View Full Version : help wiring a sub

04-05-2011, 02:41 PM
I purchased a jensen powered sub for my boat and I have an mb quart nautic radio with kicker amp and I have NO idea where to attach the blue remote wire into the system!! I have read both manuals and they have been no help. Any guidance would be appreciated. thanks


04-05-2011, 02:53 PM
are you talking about the remote wire from the amp?

04-05-2011, 02:57 PM
on the jensen powered sub there are 3 wires, power ,ground and blue called remote. It says to hook this to the head unit but I don't see anything like that on the radio

04-05-2011, 02:59 PM
it is already in use going to your amp, to turn it on. just tie it in also with the amp.

04-05-2011, 03:06 PM
any thoughts on best place to ground?

04-05-2011, 03:53 PM
any thoughts on best place to ground?

Follow the ground wire from the existing amp. I would imagine there is a ground block in the vicinity.

You could also tap into the ground on existing amp just as you would the blue (remote) wire.

04-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Best to ground seperately. Follow the ground from the other amp. Take the new groung to that location as well.

04-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Thanks for all the help!!!! Got the problem taken care of thanks to all of you who responded. New sub up and running and makes a huge difference to the sound!! Nice to know there are so many willing to lend a helping hand, my sincerest thanks.