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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 14:34 Thread Starter
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Where to replace speaker cable?

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The ZR is officially insured, taxed & on the road! Managed to bodge the 6x9's for the time being (the cable work is terrible). However, today my younger brothers friend gave me a Sub. Now, I don't know if it's fantastic or what but he gave it to me for free and I would like to use it to show my appreciation. Basically what I am wanting to do is:

Install my 6x9's correctly, I've got 10M of 1.5mm oxygen free cable.
Do I install them directly to the headunit or is it a good idea to connect them straight to the sub as it looks like it can have 6x9's amped from it.
With this particular sub, do I still need an amp for it or is there an amp built in?
I need to buy all of the cables for the sub too, can get these between 20-30 I believe.

Any recommendations of the best set up? i.e 6x9's straight from the headunit or from the sub or amp etc.
Also if I do need amp, what amp do I get and what cables are best to purchase?

I know 6x9's aren't the best speakers available but I am pleased with them and will soon be upgrading the front speakers. (If you purchase a set of door speakers, tweeters & crossovers, are these classed as components?) I just need to get everything else needed for around or under the 100 mark. I'm not looking for gary boy racer sounding music. Just a bit of a 'kick' and an improved overall quality!

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Any help would be much appreciated
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Sorry for the bump but I have the sub and some of the cables, just need help as to how to wire it all up
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the sub is a self amplified one,,so use a low level feed from the headunit ( if its an aftermarket one ) is better,

if its not then you will have to split the normal speaker feed to power the sub, and the rear speakers,,

the 6x9's dont look like they can be powered from the amp in the sub, sorry,
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Hi Charlie,

Yes I have a Pioneer aftermarket player. What exactly is a low level feed? I'm happy to just have the 6x9's powered directly from the headunit which is what I am currently doing. How do I go about upgrading the cable though? what do I have to do to connect it?

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if you look at your sub there are 2 " sockets" one red one white,, you will have/should have the same on the back of your headunit, you just plug in a really long lead with the same coloured sockets on it

that gives a clean low level feed for the amp to use, that way you only have to supply power to the sub for it to then work,

that would leave your normal speaker wiring free to power the 6X9's


and to answer your earlier question,, yep speakers with individual bits are known as components
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Thanks ever so much for your help!
I think i will be able to figure out how to replace the old speaker cable for the rears.
As for the ground and the remote on, do i install them as if i had a seperate amp?
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Thanks ever so much for your help!
I think i will be able to figure out how to replace the old speaker cable for the rears.
As for the ground and the remote on, do i install them as if i had a seperate amp?
Yes... The remote goes to the blue wire on the back of the HU and the ground needs to go to a secure metal bolt in the rear somewhere.

As for your 6x9s caballing, your wasting your time upgrading it as your only running off the headunit so your speakers only have 13w RMS to work with, hardly enough to warrant upgraded wiring.
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When you say the blue wire, is this on the wiring harness?
I upgraded the cable today and all I can say is 'wow'.
Don't get me wrong, it's not like worth a million pounds by any means but I've gone up from using 40 on the sound control to 50 with zero disturbance. It really has made a great improvement, now I just need to upgrade the front components and install that sub
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