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I have done some research on subwoofers and i want to get a sub soon, but im still shaky on how to connect it. I have read you can just wire it to the back speakers and tahts an easy thing, but not the best sounding. Then i have heard get an after market head unit. And Lastly audio stores who said they can install my sub said get an RCA converter cable and then you can attach it to the stock head unit.


Which of these ways is the best...and cheapest...i have the 6 CD indash so i really dont want to change out my head unit, but if i can make it like a "dual" head unit sytem then thats something crazy i have thought about. Please any and all Ideas!

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First thing is that your subwoofer connects to your amplifier.

Your amplifier connects to your battery, and to your chassis.

The amplifier needs to have an audio signal to amplify,

So you can either run RCAs to your amp from your stock headunit by using Alpman's harness,

Or you can run RCAs to your amp from a Line-Out Converter.

The line-out converter would tap into your rear speakers. This is usually for cars with trunks, because it's easy to tap into the rear deck lid's speakers. It really won't be any less of a pain in the ass for the Scion than running RCA from the deck.

Or, if you do purchase an aftermarket headunit, it will have RCA outs, and you will not need to purchase a line out converter or an Alpman harness.

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okay...i was told by an installer that they could just hook it up to the head unit wit an RCA cable for like 15$ and that would be an easy job. I really dont want a new head unit cause i got a 6 CD indash and i haven;t found a pioneer or anything that will work with that.

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They were mistaken, there is no RCA output on the factory headunit, which is why Alpman is producing the modified harnesses.

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so does this harness...make the stock head unt look bad, or stick out ??...casue other wise idc since im not installing it...but rather there is a place here that i know a guy who can install my sub for like 50$

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You wont see the harness, it will sit behind the HU/Dash. Then you have RCS's whihc you can run down the side of your car(again you wont see them) to your amp.
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okay, so the harness just adds the RCA capability to the head unit, so i can hook up an amp.

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Then this is probably the way ill go if what you say about the HU having not RCA cable attchment...but ill ask my installer to check and see if he can put the RCA converter cable if not then go with this harness.

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Originally posted by theCybe@Sep 13 2006, 07:45 PM
First thing is that your subwoofer connects to your amplifier.

Your amplifier connects to your battery, and to your chassis.

The amplifier needs to have an audio signal to amplify,

So you can either run RCAs to your amp from your stock headunit by using Alpman's harness,

Or you can run RCAs to your amp from a Line-Out Converter.

The line-out converter would tap into your rear speakers. This is usually for cars with trunks, because it's easy to tap into the rear deck lid's speakers. It really won't be any less of a pain in the ass for the Scion than running RCA from the deck.

Or, if you do purchase an aftermarket headunit, it will have RCA outs, and you will not need to purchase a line out converter or an Alpman harness.
can you please provide the link to the alpman converter? I've googled with no luck :/

or even better who sells it.

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