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    Newbie Amp Question

    Ok I know this says car audio but I am putting a nice sound system in my boat. I have 4 speakers and 1 sub. I have two JBL GTO1004 4 Channel 1200w max Amps. What I want to do is have 1 of these run the 4 speakers in the boat and the other run my 4 tower speakers on my wakeboard rack. So my question is if I run an RCA cable from the head unit using the front output going to the input for front on the AMP will it run all 4 speakers or do I need to by a Y cable and plug it into the R and L + and one to the R and L - and then plug in the wires. If I do that will I lose any performance? Would you suggest something else?







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    Re: Newbie Amp Question

    theres quite a bit of ways you can do this, using y's will be the easiest, it doesn't drop the voltage it just cuts the current amps, or you can use a series of one long rca and short ones to make a network with you ins and outs of your two amps...




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    Re: Newbie Amp Question

    Quote Originally Posted by juanmgarza26 View Post
    theres quite a bit of ways you can do this, using y's will be the easiest, it doesn't drop the voltage it just cuts the current amps, or you can use a series of one long rca and short ones to make a network with you ins and outs of your two amps...

    Why would it cut the amps? I dont want to lose amps right? Sorry my first stereo install still learning. I thought its just in an input signal from the head unit that then get the power from the amp to shoot out the speaker wires. So if I split the rca from the head unit to go in both Rear and Front channels on the amp do I really lose amps?




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    Re: Newbie Amp Question

    Yes you will lose some current but its not to the point where it causes a problem




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    Re: Newbie Amp Question

    What headunit are you using? if you are planning on running 2 of these amps you are going to have rca wires and splitters all over the place especially if your headunit only has one output.




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    Re: Newbie Amp Question

    Its the Kenwood Marine 700U

    Kenwood Marine KMR-700U MP3/USB/iPod Marine Stereo Receiver

    There is 4 outputs Front , Rear , Sub and Aux




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