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Pres319
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3/19/2002
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I have an amp and 2 tens that i want to hook up to my factory deck. how do i do it?


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3/20/2002
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Your amp needs to have a high/speaker level input, so you would plug your decks speaker wires directly to the input of your amp. You would not use the RCA inputs.

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Get a high to low lever converter, costs about $30 and they are available at most stereo stores. You would hook your speaker wires to it then connect rca cables from the convertor to your amp (plus a few other simple connections). This would yield you the better sound quality.



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3/20/2002
13:39:22

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I got all that but how would i hook up the remote wire to start the amp and do i need a remote wire?



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3/20/2002
13:56:23

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The convertor will have a +, -, and remote wire input. You just need to tap into an ignition wire on your truck.



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2/16/2003
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I WANT TO INSTALL AMP ON MY SPEAKERS TO GET A BIT MORE OUT OF THEM AND USE THE CONVERTER TO HOOK ALL 4 UP TO AMP. ON THE CONVERTER IT HAS THE REMOTE WIRE HOOK UP. SHOULD I USE IT OR USE THE ONE ON MY PIONEER CD PLAYER??. I FIGURED APPLYING AN AMP WILL GET A LITTLE BIT MORE OUT OF MY KENWOOD 6*9 PLEASE SOMEONE HELP THANKS



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2/17/2003
02:44:29

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Brandan
Does your deck have RCA jacks on the back of it?? If so, use them to hook up the deck to the amp. And use the Remote turn on wire from the deck to turn the amp on. Also, lose the caps lock.




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2/17/2003
11:23:07

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It has the rca jacks but i want to hook all 4 speakers up and it only has two rca jacks and do not want to put them on same channel. Also later i may add a couple 12's



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2/17/2003
12:39:43

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The amp is what seperates the channels out, not the RCA jacks on the head unit. If you buy a 4 channel amplifier and hook up the RCA jacks, it will seperate the channels for you. You will just have to tune fade and balance with the amp, not the head unit.




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2/17/2003
13:48:03

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WELL DO I HAVE TO GOT A Y RCA CONNECTOR OR WHATEVER TO GO FROM THE HEAD UNIT'S 2 RCA PLUGS TO THE 4 AMP RCA PLUGS



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2/18/2003
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Take your truck to a stereo shop and have them hook it up. Just from the way your experience level sounds, if you do get the amp hooked up, you will never get it adjusted properly to even sound good.




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2/19/2003
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If i want to replace my stock stereo in my 2002 dakota, how do i get it out? do i have to take the whole dash apart? try to be specific if u can. thanks



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2/24/2003
11:39:51

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does anyone know?



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11/01/2003
19:05:45

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Can I tap my remote wire for the amp into the back of my factory deck. and if so is it blue (2000 toyota corola)also will it really sound that bad. thanks



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11/03/2003
11:02:33

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I have a 1997 dodge dakota and I want to hook a amp up to my factory deck but where do I hook the rca cables and the remote wire to.



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2/23/2004
07:55:21

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If ur amp has a hi level input then u can hook ur speakers to the amp.for the remote u can get a 12 volt switch for like 3 buks, just hook the remote to the switch and from the switch to the 12 volt power supply done.!



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2/25/2004
21:56:42

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If I were you guys, I would ALWAYS use a high level step down to hook up an amp. It will make it real easy to swap out your head unit to an aftermarket if you decide to do so....just unhook the factory deck and step down, and plug your RCAs into your new deck.

I have one made by PIE that I use to use a few years ago and worked great. I didn't have any remote leads, but I just ran my amps off ACC. Here's the link if you are interested, but there are many others.

http://www.pie.net/sec11sb1.htm I have the 4 channel model shown in the link, worked great!

Hey, I'm just sayin'.



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2/25/2004
23:01:32

is any converter good?
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like pyramid? i whould like to know because if it makes a big diff then ill buy that for 10 buks.!



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2/26/2004
07:56:40

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i don't know how pyramid compares to PIE in regards to this one part, but i know PIE would have the better reputation as far as quality goes. i hear alot of people knock pyramid, probably because there super low end stuff is sold at every pawn shop below I-10, but i gotta tell ya, if you are looking for LOUD for dirt cheap, it's hard to beat pyramid. they may not be the cleanest sounding speakers/amps, but you can buy a lot more bang-for-buck when it comes to pyramid.

anyway, to get back on track, i don't see the problem with buying a pyramid line converter. when you think about it, neither the PIE or pyramid converters are going to produce a signal cleaner than a good deck, but it's doubtful that the difference will be audible.



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2/26/2004
10:13:32

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ok cool. im getting a deck soon anyways. and another question is that i have a pyramid 600watt amp and it hits real hard but im thinking of getting the 1600watt one. it costs $169.00. should i go for it or no.?



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2/26/2004
21:56:33

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i say go for it. i personally think pyramid is great for SPL. now of course it's doubtful that someone seeking SQ will ever mutter the words "i'm thinking about getting the 1600W pyramid", but who cares. if the 600W sounds good to you and you want the 1600W, then go for it. hell, i even ran a jensen one time, because it was only $30 at a pawn shop and it pushed a couple of crappy old MTX Blue Thunders like no other.

do it to it man.



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2/26/2004
22:00:57

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Spend a little more and get something that is Good and reliable unlike pyramid....

Buy cheap and you get cheap..
Especially if you are going to run the amps to some subs...




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