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    Bridge front speakers?

    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?







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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    Yes that will work to keep stereo separation...




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    you said that with a ... hesitation?

    Should I not do that?




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    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.




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    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.)




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    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.




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    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.




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    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.




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    Re: Bridge front speakers?

    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.



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