How To Wire 6×9 Speakers Without Amp

If you’re looking to get better sound quality out of your car’s speakers, you may be wondering if you need to install an amplifier. However, it is possible to wire 6×9 speakers without an amp, and in this blog post we’ll show you how. Keep reading for tips on how to do it yourself and what supplies you’ll need.

Full process of how to wire 6×9 speakers without amp:

You’ll need a few supplies before you start, including:
  1. Wire strippers
  2. Electrical tape
  3. A screwdriver
  4. 6×9 speakers


  1. Choose the right 6×9 speakers: Not all 6×9 speakers are created equal. When choosing a pair of 6×9 speakers to wire without an amp, make sure to pick a pair that is durable and has good sound quality. Additionally, look for a pair that is easy to install.
  2. Gather the necessary supplies: In order to wire your 6×9 speakers without an amp, you will need some speaker wire, wire cutters, and wire strippers. You may also need screws or other fasteners depending on how your chosen speakers are designed.
  3. Cut the speaker wire to size: Using your wire cutters, cut two lengths of speaker wire that are long enough to reach from your chosen speakers to your car’s stereo.
  4. Strip the ends of the speaker wire: Using your wire strippers, strip about 1/2 inch of insulation off of each end of the speaker wire.
  5. Connect the speaker wire to the speakers: Most 6×9 speakers will have terminals that you can screw the wire onto. If your speakers do not have terminals, you may need to use other fasteners to connect the wire.
  6. Connect the other end of the speaker wire to your car’s stereo: The positive (red) wire should be connected to the positive terminal on your car’s stereo, and the negative (black) wire should be connected to the negative terminal.
  7. Test your speakers: Once everything is connected, turn on your car’s stereo and test your speakers to make sure they are working properly. If everything sounds good, you’re all set!

Wiring 6×9 speakers without an amp is a simple process that can be done by anyone with basic electrical knowledge. By following the steps above, you can wire your own 6×9 speakers and enjoy better sound quality in your car.

Tips how to wire 6×9 speakers without amp:

  • Choose the right wire

For car speakers, you’ll want to use a 16-gauge or 18-gauge speaker wire. The lower the gauge number, the thicker and better quality the wire will be. You can find speaker wire at most electronics stores.

  • Cut the wire to length

Measure the distance from your head unit (where your amplifier is located) to your 6×9 speakers. Add a few extra inches to account for any movement in your car, then cut the wire accordingly.

  • Strip the ends of the wire

Use a wire stripper or a sharp knife to remove about 1/2 inch of insulation from each end of the wire. Be careful not to cut into the actual wire strands.

  • Connect the wire to the head unit

There are typically two ways to do this: you can either use speaker terminals or bare wire. If your head unit has terminal clips, insert the stripped end of the wire into the clip and tighten it down. If your head unit doesn’t have terminal clips, you’ll need to connect the wire directly to the amplifier’s binding posts using a screwdriver.

  • Connect the other end of the wire to the 6×9 speakers

Most 6×9 speakers will have spring-loaded clips that you can insert the wire into. Once the wire is inserted, release the clip to secure it in place. You may need to use a screwdriver to tighten down any screws that are holding the clips in place.

Now you know how to wire 6×9 speakers without an amp! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be enjoying better sound quality in no time.


Wiring 6×9 speakers without an amplifier can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and some patience, it can be done. We hope our guide has helped you to successfully wire your own set of 6×9 speakers. If you have any questions or need help along the way, feel free to reach out to us for assistance. Thanks for reading!

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