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    Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/ amp?

    I'm thinking of running rsdc 6.5's off of both the front and rear channels of my pioneer head unit instead of running an amp. Is this a terrible idea? Would it be just the same as shifting the the sound to the front using the head unit controls?







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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Poor Control




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    So would that be the only problem?




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Id say underpowered also, but yeah




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    ok thanks




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    It should work though




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Probably sound like ****. Just save up 80$ and buy a decent used 4ch if you must have rear fill. When you see the light you can bridge it.




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    It is NOT recommended to bridge the amp in a HU. 12volt has a write up on it. Just buy an inexpensive amp to power them. I've had good luck with Profile and there's several others that will do the job on a budget...




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Quote Originally Posted by benchambers80 View Post
    Probably sound like ****. Just save up 80$ and buy a decent used 4ch if you must have rear fill. When you see the light you can bridge it.
    I don't want rear fill that's the whole point of taking the power that would go to the rear speakers and adding them to the front




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    It is NOT recommended to bridge the amp in a HU. 12volt has a write up on it. Just buy an inexpensive amp to power them. I've had good luck with Profile and there's several others that will do the job on a budget...
    haha I know this sounds bad, but do you think an older "Dual" amplifier would be alright for this job? It's one like this http://www.amazon.com/Dual-XAF460-Ch.../dp/B00012O6NO

    I already have it and can't sell it, so I might as well use it




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    You can bridge the H/U if you want to buy a new H/U and amplifier.




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Quote Originally Posted by benchambers80 View Post
    You can bridge the H/U if you want to buy a new H/U and amplifier.
    Are you even reading? First I never said I wanted rear fill. And second if you look at my last post, you can see that I'm thinking about using my old amp. My original question was answered on the 5th post.
    Last edited by elmor001; 04-14-2008 at 11:37 AM.




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    It was a joke, did you read HIS post?


    And NO you can't do it.






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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Oh thanks for explaining it to me. It's people like nismo and benchambers that make this site great........ SARCASM




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    Re: Can I use front and rear channels of head unit for fronts instead of powering w/

    Lawl at some of the people in this freakin forum.






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