How to connect the amplifier in the car?
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Many car owners are not averse to improving the sound inhis car. The amplifier helps to achieve pure sound of music regardless of the volume. To connect the amplifier, you can contact the specialists in the workshop or put the device yourself, following the instructions.
How to connect an amplifier to a car yourself
The first step is to select the installation locationdevice. Usually the amplifier is put in the trunk. However, you can choose absolutely any location. The main thing is that it should be dry and without temperature difference.
After fixing the device you will need to lay the wires, connect the speaker system and sound a beep.
Connecting the power cable
The most common connection scheme -directly to the car battery. Therefore, the positive cable is put through the engine compartment and passes through the car's interior. In this case, the cable is necessarily protected by a fuse, which is placed at close range to the battery.
In addition, the cable is required in additional insulation (as an option, the insulation is made by means of a split corrugation).
Make sure that the cable does not come into contact with the metal parts. The cable through the engine compartment can be routed through a special hole for wires or by means of a special adapter.
When laying the cable in the passenger compartment, make sure that it is not handled by the steering wheel, pedals, seats and other parts of the car.
Then the wire must be connected to the positive terminal of the car amplifier. A negative terminal is connected to the body of the machine with an additional cable.
If possible, put the carcapacitor. The device serves as a store of energy and corrects power shortages. It is necessary to place the capacitor at a close distance to the amplifier, and to connect in parallel power to the power device.
Connecting the signal cable
To connect the sound signal, you need to configure the transfer of sound from the radio to the amplifier.
The signal cable is connected to thecorresponding to the output on the rear panel of the radio on one side, and on the other to the amplifier. The cable from the radio tape recorder to the amplifier is routed through the casing of the machine. To avoid interference, ensure that the cable does not come into contact with the power wires.
When installing a dual-channel amplifier,select a two-channel signal cable. If the amplifier is four-channel, then either two two-channel signal cables or one four-channel cable are required. If there is a small number of connectors in the radio tape recorder, then a special adapter-splitter must be purchased.
Select the power and signal cables of the highquality. Currently, in addition to purchased, you can purchase cables and handmade. The price, of course, will be several times higher, but the transmission of the sound signal will be at the proper level. In addition, for high-quality sound is not worth saving on the amplifier itself.
Connecting the Speaker System
Connection of the amplifier and acoustics is carried out with the help of acoustic cables.
If necessary, it will be necessary to drill additional holes for the wires in the door connector.
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When connecting wires and cables, make sure that the equipment is turned off (radio, speaker and amplifier).
After connecting all the wires, you need to set the sound signal. To do this, use the controls located on the front of the amplifier.
It is worth noting that when you connect the amplifier to a modern model of the car, there may be difficulties. Therefore, if you are not sure of your abilities, then it is better to consult a specialist.
Carefully study the operating instructions of the amplifier and do not forget the safety when working with wires.