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Subwoofer and amp with stock radio

Is there a way to hook an amp and subwoofer up to the stock radio head unit in an 07 SR5? If there is, what do I need to do it? I pulled out the radio today and it looks like it has an extra place to connect something in the back, but nothing is there, is that for an amp? I asked someone at an auto place store and they said that I need to get some kind of splitter and run an AUX cable all the way to the amp, is that true? If it is, where can I get the splitter?
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Would something like This work? It says 80 watts. Will that affect the watt output of the amp? If it is a 2000 watt amp and i use that converter, will the amp still put out 2000 watts? And can that converter just be wired right in with the rear speaker, and the speaker still work? Also, where does the "remote" wire go on the stock head unit?

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I'm not a car audio expert. But I think that is the adapter needed, and the wires need to be crimped with the existing wires you have plugged into to your stock head unit. But I'm not positive.
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You can always turn the amp down to compensate for any amp that is in the radio.

You will need line level converters so you can hook the speakers up to the amp. That is unless your amp has line level input connectors. You will need extra speaker wire and RCA cables.

The "remote" wire just needs to be hooked to the accessory power circuit. This way your amp(s) don't stay on when you shut the truck off.
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The easiest way to accomplish this is by adding a line-out converter. It piggybacks off of your speaker wires and turns it into a set of RCA plugs. Then all you have to do is run and RCA cable to the input of your amp. I know this because this is what I have to do before I install my amp in my SR5 DC.

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Would something like This work? It says 80 watts. Will that affect the watt output of the amp? If it is a 2000 watt amp and i use that converter, will the amp still put out 2000 watts? And can that converter just be wired right in with the rear speaker, and the speaker still work? Also, where does the "remote" wire go on the stock head unit?
The "adjustable" feature of the line out converter is to adjust the signal coming from your head unit. This does not effect your amp, but more so "how much" of the signal going into it. Yes, this wire piggybacks off of the speaker wires and the speakers work just fine.

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while the preferred method is to run the RCA's directly off of your head unit, but you will get a "good" sound quality even from tapping into your speaker wires w/ the convertor.
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w0t kind of equipment are you going to run?
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this is a waste of time and money. I know beacuase I did it. the bass that the OEM deck puts out is horrable. You can try it though. The oem radios are delphi or panasonic. I think if you have the panasonic deck you will have a better chance. I had the Delphi in my 08 and it sounded like ass.



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I used the infinity Basslink 10" powered sub in my Jeep now and it sounds Great might wanna give it a go!
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So did you get it hooked up brandon? How was the install if you did it already?
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It should work fine. I've done the same thing in a couple of my previous vehicles. I plan on buying either two 10's or one 12 and putting it in my new Tundra with the stock radio for now.....



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this is a waste of time and money. I know beacuase I did it. the bass that the OEM deck puts out is horrable. You can try it though. The oem radios are delphi or panasonic. I think if you have the panasonic deck you will have a better chance. I had the Delphi in my 08 and it sounded like ass.



I tested this with a Powered 6" bazooka that I have been using for the last 3 vehicles. It sounded 10X better in every factory setup BUt the tundra.
I think that 6" speaker may have had something to do with why it "sounded like ass." A 6" speaker isn't going to do much.
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that extra port can be used to add satellite radio or even an ipod adapter.
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