- What is the REM wire?
- What does REM mean on a sub?
- What gauge wire is best for subwoofers?
- Why is my amp not getting power?
- What gauge should my amp remote wire be?
- What is the best fuse for remote wire?
- Can you run remote wire with power wire?
- Is power antenna the same as remote?
- Can you use speaker wire for remote wire?
- What should gain be set at?
- Should I use bass boost on my amp?
What is the REM wire?
WHAT DOES THE REMOTE TURN ON WIRE DO? ... When the ignition of the vehicle is turned off, the remote turn on wire stops transferring voltage and the amplifier turns off. If the remote turn on wire is connected to a wire in the vehicle that has constant voltage, the amplifier will always be on.
What does REM mean on a sub?
Most often the blue wire from the head unit (stereo) is to connect to the REM (remote) line on an amp. It turns the amp on/off with the car.
What gauge wire is best for subwoofers?
Jaeden, For wiring subwoofers, we recommend using wires of 12- to 16-gauge in size. There will be no audible difference between them - just less power loss with larger wire.
Why is my amp not getting power?
If the Amp Doesn't Power On at All
If the remote turn-on wire doesn't have power, your amp won't turn on. ... This wire is thicker than the remote wire, and it should have battery voltage. If it doesn't, check for any inline fuses and verify that the wire isn't loose, corroded, or shorted out somewhere.
What gauge should my amp remote wire be?
AudioControl recommends 18 gauge wire for our car audio products, such as our line converters, EQs, crossovers and DSP processors.
What is the best fuse for remote wire?
Amperage off the remote turn on isn't very high. Doesn't require much to switch amps/etc on. A 3-5 amp fuse should be more then enough.
Can you run remote wire with power wire?
I always do that. In fact, I've ran my main power wire right next to my RCA's and never had noise. It's more of a myth than anything else. I wouldn't worry about where you run any wires.
Is power antenna the same as remote?
Almost every aftermarket head unit has a remote turn on wire. Some manufacturers call it a power antenna wire. But regardless of the label all it does is output a positive 12 volts when the head unit is turned on. It should be noted that some head units have both a remote turn on wire and a power antenna wire.
Can you use speaker wire for remote wire?
Speaker wires can be used as remote wires. It doesn't matter what kind of wire you use for a remote wire. Any copper wire will work when used as a remote wire. Since most speaker wires are made of copper metal, they can be used for remote wiring.
What should gain be set at?
To set the gain you want the maximum range of bandwidth, so you should turn the equalizer settings off or set them to zero. This prevents the filtering of any sound waves. Turn the gain to zero. This usually means turning the dial counter-clockwise as far as it will go.
Should I use bass boost on my amp?
Bass boost can be very effective but it is rarely ever set correctly. The objective of the bass boost, should you want to use it, is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. ... Bottom line; if you're going to turn the bass boost up, make sure to turn the gain down. Bass Boost is not a toy and must be used responsibly.