Closed Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Reload Thread: How to wire regular speakers to a 4-channel amp, not subs?

  1. #1
    nofriends46's Avatar
    nofriends46 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Hawaii, Kauai
    Age
    30
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    How to wire regular speakers to a 4-channel amp, not subs?

    I'm gonna get a 4-channel amp soon, rated 65 x 4.
    My speakers are 4" Pioneer 90watt peak. Front and the rear are 5 1/4" Pioneer Speakers rated 120watt peak. I wanna wire 2 pair of tweeeters, r19 kicker tweeters rated 190watt peak and other one, i'm deciding. How do i wire all these together, could you show me a site that i would understand more clearly instead of typing it all.
    Thanks! Also would 65 x 4 would be great or too much. Could i bridge it? etc...







  2. #2
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    104 Post(s)
    Let me see here most four chanel amps can be bridged to two channels. But if I understand what you are saying. You intend on using 8 speakers all together correct ?

    If this is the case you simply need to wire each pair ( a tweeter and a midrange ) in parallel like this




    Just make sure your amp is stable at 2ohm x four channels.



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  3. #3
    nofriends46's Avatar
    nofriends46 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Hawaii, Kauai
    Age
    30
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    speaker connection

    That picture you post, do i have to connect all those speakers in that way...
    Do you recommend by bridging it or just regular?




  4. #4
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    104 Post(s)
    It you plan on using 8 speakers on the one amp yes you have to wire them all like that.

    I would not bridge the amp if you have that many speakers. That way you probably will still be able to use your fader control.



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  5. #5
    nofriends46's Avatar
    nofriends46 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Hawaii, Kauai
    Age
    30
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Okay, so i take the front speakers, wire them like that. Into one Channel then i take the other one (rear) wire them, in the other chanell. Than i take the tweeters, wire them like that in the two other channels, right?




  6. #6
    gator4thehaters's Avatar
    gator4thehaters is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Indianapolis, In
    Age
    42
    Posts
    323
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    You're going to go deaf!!! All that amperage on those tweets is going to be loud as hell!!!!



    Live life 2 the full cuz u only live once!

  7. #7
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    104 Post(s)
    Originally posted by nofriends46
    Okay, so i take the front speakers, wire them like that. Into one Channel then i take the other one (rear) wire them, in the other chanell. Than i take the tweeters, wire them like that in the two other channels, right?
    I would suggest wiring one tweeter with one of the front's and so on. You might try some inline crossovers they can be had pretty cheap. And they would simplify the wiring.



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  8. #8
    nofriends46's Avatar
    nofriends46 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Hawaii, Kauai
    Age
    30
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    What do you mean, put a set of tweeters in the front, by connecting the pair of speakers and the pair of tweeters in the front...
    sorry for all these trouble... i dont know to much like you pros




  9. #9
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    104 Post(s)
    Easy now i have been known to make mistakes too. But everybody has to start somewhere. Figure your car is a square you want speakers at all four corners of the square. So at the front two corners you want a 4" and a tweeter on the right side. And a 4" and a tweeter on the left side. On the rear two corners you want a 5 1/4" and a tweeter on the right side and a 5 1/4 on the left side. Does that help any ?



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  10. #10
    nofriends46's Avatar
    nofriends46 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Hawaii, Kauai
    Age
    30
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Oh i probably miss understood you. I know where to put the tweeters i just thought you mention how to wire it up. What do you recommend hooking up the tweeters in parallel to into one channel? Also so you dont put one speaker and one tweeter to parallel right, just the front speakers in parallel to one channel and the rear speakers. Also the tweeters to. My tweeters has a crossover, do i leave it on to?
    Thanks




Closed Thread

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum