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Old 04-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #11
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Re: Stereo sound system ???

I really don't think you'll have any interference problems. The biggest thing is to keep power wires away from sensor wiring on fuel injected vehicles because the magnetic induction will give your PCM some crazy readings. You don't have to worry about that. If possible try and run the RCA and power wire apart somewhat as it is possible to get a little noise from that, but it's been my experience that almost all noises in stereos are caused by the ground side of things. The only thing you can do is try. If you get noise that sounds like you're playing Excitebike we'll go from there.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #12
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If you get noise that sounds like you're playing Excitebike we'll go from there.I loved that game!
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #13
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Re: Stereo sound system ???

If the ground is bad on the 2-way radio antenna, or the antenna is very badly tuned to the frequency band (wrong length whip or wrong coil, if needed), some of the energy during transmitting may come back down the outside of the antenna cable and cause a hum in the speakers and possibly absence of music. The hum could occur any time the amp is powered, even if the music source is off.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:08 AM   #14
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Re: Stereo sound system ???

I have installed a couple of stereo systems in boats which take alot of abuse. As Experience has pointed out, it is very easy. If you can swing it, buy a new head unit, three preouts is the way to go. A problem I had on the boat with only two preouts is I had to choose on the amp which channel it was getting the bass signal from(front or rear). I had to have the fader option to switch between the tower speakers and interior boat speakers. I would lose alot of my bass upon going from front to rear(Experience, if there is a way around this, please advise) . At any rate the speakers I have used in all my applications(two boats, hunting vehicle, and will use in bus are Infiniti 6022i. These speakers have gotten wet. They have had constant exposure to the elements and still sound better than average. The plus is they cost about $56/pair on Ebay.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #15
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surfing on the web i found this site, has some good drawings on how to wire a stereo system with dual batteries, isolater or solenoid. Applicable to bus wiring too for back up batteries. Check it out
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I have a massive sound system in my bus, way to complicated than you would want
I'm super interested actually lol... I'm mapping out the sound system for the driving area to have optimal sound while driving and I'm planning a seperate system for the entertainment center I'm planning for the living area.

Trying to figure out how to optimize the audio.

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