DIY Hookups

Need help choosing a car audio configuration that fits your budget and do-it-yourself abilities? We’ve put together a few basic configurations that you can install in your vehicle whether you have an afternoon, a full day, or a weekend to spare. These examples should give you a basic understanding of the pieces you’ll need to take your vehicle’s sound to the next level.

What you’ll need:


Make your build as efficient as possible with a little preparation. Aside from the subwoofers, amps, wiring kits, and speakers listed in the packages below, you’ll need the following:

  • Space to work
  • Socket wrench or nut driver set
  • Allen wrench set
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters
  • Vehicle disassembly plastic pry-bar set
  • Container to hold loose parts removed from your vehicle
  • Flashlight
  • Sand paper (for ground connection prep)
Basic tools for any car audio installation are available at your local hardware or home improvement store.

One Afternoon | Add a Sub

To add a subwoofer, you’ll need the right enclosure. We’ve got you covered with cut sheets for sealed and ported subwoofer enclosures. You’ll also want to check out our wiring guide and diagrams.

PRICE

PRODUCT

Total

$220.00*

S1-850 Mono-block Amplifier

$99.00

HDS2.1-D2 10" 600W Subwoofer

$89.00

4-Gauge Amp Kit

$32.00


All Day | Door Swap + Subwoofer

Swapping your stock coaxial speakers and adding a sub will take your car audio experience to the next level all in a day’s work. Again, the subwoofer requires an enclosure with proper air flow and tuning to get the best sound out of your new subwoofer.

PRODUCT

PRICE

Total

$279.99*

QSX-652 Coaxial Speaker Pair

$59.99

S1-850 Monoblock Amplifier

$99.00

HDS2.1-D2 10” 600W Subwoofer

$89.00

4-Gauge Amp Kit

$32.00


Full Weekend | Component set (front) + Coaxial (rear) + subwoofer pair

If you want to upgrade your entire setup including front components speakers, rear coaxial speakers, as well as adding a pair of subs, pencil this project in for an upcoming weekend. With this, and the previous setups, you’ll want to review how to dial in your amp settings.

DIY Hookup - Weekender - Upgrade to front components, rear coaxials, and 2 subwoofers.
PRODUCT

PRICE

Total

$823.98*

MIDS/HIGHS
S4-100 4-channel Amplifier

$129.00

QS-6.5 300 Watt Component Set

$99.99

QSX-692 6” by 9” Coaxial Speaker Set

$69.99

4-Gauge Amp Kit

$32.00

SUBWOOFER
S1-1250 Monoblock Amplifier

$149.00

Two HDS3.1-D4 12” Subwoofer

$292.00

0-Gauge Amp Kit

$52.00


*Pricing for each package does not include the material needed to build your subwoofer enclosure. This cost will vary from build to build based on the materials you choose for your custom DIY enclosure.

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