car stereo questions

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by rednekked, May 16, 2013.

  1. rednekked

    rednekked New Member

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    I recently decided to upgrade the stereo in my truck. I like my music loud when off road. I have the configuration figured out and need help with how to execute my plan.
    I want to put 6x9 speakers under my two front seats, bringing my total speaker count to 6 plus 1 12" sub under the rear seat. the sub is powered by a mono channel amp. How can I power the remaining 6 6x9 speakers with an amp? All I can find is two and four channel amps for a reasonable price. Is there a way to loop the speakers so they all receive the same power through a 4 channel, do six channel amps exist, or is there a better powering method? Should I just give up on the two extra speakers?
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    4 channel. Run small speakers off two channels, bridge two channels for sub for max amps. Make sure to use a high pass filter to kill high tones in sub.

    I had a killer set up in my Toyota some ****ing ***** *****es stole the ****.
     

  3. rednekked

    rednekked New Member

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    High pass filter? I'm new to the whole sub and amp thing so I have no idea what some of the components are. The single amp I have for the sub runs it perfectly, so can I use a four channel for just the six speakers and if so how do I get the same power to all of them?
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Where do you live?
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Google dude. Google.
     
  6. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    You can't, power ratings are for one speaker on each channel, you can share the power of each channel, but you will need a bridge to balance the draw to each set of speakers, not all speakers are rated the same.

    You need to go to a "audio" forum for this kind of question.

    Jim
     
  7. rednekked

    rednekked New Member

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    I'm in komiefornia in La Habra. I'd get it done but money is tight. I had most of the components given to me by a family member, so I figured I'd give installation a whack. Apparently audio is way more difficult than KC lights and a CB. Audio forum would definitely be best but since I'm a member I figured I'd ask and see if it helped. Now I just have more questions. More research in my future. Thanks fellas.