invest in some new 6.5" speakers for the rear deck and power them also with your amp. Oh and if you're just installing a sub, you might invest in a monoblock amp rather than two channel. They are a class d and have better sound quality and more power than most 2 channel class a/b amplifiers.

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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I have brand-new rear deck speakers I installed around Christmas time. I actually installed all new speakers. But like I said, I took the wires from the rear deck and splice them to eliminate the rear trunk OEM subs and brought them straight to my sub woofer box. It sounds amazing. I just wanted to put the two amplifiers on them.. I think the stock amp is okay for my aftermarket sub woofer box, but I want more power and I want to delete the OEM subwoofer amp and add in my aftermarket amplifiers. However, I don't have one 4-channel, I have Two 2- channel amps.. So I'm trying to figure out how to eliminate the OEM amp for the subs and add in two amps for my box lol


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Old 07-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #5
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I have Two 2-channel Kicker KX200 amps that's I'm trying to instal.. They're old; got them in 2005 but brand new never installed lol.. Someone help :/


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Two 2- channel amps.. So I'm trying to figure out how to eliminate the OEM amp for the subs and add in two amps for my box lol


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I THINK you dont have to thats wjat the High low converter is for? Its only like 25$


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Old 07-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #7
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Ok. I'll look into it


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Can I just take the wires going to the oem HK sub amp and take them out and put them into my aftermarket amps then to my subs? If so, is it as simple as how just like I explained ??


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I dont know much about audio but thats what I was thinking too but when I took it to she shop they told me I need the lc2i

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I would say you can bu t what im thinking is the lc2i helps the quality of the audio bc with out this you will control your bass from the deck

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Ya I know what you mean.. Was jw if anyone has or seen a wrote up for what I'm asking or if anyone has done it or hasn't done it and has pointers


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Go on YouTube I seen ppl do it that way befor

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You powered two 12s off the rear deck amp!?

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If you already have the wires pulled from your rear deck speakers then you might try a line out converter. It takes the wires from your rear speakers and converts them to rca. Small box barely noticeable if you hide it right. You can either splice it into the wires or if you're planning to replace the rear deck speakers just pull both of them off and invest in some new 6.5" speakers for the rear deck and power them also with your amp. Oh and if you're just installing a sub, you might invest in a monoblock amp rather than two channel. They are a class d and have better sound quality and more power than most 2 channel class a/b amplifiers.

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Agree. I know the line out converter works, I have done it on an e36 and an e39 with dsp and it worked well with the stock systems.
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