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    6 speaker setup

    I searched for this already and saw topics on it but not a real answer. Is a 6 speaker setup better? I had a 4 channel amp powering my 4 speakers... The amp stopped working, but I have an extra 6 channel amp laying around (from my friends old car). Would it be possible to use this 6 channel amp to power 6 speakers in my car and is this a good idea or not? Also, where would you suggest putting the extra speakers in my car if I wanted a 6 speaker setup? And how does the wiring work for this? I never actually done any of my own installs, I usually just help my buddy do it (I hand him tools when he needs them).

    The 6 channel amp that I have is the REF5761A (click here ). I figure it could put the 56W RMS x 4 into the 4 speakers I already have and with the other two channels (107 watts RMS x 2 channels at 4 ohms) some how use them to power new speakers that I would have to buy.

    Am I making sense? Sorry I am a little new to this and wondering if a 6 speaker set up would be a good thing. Or would it be possible to use my 6 channel amp on just the 4 speakers I have right now and not worry about getting 2 more speakers? I already have my subs bumpin in the back right now off another amp. And wondering what I can do to improve the sound in my car.







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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    2 channels = better than 4 or 6... for SQ -- for SPL... the more speakers the louder



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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    Quote Originally Posted by OlogyAudio
    2 channels = better than 4 or 6... for SQ -- for SPL... the more speakers the louder
    well I can always buy a new 4 channel amp and power my 4 speakers like I had them going before. I just do not know what to do with this 6 channel amp and thought I could get use out of it by buying more speakers. But I will not do that if it does not sound as nice. I am going a little for loud and a little for SQ. So I am still undecided. But thanks for an answer, since you're the 1st person to answer my question.




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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    Quote Originally Posted by DIPayton
    well I can always buy a new 4 channel amp and power my 4 speakers like I had them going before. I just do not know what to do with this 6 channel amp and thought I could get use out of it by buying more speakers. But I will not do that if it does not sound as nice. I am going a little for loud and a little for SQ. So I am still undecided. But thanks for an answer, since you're the 1st person to answer my question.
    Well a 6 speaker won't sound much worse than a 4 speaker setup (I would assume you aren't including a tweeter as a speaker and a midwoofer as a speaker)......
    I say sell it all and go with a high quality 2 speaker system...



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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    you could use those two channels to power some 6.5" or 8" midbass woofers



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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    You do realize that just because an amp has six channels you don't have to use all six right? Or, if your speakers can handle it, you could also use a couple of bridged channels to get more power to your existing speakers.




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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    You could run an active 3-way set up off it.




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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    Quote Originally Posted by kuijo
    You could run an active 3-way set up off it.
    Or bridge 2 -- run a 10" woofer pair in the rear deck... and run an active/passive hybrid 3 way component set -- get another sub to cover from 50hz on down and you have a 5 way system



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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    Quote Originally Posted by SSS 18734
    you could use those two channels to power some 6.5" or 8" midbass woofers
    that is an idea I thought of... Not sure where to put them and how do you think it would sound?
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    Re: 6 speaker setup

    Quote Originally Posted by DIPayton
    that is an idea I thought of... Not sure where to put them tho and how do you think it would sound?
    it will sound great... if done correctly



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