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I had a amp n sub not so long ago but shotted it for what i paid. This afternoon i bought 2 12 inch pioneer subs and 800w amp, my mate who's fitting it said i wont need to change my stereo as all i need is a phono lead or something and the amp lead will connect to it. Can someone explain to me more what he was onabout. I know someone on here is proper clued up on amps and subs and helped me out BARE last time, Gage? i think not sure.

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the phono lead connects to the back of your head unit, and the other end goes into the amp. its what the music travels down. but unless your car has had an amp or suttin before, your gonna need the power/earth wires too

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I been told that the wiring kit i have will be ok, and it wont blow a fuse but im not so sure! we shall see lol.. the wiring kit i got i never paid for someone gave me it. I dont really wanna pay for one!

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never skimp on wiring.Upgrade it or you won't get the best out of your system.
i agree with this guy, no point having a power cable that wont be able to handle what your tryin to push through it, plus it gives you some headroom for the future!
LMAO, get zero gauge wiring, its supposed to be the best cos it can handle the most power. the thickest ones.
Blud ave u ever tried to run 0 guage wire through a car? that sh*t is thicker then a mother f*cker!4 guage would be more than enough unless your plannin on goin NUTS in the future!!What car you got t-dan?

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If u have the standard car stereo u can still run an amp and sub with it aslong as it has pre outs on them, if not you will just need convertorspersonally i wouldnt do it as standard stereos only push out something like 30 watts rms, while aftermartket ones do 50-60 watts rms which will benefit more on sound clarity when it comes to amping themaftermarket HU also come with pre outs for sub aswell as other sound settings made for the sub which u will not get with standard HUwhen also wiring a sub and amp u need the remote switch connected to your Headunit & earth cable which i'm guessing you have

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I dont know i didnt go into much detail, my mate said ''its the same amp n sub what was in my golf'' and i know they was pumpin! so i said yeahh i'll have them. So it looks like i gotta get a new amp wiring kit today. I got a golf.

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If u have the standard car stereo u can still run an amp and sub with it aslong as it has pre outs on them, if not you will just need convertorspersonally i wouldnt do it as standard stereos only push out something like 30 watts rms, while aftermartket ones do 50-60 watts rms which will benefit more on sound clarity when it comes to amping themaftermarket HU also come with pre outs for sub aswell as other sound settings made for the sub which u will not get with standard HUwhen also wiring a sub and amp u need the remote switch connected to your Headunit & earth cable which i'm guessing you have
Isnt that why you amp them in the first place???Still, I amp my components but when I put my back coxial speakers in I will leave them unamped, run them from the head.

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why wouldnt you amp co-ax speakers, if you've already got the wiring there i dont see the problem. plus by doin that your puttin less strain on the head unit. they usually only put out about 4*25Wrms, so but ampin the speakers it lets the head unit put more power in to the rear speakers (thats if youve got 4speakers....)have you got a standard golf head unit or an aftermarket one?

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i havent got no wires there as i neva wired up my previous amp n sub just shotted it.Ye just a standard vw head unit, if i have to buy a new stereo i'll have to buy a spacer to go with it as my standard stereo is hench

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whats the RMS on the subs n amp?
Bro i dont have a clue, they was in my mates Golf and they sounded sick, and for £60 i know theym a bargain

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Theym at my mates house still because hes wiring them for me.I just know its a 800w amp and im sure he said theym 2 12inch pioneer subs in a black box!

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yeah im about to amp my door and back speakers.took my 6x9s out (as pointless with a sub)and amp the new sub up.sometime this weekend
To be honest theres no point in amping up the rear speakers, you might aswell just let the head unit deal with them, as 1) your never gonna be sittin there and 2) they are only there for stage sound filler, so unless your gonna be cranking some SERIOUS wattage out of your car theres no need.....just my humble opinion anyway

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To be honest theres no point in amping up the rear speakers, you might aswell just let the head unit deal with them, as 1) your never gonna be sittin there and 2) they are only there for stage sound filler, so unless your gonna be cranking some SERIOUS wattage out of your car theres no need.....just my humble opinion anyway
yeah thats tru, but i got this 2 channel amp, and all i gotta do is put in the 2 wires. so its not long, might as well.when i had my 6x9's and a sub it sounded ok. till i mvoed the 6x9's and i noticed the better sound. so got 2 more door speakers in the back. (swapped them for the 6x9's) i dont sit in the back like u say, so kinda pointless, but didnt cost anything.

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you should upgrade your front speakers before dealing with 6x9s. Wire up the upgraded front speakers to an amp and wire the 6x9s to the head unit.This is to create a proper sound stage with the illusion that the sound is coming from infront of you.

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