How to Hook Up Subwoofers to an Amp

Hook up two amps to subs

Be sure to find an area that is as close to the battery as possible since the fuse can only protect against a short circuit if the fuse is within the short circuit. Locate an area under the hood where you can mount your fuse holder.

Connect using speaker wire

Subs can provide a foundation to the sound that few speakers can muster on their own. This connection is useful for powered subwoofers only. You don't necessarily need a receiver with subwoofer output jacks. Generally, a good place for routing the power wire is along the drivers side edge of the carpet. Removing the rear seat will also give easy access to the trunk.

Now, reconnect the negative terminal of your battery and check to see that the amplifier turns on and that the subwoofer is audible. Refer to instructions for your specific sub or preamplifier for questions on available adjustments. If you used the method in step two, wire the left and right speakers using the left and right speaker outputs on the subwoofer. This is usually held on with plastic fasteners that can easily be pried loose and refastened. At this point, you may place the fuse in the fuse holder and attach the power wire that has been fed through the firewall to the fuse holder.

That means you have to double up the connections on the receiver or amplifier see photo below that illustrates that connection method. Amp itself has a really cool heatsink, looks much nicer than most amps costing much more. How to Install a Car Audio Amplifier and Subwoofer by braniac This article will provide a better working knowledge of car audio components and outline how to successfully install them.

Be sure to find an

The image to the left shows an example of an existing rubber grommet that provided access from inside the car to the area under the hood. Connect the subwoofer to the amplifier with your speaker wire.

How to Hook Up Subwoofers to an Amp

Connect using speaker wire. Stereo receivers, pre-amps, and integrated amplifiers rarely have subwoofer output jacks or offer bass-management options.

Sometimes there is also a bolt the holds the seat in place. Warning Be sure to power off all components before hooking up stereo equipment. Once you have located an area, drill and screw your fuse holder in place.

Stereo receivers preamps and