The main factors that you need to consider when you wire in two or more amps are how you will deal with the power cable, grounding each amp, and whether or not the remote turn-on signal from your head unit is strong enough to split between multiple amps. This is also known as a “shore power” connection. Option1: Run both set ups through the same controller. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Run a cable to the 1st amps channel with reverb input 1, then run another cable from the same channel's input 2 into the the other amps reverb channel input 1. I'm installing two Phoenix Gold Octane R amps in my car, and am simply wondering if it's okay to ground both of them to the same screw. To do this you will need to have a decent level of solar understanding and you will have to apply some modifications. using pre amp outs and speaker terminals at the same time. power at the same time. A similar device is the Radial Headbone, which lets you switch between two amp heads running into a single cabinet. Now, let’s consider amps-per-bank, and here, a larger number means a faster charge. Turn on the car with the fully charged battery and let it idle for roughly five to 10 minutes. The largest car audio forum community, since 2000. Running two amp sims more or less equally through both sides can have it's own challenges. Then take the stereo output of each of the amps and split it up, one part of the stereo signal from each amp to it's own individual speaker. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. Identify the ONE INDIVIDUAL ITEM on your list with the highest number of additional starting watts. By the end you should be using one source, divided to two amps, to power four … Fill in the RUNNING WATTS and ADDITIONAL STARTING WATTS requirements in the “Your Power Needs” Section. Create an account on our community. Check out the diagram for more info. I would rather have to many amps available than not enough. There are two ways to wire up two batteries. That amp can put out 70 watts per channel through 2-ohm speakers. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. I need a program or something that will help me find mounting depth without having to build box and such... well as a ground I guess it *****, in a figurative sense...but what the hell are you talking about? While similar sounding amps run essentially through both sides is fun for building a wall of sound, I think it's often more interesting to define each amp/cab's voice a bit more clearly if you're using less stereo spread. The amps aren't made the same so they will play differently and ur speakers will hit at different times. What song are you listening to right now? In my case it was full 50A with #6 copper in 1-1/2" conduit. Wow, that's alot to take in! Some car audio manufacturers have confused the public by misleading them into believing their amps are more powerful than they really are. One way doubles the volts of the two batteries and the other keeps the same amount of volts. ED 6000v.2- front jbl 5.25 comps- rear dynamated and edeaded trunk lid, rear deck, front doors Big 3 in green of course viper 791xv w/ battery backup 3 jl 10w0 2000 ford ranger supercab 3.0v6 4x4 stock hu alpine mrp-m350 2 9kv.3's clifford matrix rsx 50.5x spring time getting clarion MAX675VDII and front components possibly jbl's again I'm using it mainly to run 2 amps at the same time, one using a leslie effect and the other clean with reverb. Run speaker wire from two amplifiers to one set of speakers at the same time without using the correct amplifier switching box – even if you are only using one amp at a time. Depending on How They're Wired, Two 12-Volt Batteries Yield a 12-Volt System with Double the Amps or a More Efficient 24-Volt System with … When you plug into two amps, you’ll often hear a strong humming sound that vibrates out of your speakers. I use two outlets so I can keep the plasma cutter and welder plugged in a the same time. With two batteries in the boat, the owner would select a 2-bank battery charger. c: run one set of RCA lines from head unit to amps if you only have one set of pre-outs on the head unit, then at the amps, use an electronic crossover to split between the two amps, and this will also allow you to control what frequencies go to which amps/speakers. I hope this helps you, thanks for asking the question. One of … Some car audio problems that are commonly attributed to amps include sound distortion, no sound at all, and even bizarre sounds like farting. b: use 4AWG from battery to amps, then a dist. My car, which has a 12 V silver calcium battery, is flat and I would like to get on the road as soon as possible. Attempt any sort of special wiring to run amplifiers … Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. To answer the first question, yes, using RCA outputs and speaker wires from the head unit is done all of the time. You should just get the same amp as the one u alredy hav and make sure that u can bridge it with the same amp so that u can get double the power Find everything you want to know about car audio and get help and great deals on your car stereo projects. and to hook it up you do the exact same thing you did with the other amp run all the same wires u did before. The basic concept is that when connecting in parallel, you add the amp hour ratings of the batteries together, but the voltage remains the same. Also, advice I've rec'd is to ground the more powerful of the amps first, then the other amp on top of that ... but yes, ground to the same bolt. Use the amp that gives you the tone you like best as your master. Your second combo then becomes the slave. block from 4 to 8 gauge at teh amps. Since I also upgraded my primary speakers at the same time as the renovation, it’s hard to now say what effect the signal source has on the overall sound, but I … Advanced Forum Stats, Paid Registrations by. I had one wire going to a distro block, then two coming out of that going to each amp. Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. AVH-P4900, Overdrive, Epic 160, PPI 1000/2, Pro 60s, a3000db, SSA Icon 12, Fisher Custom. Every time i ask installers is it go to ground two amps at same spot some tell me yes some tell me no.. ... has anyone out there used a rca preamp output and a speaker terminal at the same time. For example, the Minn Kota Digital Charger is available in a 2-bank model, with outputs that vary between 5 and 10 amps per bank. Actually, you can hook two different amps up to 2 subs or wtf. A 30-amp cord has three prongs, and a 50-amp has four. yes just make sure you use a pdb on both power and ground. Not exactly. if its just regular speakers you dont need a big amp. Is it possible (and safe) to charge the car battery using the two chargers at the same time? You can't run two different brands of amps on the same setup. For tips on connecting an amplifier to a factory stereo, read this article instead. 12 Volt Battery Chart Typical Load Battery Size Inverter BCI Group Size 22NF 24 27 8D Dual 8D Output Power Reserve Capacity 90 Min 140 Min 180 Min 400 Min 900 Min Watts Amps-Hrs 50 75 100 200 400 50 Stereo System Operating Time 9 HRS 14 HRS 20 HRS 40 HRS 80 HRS 100 27' Color TV Operating Time 4 HRS 6 HRS 10 HRS 20 HRS Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. Obviously, if you’ve got a 50-amp hookup, you can use a lot more electricity at one time than you could if you have just a 30-amp hookup. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. i have a lehle p-splt in use. Or actually 2 switches like mine to switch between the amps and one cheap, ready-made speaker selector, because switching between speakers is a less sensitive issue and you can have both pairs of speakers playing at the same time and, unlike amps, they can have common ground. I got two car battery chargers that are not identical, but both can operate at 6 and 12 volts. shapour. In parallel the voltage stays the same and in series it is doubled. That amp can put out four channels of 50 watts RMS through 4-ohm loads (speakers). That's how you are able to have the front speakers and 6x9's running off the speaker wires and an amp running off of the RCA's. You must be a member in order to leave a comment. If you want to use two amps simultaneously, there are some things you need to know before you flip on those power switches. Sending the audio signal from a receiver to a 4-channel amplifier's inputs via RCA cables or the amp's speaker-level inputs is straight forward and simple enough, but getting the amplified signal back to the speakers—well that's another matter.. You can wire two amplifiers, or even multiple amps, in one car audio system, but it takes some extra planning. To do this you will need to have a decent level of solar understanding and you will have to apply some modifications. If you’re tight on pedalboard space, the Fender Micro ABY is a single-footswitch, fully functional mini pedal with a slider switch for A/B or Y mode. Try to use a speaker switching box backwards. in fact, its better to ground all the amps in the same location. The amp can put out two channels of 130 watts RMS when bridged powering 4-ohm loads. I wouldn't try the 2 amp method unless you have Soundstream or similar amps that have a cable connection between the two … You're confounding an amplifier's capability with its load. 1. and it works great for running 2 amps at the same time. Don’t mistake PEAK power with RMS power . Thanks everyone. If the factory ground is a dinky little 10mm bolt and you are trying to ground a 1/0 wire to it, then it *****. This article discusses adding an amplifier to an aftermarket stereo. That gave me plenty of room for using wirenuts to splice the wires together. I always have that question and always will. Just use an instrument cable to go from your preamp output to your FX Return on your second amp. Also, advice I've rec'd is to ground the more powerful of the amps first, then the other amp on top of that ... i got all my amps grounded in the same spot and it works fine. no hum or anything ciao exoslime #4 exoslime, Sep 22, 2010. vespiz Mixing! Here are two facts you must understand to help you make an informed decision when shopping for a car audio system. The next four loops are used only as direct ins from each amp. Total the RUNNING WATTS of the items you wish to power at one time. On any other amps: from the FX Send on one to the FX Return of the other. a: don't ever use max ratings for amplifiers. These power cords come in two amperages: 30-amp and 50-amp. By selecting any of those 4 loops I can add either of the 4 amps into the wet system, and by deselecting the amps run … Hide sidebar Show sidebar Thread starter passionsoul; Start date Apr 18, 2010; P. passionsoul Audiophyte. this way the electricty though the body of the car takes the same path and there is less chance of ground-related noise induction. Then feed the other the right signal in the same fashion. If One amp has a preout on it, run rca cable from the preout of the one amp to the input of the other amp. I run a supply that will allow 15 amps to be drawn before it will cause voltage drop or heat, so it idles along drawing 5 amps that equal 5 engines running at any one time or even just one engine running. I have my battery, both the amps all mounted at different spots. Joined: Feb 15, 2007 Messages: 1,490 Likes Received: 2 Trophy Points: 38 Location: Tampere, Finland. Running generators in parallel or rather paralleling generators means connecting two most at times the same size and brand generators together so as to offer double power. you may need to get a … JavaScript is disabled. Basically, don't do it. It's easy! At 50′ of run between the receiver and the subs, I am back to the receiver’s LFE out/in to the subs instead. Enter this number in the TOTAL RUNNING WATTS box. Simple. Got a 10x10 steel junction box with lid from the local electrical supply. The output of the patchmate feeds an intellifex which runs into a stereo power amp into two separate 2x12s. Some of this can be caused by a broken amp, but all of them can be caused by other underlying issues that will still be around if you try to fix the problem by throwing a new amp at it. You are way over thinking. then take the positive wires that go to the speakers, twist them together and do the same with the ground wire. 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