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BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:06 AM
my h/u has 3 preouts (sub, front, rear). I know that the sub out goes to my sub amp, but what about the front and rear? My speaker amp only has one input.........

azngotskills
12-26-2006, 01:08 AM
do you have a 2ch or 4ch amp?

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:10 AM
2 channel.....or, at least thats what I was recommended to get for my focal 130V1 set.

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:11 AM
If your amp is intended to power the front and rear channels (4-channel amp) it should have two inputs, but if its a 2-channel that you are using to power front and rear, then I have no clue how you're supposed to do that...you're not real

6spdcoupe
12-26-2006, 01:11 AM
then just use the front.

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:12 AM
2 channel.....or, at least thats what I was recommended to get for my focal 130V1 set.

So you're just using it for one set of speaks? Then what's the problem?

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:13 AM
well, arent there different layers in music throughout the front and rear channels?

6spdcoupe
12-26-2006, 01:14 AM
if your powering a front stage, then just use the front preouts...

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:14 AM
well, arent there different layers in music throughout the front and rear channels?

?? If you are putting the speakers in the front, use the fronts preout

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:14 AM
and the set consists of 2 tweets, 2 mids, and the 2 crossovers.....

EDIT: nvm. I understand know. why would they also include a rear one?

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:15 AM
n00b

6spdcoupe
12-26-2006, 01:16 AM
and the set consists of 2 tweets, 2 mids, and the 2 crossovers.....

EDIT: nvm. I understand know. why would they also include a rear one?

If you were going to run rear speakers.

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:16 AM
well, I was going to run the tweets in the front of my car and the mids in the back of the car......or not a good idea?

6spdcoupe
12-26-2006, 01:16 AM
No, bad idea. Very bad idea.

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:18 AM
lol, thats what I thought. So, should I buy another pair of focal coaxials to fill in my rear speakers?

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:20 AM
Rear fills aren't always necessary if you have a good setup up front, like kick panels with plenty of power to the speaks, but rear fills might be a good idea. You could probably get away with just powering them w/ the HU though

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:21 AM
well, will people riding in the back be able to aquedately here my highs/mids with only the front stage setup?

Team Hammer
12-26-2006, 01:23 AM
The imaging would be way off and would require a time correction. Not to mention the crossover wiring would be way long.

Just use them for the front and use the Front channel to setup the components.

They include a rear one for a set of Rear speakers!

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:31 AM
but, without the rear speakers, wouldnt people in the back not here the music too well over the subs?

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:33 AM
Not if the imaging of the front stage is good. Where are the comps going? Factory locations? And what kind of car?

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:35 AM
its a 1991 mercedes 190E 2.6 the mids would be going into the front door panels, and the tweets would either go somewhere on the dash, or near there.

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:35 AM
is there a specific place that would make the tweets sound the best?

Team Hammer
12-26-2006, 01:36 AM
I don't think with 2 JL W6's it would matter anyways, let them eat cake!

If you care about the peeps in the rear buy some rear speakers.

BIGsherm7272
12-26-2006, 01:37 AM
lol, k. Thanks for all of the help guys. Appreciate it.

dkmesa
12-26-2006, 01:40 AM
is there a specific place that would make the tweets sound the best?

Depends on the vehicle. Usually try the A pillar, the door panels, etc...just experiment with it and see what sounds best. I would install the comps before buying rears and then if it doesn't sound right w/o rears, buy them then