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My 126 has a newer Alpine unit in it which also has blue tooth capabilities. I changed all the speakers over to a set of focal's in the doors, and a set in the back as well as some new tweeters in the dash. I also ran all new 18 gauge wire throughout. For now I am simply using the Alpine units amplifier. However, whomever had my R129 (which is just let my sister take back to Denver) has a similar system but with to 750 watt amplifiers. Needless to say the one with the amplifier is much more crisp and clear. So are there any good ideas for amps, where to put them (don't be smart) where they will not be noticed? Remember I have a pretty stock car that I do go to shows with (on Thursday taking it to Mercedes financial at their request) so it has to be somewhat circumspect. I was thinking of mounting it behind the rear seat or something like that. Any suggestions about product or placement welcome (No I don't listen to rap!) I also know the farther I go from the head unit the more wire I have to run. Two amps are double the wire so........
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if u just have 4 speakers one 4 by whatever would suffice. JL makes nice amps, im sure focal does too. There are so many brands out there. Placement just attaching it to rear back of trunk works. I have 2 on my sel . Or upside down under rear deck is an option
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Have six speakers, with a crossover. Two in the rear, two in the doors and two tweeters in the dash.
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your lucky to have door options my 85 hasnt
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your lucky to have door options my 85 hasnt
I've been wondering if anyone has done something about that, speakers in the 85 are tiny and could use some help.
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Amplifier placement

If the amplifiers you are considering are of normal size, the only real option is to place them somewhere in the trunk.

Fortunately, the cable conduits in our cars are really good and it's easy to thread power, signal and speaker wire without too much trouble.

I've tried a few different placements of amps in my vehicle.

I'm currently running the amps in my spare wheel well.
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Excellant advice. Winter will be the time to take things aprt and research the issue. Since I already have the speakers and they are wired it will be somewhat easier. Too bad the battery is not on the trunk. That would make the monster wires easier.
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Excellant advice. Winter will be the time to take things aprt and research the issue. Since I already have the speakers and they are wired it will be somewhat easier. Too bad the battery is not on the trunk. That would make the monster wires easier.
That would have been nice, but fortunately there is a hole in the firewall right next to the battery. Perfect for a power cable to the trunk.
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If the amplifiers you are considering are of normal size, the only real option is to place them somewhere in the trunk.

Fortunately, the cable conduits in our cars are really good and it's easy to thread power, signal and speaker wire without too much trouble.

I've tried a few different placements of amps in my vehicle.

I'm currently running the amps in my spare wheel well.
thats a lot of amps

whats the rest of your system look like
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thats a lot of amps
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