In techie terms: …it takes amplified speaker level signals and converts them into high quality preamp signals that can be fed into an amplifier. So now you know – its definitely possible to install a subwoofer and amplifier to your factory system, and still have it sounding good.
Can you wire SUBS to a stock radio?
If you are adding an amp and sub to a factory premium sound system with its own stock subwoofer, you must get your signal for the line output converter from that subwoofer. Adding an amp and subwoofer to a stock radio can be the easiest way to improve your stereo system in your car, if you do it correctly.
How do you fit a subwoofer to a standard head unit?
The only way to add a sub to a standard stereo is to add pre-outs, using something known as a “High-Level Input to Low-Level Output” converter. This wires into the speaker outputs coming out of the back of the stereo – I wire these into the rear speakers.
Can you hook up a home subwoofer to a car?
Since a home subwoofer is designed as an active subwoofer, it comes with an inbuilt amplifier thats powered by 120 or 240 volts AC. Thus, you cannot use it in your car as it cant work with 12 volts DC. You can choose between installing a dedicated car amplifier for the subwoofer or use the existing car amplifier.
How do you hook up a subwoofer?
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How do you hook up a subwoofer to a stereo speaker?
A subwoofer with speaker-level inputs is especially easy to connect to your older amplifier or receiver! To do so, just connect to the speaker outputs on the source unit using speaker wire and then to the matching inputs on the subwoofer. You can even power speakers from the amp or receiver at the same time.