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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 2]' started by Rappy, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. FoShizzle

    FoShizzle Full Access Member

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    Zoom into the last pic and you can see the 4 wires going to oem sub that I hooked up to the input side of the amp.
     
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    What did you use for the signal side for the amp to turn on/off?
     
  3. FoShizzle

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    Nothing needed. It’s built into the amp already. It turns on automatically with the audio signal and off about a minute after you turn off the truck.
     
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    So you still have the oem amp plus another amp for the new sub? The new sub was direct drop in?
     
  5. FoShizzle

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    Correct. That’s what makes it so easy.
     
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    Good easy option that doesnt lose floor space, I like it. May have to consider this. Thanks for posting the pics.
     
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    That looks pretty clean. Thanks for the review.
     
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    So literally all you needed was the new sub and amp? Might have to give this a go if that’s the case!
     
  9. FoShizzle

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    Yep! ...and 2 wires run to the battery for clean power.
     
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    So the input to the Kenwood amp is the subwoofer output from the B&O amp? Is that correct? If so, is there a hi-lo converter somewhere?

    If you did daisy-chain two amps, how did you compensate for the bass roll off from the B&O amp? (Because the factory system reduces bass level when you crank up the volume to protect the factory speakers).

    I’m interested to try this but have those thoughts.
     

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