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03-30-2007, 11:07 AM
to just add a subwoofer, what componets would be needed?

a subwoofer, amplifier. what else?


im thinking of putting a sub in sometime in the future. but dont worry, i like things to be done right, so i would be doing a nice looking install--not just a box.

03-30-2007, 11:28 AM
Just the wiring cables for everything. A cheap kit is about $20, but the components (specifically the RCA cables) are very cheap (in build, the heads break off so easily). The MONSTER and or other brand name wiring kits are upwards of $100 and so. If this is a stock deck, you might need some converter things. If this is a aftermarket deck, it all plugs up with RCAs.

03-30-2007, 11:31 AM
is there something called a capacitor or something? is it necessary and what does it do?

like this:

03-30-2007, 11:53 AM
what kind of power are you running continuously with your amp? for every 500watts of RMS power, you should have 0.5 farads of capacitance. for a small single-sub-only system, you don't need a cap. as mentioned above, if it's a stock deck, you'll need the blaupunkt rca adapter. do a search on them.

03-30-2007, 01:36 PM
ok thanks for the info. i might work on a nice little sound system this fall.