Do you need RCA cables on an amp?
What wiring and accessories do I need? Car amplifiers don’t come with any wiring included. You must supply the amp’s power and ground wiring, an inline fuse, a remote turn-on wire, RCA cables, and speaker wires.
Can I hook up an amp to my factory stereo?
The best way to connect it to a factory system is to tap into the stereo’s speaker outputs for the amp’s input signal. Then send the amp’s outputs back to the stereo’s harness, and on to the speakers through the factory wiring. … These cables will act like a “T-harness” to connect your amp to the factory system.
How do you hook up RCA wires to a stock radio?
Can you put RCA jacks on speaker wire?
How do I hook up amp to factory speakers?
How do you hook up an amp and sub to a factory radio?
Can you use electric wire for speakers?
As everyone has already said, you can use the electric wire for speakers. They’re not interchangeable though; don’t try to wire your house with speaker wire.
How do I connect my amp to my RCA cable?
Can you strip RCA cables?
Save your rcas, speaker cable is cheap. I’m fairly certain that, yes, you can cut off the RCA male ends. I would leave about 12″ of cable at that end, just in case you want to use the RCA connectors, then you could pigtail the new cable to it.
Can I use speaker wire for amp power?
You can definitely use speaker wire for 12v power. The only factor to consider is the wire gauge. Various gauges will allow for higher or lower amperage, which, when multiplied with volts (in our case 12v), will give you the electrical load (watts) that the electrical device or appliance should be.
Can you use automotive wire for speakers?
All that really matters for speaker wire is the wire gauge, which relates directly to the per-foot resistance of the cable. And resistance in the cable will reduce the power delivered from your amplifier to your speakers. Use the heaviest gauge (lower number) you can, and everything will work fine.
Can I use telephone wire for speakers?
Using existing telephone wire and powered speakers, it’s fairly simple to connect speakers throughout the house via existing phone lines. This will work only if the lines have 3 extra wires, such as when no land line is in use, or if the house has 6 (very common) or 8 strand telephone wire.
Can you use extension cord for speakers?
If you are talking about increasing the wire length by adding extra wire (for extending distance of speakers from the main controller), then YES you can use extension cords. Tip: a) Make sure you are using low resistance copper wire.
Can you use ground wire speaker wire?
Speaker wire won’t work as a ground wire because the gauge is too small. Unless, of course, you like having a fireworks show in your back seat or trunk. Oxygen-free wire is important only for speaker-wire. It is irrelevant for power and ground wire applications.
Can you use Romex for speaker wire?
Romex makes for great speaker wire. The only problem is it’s too thick to terminate to connectors.
What can I substitute for speaker wire?
For the best quality wire, looking for something made with 100% copper is highly recommended. However, if you’re looking to save a bit, copper-plated or copper-clad aluminum wire is a fine substitute, and there is no noticeable difference in sound quality.
Can you plug a subwoofer into an extension lead?
It’ll be fine. I use one as well.
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