DS18’s AMPKIT’s are a collection of essential components and accessories used to install and connect an amplifier to a car audio system. AMPKIT’s typically include a power wire, ground wire, remote wire, RCA cables, fuse holder with fusing, connectors, and zip ties for cable management.
AMPKIT’s are some of our most invaluable products. An AMPKIT provides all the necessary components and accessories to properly install and connect an amplifier to a car audio system. This saves time and effort, as you don't have to source each component and accessory separately. DS18 ensures that the components and accessories included in the kit will be durable and reliable, providing optimal performance and longevity.
AMPKIT’s are easy to use and install, even for individuals with limited experience in car audio installation. Our kits come with clear and detailed instructions, which outline the steps for installing and connecting the components and accessories. Here is a step-by-step guide for installation using one of DS18’s AMPKIT’s:
Choose a suitable location for the amplifier. The amplifier should be mounted in a location that is easily accessible and has sufficient ventilation to prevent overheating.
Install the power wire. The power wire is typically the largest and most heavily insulated wire in the kit, and it is used to connect the amplifier to the vehicle's battery. The power wire should be routed through the vehicle's firewall and connected to the positive terminal of the battery, using the appropriate connectors and fusing provided in the kit.
Install the ground wire. The ground wire is used to connect the amplifier to the vehicle's chassis, and it helps to reduce electrical noise and improve the overall performance of the amplifier and car audio system. The ground wire should be routed to a suitable grounding point on the vehicle's chassis, such as a metal bracket or bolt, and connected using the appropriate connectors provided in the kit.
Install the remote wire. The remote wire is used to connect the amplifier to the car stereo or head unit, and it is responsible for turning the amplifier on and off in response to the audio signal. The remote wire should be routed to the car stereo or head unit, and connected to the appropriate output or control wire, using the appropriate connectors provided in the kit.
Install the RCA cables. The RCA cables are used to connect the amplifier to the car stereo or head unit, and they carry the audio signal from the head unit to the amplifier. The RCA cables should be routed to the amplifier and connected to the appropriate input or output jacks on the amplifier and head unit, using the appropriate connectors provided in the kit.
Install the fuse holder and fusing. The fuse holder and fusing are used to protect the amplifier and car audio system from damage due to electrical overloads or short circuits. The fuse holder should be installed in the power wire, as close to the battery as possible, and the appropriate size and type of fuse should be installed in the fuse holder, as specified in the instructions provided with the kit.
Install the connectors and zip ties. The connectors and zip ties are used to securely connect and fasten the various wires and cables in the amplifier installation kit, ensuring that they are properly routed and organized. The connectors should be used to connect the wires and cables to the appropriate components, such as the amplifier, battery, and head unit, and the zip ties should be used to fasten the wires and cables to the vehicle's body or frame, ensuring that they are kept neat and tidy.
In addition to these basic steps, the amplifier installation kit may also include additional components and accessories, such as capacitors, resistors, and distribution blocks, which can be used to further optimize the performance and sound quality of the car audio system.
When choosing AMPKIT, it's important to consider the quality of the components and accessories included in the kit. In particular, the wiring used in the kit should be of high quality, as the wiring is responsible for carrying the electrical current from the battery to the amplifier, and poor quality wiring can result in electrical resistance and power loss. There are two main types of wiring used in amplifier installation kits: CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) wiring and OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) wiring. CCA wiring is cheaper and more commonly used, but it is not as conductive as OFC wiring, and it can result in power loss and electrical resistance. OFC wiring, on the other hand, is more conductive and provides better performance, but it is more expensive. Therefore, it is recommended to choose an amplifier installation kit that uses OFC wiring, as this will ensure optimal performance and sound quality.