I would recommend amping your speakers, even if they are stockers. What you'll need is either some RCA pre-outs in the back of your HU (Front and rear/sub at the least) or a line out converter that will take the signal from your RCA-less HU and feed it to the line-out input on the amp (this is assuming your amp has a line-out input). Then you'll need to run speaker wire from the amp to the speakers.umeshr85 said:should i ue an amp to power the front and rear speakers? OR JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE
I ALREADY HAVE AN AMP POWERING ONE 12 INCH SUB IN THE TRUNK. AND I HAVE AN EXTRA 4 CHANNEL AMP LYING AROUND. SHOULD I USE IT TO POWER MY FRONT AND REAR SPEAKERS?
I WONDER HOW DIFFERENT THEY WOULD SOUND.
IF I WANTED TO REPLACE THE WIRES FOR MY FRONT AND REAR SPEAKERS, WOULD I CUT AND DISCONNECT THEM AT THE HEAD UNIT AREA? AND THEM RUN WIRES FROM THE SPEAKERS TO THE AMP?
I ALREADY KNOW I WOULD NEED A POWER BLOCK DISTRIBUTOR. ONE THAT HAS A 4 GAUGE INPUT AND TWO 8 GAUGE OUTPUTS, SINCE MY AMPS USE 8 GAUGE. AND EVEN THOUGH I DONT HAVE A CAPACITOR I MY LIGHTS DONT DIM WHEN THE 12 INCH SUB POUNDS THE BASS.
Don't get a capacitor unless you're running a monsterous system and have already done the Big 3.
A distribution block would come in handy as well as you'll be running power wire to two amps.
Powering speakers with an external amp will usually render better sound if only for the sheer fact that you can reach louder volumes with less strain on the stereo. An average HU puts out about 20 watts per channel. If you happen to have a 50 watt x 4 channel amp, you're more than doubling your power to those speakers, which will be more than noticable.