If you don't want to run your remote wire all the way up to the HU, you can tap it into one of the HVAC fuses in the rear block so it will turn on/off with the key instead of the radio. (kinda sucks if you listen to your radio through RAP though
That's exactly what I ended up doing. I actually ended up doing things a bit... different... than normal. All of my music is on my iPad, which is mounted to my dash with a ProClips mount. What I had been doing is using a tape adapter to play my iPad's music through the stereo system since I have the Bose system with the tape deck. That was the easiest way for me to get it to work, and required little effort on my part. Well, I have had these subs and this amp for a long time, and I am taking a road trip back up to NE Ohio (where I am from originally), and I wanted to make sure that I had my system set up for my 21 hour journey. Once I got the amp's power, ground and remote sorted out, I realized that I would need all of these crazy adapters in order to get the sound from the iPad to the stereo to the sub amp. That wasn't going to work for me at the moment, because I wanted to get everything hooked up NOW and not have to wait for stuff to come in the mail. So what I did, was I took a 3.5mm stereo to stereo splitter (y-cable) that was male on one end and dual female on the other end. The male end goes into the iPad's headphone jack, and the tape adapter gets plugged into one of the female ends. Then, a long cable that is 3.5mm male headphone jack on one end and L & R RCA's on the other end gets plugged into the other female 3.5mm opening on the splitter. The L & R RCA's get plugged into the sub amp. The only problem with that setup is that I have to control the volume of the subs through the iPad, and the volume of the speakers through the volume knob. Ideally I would be using an adapter that gives me Line Out from the iPad, but then I would have no subwoofer volume control whatsoever. It's not the ideal setup, but I am not trying to win any competitions or anything like that. As of right now, I have an iPad mounted to my dash that holds most of my music (it's a 64 GB model, but I've got over 100 gigs of music on my external hard drive), works through my car's stereo (now complete with subwoofers), and can play Pandora, XM/Sirius and iRadioNow apps (with 3G) as well as YouTube and GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions.
:wootwoot: I am probably getting close to that 500w threshold though. I have 2 Dual subs in a light-up bandpass box and a Kenwood KAC-9103D which is 500w RMS @ 4 ohms.
Sub lights on, dome lights on, amp covered up
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Sub lights on, dome lights on, amp uncovered and on
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Close up of amp and subs
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Sub lights on, dome lights off, amp uncovered and on
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