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My coworker is going to be putting a sub in the back of his Q50a. Has anyone ever hooked up a sub using the factory wiring for the RCA input to the amp? There is a spot where the factory sub goes, but since it is a base model it doesn't have one. The wiring there looks like it would plug directly into the factory sub. Does anyone know if the sound signal comes from those wires?
 

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It seems unlikely that there would be a signal coming from those wires. Just connect a speaker to them to test this though. Your best route may be to hook a line level converter up to the rear speaker wires and pull a signal for the amp from there. You can also do the same if the amp has speaker level inputs.
 

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It seems unlikely that there would be a signal coming from those wires. Just connect a speaker to them to test this though. Your best route may be to hook a line level converter up to the rear speaker wires and pull a signal for the amp from there. You can also do the same if the amp has speaker level inputs.
Ya that is what we were thinking actually, we were just curious if someone figured it out using those wires. Thanks for the response!
 

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A proper subwoofer setup should include an app showing where it's drawing power: engine or hybrid batteries. It should include how many total lifetime notes were played by each means.
 

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Your coworker bought a Q50a? WTF? Did you tell him this was a big mistake before letting him do it? What's his next mod? Add Navi to the upper screen?

If people can learn anything from this forum, it is that people with strippy, strippy cars don't have near the level of satisfaction as those who pay a little extra to at least get the better stereo system and hopefully built-in Navi.
 
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Your coworker bought a Q50a? WTF? Did you tell him this was a big mistake before letting him do it? What's his next mod? Add Navi to the upper screen?

If people can learn anything from this forum, it is that people with strippy, strippy cars don't have near the level of satisfaction as those who pay a little extra to at least get the better stereo system and hopefully built-in Navi.
Oh trust me lol I tried to convince him not to but he didn't want to pay extra... No heated seats, bose, or navigation...fail. But anyways, do you guys think it would just be easier to run a line out converter from the front or tap one into a speaker wire?
 

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Oh trust me lol I tried to convince him not to but he didn't want to pay extra... No heated seats, bose, or navigation...fail. But anyways, do you guys think it would just be easier to run a line out converter from the front or tap one into a speaker wire?
does Q50a has amp, if yes the it should be easy?
 

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Your coworker bought a Q50a? WTF? Did you tell him this was a big mistake before letting him do it? What's his next mod? Add Navi to the upper screen?

If people can learn anything from this forum, it is that people with strippy, strippy cars don't have near the level of satisfaction as those who pay a little extra to at least get the better stereo system and hopefully built-in Navi.
A little extra? My lease payment jumped almost $100 per month when I priced out a premium model over my base. Unless you're purchasing, $100 per month is not a "little extra".
 

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If you have Active Noise Cancellation do not tap from the rear speakers
 

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If you have Active Noise Cancellation do not tap from the rear speakers
Were you referring to the door speakers? All of the door speakers are bad to tap off of since they are used for noise cancellation.
 
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also interested in this...while I would have loved to have picked up a model with more features, my budget just didn't allow anything else at this point. The stock stereo is somewhat anemic however, so I think adding a small sub maybe filtered at 100hz would at least help with the lack of depth with the system

has anyone accomplished this yet?
 

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Ok, thanks for the responses, the noise cancellation was one of the reasons we didn't go head first into this. I guess we will just have to use a line out converter from the front and run it like any other sub on a stock head unit.
 

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Do base models come with active noise cancellation? I didn't thimk they did.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

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A recently discovered undocumented feature is the 20" subwoofer. Unfortunately, it is completely hidden from being heard by the Active Noise Cancellation. It is also hidden from view by the Sub Cloaking App (curiously, it is one of the few free and functioning apps). Look in the app garage and you will find this app.

PS. It has come to my attention that some of you can not find the SCA in the app garage. An undocumented feature of this app is that it cloaks itself. It's there somewhere. Just keep pressing until you find it.
 
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I had a 10 inch Bazooka base tube installed in the trunk back in October2013 at Best Buy. The sub came with a "FAST Universal adapter" and Ibelieve they tapped into the existing speaker wire in the rear passenger door todraw power. It sounds pretty good and adds some decent lows to the system. Myonly complaint is that the bazooka can be a little "boomy" attimes...I have a sub volume control that I can install if I want to control theamount of base, but just haven't gotten around to it.

As you can see from the picture the sub is held in place by the straps. I boltedthe base for the straps into the trunk liner and it holds it in there well againstthe back seat. It can also be easily removed if you need access to the wholetrunk or the pass through.

All in all I’m pretty satisfied. If I recall I paid $160 for the sub (onsale) and $100 for the install.
 

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Oh trust me lol I tried to convince him not to but he didn't want to pay extra... No heated seats, bose, or navigation...fail. But anyways, do you guys think it would just be easier to run a line out converter from the front or tap one into a speaker wire?
Some may argue that the failure may be to pay, as reported, an extra $100/mo.

Many, like me in San Diego, don't need heated seats.

Bose sucks for the price and you could do much better for the money with an aftermarket set-up.

Navi is irrelevant with all the great phone apps.

However, not staring at the big ugly clock where the navi would go, may be priceless.
 
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