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ledvedder
11-07-2012, 09:35 PM
I'm getting a set of JBL GTO608C components for the front doors of my caravan. Should I do 6x9 or 6.5 coaxials for rear panel fill?

zako
11-08-2012, 06:34 PM
Just use something cheap. Rear speaker does not need to be as high end as the front. The front speaker is the most important for sound quality. Some people use rears only for some ambiance sound or not at all.

ledvedder
11-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Should I amp both the front and the rear speakers, or just they front?

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Just use something cheap. Rear speaker does not need to be as high end as the front. The front speaker is the most important for sound quality. Some people use rears only for some ambiance sound or not at all.

Its a van..people in the rear seating area should retrieve good sound as well, not cheapies.If it were a coupe/single cab truck i could understand..Id go for at least 50-75rms 6.5 components,and add a single ported 10 in that van,with the components up front you want/stated,and will sound excellent.Just be sure to not over power the rears from the front stage, and it will sound graet,my 0.02 cents/experience

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Should I amp both the front and the rear speakers, or just they front?

Both! Amp all speakers,get some power,and clarity,and very little distortion by using an amp.Just adjust not to be over killed by rear staging..alot of times 25-50 watts for rear staging is fine, and 60+ up front.But do amp all of the speakers for best SQ/performance

ledvedder
11-08-2012, 07:12 PM
OK, could someone also look at pages 21 and 22 from my head unit's manual, Clarion CZ702? What would I use with my setup? Normal, 2 way, or 3 way?

http://www.clarion.com/us/en/MungoBlobs/106/777/CZ702_EN.pdf

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 07:27 PM
Normal Mode..you can always add the /a sub woofer later.You can use one 4 ch amplifier to run front left and right, and rear left and right.No need for 2 amplifiers, unless you get a good deal on 2/2ch amplifiers..one amp saves space as well,depending on the one chosen

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 07:31 PM
I say normal mode chosen, for myself , to keep it simple, and ease of buying simple rcas ect.No special connections ect

ledvedder
11-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Any recommendations on a small, 4 channel amp? What do you think of Sound Ordnance?

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 08:13 PM
JL Audio JX360 4 360W Class A B JX Series Full Range 4 Channel Car Amplifier 699440993951 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/JL-AUDIO-JX360-4-360W-CLASS-A-B-JX-SERIES-FULL-RANGE-4-CHANNEL-CAR-AMPLIFIER-/360508043282?pt=Car_Amplifiers&hash=item53eff43012)
Nice amp for you right here for brand new,and kinda small foot print/not bad

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Usacoustics 4050 50 w X4CH Amplifier Series II | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/271098470963?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649)
Id run this before id run anything of 75rms on the market

ledvedder
11-08-2012, 08:22 PM
How would that compare to the Soundstream Stealth series amps? They're very small.

150db VW
11-08-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm getting a set of JBL GTO608C components for the front doors of my caravan. Should I do 6x9 or 6.5 coaxials for rear panel fill?

buy one of my sets of nice 6.5s or 6x9s for cheaps, id go with 6.5s

ledvedder
11-08-2012, 08:41 PM
buy one of my sets of nice 6.5s or 6x9s for cheaps, id go with 6.5s

What do you have? The factory speakers in the rear are 6x9s right now.

audiobaun
11-08-2012, 08:42 PM
How would that compare to the Soundstream Stealth series amps? They're very small.

The US Acoustics would be a better amp,and my perfrence by just looking at the specs alone. ,Never have listened to the Stealth before, but have ran an entire series of USA US Acoustics Series II.Some of the best/loudest/clearest amps Ive ever ran up to date other than Alpine Duo-B old school amps(Some of the best SQ amps ever made in my opinion,and clean at loud volumes as well).My neighbor is very happy with the Alpine Duo-b 3523 That I recently put in his truck,on a pair of 4in, and 1.5 tweets

mlstrass
11-09-2012, 02:28 AM
get a set of GTO 6x9's for the rear...

ledvedder
11-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Usacoustics 4050 50 w X4CH Amplifier Series II | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/271098470963?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649)
Id run this before id run anything of 75rms on the market

Would this be difficult to set up as my first amp? I can't find any documentation on it.

ledvedder
11-09-2012, 12:11 PM
get a set of GTO 6x9's for the rear...

Would these make much of a difference from the factory rear speakers? 2-way or 3-way?

mlstrass
11-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Would these make much of a difference from the factory rear speakers? 2-way or 3-way?


Yes if you get a 4ch amp to power them all. I would get whichever one has the same tweeter as your comp set or close to it...

ledvedder
11-09-2012, 05:51 PM
But, I've read so much stuff about not having tweeters in the back.

mlstrass
11-09-2012, 06:29 PM
But, I've read so much stuff about not having tweeters in the back.


I've done a ton of set ups with speakers in the rear. At most it can pull the sound/stage back some, but you can also turn down the rears a little if that's a problem.

I'm older and grew up in a time when cars only had speakers in the rear deck, so maybe that's why it doesn't bother me.

I prefer to try things and form my own opinion as there at too many "experts" on forums...

audiobaun
11-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Would this be difficult to set up as my first amp? I can't find any documentation on it.

Shouldnt be any issues as adding any amplifier.I have the original specs booklet if you ever need any information on the amp,and can make a copy to send..Its like 14pgs.Thats an excellent amp/Zed Audio Made

fish1234
11-10-2012, 07:25 AM
X2 on the US Acoustics amplifier as well, very solid choice!

ledvedder
11-10-2012, 11:00 AM
OK, so US Acoustics 4050. Now, could some explain the idea of bridging the rear speakers? The front components are 2-ohn, so I'm assuming I'd have to connect the rear speakers in some way to match the resistance?

audiobaun
11-10-2012, 12:02 PM
OK, so US Acoustics 4050. Now, could some explain the idea of bridging the rear speakers? The front components are 2-ohn, so I'm assuming I'd have to connect the rear speakers in some way to match the resistance?

I wouldnt bridge the rear speakers..run them in stereo mode @4ohms .Bridge with another amp for a single sub, or a pair @1/2/4 ohms if considering a sub woofer.If you are considering running the 2ohm of components up front that they are, in stereo @2ohms will be more power from the amp.I run 2 sets of 4ohm components which brings me to a 2ohm stereo mode.With that US Acoustics, you can run those rear speakers and a single sub at the same time/tri mode, but be more of stereo mode,not in mono/mode for real lows, but you can run stereo mode.If that amp continues to be on ebay for that low price of under $100 bucks, Im gonna have to grab it up!! Keep the front @2ohms will not pose as an issue with the rear being @4ohms at all.