Audio/Visual Electronics Wired up? Everyone's got some sort of electrical modification... let's hear about it here.

Amped Speaker Question

  #1  
Old 10-31-2011, 01:17 AM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16
Default Amped Speaker Question

Hi, I havent posted here in a while and since i have installed 6000k hids and blacked out the emblems but thats beside the point. I have Alpine SPR-69-C's on the rear deck and have Alpine SPR-50C 5-1/4" Type-R 2-Way Component speakers on the way for the front. The thing is that im running the stock headunit and i am underwealmed by the performance with the new speakers. I was of amping all the speakers but not adding a sub but was wondering if i could keep the stock headunit. Is there any way around getting a new headunit or would i have to to amp all the speakers. Also any suggestions for an amp? thing
 
  #2  
Old 10-31-2011, 08:30 AM
Senior Member Stereo Guru..Almost A Mod :)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: louisiana
Posts: 862
Default

you dont have to replace the headunit. I am confused as to why you wouldnt amp all the speakers but no you dont have to.
this would be my suggestion on an amp.
MB Quart FX4.100 (fx4100) 800W RMS, 4-Channel Formula Amplifier
 
  #3  
Old 10-31-2011, 12:16 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16
Default

I would be amping all the speakers but how would I do that without replacing the factory headunit and running new speaker wire to all the speakers.
 
  #4  
Old 10-31-2011, 01:33 PM
Been Around A Long Time Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,653
Default

you need a LOC (line outoput converter)
It takes the speaker level output from your headunit and converts it to low levels RCA's that you can plug into your amp.

one like this

NEW RCA Car Line Converter Output Adapter HI LOW LEVEL | eBay
 
  #5  
Old 10-31-2011, 01:46 PM
keep_hope_alive's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 3,210
Default

Yes, amping the speakers is required if you want them to sound good. I prefer an amp with high level inputs and auto turn-on running from the stock head unit, compared to just running a new HU. But the amp install is much more involved.
 
  #6  
Old 10-31-2011, 01:55 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16
Default

So the loc takes the signal from the existing speakers and converts it to rca which then goes into the amp?
 
  #7  
Old 10-31-2011, 02:00 PM
keep_hope_alive's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 3,210
Default

Originally Posted by H0nda04 View Post
So the loc takes the signal from the existing speakers and converts it to rca which then goes into the amp?
Correct. You want the 4 channel LOC to provide a remote turn-on as well. A PAC model specific for your car is a good option. David Navone Engineering is another good option.

You intercept the factory speaker wiring and give the signal to the amp (all 4 channels), then wire from the amp to the speakers. There is a way to do this while using most of the factory wire, I can post a diagram later.
 
  #8  
Old 10-31-2011, 08:40 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16
Default

ok any specific suggestions for a loc and amp for my speaker setup?
 
  #9  
Old 10-31-2011, 09:43 PM
Senior Member Stereo Guru..Almost A Mod :)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: louisiana
Posts: 862
Default

I suggested the mb quart amp. KHA may have another and he suggested the PAC specific for your car or a David Navone Engineering LOC.
 
  #10  
Old 11-03-2011, 06:50 AM
keep_hope_alive's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 3,210
Default

Mb quart lacks an auto turn on, and is just a Maxxonics product. Kicker, Phoenix Gold, Sundown can offer an auto turn-on and high level inputs.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Amped Speaker Question


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.