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    Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

    I'm running 2 front alpine speakers and 2 rear alpine speakers to a 2 channel kenwood amp and I get sound out of all the speakers but for some odd reason I can't hear certain sounds out of songs(example: snares switching between left and right speakers). All my positive and negative wires are hooked up correctly. I don't know if I need a crossover of some sort and if I do which kind because I'm not too familiar with how they work.

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    Re: Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

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    I'm running 2 front alpine speakers and 2 rear alpine speakers to a 2 channel kenwood amp and I get sound out of all the speakers but for some odd reason I can't hear certain sounds out of songs(example: snares switching between left and right speakers). All my positive and negative wires are hooked up correctly. I don't know if I need a crossover of some sort and if I do which kind because I'm not too familiar with how they work.

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    Sounds to me like you're running mono.
    What head unit do you have?
    Are you running both RCAs (red and white) from the front to the back of the amp?



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    Re: Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

    Check that they're balanced properly by using the balance feature on the head unit. Then double check the polarity of each speaker. If you have one or more speaker out of phase you can very easily kill the midrange frequency response in the vehicle and from what you've shared, I'm not sure if you mean you can't hear the left to right transition or you simply don't hear certain instruments at all.




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    Re: Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

    I don't hear certain instruments.




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    Re: Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

    I have tried mono and stereo and it's the same and yes I'm running both RCA's and it's a pioneer DEH-1300MP.




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    Re: Help running 4 speakers on a 2 channel amp!

    You may want to just use the amp for the fronts and let the HU drive the rears . It will sound better that way




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    amp model?




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