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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-05, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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sony sub to original amp

i have a 97 fairmont ghia and the piss weak orignal sub is shot. so i am getting a sony 12 inch 800 watt sub off a freind and i was wondering how it would go with the original amp. and if so how will i hook it up. also does anyone know what the specs for the orignal amp

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Re: sony sub to original amp

Im guessing the factory amp is powerless which means it wont power your amp, my tip is go to strathfield buy a $150 boss amp and $50 wiring kit and do the job properly. installaition is piss weak its all simple connections (your power cable to your battery, your earth to solid metal and your remote to the back of your deck) at least at the end of it you know its done right.
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Re: sony sub to original amp

i actually was running an Alpine 10 inch type s sub of a factory ford amp out of an EL Ghia myself. it worked surprisingly well, but i would only sujest it as a temporary setup until you get a better amp. the alpine amp in the ghias runs at 4x50 watts rms. but channels 3+4 are already bridged with a low pass filter, so u can only ever run a sub of thoes two channels anyway.
so, your sub will run fine for now if all you want is the easiest way to put it in, but would probably look at getting a bigger amp sooner or later.

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Re: sony sub to original amp

dont earth ur amp to the boot its a dumb shit thing to do run a big fat supply cable straight from ur battery and an equaly big earth straight back to ur battery this will stop ur amp getting hot u will get awsom clarity and u will end up with more supply to ur amp remember ur battery can only supply ur amp with power as fast as ur amp can return it
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