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Old 05-19-2005, 10:11 AM
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I am trying to put 2 amps in my 86 olds cutlass to run 4 12 subs. how do i connect both of them to the head unit?

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:25 AM
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Got me....we don't seem to get many stereo questions here.. Someone here may know, but I suggest that you "Google" it for one of the ...."Thump, Thump" forums.
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Try they handle more of that kinda stuff.
I have some experience working with this kinda stuff so I can help to an extent. The head unit will need to have to have 2 sets of RCA plugs. Then you run a set of RCA wires from there to each amp. You will also need to run a remote wire fromt eh head unit to the amps. It is one of the wires in the wiring harness coming from the back of the head unit. Im not sure which one it is but I think it may be the blue/white wire. If it were me I would try splicing the remote wire to both amps, but Im not for sure if it would be a good idea or not.
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EDIT: I forgot one other thing. What is the headunit? If it is a factory headunit you will need an adaptor for the RCAs, I think its called a line output converter. If its an aftermarket head unit, pretty much all of the cheapy ones come with at least one set of RCAs, But most nowadays have 2 sets. And you will need a set for each amp you want to run.
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:40 PM
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2 Amps

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Don't take this as gospel...but electronically, you would need a "Y" adapter for each set of inputs (Left, right, Front , Rear if so equipped)The rest of the installation would be as per normal with the exception to the amp energize lines (parallel those..) Provided each output has it's own speaker..

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