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connecting amp to ve original radio

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by t0m3kkk_ve, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Big_Simmo

    Big_Simmo Deep Blue Cranberry

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    Mate of mine has got himself a VE ssv and is into his stereo mods as always. He just went for a rockford fosgate 3sixty then hooked everything through that.
    Rockford Fosgate® - 3SIXTY.2
    easier than tryin to splice everything urself.
    He just has the sub level controller mounted in the dash at the front :)
     
  2. holdenboy

    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Yeah the 3SIXTY is definitely the way to go if you can afford it (~$400). You'll still need to do the wiring ive outlined in my first post though, just change both the LOCs to the 3SIXTY ;)
     
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    Thanks Big_Simmo, i'll check it out, does it provide better quality that the normal LOC?
     
  4. holdenboy

    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Yeah, much better quality......also has the option of iPod connectivity ;)
     
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    Gday aurora,

    To get behind the centre console, you first pull the “full length” plastic panel along the console down and out at the same time, then you pull the second plastic panel adjacent the head unit down and out. If you want to get the head unit out you first grab the bottom of the head unit screen/facia (below the A/C controls) and firmly pull it. The entire front facia of the head unit will come off exposing the fixing screws.
    Note: I’ve got so far as to remove the front facia to expose the screws, so I can only assume if you take the screws out the head unit will slide out. I'm sure there is another thread on here with pictures but I just cant find it

    hope this helps
     
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    Hi holdenboy, just another (potentialy dumb) question, do i need to run a cross over when running a sub?

    cheers
     
  7. holdenboy

    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Yes, you need to use a Low Pass Filter / Crossover (LPF). 99% of amps have them built in, probably set to around 80-100hz but adjust it to your liking.
     
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    Hi, sorry just back in the white plug behind the golve box compartment.... I have bought a LOC from jaycar which i was going to connect on the weekend. I read through all of this thread and a few others on this site to learn what I was needing to do.. When i found the plug and had a look at it, there is actually 3 brown wires (2 connecting to the same hole in the plug, and another on the opposite side of the plug in its own hole) I am assuming its the brown wire by itself? Also, next to the brown wires were 2 grey wires in a hole together aswell. I read that the grey wire was one of the front speaker wires i need to tap into so im assuming i can use either of these?
    Lastly with the remote wire, i was going to connect that to the yellow/( forget the trace).. wire ?
    I have a VE SV6 ute (MY9.5) and was pretty keen on getting some bass happening as the stock system is pretty ordinary! has anyone used the pioneer slim subwoofers? i was looking at getting one of these with a 2ch amp to run it.
     
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    look harder its there all alone nothing connected into it
     
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    This was really helpfull i followed what was said here and installed my amp and sub yesterday cheers ppl
     
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    Chaps, :help:
    If someone could answer a few questions for me I would be very appreciative............I recently purchased a SV6 series ii sedan which has the holden IQ head unit. Although the sound quality is "ok" I would like it better.

    • Will simply replacing the speakers give me a better sound output?

    • If so what do you suggest?
    • I've heard that adding an amp to the head unit and running speakers and a sub from the amp will cause you to loose the bluetooth audio.......Is this correct?
    • If it doesn't affect the bluetooth then what type of LOC and AMP do you suggest and what speakers (front or rear or all) should I run off the amp?

    Cheers
     
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    I know its a old thread, but better than making a new one.

    When only connecting a 1ch amp (for sub) do I run the speaker wires from both the left and right rear doors to the LOC or do I only need to run them from one side (so either left or right)?

    I couldnt find anything on this unless I didnt see it.

    Thanks heaps..
     
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    Still best to use left and right just in case any of the sub bass is different on each channel.
     
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    Thanks for that, weekend project :)
     
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    calais06 Donating Member

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    Done the LOC for the sub and its all good. Now im assuming its best to get another LOC to do the amp for the front speakers? And hook that into the front speaker wires and I went from the rear for the sub?
     
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    Ancient post bump guys.
    Anyone tapped an loc into the rear subs on a ve ssv or calais?
     
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    Hi has anyone got awiring diagram of a ve v calais rear amplifier
     

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