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Old 11-29-2003, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I hook up a bass tube to stock radio?

I've just acquired a Bazooka tube very cheaply (well free actually courtesy of Dano from 3SI), and was wondering how to go about hooking it up on my 91 Stealth. The factory stock stereo is the AM/FM/CD/Cassette player, in seperate components. There are no RCA Preamp outs on the back of the radio, however I haven't checked if the stock amp has any.

Any suggestions? I'm not going to buy additional components, unless it's just misc stuff such as cables, jacks, etc.

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Default Re: Can I hook up a bass tube to stock radio?

Is it the amplified or unamplified one?
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the tube has it's own amp, I believe
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the tube has it's own amp, I believe
I installed the Infinity Basslink in my wife's car last summer using the speaker level inputs. I'm assuming the Bazooka would have a similar setup. For non-fading bass it was an 8-wire deal involving splicing into the left/front/rear and right/front/rear speaker wires at the back of the head unit.

Ran a power line from the battery and grounded the unit to the chassis in the rear hatch.

RCA's make it a whole lote easier, but yes you can hook up a tube to the stock h/u.

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I've just acquired a Bazooka tube very cheaply (well free actually courtesy of Dano from 3SI), and was wondering how to go about hooking it up on my 91 Stealth. The factory stock stereo is the AM/FM/CD/Cassette player, in seperate components. There are no RCA Preamp outs on the back of the radio, however I haven't checked if the stock amp has any.

Any suggestions? I'm not going to buy additional components, unless it's just misc stuff such as cables, jacks, etc.

Thanks in advance!
You can do it. You will need a line output converter. You will need to splice into one of the rear speakers and connect the loc to it and then run the rca from it to the amp. For the remote on power for the amp you can splice into the cigarette lighter and run a 14 or 16 gauge wire to the amp. You will need to run the power wire from the battery and ground it to the chassis. If you need any more help let me know. I just hooked up my brothers Honda Accord Coupe and my friends Cadillac Seville, both with stock HU.
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Default Re: Can I hook up a bass tube to stock radio?

The bazooka can use either the rca inputs or speaker level inputs to hook it up. You can tap into one of the rear speaker leads to hook it up with, or just run new wires from the harness. Since it is amplified it won't be drawing much power from the others.
Bazooka recommends that you use the speaker level inputs over the rca jacks.
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The bazooka can use either the rca inputs or speaker level inputs to hook it up. You can tap into one of the rear speaker leads to hook it up with, or just run new wires from the harness. Since it is amplified it won't be drawing much power from the others.
Bazooka recommends that you use the speaker level inputs over the rca jacks.
Question. By tapping in to the rear speaker leads only, will the bass fade as the front/rear balance is adjusted? Not sure if that would be an issue for you, 2Mitsus.

I suppose if you're a "set and forget" person like me, you would set up your preferred fader setting, tweak the bass up (or down) using the gain/boost control on the tube and roll on.

I assume the installation I used in my wife's car (tapping into both front AND rear speaker wires at the head unit) produced "non-fading bass.

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www.sasbazooka.com

I found the wiring instructions on their site. Yes, I don't need the rca plugs, I can just tap into the speaker wires.
I would assume that by tapping into the rear wires only, that I would be able to turn the tube "on and off" by using the fader, but I'm not sure it would "fade" the bass; since according to the instructions the tube will come on when it senses a signal. I have just about everything wired and ready to go, except for the fact I'm still waiting on my battery relocation kit,so I haven't been able to test everything out yet.

I'll let you guys know how it goes, thanks for the help!
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Default Re: Can I hook up a bass tube to stock radio?

If you just tap into one of the rear outputs, you should be able to fade it (quieter faded to front, louder faded to the back). This is really helpful with stock speakers sometimes, because they can't play loud enough to be heard over the bass. At least, thats a problem for me. lol. Maybe I'll get some door/rear speakers some time.
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Default Re: Can I hook up a bass tube to stock radio?

I've got one! It fits perfectly in the little spot behind the back seats.

I've got the 30watt 8-inch tube, hooked up to the rear speakers. It adds a nice little punch to the techno/trance I normally listen to.
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