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Boxed speaker to be installed in boot!!!

Hey guys, Im a newbie to this and not much of a technical person but I have this boxed speaker that I want to wire up and put in my boot but I dont know the best way to wire it? Bridge it through my rear speakers or from my head unit? And would I need an amp?? I dont the power of the speakers but I think there are two 10" speakers in the box... It has connections on either side of the box (red and black clip). If someone could help please do so and suggestions/advice would be most appreciated. Thanks
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Hi,

Don't post on here much but I thought I'd help as I've spent a few years back in the day wiring up ridiculously loud car stereos!

You won't be able to run these off any existing speakers. What you need is a line out off the head unit or connect a small adaptor which will take the signal off the rear speakers and convert it to a line level signal which you would present to an amplifier. Alternatively some amps have a speaker input which gets the signal from the speaker feeds. The best way in my opinion is to take a line out of the headunit and take it through a crossover or into an amp with a low pass filter etc. Then you wire the subs to the amp. If there are 2 of them you will need to work out the best way to wire them to the amp. Ie parralel or in series but that depends on the amps rated power / resistance compare to the speaker drivers.

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You won't be able to run these off any existing speakers. What you need is a line out off the head unit or connect a small adaptor which will take the signal off the rear speakers and convert it to a line level signal which you would present to an amplifier. Alternatively some amps have a speaker input which gets the signal from the speaker feeds. The best way in my opinion is to take a line out of the headunit and take it through a crossover or into an amp with a low pass filter etc. Then you wire the subs to the amp. If there are 2 of them you will need to work out the best way to wire them to the amp. Ie parralel or in series but that depends on the amps rated power / resistance compare to the speaker drivers.

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Good advice but it is notoriously difficult to get to the back of the head unit especially as it is in 2 or 3 parts. Until the latest facelift the rear speakers had the bass filtered out at the headunit so tap into the front speaker connections and take this to an amp with a high level input. If you are not sure best get some pre-wired connectors from specialists newministuff.

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