: Add on amp&sub with stock stereo?



05 CTS-V LURKN
02-21-13, 01:17 PM
does anyone have a step by step interactions on how to do it?

I have 2005 v with nav/bose interface

and im looking to just add a amp and sub with out any clean sweep or converter of some sort.

Is it possible?

Bill Rubeck
02-21-13, 10:53 PM
Had a trusted shound shop buld/install a box with a 10" sonic sound labs sub with a alpine 1000w amp I had. $800, dropped off and pick it up. I'm not a stereo guy, but they did have to work around the factory sub, system wants to see all signals of factory system, (per their word). But, all said and done, this thing bumps. Keep in mind I'm 49 years old, so my opinion will vary from yours, but alot of kids like the sounds in my V. The worst part for me was the cost of dynomat to stop rattling! As always, only my opinion...good luck.

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"build a box"...*fail...sigh*

mberisha
02-21-13, 11:17 PM
Here's my Memphis setup.....






http://img003.picture2life.net/9720874/Trunk_Memphis_original_medium.jpg




Bass volume fader.....




http://img003.picture2life.net/9720888/Remote_Bass_Open_original_medium.jpg




Amp mounted to the rear of the sub....




http://img003.picture2life.net/9731599/Subwoofer_Light_original_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/9720860/Amp_Mount_II_original_medium.jpg

carlson_mn
02-22-13, 02:21 AM
easy to do if you don't mind putting in the time. fishing the power wire through the firewall hole behind the brake pedal is annoying not going to lie but can be done with the help of a couple pliers.

At first I pulled out the bose sub but later put it back in and have better sound / bass response. Was getting cancellation with the sound waves coming up through the hole.

15" Image Dynamics on 1000w.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/carlsonmn/Cadillac%20CTS-V/DSCN8536.jpg

Here you can see that Caddy puts in a handy clip that just happens to snugly hold my line output converter.
http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/carlsonmn/Cadillac%20CTS-V/DSCN8535.jpg

I also use a signal fader which I have mounted between chair and cupholders. Need one of dem...

etcts-v
02-22-13, 03:18 AM
Oooh me next, me next!

First to answer your question, all you need is an amp with high level inputs, tap off the factory amp in the trunk, run your amp power & ground wires and you're good. If you have any further questions feel free to PM me, I have all the wiring diagrams, factory service manual, etc. etc.


Did this myself, 4 Alpine amps total (two hidden behind the suede wall), JL W7 12", 2nd battery in trunk and High Output Alternator among many other audio/video goodies inside the car.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/276632d8.jpg

05 CTS-V LURKN
02-22-13, 06:51 PM
ooh me next, me next! sorry if im asking for to much but would or can you give me a step 1,,step 2 type of thing ..really appreciate it man... pics would be the best.


First to answer your question, all you need is an amp with high level inputs, tap off the factory amp in the trunk, run your amp power & ground wires and you're good. If you have any further questions feel free to PM me, I have all the wiring diagrams, factory service manual, etc. etc.


Did this myself, 4 Alpine amps total (two hidden behind the suede wall), JL W7 12", 2nd battery in trunk and High Output Alternator among many other audio/video goodies inside the car.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/276632d8.jpg

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i am willing to do what it takes , can you frovide me some pics?... if not some step by step instructions ?...i
easy to do if you don't mind putting in the time. fishing the power wire through the firewall hole behind the brake pedal is annoying not going to lie but can be done with the help of a couple pliers.

At first I pulled out the bose sub but later put it back in and have better sound / bass response. Was getting cancellation with the sound waves coming up through the hole.

15" Image Dynamics on 1000w.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/carlsonmn/Cadillac%20CTS-V/DSCN8536.jpg

Here you can see that Caddy puts in a handy clip that just happens to snugly hold my line output converter.
http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/carlsonmn/Cadillac%20CTS-V/DSCN8535.jpg

I also use a signal fader which I have mounted between chair and cupholders. Need one of dem...

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do you have step by step on how you set up the amp??? pics would be great..thanks

Here's my Memphis setup.....






http://img003.picture2life.net/9720874/Trunk_Memphis_original_medium.jpg




Bass volume fader.....




http://img003.picture2life.net/9720888/Remote_Bass_Open_original_medium.jpg




Amp mounted to the rear of the sub....




http://img003.picture2life.net/9731599/Subwoofer_Light_original_medium.jpg




http://img003.picture2life.net/9720860/Amp_Mount_II_original_medium.jpg

etcts-v
02-22-13, 08:20 PM
Well my setup is way more complex than a 1 or 2 step gig but I would be more than happy to help walk you through the process. What exactly are your goals, are you just looking to replicate something similar to mberisha and carlson_mn? One amp and one 12" sub? Do you know what amp you want? Have you ever installed an amp before?


For 1 amp and 1 sub all you have to do is run a fused power line from your battery to the trunk, run a lead line from the drivers side rear fuse panel for the amp turn on, a ground to the metal chassis and then speaker wires from your factory sub location down to the high level inputs and connect all to your new amp.



This is an example of what mid install looked like for me, you can see how complex my system was so it's difficult to know where to start to help you out.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/DSC02517.jpg

carlson_mn
02-24-13, 11:26 AM
If you don't have an amp with high level inputs (that just means they can accept speaker wire signals and they steal the signal from them), or want to be able to run an RCA line up to a level controller, you can purchase a line output converter (LOC). That converts high level inputs to an RCA output. I then run the RCA signal to a controller next to my seat, and then back again to the amp for my sub. This way I have full control over the subs volume; each genre of music I have different tastes for how much bass I like.

LOC: http://www.amazon.com/PAC-SNI35-Adjustable-2-Channel-Converter/dp/B001EAWS3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1361719314&sr=1-1&keywords=line+output+converter

Remote level control: http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-RLC-Remote-Level-Control/dp/B002EEP3WA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_4

Beyond that it's all very basic, running a power wire and just a matter of finding the switched 12V source under the backseat to turn the amp on and off with the key. I think it's called the CCM fuse, or something like that.

Oh and you'll need some brackets to attach your sub box to the floor so it doesn't go flying around while driving.

V for victory
02-25-13, 12:34 AM
I am going to install a Infinity Bass Link in my trunk over the next two days. I had it in my Tahoe that I traded in last week. The Bass link has high level (speaker) wire inputs and auto sensing turn on. It also has a volume control to adjust the bass. I plan on using the rear speaker wires coming off the Bose sub in the trunk and running the power to the battery. should take an hour or two. BOOM!

V for victory
02-26-13, 12:49 AM
104418

Installed!

AngryHog
02-27-13, 10:07 AM
Go big or go home! :)

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-AngryHog™

Skidmarcx
02-27-13, 05:13 PM
go BIGGER or go home :)


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/005-2.jpg

carlson_mn
02-27-13, 05:23 PM
Nice... ^ Are those vents going up through the rear deck? Too bad that's a heavy setup I bet.

Skidmarcx
02-27-13, 08:37 PM
Yea it's a ported enclosure... Venting through the rear deck... And yes it's heavy lol... But the entire setup is now in my 4runner... Surprisingly the box fit like a glove in between the tire tubs and contoured the back seats perfectly

carlson_mn
02-27-13, 09:09 PM
That setup reminds me of a couple I had back in the day. Damn I bet that pounds in an SUV. Nothing beats a big boxy SUV for bass production.

AngryHog
02-27-13, 09:59 PM
Mine is a 4th order bandpass with the square port firing through the grill that used to house the stock sub. Sounds great and has brought me dozens of trophies. Plus, with an obnoxious exhaust and supercharger, the car is a hit at every competition I go to. I like having a somewhat rare car that most car enthusiasts appreciate. I'll probably be buried in the thing. :-)

Skidmarcx
02-27-13, 10:51 PM
Lol nice I bet it sounds good... I too like having a unique car...

odla
02-28-13, 12:59 AM
What did you use for the High Output Alternator? How much?

Thanks



Oooh me next, me next!

First to answer your question, all you need is an amp with high level inputs, tap off the factory amp in the trunk, run your amp power & ground wires and you're good. If you have any further questions feel free to PM me, I have all the wiring diagrams, factory service manual, etc. etc.


Did this myself, 4 Alpine amps total (two hidden behind the suede wall), JL W7 12", 2nd battery in trunk and High Output Alternator among many other audio/video goodies inside the car.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/276632d8.jpg

etcts-v
03-01-13, 05:22 PM
What did you use for the High Output Alternator? How much?

Thanks

Here is the one I used, $398 220 amp (stock is around 150 if I remember correctly) http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/hioualcacts.html

here is their application guide, they have them for all CTS versions through 2011: http://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/cts.html

jamesdem1123
03-02-13, 05:33 PM
104418

Installed!

Is this an Inifity Basslink? I have one in my ranger, I was thinking about moving it to the V. How much of an improvement did you get?

D3l7a3ch0
03-15-13, 02:22 AM
I used the XM input/headphone jack mod, and an iPhone connector-to-A/V to the amp. the XM aux input mod works as normal, but with the amp on a toggle switch.

meaning: when the amp is switched on, it is always 100%, so unless the rest of the system is turned up to match the bass, the bass is left booming on its own.

however. I never turn down the bass.

you'll need: XM stereo mod
iPhone to A/V cable
2x A/V 1:2 splitters
A/V to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
toggle switch
power cable to the Amp thru the firewall under the cabin air filter.

yes as some people are aware, I have thrown my sub boxes on the floorboards of the back seats. that bit of ghetto fab is optional, I'm just lazy practical

uber technical wiring diagram (http://i.imgur.com/D2UkPXO.jpg)

I bought a sony amp and 2 kicker 8" subs from Fry's, some MDF (or whatever the wood is called) from Lowe's, and the connectors from Radio Shack. had it all done in a day, boxes and all.

//subs might be tens, i forget. (dem are tens!)