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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Does anybody know if I can hook up my 10" MTX sub and amp to my existing factory radio? if so how would I go about doing it?

    Instead of selling it I'd like to just hook it up from my Escort into my Civic.

    Any advice, how-tos or pictures showing how would help. ;)
     
  2. brntorangehatch

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    u just need to know how to rig up some RCA cables right?(the input plug things on the amp).... well if so, all u need to do is splice your RCA cables into an existing speaker wire. for example, run them off of one of your rear speakers...
    Info- your RCA cables consist of two plugs at each end. The plugs are each connected by 2 wires. Cut one of the plugs off and discard it. The end of your RCA cables that now has exposed wires needs to be connected to one of your rear speakers. (remember there are 2 wires)One of the wires gets spliced into the positive and the other gets spliced into the negative. (You are only running one speaker so you will only need to wire up one plug from your RCA cables). Now the plug that u just wired up can be used as an input for your amp. It should take like 5 minutes to do.
     
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    I would NOT run speaker level signals straight into an preamp input.

    You should get a speaker out to preamp converter- you can nab one for about $20 at Best Buy or something. You tap the rear speakers (or fronts if your amp is going to be up there), then run the wires into the converter. The converter has RCA outputs for your amp to plug in to.
     
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    why wouldnt you recomend it? shed some knowledge on me here... bcuz i never had any problems/failures with it...
     
  5. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    the amp preouts have a pos and a neg with two plugs in them. I ran them straight into the amp from my deck, I also have a blue wire that is the remote for the amp, so when the stereo turns off, so does the amp, then I need a power wire which i need to run through my firewall somehow.

    If i have to cut existing factory wires, i don't think I want to do it. :unsure:
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I think I'm just gonna buy a Sony CDX-M800 Deck.

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    Key Features:
    Active Black Panel faceplate
    full-motion fluorescent display
    SSIR-EXA tuner
    18 FM/12 AM presets
    seek tuning
    EQ7 (7-band equalizer and 7 preset tone curves)
    Dynamic Soundstage Organizer
    XM Satellite Radio controls (XM subscription, optional Sony XM tuner, and antenna required to receive the satellite radio signal) — service is available only in the lower 48 states, not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories
    CD/MD changer controls — add a Sony changer to your receiver order, and save $$ with Crutchfield's package discount
    front, rear, and mono subwoofer preamp outputs
    high-pass and low-pass filters
    CD text
    auxiliary input
    wireless remote
    clock
    23.2 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels
    CD frequency response 10-20,000 Hz
    CD signal-to-noise ratio 90 dB
    FM sensitivity 9 dBf
    1-year warranty

    And then I'll compliment that with a nice Sony XM-D1000P5 Amp.

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    Key Features:
    500 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
    900 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
    Class D design
    50-300 Hz low-pass filter, 12 dB/octave
    bass boost (0-10 dB centered at 40 Hz)
    speaker- and preamp-level inputs
    gold-plated connectors
    requires 4-gauge power/ground leads — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    13-5/8"W x 2-1/8"H x 13-1/8"D
    1-year warranty

    I need help though...
    I don't know what kinda sub to get. I need to know what kind of ohms to run, should I get a 1000 w 2 ohm sub, or would it be safer to get a 500-600 watt 4 ohm sub? :unsure:
    Edit: I'm going with a single 12" sub.

    I'm a no0b when it comes to car audio...or anything... :lol:
     
  7. Frankie P.

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    I have a Sony X-plod in my SI, but it is extremely faulty. It crashes all the time, the screen freezes, when it is flipped down. (The screen freezes, but the buttons and sound works.) It also doesn't play certain CD's at all, usually if they are brand new or extremely thin. The only thing that I can think of is because the laser is loose inside the unit, don't want to send the stereo in though, because I don't have another one, and I can't live without a radio. Anyway, that new X-plod is bad ass, I think I am going to buy it for my truck.
     
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