How to Wire Up a Car Radio Power Booster
Using larger power supplies and pulling more voltage from the vehicle's charging system, amplifiers make any car stereo sound better by supplying far more wattage to speakers than the in-dash radio can provide. Following proven installation methods ensures the best performance for your amplifier, satisfies the voltage requirements for the device and keeps the system safe and reliable.
How to Wire Amps to a Car Radio
There are many factors that work against quality car audio. The biggest culprit is road noise, competing with and canceling out critical audio frequencies. As this noise forces you to turn the volume up, you'll quickly find that your in-dash radio's small amplifier runs out of steam. The solution is to add an amplifier, dramatically infusing your speakers with plentiful, clean wattage.
How to Wire a DVC Subwoofer Into a Series
Dual voice coil subwoofers offer a large variety of wiring options, especially as you add more subwoofers. The impedance of a DVC subwoofer affects power output, with these woofers offered in dual 2, 4 and 8 Ohm coil configurations. Wiring DVC subwoofers in series is additive, with the impedance ratings of each coil summed to create the actual load presented to the amplifier. This is the opposite of parallel wiring, which divides the impedance in half at the amplifier. Once you know the true power output and impedance capabilities of your amplifier, you'll know better which DVC subwoofer configuration to choose and how to wire it.