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Speaker wiring tips

Single Voice Coil Speakers Single voice coil speakers have positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. Each will be connected to the positive (+) and negative (-) outputs of your radio (see diagram below). If you are wiring just two speakers, remember to cap off the unused speaker wires. Dual voice coil speakers Dual voice coil speakers can be wired treating each voice coil as an individual speaker. This type of connection will give you the best sound possible. Using the radio’s left and right front speaker outputs, connect the left positive (+) and negative (-) wires to one side of the dual voice coil speaker and the right positive and negative wires to the other (see diagram...

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Speaker Basics

Speakers come in many different sizes and configurations. We will cover the basic types for this tutorial. There are a few things to consider when choosing speakers. How many speakers do you want or need? More important, what type and size do you need? Many classic vehicles have only one speaker mounting location, usually in the center dash or console. Other vehicles may have multiple speaker locations. Types of speakers Dual voice coil: For vehicles with only one speaker location we recommend a dual voice coil dash replacement speaker. A dual voice coil allows you to connect both stereo channels from your radio to one speaker, providing you with a stereo mix from a single speaker location. These types of speakers are generally used in vintage vehicles that only have one speaker location in the dash, the rear deck or between the rear seats. The ability to connect both stereo channels to one speaker provides a fuller, richer sound than a mono or single voice coil speaker will. Single voice coil: For cars with multiple speaker locations, using stereo pairs of single voice coil speakers will work best. Coaxial: Coaxial speakers in automobiles are two or three-way loudspeakers in which the tweeter (or the tweeter and a mid-range driver) are mounted in front of the woofer, partially obscuring it. These are the most popular speakers for automotive applications. Component...

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Wiring a Radio

Basic wiring (what a radio needs to work correctly): Yellow wire 12 volts Constant Red wire 12 volts Ignition/Accessory Black wire Ground If you do not connect ALL of these wires the radio WILL NOT work. Is the factory radio still in the car? If so, this is a good place to start. Remove the factory radio to access the wiring behind the factory radio. There is usually a plug or harness coming from the rear of your factory radio. Let’s find a constant 12 volt wire. Using your meter (set to 12v DC) or test light find a good clean metal point in the dash to secure the ground side of your meter/test light. With the key in the off position, probe and test the wires. Not all factory radios have a 12 volt constant wire; you may need to go to the fuse box, cigarette lighter or ignition harness. You should find at least one wire carrying 12 volts at all times. Found one? Now turn the ignition on, then off; there should be no change. Also turn the headlights on and then off. If this wire stays at 12 volts then this is the correct wire for Constant (yellow wire). Is the factory radio no longer in the car? You will need to test at the fuse box, cigarette lighter or ignition harness. Some fuse boxes...

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Pairing a Bluetooth Device

When connecting a Bluetooth device for the first time, you must first pair the device with the unit. For most devices, pairing only needs to be done once. To pair your device, follow these steps: 1. Make sure the BT (Bluetooth) function is turned “ON” in the radio sub-menu. A) To access the sub-menu, press and hold the right front knob for three seconds, then release. B) Repeatedly press and release the right front knob to scroll through the available menu options until reaching “BT OFF” or “BT DISCON.” C) Turn right front knob clockwise to change function to “BT CONNEC.” 2. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on the device you are connecting to the unit. 3. Search for a new Bluetooth device from the device (this may take up to 30 seconds). 4. Select “RETROSOUND” from the Bluetooth device list. 5. Some devices may require you to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN). If so prompted, enter “0000” 6. If pairing was successful, “PAIRING OK” will be displayed on the LCD display. The paired device will then connect to the unit...

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