Excellent Write Up! After reading this awesome DIYS, Im pretty sure I could have done without spending a couple hundred on a "Professional" Install...
Anyhow, whats done is done, but I was hoping to get some advice on how to Add this Clarion Equilizer(see link below) to my current set up in my 2008 G35 Sedan w/ Premium Bose & Tech Package:
I had a professional Install the wiring kit, and the harness/part that goes behind the Factory head unit( which I DEF want to keep for bluetooth, GPS...etc) I believe he has the wires running down my drivers side and terminating at the stock Bose Amp, and from there to the Amp/Sub combo I provided at the time, which is a JBL GTX 500 Mono amp pushing an Audio Bahn DVC 10.
I just recently switched out the 1 10 for a 2 sub set up when I found a pair of Rockford Fosgate Punch Z P2 10's in a sealed box for 50 bucks at a pawn shop.
So... Everything seems to be working OK right now, but I guess I have 2 Main Questions:
Question 1: I am wondering if I even hooked the new speakers up correctly. There were 2 red/black outputs on my new box (1 for each speaker) as opposed to the one from the one sub I had installed, so I just added some speaker wire and basically created 2 positive & 2 Negatives coming from the box,then hooked it back up to the positive/negative inputs currently coming from my mono Amp with a wire nut. Did I do this correctly? Im 99% sure the new Fosgate subs are 4ohm, and I know there is a way to bring them down to 2 ohms which I think may provide more power and be better for my amp?
I eventually plan on replacing at the very least the main front and rear speakers factory Bose speakers, but I am not able to do that right this second, and my installer basically told me it would be a waste of time/I would be a moron to install the Clarion equalizer I mentioned above. But seeing how I already own it, I wouldn't mind at least having the bass and sub control *****, as well as the additional input provided. Is there a way to go ahead and install that (preferably somewhere in the cabin, not the trunk) with the setup I have now? If not, What additional components would I need to put that in?
I know this is a super long and involved question from a Newbie, so thank you so much for ANY advice or tips, they would be SO greatly appreciated!!! Wish me luck!!!