View Full Version : what speakers do you power from your HU

02-20-2009, 09:34 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before (dont know how to phrase this in search engine) looking for a 4 channel amp im going with 2 speakers in the back for rear fill and a set of componets for the front and 2 tweeters thrown in there somewhere. Never powered my interior speakers with a amp before so any help would be appriciated. so do i run all the speakers to the amp or maybe just the front or back? what do i leave for the HU? thanks

02-20-2009, 09:37 PM
I use to run all my polk audio momo speakers from my head unit it didnt sound bad at all.

02-20-2009, 09:38 PM

02-20-2009, 09:42 PM
No problem I have also ran other speakers from the head unit. You can basically run just about any speaker off of a head unit but even though it says 60 watts max on the head unit its only like 7 watts RMS. Thats why after I saved up enough money I got my amp to power them they sound even better now and can go much louder as well.

James Bang
02-20-2009, 09:43 PM
w/ an active xover capable HU, i'd power tweets.

02-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Ive always done that as well but the head unit im using for this install (JVC with the 3.5screen i think its the avex1 had it for 3 years) when i used this radio in the past it would always become drowned out by my subs no matter how i adjusted it, my clarion in my truck doesnt have that problem

02-20-2009, 09:47 PM
I am running 4 tweeters on the pillars off the head unit. Everything else on amps.