My truck had the original 1993 cassette deck in it and half of the speakers were blown. So I did what any DSMer would do and went on Amazon and bought a bunch of cheap junk to replace everything. It really is amazing that you can get an AM/FM receiver with USB, aux in and an SD card that plays MP3s for $25.
Anyway - I replaced the head unit and the speakers as that's just swapping parts, but I also bought one of those sub tube thingies. Again, it's not a good one, but it about has to be better than what was in there. It supposedly has a low pass filter (I think that's what it's called - the thing that pulls out the bass frequencies) built into it, so I guess it'll work.
Now ... Here are my two questions.
1) Do I need an amp to drive it? I know it will sound better and be lots louder if I have one, but do I strictly NEED one?
2) The tube has two terminals - black and red - and I know what those mean. What I don't know is which speaker channel I wire them into. Do I splice both rear speaker channels and run both into it?
As you can tell, I'm not a car audio guy, and I don't care anything about becoming one. I just want to be able to hear the radio over that rattle box diesel.
Help me Becki-won Kenobi. You're my only hope!