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Old 04-16-2015, 04:53 PM   #1
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Checklist for Sub/Amp install, did I miss anything?

I want to make sure I get everything I need before I start my Sub/Amp install.
Do I need anything else?
Do I need RCA cables or anything?

JL Audio XD700/5 Amplifier
JL Audio Premium 4 AWG 12 V Power Connection Kit, Single Amplifier
FARK *who cannot be named here
Amp mount bracket *who cannot be named here
Large Drivers Side Stealth Enclosure *who cannot be named here
JL Audio Remote Level Control
Alpine SWR-12D2 R subwoofer
Alpine KTE-12G 12" Protective Subwoofer Grille for Alpine Type R
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Looks good. I'm doing something similar. My amp kit comes with a 17ft rca so you might want to check.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:47 AM   #3
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Anyone else advise?
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #4
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Looks good. Just take your time I've redone mine 3 times now.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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I want to make sure I get everything I need before I start my Sub/Amp install.
Do I need anything else?
Do I need RCA cables or anything?

JL Audio XD700/5 Amplifier
JL Audio Premium 4 AWG 12 V Power Connection Kit, Single Amplifier
FARK *who cannot be named here
Amp mount bracket *who cannot be named here
Large Drivers Side Stealth Enclosure *who cannot be named here
JL Audio Remote Level Control
Alpine SWR-12D2 R subwoofer
Alpine KTE-12G 12" Protective Subwoofer Grille for Alpine Type R
I'm looking a doing the exact same thing. Would you mind PM'ing me what all this cost.

Just curious.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
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PM sent!

Help me out guys, Am I missing anything?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:17 PM   #7
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Looks good... don't forget the RCA cables, probably 4 footers. Some 14-16 gauge speaker wire, cable terminals? And don't forget zip-ties!
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:11 AM   #8
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^ Cable connectors (12+ line to amp / ground / etc), and Zip ties to make it look clean!
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:42 AM   #9
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How many RCA cables would I need?
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:24 AM   #10
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Six. If you are using the other amp to power your speakers
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:21 AM   #11
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Help me out guys, Am I missing anything?
Got it.

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:57 PM   #12
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Six. If you are using the other amp to power your speakers
Six? I'm using one 5 channel amp to power speakers and sub.

You sure six RCA cables?

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:15 AM   #13
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Six? I'm using one 5 channel amp to power speakers and sub.

You sure six RCA cables?

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Sorry man, I meant 3 RCA cables. I was thinking of each individual connection for some reason.


3 RCA cables, 1 for front, 1 for rear, and 1 for the sub line.

Edit: Some one correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:47 AM   #14
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Sorry man, I meant 3 RCA cables. I was thinking of each individual connection for some reason.


3 RCA cables, 1 for front, 1 for rear, and 1 for the sub line.

Edit: Some one correct me if I'm wrong.
Nope that's what I'm doing
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Nope that's what I'm doing
I've always used two amps, one for the sub, and one for the speakers and I was not sure if 5 Channel amps only required one set of RCAs
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Gathering things I need....I see I need speaker wire to wire up the sub into the box and spade connecters too. Already picked up the RCA cabled.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:59 PM   #17
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A lot of 5 channel amps will just use the rear input so it doesn't require an additional RCA cable. For my JL XD700/5 I only used a front set and a rear set - so 2 RCA cables
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:39 AM   #18
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Can somebody explain something? To hook up a sub amplifier to a five channel amp, I would just use the sub RCA connection from the 5 channel, right? But how about on the other side of the amp, where you connect other wires (tied with a screw)? Where those wires come from, or go to?
Also, if I have a 4 channel amp, how would I connect an amp for the sub?
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:58 AM   #19
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5 channel amps have one channel dedicated for a sub. And they will also have the speaker inputs on them. To get signal to the sub channel you use a rca y splitter and it uses signal from the rear channels and splits it to the sub channel. In the pic below I showed where you would put your left rear and right rear rca cables. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1429800914.580125.jpg
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:31 AM   #20
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Great. Thanks.
I get it with the 5 channels amp and the sub, but what if I am using the 5 channel plus another separate amp for the sub? Where to I get the signal to the sub amp. Do I even need a 5 channel if I have a separate one for the sub?
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:08 PM   #21
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I have had different systems in my 2012 Camaro, one with a 4 channel amp and a subwoofer amp and one with a 5 channel amp.

I like the 5 channel amp better, as you only need one set of power, ground and remote wires, and the newer 5 channel amps are relatively small in size which gives you more mounting options. Most are full range class D amps, which makes them very efficient and lowers the current requirements for the charging/battery system in the car.
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
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