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HU and Sub Install

thejoose Apr 12, 2009

  1. thejoose

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    The original plan was to use an aux in adaptor (autoleads or connects2 etc) and an MP3 player as a source. When I did the sums on this it came to about £150 for what would be a pretty crappy long term solution so thanks to a budget boost from the wife (still funning this stupid addiction of mine!) and a very helpful afternoon at Oxford Car Audio I decided to bite the bullet and go the whole hog - replacing the stock HU with an MP3 playing usb capable HU, as well as running power and rcas for the bass in the back. And here is the result

    I left OCA with a JVC KD SH1000 HU, a Celsus Quadlock/Iso Adaptor, double din adaptor and a Celsus 4awg wiring kit

    The HU

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    Inistial thoughts on the HU are very good - handled 8gb of mp3s on a USB stick easily, some great config options as well

    The boot - a pair of Lanzar DC8 8" subs in a fantastic Box running from a Lanzar Vibe 1200w amp @ 4ohm
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    Running the 4awg was pretty easy - managed to find a grommet where the AC comes through the bulkhead just below the glovebox (i had it out to fit the HU anyway)

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    Ran it down the passenger side sill and into the boot

    an earth came from the boot lock mounting point, there was nowhere nearer for a good connection but its out of the way - I will lengthen it when i next get the chance

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    It sounds bloody good considering its stock speakers and a pair of lightweight 8's getting about 400wrms between them!


    I have since made some changes


    Just moved bits around this morning - Firing the subs up and re routing the earth cable

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    And the port - it looks so good - its a shame it cant be seen

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