If you are thinking about upgrading the amplifier in your Acura TL our first recommendation is to upgrade your radio to a quality aftermarket radio. If you are set on keeping the factory radio or already have an aftermarket radio and are set on an amp upgrade you have several options.
The first and least recommended is to cut the factory amplifier harness and wire in your amp right from that location just run new power and ground lines. This is not easily reversible and might come with some unforeseen headaches. The other is to run all new speaker wire to each speaker and just treat it like a regular installation after that. The last is the package we have put together for those who would rather just have something they can easily install/remove/service.
The factory audio system in the Acura TL is powered by an amplifier most likely rated at 140W which equates to roughly 20 watts each channel and then 40 watts for the sub. Our replacement package allows you to keep the factory door speakers but requires that you upgrade the sub or disconnect it. If you leave the factory subwoofer plugged in it will blow. You will also loose the center channel audio.
Our package comes in two combinations a 4 channel amp that is meant only for your door speakers no center channel which is to be used with your own aftermarket subs assuming you already have them installed or the 5 channel option that is sold with your option of a replacement 8 inch kicker sub for the factory location or using your own subwoofer.
Both 4 channel and 5 channel amp combinations are dialed back to allow them to work with the factory speakers if you have upgraded speakers the amp will work also.
This upgrade is plug and play so it doesn’t require any new power or ground lines. These are the amp ratings.
- POWER @ 2-OHMS4 x 80W + 1 x 200W
- POWER @ 4-OHMS4 x 40W + 1 x 100W
The factory door speakers are 2 ohms and the subwoofer configurations are also 2 ohms final impedance. These power ratings are important to pay attention to if you plan to replace the factory speakers you want 2 ohm impedance speakers.
The 4 channel package contains the amp bypass kit and the 4 channel amp, it is already wired and preconfigured so all you have to do is plug it in. You must feed the amp a low level signal so if you did not use our kit to install your aftermarket radio please verify you are sending an RCA level signal to your amp or it will blow.
The 5 channel package contains the amp bypass kit, 5 channel amp, the necessary speaker adapter plate, speaker harness adapter and 5 sheets of sound deadening material. then you must select either the 8 inch kicker sub which comes with sound deadening material you must apply or use your own sub.
This package is not meant for bass heads who want to shake the neighborhood when they drive by, it is for someone who wants a balanced audio system with great bass response. This upgrade will make your car noticeably louder and you will feel the bass. Installation is easy and the system comes preconfigured depending on your selections.
If you feel that this package does not have enough power you can use our bypass kit to install your own amplifier easily. Please keep in mind that if you are going to power each speaker with more than 100 watts RMS then we recommend running new speaker wires and suggest you do not use our amp bypass.