Can you install an amp on a stock radio?

Another popular way to connect an amplifier to a factory radio is to use something called a line output converter. It connects to the factory radio’s speaker wires and converts the speaker-level signal to a preamp-level signal. This lets you use RCA cables to run that signal to your amplifier.

Can you install amp and sub factory radio?

So now you know – it’s definitely possible to install a subwoofer and amplifier to your factory system, and still have it sounding good. If you’d like to know more about how to get a killer system set-up in your car without swapping your stereo, give us a call at 510-527-9888.

How do you hook up amps and subs to a factory radio?

How To Install A Subwoofer To A Factory Stereo

  1. Step 01 : Gather all necessary equipment.
  2. Step 02 : Choose a speaker and an amp.
  3. Step 03 : Remove the battery from the vehicle.
  4. Step 04 : Disconnect the wires of the speaker.
  5. Step 05 : Identify the relevant connections.
  6. Step 06 : Run wires.
  7. Step 07 : Reinforce the connections.

Can you bypass a factory amp?

Bypassing the factory amp takes a little more work because you have to run the bypass harness to the factory amp, which is often located in some other part of the car. It’s usually worth the extra effort because you’ll get better sound from your new stereo, even if you’re keeping those factory speakers.

Will a factory amp work with aftermarket radio?

There is not a good way to tie in the factory amp IMO. The stock radio only provides a left/right signal and balance to the amp. Rear speakers and sub signal as well as fade are created in the amp. Best bet is to bypass all of that and run an aftermarket amp/amps.

Can you install a sub without an amp?

It requires a significant amount of power. It should be designed to work the rest of the setup without any disturbance due to insufficient power. That’s why a subwoofer without an amp can’t perform smoothly. On the other hand, some subwoofers will not produce deep and loud sounds without an amp.

What do I need to connect my amp without a head unit?

If you want an iPod car adapter that will bypass your head unit and actually work, you need to have an amplifier somewhere in the mix. The easiest way is to install a power amp with RCA inputs. Then, use a 3.5mm TRS to RCA cable to connect your iPod or phone to the amp.