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I just recently purchased a 2013 R/T with the ALPINE system and am adding a mono amp and subwoofer. I need to know where the best place is to tap into for the LOC for signal to the amp. After searching countless threads I am confused. Some have said door speakers, others have said rear speakers. Just looking for some clarification and suggestions. Thanks in advance!
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tap into the wires for the rear speakers on the factory amp on the driver's side just above the emergency brake. the factory amp is mounted vertically. Don't remember the wiring scheme but im sure someone on here can chime in. No line output converter needed!
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Are you tapping into the speaker output wires from the factory amp to the rear speakers or between the HU and factory amp?
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Between the factory amp and the head unit. Either way it really doesn't matter. The bundle of wires plugged into the amp are right there for you to access. You have to strip back some of the black adhesive tape to access the wires well. BTW, a local, well respected audio shop told me to do it this way if it makes you feel any better. I have had no issues for over a month now and sounds excellent and like I said no LOC.

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I have a mono amp tied into the wiring at the subwoofer under the rear passinger seat. Both left & right channels are there.

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Just realized that my mono amp has 4 speaker level inputs. My understanding of the factory Alpine system is that it is actively crossed in surround sound. So the question now is which speaker or speakers to draw from. One door speaker, both door speakers, one rear speaker, both rear speakers, or all 4?
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I would say both of your rear speakers as you still want the right/left signals. The alpine crossover really doesnt matter because it will will more than likely be way higher than what frequency you will crossover your sub at. I tapped the 2 rear speakers and used a JL adapter to turn the speaker wire into RCA's. My amp accepts hi/low level inputs which is why I did not need a LOC. Also my amp has signal sensing so there was no need to run a remote turn-on wire. Newer amps have features that make them much easier to integrate into a factory system.
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You should have a factory sub. It is DVC, and has 4 wires going to it. Tap into it there. I can get you the color codes if you need it. It's by far the simplest and best solution. What kind of LOC? If you don't tap into OE sub, and next best place is front 6x9 mids. If you ever want a full-range signal, it's back to the drawing board.
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The regular cab R/T's don't have factory subs unfortunately.
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I tapped my loc into the left rear door. I had a PAC loc and my bass signal sucked!!! Switched to the LC2i and now my subs hits HARD!! Now I just have to figure out what to do with these factory speakers.
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