After a source unit upgrade, the next logical upgrade is to install amplifiers. Its not hard, but follow our guide for some handy tips to make your installation clean and professional looking.
When doing your first amplifier installation the running of the cables can seem rather daunting. Where do I run the cables? How to I make it safe? Do I need to drill holes? Following the DecibelCar.com method you can do your own amplifier power cabling safely using basic tools; wire cutters, electrical tape, a screw driver, knife and small socket set. If you dont have these basic tools, nows a great time to get them.
We're installing an amp into a Ford F150 pickup truck, so please excuse the dirt and mud.
Step 1. Locate a factory rubber grommet on the firewall, look for one used to delete optional wiring with nothing coming through. If you dont have one, look for a grommet without too much wiring. Typically you'll want a grommet on the same side as the amp and the battery, to minimise on cable length. Speedometer cable & accelerator cable grommets are ideal.
In this example we're using the cruise-control circuits cable grommet located next to the brake booster.
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Liquid Audio Styling & Sound August 2012 dB Drag
Event photographs from the Double Points dB Drag Event hosted by Liquid Audio Styling & Sound, Red Deer AB.
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Event photographs from the July 2012 dB Drag in Spruce Grove AB, hosted by FX Audio
Fix Pioneer Deck Induced Noise
Well, installed my pioneer deh-p600ub deck back into my car today after blowing the RCA. As some know, pioneer decks have a small fuse inside that protects the unit from damage through the RCA outputs. When this fuse blows, you get inescapable noise that can only be described by alternator whine turned up to 11. You can hear everything from engine noise to the CD mech spinning. You sit in your car and curse the gods of car audio only to realize most likely, you did it to yourself.
First and foremost, while this will fix it, for the love of Christ, don’t do it! Proceed at your own risk.
Feeling Game ? Lets Proceed.