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Old 02-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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Re-Q5 in OEM setup, cheapest and best?

I just picked up a Re-Q5 for 25$ on ebay, thought it was too good a deal to pass up so i bought it.

i drive a 2000 Boneville, and as some of you may know, the radios and setup is a real pain considering the radio is part of the cars computer and you need 100$ dongles and lines to retain car function. ill only have it for a few more moths then the cars gone.

before i had a P.A.C brand LOC on the rear speakers, the bass was... less than any good. so in ditching that, i want to make the best SQ system i can (im no audiophile, whatevers this things best is ill probably be happy) , wire in this re-q and install my sub again, problem im having is i understand how to wire up the system, and how i would set it so that i only hear mids/highs from my speakers and tweets and only bass from my bass. the wires of the re-q just "tap" into the wires, so how does this take the bass from them and direct it to my sub? and the re-q5 comes with an AUX input, with just tapping into wires, how does my head unit play it? my next car will be much nicer, but i cant justify spending lots on this car, it was hard enough spending 25$ on a re-q

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:33 PM
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If you want the AUX to work you have to go will full amplifiers - nothing off of the deck.

Tapping into the factory speaker wires will source signal from them but leave the speakers with full range sound. Again, to utilize the product to its full advantage you should amp all speakers.
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so it would be a good idea to source out a small 4ch amp for the speakers? and tune like that? if anyone has a cheap 4ch PM me!

ok, so i found a local guy that has am Alpine Mrp-f550 4 channel amp for 35$, it puts out 90w on 4ohm wich is what i think its running at with stock speakers, right?

is this a good deal, and to clarify, it would go,

stock head unit, to req, req RCA outs to amps? and i leave the stock HU at flat trims and tune on the amps to only make the speakers do high/mids and the sub only lows? but by doing this, the req no longer taps into the wires, but the wires from the HU are a straight feed the the req, and the amps are directly controlled to the speakers?

and can you please explain a bit more how the AUX works? if the HU still controls evrything how does the AUX get looped into the system by the re-q which is after the HU?

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Here is the install sheet: http://www.reqsound.com/manual/re-Q5_Install_sheet.pdf

In reading it I see now that the volume **** appears to be only for the aux input. I thought for sure it did double duty as sub level control but it doesn't look like it... hm.
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