If you are adding an amp and sub to a factory premium sound system with its own stock subwoofer, you must get your signal for the line output converter from that subwoofer. Adding an amp and subwoofer to a stock radio can be the easiest way to improve your stereo system in your car, if you do it correctly.
How do you hook up a amp to a stock radio?
Usually, youll be installing a 4-channel amplifier with speaker-level inputs. The best way to connect it to a factory system is to tap into the stereos speaker outputs for the amps input signal. Then send the amps outputs back to the stereos harness, and on to the speakers through the factory wiring.
Can you add an amp to a stock car stereo?
Its possible to add an amp to your cars factory audio system without having to buy an expensive new head unit (CD player). Adding an amp will make your audio system sound louder and clearer by allowing you to send more power to your factory speakers or sub-woofers.
How do you hook up a subwoofer to a power amp?
While a powered subwoofer (active subwoofer) does not need to be connected to an amplifier since its amp is built-in, you can connect a powered sub to an amp for data transmission only. To do this, connect the two with RCA cables and plug the powered sub into the wall for its power source.
Can I hook a car subwoofer to my home stereo?
You can hook up a car subwoofer to a home stereo directly if: You have a subwoofer or more than one subwoofer that can be wired for at least 8 ohms total. This can be two 4 ohm subwoofers or a 4 ohm dual voice coil (DVC) subwoofer.