I have the following set up on my classic clubman:
JL Audio 500/1
JL Audio 450/4
JL Audio W3V3 4 (10") x1
JL Audio TR690 (6x9) x2 rear speakers
Kicker 4" comps x2 front speakers
Kinetic HC600 Battery
4 gauge wires for ground and positive
4 gauge distributor
Basically I created an amplifier rack so I can wire the amps and set it up comfortably. The car did not have accesory on ignition so I decided to use a second battery with a battery isolator to make sure the audio system will not drain my main battery which I left it to be used by the car electricals only.
I replaced the alternator with a 1995 Saturn 96amps and used a 4 gauge wire to feed positive. The speakers and RCA wiring are fed on the driver side while power went on passenger side. I used the same ground bolt for both amplifiers, main battery, battery isolator which I believe is preferred so it will have a consistent voltage going to both amps.
The radio head unit is installed under the dash on passenger side. The ground I used for that is a 12 gauge wire bolted inside the engine compartment and the "always on" positive to the starter solenoid. The other positive for accesory/ ignition is a 12 gauge red wire going through passenger bundled with all the power wires of batt isolator.
I am still getting a buzzing noise from the speakers when the engine is running. I know there's a bad ground somewhere and I'm still looking for it. I'm posting pics as I go with this build. image.jpg 69.89K 42 downloads image.jpg 91.38K 28 downloads image.jpg 93.22K 35 downloads
Edited by Clubmaninsandiego, 25 December 2014 - 05:42 PM.