Good location for compact amplifier? - Pontiac Solstice Forum
 3Likes
  • 2 Post By TomatoSoup
  • 1 Post By jwvess00
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
jwvess00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 564
Good location for compact amplifier?

Hello,

I'm finally getting around to updating the stock sound system in my '06. My car originally had the single-disc CD player radio, without Monsoon. I've got a new head unit, door speakers, and a compact amplifier.

The amp is a Kenwood KAC-M1814 45Wx4 compact amplifier. It's not very big -- not much bigger than a cell phone in area, and a bit more than twice as thick. I'm not sure where to mount it, though. I don't know where the factory amp would have been or if there's a better spot. It's going to power all four speakers but no sub. I don't have a sub now and am not installing one at the moment.

I don't know if there's room behind the dash somewhere, or if there's a good place behind the seat, behind a trim panel, etc.? I haven't yet started taking thing apart.

The attached photo shows the amp next to a soft drink can for size reference.

Thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	kenwood_m1814.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	94953  

Jay Vessels
2006 Solstice, Mysterious 5-speed
Lexington, KY
jwvess00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 05:16 AM
Member
 
TomatoSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 6,650
The stock amp sits behind the waterfall on the driver's side (i.e. behind the panel behind the seat). There's easily enough room there for an amp bigger than yours.

But you can probably find space for that amp up under the dash too. Though finding a secure mounting spot might be problematic.
easyryderca and raygun like this.

Owner of "Campbelle", a Brazen 2008 GXP ... with mods piling up...
TomatoSoup is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 12:43 PM
Member
 
A.J.V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 104
I mounted mine on the rear wall of the trunk. Longer cable runs, but it fits nice and cleanly and out of the way there.
A.J.V is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
jwvess00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 564
Hello,

I ended up mounting the amp behind the waterfall. My car does not have the Monsoon system, but it did have four mounting studs used to mount the factory amp. I used some aluminum flat stock to make a mount for the new amp and bolted it to those studs.
TomatoSoup likes this.

Jay Vessels
2006 Solstice, Mysterious 5-speed
Lexington, KY
jwvess00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac Solstice Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amplifier: need to route power cabling to interior of car to amp--?? springstorm Mods - Interior/Exterior Functional/Appearance 8 10-22-2009 08:48 PM
Amplifier: need to route power cabling to interior of car to amp--?? springstorm Mods - Audio & Etc. 0 09-23-2009 09:52 PM
Amplifier?? Iceman Mods - Audio & Etc. 6 06-09-2007 02:45 PM
Location, Location Location lil goat Solstice Forum Site Issue Forum 8 04-13-2007 10:40 AM
Monsoon Amplifier WINSUM Mods - Audio & Etc. 27 05-06-2006 01:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome