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Unread 01-31-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Powering another amp off of infinity amp?

Is this possible? Will it effect the power of the extra amp at all? I don't see why it would but i'm just looking for someone who has maybe done this..

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Unread 01-31-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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i dont think the infinity amp has the correct gauge wiring to handle another amp... i wouldnt do it.. just run the extra wiring to do it the right way. its like using a strand of christmas lights as an extension cord for your microwave... it just doesnt work.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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i dont think the infinity amp has the correct gauge wiring to handle another amp... i wouldnt do it.. just run the extra wiring to do it the right way. its like using a strand of christmas lights as an extension cord for your microwave... it just doesnt work.
Great example!!
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i dont think the infinity amp has the correct gauge wiring to handle another amp... i wouldnt do it.. just run the extra wiring to do it the right way. its like using a strand of christmas lights as an extension cord for your microwave... it just doesnt work.
x2 on that and yes a great example
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All i'm really trying to do is hook up a bass tube with a built in amp and I know it doesn't draw to much power. So I was trying to figure a way around running any wires off the battery.
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i would still do extra wiring...you can blow the Infinity Amp easily...ask me how i know...???cuz i did it!
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All i'm really trying to do is hook up a bass tube with a built in amp and I know it doesn't draw to much power. So I was trying to figure a way around running any wires off the battery.
it wont work... it will just break stuff and be more expensive and more of a hassle than if you did it right the first time. it takes all of 30 minutes or less to run the wires to the battery.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 07:30 PM   #8
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it wont work... it will just break stuff and be more expensive and more of a hassle than if you did it right the first time. it takes all of 30 minutes or less to run the wires to the battery.
Point taken Is there a spot with the infinity amp where I can share the ground?
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run the ground to a bolt that goes through the chassis. seat belt or seat bolts are good choices.
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why do you want to hook the bass tube up to that infinity amp so bad? there are cargo tie downs, seat bolts, seatbelt bolts, etc to use for a ground that would be easier to ground then the infinity amp.. Just pretend that the infinity amp doesn't exist... until you go to hook up your line level inputs.

i would recommend a 10 gauge amp power wire minimum (this will give that bass tube all the juice it needs, plus a lil something extra for room to upgrade in the future) and go with a 10 gauge ground wire about 3-4 feet long...

you can get really cheap amp kits on ebay that have everything you need, minus rca cables...

just look around and get something cheap, otherwise go to the audio store and buy some power cable by the foot and rock and roll it up!
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yup back when i wanted to install a bass tube i tried hooking into the infinity amp for shared wiring and it blew like all hell..i had no sound at all....i had to search all over for a new amp and got one for 500 bucks from the dealer in 98 for my 95 Orvis...now of course i have 3 of these Infinity Amps...2 spare -- got em for like 20 bucks a piece! Oh if i could turn back time.....lol
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I have a thick *** wiring kit with the inline fuse and the rca's are already run from my headunit. I was just trying to be lazy and see if there were any short cuts. But I may as well just do it right the first time.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 08:42 PM   #13
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But I may as well just do it right the first time.
smartest thing said throughout this post....

Just remember to not run your amp wire thru the doorjamb! unless you want to see how to weld with a 12v wire and melt your battery

I learned that lesson the hard way a LONG time ago.. luckily i wasnt the person who did it.. watched a friend do it.. lol
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smartest thing said throughout this post....

Just remember to not run your amp wire thru the doorjamb! unless you want to see how to weld with a 12v wire and melt your battery

I learned that lesson the hard way a LONG time ago.. luckily i wasnt the person who did it.. watched a friend do it.. lol
what do you mean by door jamb??? because i run all my wires under the bottom plastic pieces in the door jamb and i know a lot of other people do too.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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i mean, don't run your power wires from under the hood, between the fender and windsheild thru the door jamb and into the car, run it thru the firewall with either using a rubber boot or using a unibit and extension to make a new hole somewhere to run it into the car...

you can run the power wire under the plastic pieces all day next the seats and stuff...
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