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    Tri-way should i or not

    I am going to buy a kenwood h/u with 2 preamps (front and rear). I will also put a us acoustics 65 watt by 4 channel amplifier that will power four 6 and 1 half inch speakers, also putting on a triway to the rear speakers to power an 8 inch sub. I would like to know if that is a good way to do it?







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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    ya, it's not a bad way to do it if a seperate amp is not an option , so long as your amp can handle it.



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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    Thanks second amp is not an option. I dont even think I can afford the first one.




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbread
    ya, it's not a bad way to do it if a seperate amp is not an option , so long as your amp can handle it.
    Any typical 2 ohm stereo stable amp can handle it as long as the 3rd speaker is 8 ohms.




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    would it really matter how many ohms the 3rd speaker was as long as you wired it to so it is a 4 ohm load




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    yes...
    it's got to be quite specific....



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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    Quote Originally Posted by 95RAM
    would it really matter how many ohms the 3rd speaker was as long as you wired it to so it is a 4 ohm load
    It HAS to be 8 ohms (DVC 4 or SVC 8 works) unless you have a bad *** amp. If it's less than 8 the amp will see less than 2 ohms stereo.

    Just look at the sub - (Assuming it's 8 ohms) if it's running in tri mode you're just running the sub from the bridged channels - since each channel effectively sees half the load that's the same thing as running in 4 ohms stereo. When you add to that the other two speakers already running in 4 ohms stereo - the result is your amp is seeing 2 ohms stereo.

    If you drop that sub to 4 ohms that means your amp is already running at 2 ohms stereo and when you factor in the other 2 speakers you get a 1.33 ohm load on each channel.




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    oh, ok thanks for the knowledge. so it has to be 8 ohms. Thank you very much.




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    I am buying a Kicker Comp VR 03CVR84 eight inch sub( 4 ohms) can be wired to eight ohms. Is this a good idea?

    oh yea its a dual voice coil too.




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    Hold on man. You can run 4 speakers (2 on each side in parallel) from channels 1 & 2 of the amp, then bridge the other 2 channels to the sub. You just wont get fading between the 2 sets of 6.5's. You don't want to run 4 channels to separate speakers and then also use 2 of them for a sub. You won't be able to lowpass the sub, or adjust sub power independantly of the speakers. Bad idea.



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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    you could use passive crossovers to block highs from subs and lows from mids and tweets, couldn't you CC




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    passive crossovers are never reccomended to be used on subwoofers... but yes, you could... or you could pick up a cheap active crossover to put inline.



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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    Hey Wonderbread my manual that came with my usx-4065 recommends just that for triway config. They recommend a 15.9mH lowpass filter inductor for the sub and high pass passive crossover network for your satilite speakers. Now I'm no expert but the manual says. Also 8Ohm sub is required. Thanks CC




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    satilite speakers????




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    Re: Tri-way should i or not

    it says a passive for the SATELLITE speakers (in other in cabin speakers... not the sub.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PT Teal
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    Some people have told me that the chrome reflects sunlight, therefore the amp doesn't get as hot as others. Is this true?

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