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butterMilk
12-14-2012, 04:26 AM
Currently I am running a JL XD 400/4 with Imagine I61-2V2 6.5 up front and stock speakers in the rear doors. Im thinking I want to just run the Imagines up front, but bridge the amp to the front.

To do this can I... use RCA y splitters , and send the left signal to the front channel, and the right signal to the rear channel. So I could bridge each speaker.

Amp specs.
75 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (100 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
200 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable bridged)

Would I still get proper stereo sound doing this? Am I going about this the right way?

mlstrass
12-14-2012, 04:35 AM
Yes that will work to keep stereo separation...

butterMilk
12-14-2012, 05:07 AM
you said that with a ... hesitation?

Should I not do that?

West
12-14-2012, 06:00 AM
you said that with a ... hesitation?

Should I not do that?

I am lost...
What is your setup like.
Your using a stock headunit?

I don't know why you need Y connectors if you are only running two channels.

West
12-14-2012, 06:03 AM
If you read the amplifier manual it should say where you need to connect the rca cables and NOT need a y connector when you run the amp bridged.
Usually if you bridge a 4 channel amp you send the signal into channels 1 and 3. (Not into 2 and 4.)

butterMilk
12-14-2012, 03:01 PM
If you read the amplifier manual it should say where you need to connect the rca cables and NOT need a y connector when you run the amp bridged.
Usually if you bridge a 4 channel amp you send the signal into channels 1 and 3. (Not into 2 and 4.)

Im using a aftermarket HU, AVH p8400bh

I wanted to use 4 channels so I thought I would have to use "y" splitters (bridge the front 2(L/R)', to one speaker, and same with the rear)

The owners manual was a good idea lol, it told me to use "y" adapters.

West
12-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Im using a aftermarket HU, AVH p8400bh

I wanted to use 4 channels so I thought I would have to use "y" splitters (bridge the front 2(L/R)', to one speaker, and same with the rear)

The owners manual was a good idea lol, it told me to use "y" adapters.

If that's what it says :) then Y it up.

butterMilk
12-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Could only find monster cable splitters, though I didnt look very hard. 25$ each fml. But they have 24k gold connecters, so its worth it right lol.

keep_hope_alive
12-14-2012, 09:54 PM
you can find cheaper cables at Radio Shack that do the same thing. note you want female to dual male - so it can be back at the amp.