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    Default Need help with wiring stereo and amp

    When it comes to these type of things i'm a self confessed moron. Hence why i'm calling on your help.

    I'm trying to wire the amp (JBL GTO 4000 series) to stereo ( SONY CDX-GT50UI)

    On the amp there are 2 sets of input/output. 1 saying front, the other saying rear, surely I dont need an input/output for front and rear speakers??

    Once i've got that sorted,I only have to wire speakers from amp not to the stereo aswell, is that right?? Like i said i'm a moron at this sort of thing.

    I've posted up pics of amp and the back of the stereo so you'll (maybe) understand what i'm on about.

    N.B this is for my 1972 Beetle not my siggy

    As you can see i've got an input and output plugged into amp on the rear side, what 2 holes out of the 4 on the back of the stereo do the other end plug into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    When it comes to these type of things i'm a self confessed moron. Hence why i'm calling on your help.

    I'm trying to wire the amp (JBL GTO 4000 series) to stereo ( SONY CDX-GT50UI)

    On the amp there are 2 sets of input/output. 1 saying front, the other saying rear, surely I dont need an input/output for front and rear speakers??

    Only if you are putting in front and rear speakers mate. You can get away with wiring up the fronts to the headunit.

    Once i've got that sorted,I only have to wire speakers from amp not to the stereo aswell, is that right?? Like i said i'm a moron at this sort of thing.

    Yes that's correct, speakers wired to amp only.

    I've posted up pics of amp and the back of the stereo so you'll (maybe) understand what i'm on about.

    N.B this is for my 1972 Beetle not my siggy

    As you can see i've got an input and output plugged into amp on the rear side, what 2 holes out of the 4 on the back of the stereo do the other end plug into?
    The ones on your headunit get plugged into these on the amp via a RCA cable to the channel in .It looks like you can also have the option of wiring up a sub too. as long as it a 2,4,6 channel amp.

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    So the 2 that are plugged into the amp on the pic, which holes will they plug into the headunit. Am i right that if i want the front speakers thru amp i will need another lead to plug into am?

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    plug into audio out on the head unit mate.........the other 2 on the stereo are for a cd changer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    So the 2 that are plugged into the amp on the pic, which holes will they plug into the headunit. Am i right that if i want the front speakers thru amp i will need another lead to plug into am?
    Yip for fronts you'll need another rca cable from headunit to amp. And the the ones from the amp go into the white/red connections in the headunit.

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    ok thanks

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    you`ve only got one lot of outputs on the back of that head unit. bus in sockets won`t work as outputs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRimonkey View Post
    you`ve only got one lot of outputs on the back of that head unit. bus in sockets won`t work as outputs
    He could buy a RCA Y splitter to make it into double channels, as I did this in my Primera Sport a few year ago.

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    yeah just sayin the 2 rca sockets to the left on the back of the sony are for cd changer sound cables and the round black plug bottom right of the pic is the controller for cd changer......i had same(ish) stereo a few yrs back

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRimonkey View Post
    yeah just sayin the 2 rca sockets to the left on the back of the sony are for cd changer sound cables and the round black plug bottom right of the pic is the controller for cd changer......i had same(ish) stereo a few yrs back
    Yip me too buddy. Got rid and got a bettter one coz i wanted all the speakers booming.

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