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    Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Hey all, its time to finally install my first amp (Directed Audio 1500D) for my Type R sub. I bought an amplifier kit from Knuconceptz and am almost positive I have everything I need. So I run the pair of RCA's from the amplifier (putting the Red Plug in the Red Slot and the Blue Slot into the White Slot on the Amp) to the back of my head unit. Now, where do I run the battery and ground wires from the amp? I assume I connect the battery wire somehow to my battery but am unsure of how to do this. I have two sets of + and - screws on the back of the amp so I am I only using one set correct to run my Dual 2 Ohm Type R at one ohm? How do I connect the wires to the amp in the slots where screws are?

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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    unscrew the slots stick it in and screw it in.. run the 12v (red wire)i think its big and red to the battery.. the ground from the amp to something metal..



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    If the metal is painted be sure to take that off so its bare. Also there should be a remote turn on lead you run that from your headunit to your amp. This wire should be a smaller wire then the power and ground wire.



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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Stones nice post except the speaker part is kinda confusing



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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Stones? Why does your diagram show speaker wires from the amp to the speakers and from the head unit to the speakers?

    Edit: Nevermind - it doesn't. That's just going past the picture of the head unit - not from it.



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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Wow thanks guys. I do not have a big red wire but the kit came with Power and Ground cables so I assume I run the power cable to the battery and battery slot of the amplifier. The wiring also has a built in turn on lead which is nice. So with the ground wire it goes from the back of the amp to anywhere metal on the ground of my car? Do I just tape it down with electrical tape? How does that do anything relevant to helping out the amp? Also, how does simply sticking the wires into the slots and then pressing the screws down onto them do anything dealing with connections if there isnt another side for the wires to touch? Do I strip the wire a little too before I stick it in? Thanks a ton and thanks for the diagram stones.




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    Anyone?




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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Quote Originally Posted by then00b
    Wow thanks guys. I do not have a big red wire but the kit came with Power and Ground cables so I assume I run the power cable to the battery and battery slot of the amplifier. The wiring also has a built in turn on lead which is nice. So with the ground wire it goes from the back of the amp to anywhere metal on the ground of my car? Do I just tape it down with electrical tape? How does that do anything relevant to helping out the amp? Also, how does simply sticking the wires into the slots and then pressing the screws down onto them do anything dealing with connections if there isnt another side for the wires to touch? Do I strip the wire a little too before I stick it in? Thanks a ton and thanks for the diagram stones.
    So with the ground wire it goes from the back of the amp to anywhere metal on the ground of my car?Do I just tape it down with electrical tape?
    =Secure it with a bolt or screw to clean bare metal anywhere on the chassis of the car.

    How does that do anything relevant to helping out the amp?
    = All electronic devices need grounded, the electrons need to travel back to the negative on the battery in order to have a complete curcuit, your battery is connected to the vehicle chassis so connecting to the chassis will allow a path for the electrons to get back to the battery..

    how does simply sticking the wires into the slots and then pressing the screws down onto them do anything dealing with connections if there isnt another side for the wires to touch?
    =The terminal block IS what the wires touch, that metal terminal is directly connected to the internal components of the amp.

    Do I strip the wire a little too before I stick it in?
    =Yes.




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    And I just sent you a PM stones. Just delete it. Also, do most cars (I have a Mazda3 s if it matters) have a hole for the power wire to go through? I havent looked at my car yet. Also, I only run one set of + and - wires from the amp to the sub correct if I am trying to wire one 12" Type R Dual 2 ohm to one ohms? Thanks.
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    Re: Installing First Amp (*Noob Questions*)

    Up.

    Also, If I am going to be adding a second amplifier and I own a distribution block, does it matter which amplifier has its power wire connected to the battery? I would assume it wouldn't.




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    You need to think like a plumber for this.
    the power wires are the pipes and the electricity is the water.




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    Eh...I dont like analogies out of school.




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    do you have the manual? It should have directions in there too!



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