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Where to locate amp in Sportback 8P

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by GaryHorse, Jul 8, 2012.

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    [Jul 8, 2012]
    Having a think about ripping out my VERY basic set up (Chorus + front speakers) and installing different HU, amp and speakers in all 4 doors. I see that the preferred location for the amp is at the back, behind the offisde boot panel. Seems this will incur lots of extra cabling (power from fusebox, pre-outs from HU, etc) so was wondering if a compact amp can be accomodated nearer the front of the vehicle? Thanks DAVE
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    If you go aftermarket with the HU then you won't need an additional amp, just power the rears from the HU.
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    I've already got a Symphony II coming in the post but want to use the pre-outs to connect to an amp that drives all 4 spkrs
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    There's really nowhere at the front big enough for a 4 ch amp, you only really have the space behind the glovebox and that's pretty small.
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    Thanks. Looks like it's back to plan A - the boot! Better buy a mile of cable!
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