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    Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    Ok, i'm going to run 2 Viper d600's to 2 alpine type r's giving them each 600rms a piece. I have 0 guage power wire already and I understand I need a distribution block that will split it into like 4 guage. Is there any certain place I should put the block? By that I mean should it be as close to the battery I can get or does it really matter?

    My head unit has 2 sets or pre-amps so I dont think I need to buy splitters, just another set of cables...should I run the 2 sets of cables on different sides of my car?

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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    fuse the 1/0 near the battery (within 18 in or so) and put your D-block near the amps to shorten the amoutn of 4 ga used. You should need splitter due to the fact that the HU should only have one set of sub pre-outs and you will need to get that same signal to both amps.




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    are you the subs in a dual enclosure ? both sharing the same box




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper07
    are you the subs in a dual enclosure ? both sharing the same box
    Yes but the box is dual chambered.

    The 1/0 is already fused about 6 inches from the battery.

    As far as the pre-amp outputs go...I have 3 in total.

    Front, rear, and sub. So I need splitters...1 male and 2 female ends correct?




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    ^^^Correct...unless your amp has an ouput....then you can just run a pair of short RCAs to the other amp...



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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast1one
    ^^^Correct...unless your amp has an ouput....then you can just run a pair of short RCAs to the other amp...
    good point, forgot about that one. If any doubts, just get the splitters and go from there.




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    hmmm....that would be a lot easier. My amp does have 2 sets out outputs, not really sure what they are.

    I just checked.

    One pair says "Input" over it, the other says "I/O"


    Do-able?




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    Use the splitters off the sub out.




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    Re: Gearing up to run multiple amps...few questions

    do you have a rear battery, if so, you dont need a disto block, just bring the 0 ga into the battery, and then 2 4 ga's off the battery.



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