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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Cerwin Vega amp help.

I'm looking into getting the cerwin vega bomber amp. What else do I need to hook it to the stock stereo? I'm not sure what hardware comes with it.

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Hey Norm. To use one of CV's Stealth Bomber AMPs you'll need;

1. 8 or 10 gauge positive wire for running power from battery to AMP
2. In line fuse for power wire from battery to AMP (40A to 50A)
3. 8 or 10 gauge negative wire for ground. Termination point of this ground wire has been debated ranging from connecting to the frame fairing mount, directly to the negative lead of the battery or the whole system common ground point near the battery. On mine I terminated the ground wire at the whole system common ground point near the battery.
4. 18 to 20 gauge remote turn on wire
5. Line out converter (converts the high level speaker outputs from the head unit to RCA low level inputs for the AMP) I recommend the Biketronics BT355 if you can swing it.
6. 2-4' RCA cable for connecting line out converter to the AMP
7. Some extra speaker wire to go from AMP to speakers

Not sure if you're replacing speakers as well, but if so you may need compatible terminals so you can connect your speaker wires to the speakers. The Harley terminals are designed specifically for the Harley speakers.

Depending on how (or if) you plan to do any splicing you'll need some type of crimp terminals or a solder iron and heat shrink tubing.

If you are going to connect your remote turn on wire to another switch powered wire (the cigarette lighter for example) you'll need a t-type terminal or some other method of joining the wires.

There are some suppliers who offer complete AMP install wiring kits and depending on which one you get they are only marginally more expensive than buying the parts and pieces individually.

Since I like doing my own thing I purchased all of the parts and pieces individually.


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That's a list of hardware. Thanks for taking the time to share it. My passion is the motor and moving parts but I do like my tunes. I'm on my second set of stock speakers. lol.

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Is there a line out adapter that will work that doesn't cost $75?

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will I need two line out adapters if I have rear speakers as well? I'm just wondering about the fader. Thanks.

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You will need two line out adapters if you want to use the fader option. or you can tune the amp and use y-rca splitters to split the signal. You dont need the fader then.
You will have to get the bike flashed to enable the fader option at the dealer.
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I noticed that that line out adapter he recommended was for a '15up so you didn't need the reflash. Mine is a 2011. I am totally new to playing with the stereo on this.

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You need a PAC SNI-35 converter.
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You need a PAC SNI-35 converter.
Yep, the PAC SNI-35 will work as well. So will the PAC SNI-15 and if you can't find either of those local you can hit up a local Best Buy (if you have one) and pick up one of their Metra TC-LOC2 for about $15 bucks. I've personally used all four now in search of the "perfect" solution.

Finally settled on the BT355 because I'm on a 2015 bike with terrible EQ when the bike is running. However, in truth the CV Bomber series do have a variable HPF adjustment so you can achieve almost the same results as the BT355.
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Thanks. Will I still need to get the radio flashed if I install an amp?

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