Run your RCA on one side of your vehicle and power cable
on the other, this way you are less likely to have such
engine noise or hiss.
Don't mix your power cable with your RCA wire. This
may result in engine noise or hiss.
Always put a mainfuse or breaker in engine compartment
in the event of any of your wires being ruptured or
damaged. Other equipment are protected in this way.
Don't run power cables through firewall without grummets
or snap bushing.
If your vehicle has a computer try to use shielded RCA
cables. This assists in preventing computer generated
Don't pass your RCA wires close to your vehicle's computer.
This would pick up noise generated from the computer
Try and mount your amplifiers in a well ventilated area,
preferably your trunk, side panels of your trunk or
under your seat.
Don't mount your amplifiers upside down. They tend to
overheat in this position.
Should you require an additional battery, try using
a dry cell or gell cell battery- these are specially
designed for audio systems.
Don't use acid batteries on the inside of your vehicle.
This can cause lead poisoning which may cause drowsiness
Match the power with your entire system- head units/amplifiers/speakers.
This gives better performance and max output of all
Dont use high powered head units or amplifiers with
low powered speaklers (or vice-versa). This tends to
cause distortion faster than normal.
Always refer to the accessory chart for guage requirements
to suit your system if uncertain.
Don't purchase JUST ANY guage wires for your
system. If incorrect guage is used, this can result
in loss of power or distortion of the system.
When mounting amplifiers use cables from 4awg up to
Zero awg depending on the power of your system.
Don't use cables under 8awg for your power amplifier.
Use same brands - equipment when possible. This gives
you better performa- nce and ultimately better results.
Don't overmix your brands when it comes to choosing
equipment for your system. Some equipment work well
with their own brands e.g. head unit + changer
Purchase equipment and security systems with serial
numbers. Ask about warranty's and extended warranty's.
Don't purchase electronic equipment and security systems
without serial numbers. They may be stolen and may not
Research, read and ask questions about the product and
features to get value for you money.
Don't purchase equipment on an impulse !