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'96 adding speakers

Old 05-31-2013, 02:40 PM
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Hey all,

Quick background: I am savvy with home audio and wiring but very nooby with car speakers and such so please bear with me and my possibly naive questions.

Car: 1996 two door Camry

So I got a few noob questions.
I got 2 home stereo speakers. I've read on other sites that the main concern with home speakers in cars is the paper cones getting destroyed. That part I am not worried about. These are speakers I'm just looking to have fun with for the summer before I head off to college. My plan is to place them in the trunk with some braces so they don't move. The speakers are 20 watts each and have L/R stereo wire ( just like the rear speakers I see mount in the top back of the trunk). So comes my first question is: can I run the speaker wires directly to the amplifier in the car and wire them in? If so where is the amplifier to send to wires to? If not what would I need to wire it to the radio (which is the stock radio)? This question will sound stupid but works sometimes with honr audio: can i simply connect the L/R wires from the speakers to the ones in the trunk to chain them? Finally, if the 96 model doesn't have an amp where would I run the speakers too?

I know some of these questions are naive and feel free to tear this apart. Thank you for your help in advance.
Old 05-31-2013, 06:02 PM
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You might have a better response at in the forums audio section or read up at sites such as

Camry had two types of radios. One was self contained with built-in amp and 4-speakers. Plus a premium system having a remote amp and an additional tweeter in each drivers door and perhaps two tweeters in the back deck.

Either way suggest you tap off the output going to the rear speakers using a line output converter and installing an amp. Doubt if the either built-in or remote amp had enough power to drive your new speakers.
Old 05-31-2013, 08:45 PM
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Great. Thank you! I'll go repost there and take your suggestions into consideration.

The output converter seems like it would help a lot and it makes sense the new speakers would get the power. They normally run into a central amp unit for them. Thanks again

Ps. Thanks for the other sites

Last edited by Panther; 05-31-2013 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Thanks
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