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12-26-2004, 11:09 PM
Hello everyone, i just bought some 6x8s (stupid ford...) they are Pioneer TS-A688OR. They are 4 ohm, 50 rms and 240 max. I also have an Alpine amp, 4 channel MRP-F240 with specs:
» 40 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
» 50 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms
» 100 watts RMS x 2 bridged output at 4 ohms
» 2-, 3-, or 4-channel output
» 4-ohm stable in bridged mode

Sorry if the answer to this is obvious, but i searched around and can not figure out how to wire this. Can someone help me out?

12-26-2004, 11:14 PM
how many speakers did u buy?

but u really can't go wrong just wiring one speaker up per channel...

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12-26-2004, 11:17 PM
Attach one speaker per channel, you've got enough power for components in the front a rear fill in the back.

12-26-2004, 11:28 PM
sorry theres 4 of em, but they are 4 ohms, and the amp is rated at 4x40 into 4 ohms, and 4x50 into 2 ohms, and the nominal input on the speakers is 50watts, anyway to solve this ?

12-26-2004, 11:48 PM
giving them 10W under RMS wont do much.
Like mrray13 said, 1 speaker per channel.
Its not hard at all :)

12-27-2004, 01:54 AM
nominal isnt the same as rms is it ? wont giving it power under the nominal make it not run ? sorry if im confused, thanks.

12-27-2004, 02:01 AM
same thing

12-27-2004, 04:14 AM
roger dont make this any more difficult than it is to get a noticible difference in performance you would need to double the amps output which would cook those speakers. to put it another way 90% of the time you are listening to them they will be getting under 30 watts of power anyway.

12-27-2004, 11:49 AM
nominal isnt the same as rms is it ? wont giving it power under the nominal make it not run ? sorry if im confused, thanks.

nominal is the same as rms, like supa said.

u could power those speakers (any speaker) with just 1 watt of power, they just wouldn't be loud.

u have 4 6x8's rated for 50wrms...u have an amp that puts out 40wrms @4 ohm into 4 channels...it's a perfect match. 40wrms is plenty for running mids to highs, especially if u don't have subs. ur set-up will be plenty loud and as long as u don't crank the gains, it will just about live forever.

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10-29-2005, 05:37 PM
Im glad to hear you say that that is a perfect match (4 Pioneer TS-A6880R's + Alpine MRP-F240) cause im about run the same set up...when I finally get the amp paid off.