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Old 08-29-2010, 11:33 PM
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Amp install

Hello,

I've just bought an amp and sub and am currently doing a little bit more research before I start the install. I want to keep the stock speakers, just adding a sub for good base.

I have a couple questions for those who have completed this task.

If i install an aftermarket amp, can I leave the Honda AFBS connected to the stock speakers and deck?

Also has does anyone know of any guides for this job? Any further help of tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: Amp install

Well first off...I'm pretty sure you'll need an aftermarket head unit to run a subwoofer/amp. Are you planning on using the OEM head unit? If so you might be SoL.
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Re: Amp install

I don't believe the stock radio has pre amp outputs, so you'll have to convert the rear speaker leads with a converter to preamp outputs. Now you my be able to do some kind of y adapter so that you will still be able to connect your rear 6X9's up. Now there might be a little lower impedance there and cause a little trouble but it should work.

Now like I said this will work but you'll have to deal with the alternator noise, low power, etc, etc. Now I would recommend finding a decent head unit that has three preamp outputs (front, rear, and sub) I'm sure you can find something that doesn't cost that much. This is how I have mine set up for now. run your factory speakers off the head unit power, then connect you sub preamp outputs now this isolates your signal to the amp for much cleaner sound and should be without alternator noise if you are experiencing that at this level you need a better ground. Now I also recommend when running your power and remote wire to your amp run down the passenger side of the car, now your RCA wires run then either down the center or the driver's side of the car to keep them apart to reduce noise.

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Re: Amp install

Thanks for the response guys.

Sorry for being unclear, but I am looking for a pioneer double din touchscreen deck.

I have the wiring harness, amp wiring kit, sub+amp+box. I'm just looking for a deal on a deck and doing more research.

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Don't be afraid to check out amazon.com, I think a lot of people over look them thinking they only sell books. I got my Kenwood stereo from there new, was about a $100 cheaper than Best Buy.
I always recommend that people get a head unit that has a USB cord in the back, that you can run to the glove box, then get a 320 gig external hard drive, load it up, and hit random.
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Damn wargames. That's a good idea. Considering I JUST bought a portable hard drive. Lol.
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Yeah, it's well worth it. I had about 400 gigs of music on my computer that I wanted to clear up, bought the external and had it sitting on my desk for a month before it dawned on me that this could be in my car instead of the crap load of 2 gig flash drives I'm always carrying around in my car.
I want to get another one just in case my car gets broken into. Target just had 320gigs on sale for $50 last week and I missed it.
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Walmart has 500G for $59 right now. Of course they would....a week after I bought my 320G for the same price. lol Good idea bro, I'm thinking about grabbing another head unit with USB capability now lol
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