Hey, all. I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to wire two amps when my CD player only has one RCA output.
I was planning on replacing my rear amps that are not there with the originals, then adding a sub, but it has turned into a huge search for the amps, with no luck. So, next week I am replacing the lower door and rear speakers with new onesa, and then adding a sub. But I cannot do this without knowing how to plug in another amp. Are there extension cables that can turn one RCA jack into two? Any help would be appreciated.
What I would do is run a Y-spiltter from the back of the CD player which would make it seem like there are two preamp outputs. After that you would run RCA cables back to your amps, one amp with the crossover set at high pass for the door speakers, and one amp set at low pass for the sub.
Here's what they look like except you would need a male connector on the right, and two females on the left... Circuit City, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and any other large store with a car stereo section should have them. Good luck man.
Also what you might want to look into is this....some of the newer amps out there have an additional set of outputs on the amp it self, usually right next to the imputs. Although if your trying to put a 4 channel amp on there than you can use the Y adapter but the only draw back to that is that if you ever decide to fade or balance than you wont be able to because you will only have the one preout, but if you dont care about that than go for it.