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Old 03-27-2009, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxToTheG37 View Post
yea that helped.... do you have any pics of you single rca soldered?
nah...i dont

i didn't solder either...just used quick connects

once you cut one end of the single RCA you'll c the 2 wires (+,-) i'm talking bout and have a better understanding
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Nice post man.. but what are all the cables I need to buy, I found these 2-channel audio interconnect cable but I don't know if I need that. Also a couple people told me that walmart has kits with everything uou need, I guess ill need to check that out
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-LEGACY-1600W...3%3A1|294%3A50
went with something like that...has all the wires you'll need and i wanted 4ga and 20ft long power cable...i think 18ft will be a lil too short
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:47 PM
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nah...i dont

i didn't solder either...just used quick connects

once you cut one end of the single RCA you'll c the 2 wires (+,-) i'm talking bout and have a better understanding
Thanks man...

I wonder if it matters if the RCAs are cheapos or expensive.... I want a good signal but damn, cuttin up nice RCA cables will be FTL.
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Originally Posted by MaxToTheG37 View Post
Thanks man...

I wonder if it matters if the RCAs are cheapos or expensive.... I want a good signal but damn, cuttin up nice RCA cables will be FTL.
I soldered mine, but I didn't even use an RCA cable.

I bought a pack of (2) solderable (is that a word??) RCA connectors from effing RadioShack. You do not need to spend bank on Monster Cable crap.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:11 PM
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never heard of those... what they look like/
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxToTheG37 View Post
never heard of those... what they look like/
it's just the end of an RCA cable. This is what i bought. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2102841
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:24 PM
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so you ran speaker wire with these connectors? did it not have to be shielded or anything?
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Originally Posted by MaxToTheG37 View Post
so you ran speaker wire with these connectors? did it not have to be shielded or anything?
Yeah, I tapped into the same wires mentioned in the DIY with solder onto speaker cable. then soldered this RCA connector onto the other end of the speaker cable. then connected the RCA Y-splitter and into the back of the amp.

The 16 guage speaker cable soldered to a quasi-gold plated RCA connector has better conductivity than anything coming from Monster Cable or anyone else, lol. you just have to take your time so that the leads don't touch each other. It's not too difficult.

EDIT: about shielding: as long as you aren't running the length of cable parallel to a power conductor, you are fine without shielding. Since this tapped cable comes from the oposite side of the car (left where the bose amp is) than where my power wire was run (along the right side of the car from battery), they never get close enough to each other to cause any problems.
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thanks bro.... all this good info will help me big time tomorrow!!
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Originally Posted by MaxToTheG37 View Post
thanks bro.... all this good info will help me big time tomorrow!!
np, Ben. if you need some help while installing, just shoot me a PM
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Finagle's the man!
thanks again for the help when i did mine's
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Finagle's the man!
thanks again for the help when i did mine's
no problem bro. does it sound nice?
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:06 PM
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man...gonna have to holla at one of ya soon..got all these audio goodies but havent had time to install....
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:39 PM
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I'm a little confused with your install, you tapped wire to the speaker leads coming from the factory amp to a RCA jack then plugged it into the amp???
and if you did why? and why not use a line converter?
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Originally Posted by linet90 View Post
I'm a little confused with your install, you tapped wire to the speaker leads coming from the factory amp to a RCA jack then plugged it into the amp???
and if you did why? and why not use a line converter?
the JL amp has a line converter built in... why spend more money?
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