Re: Does this system set-up make sense?
As a comrade in the racing business( amateur), I say do away with your system... Originally posted by Turbox3 The stock 3in1 HU in my '93 MR2T has died so I'm pulling out all the stock speakers, HU and amps and replacing it with an aftermarket head unit and component front speakers (no rear speakers). What I want to do is run a set of 6.5 component speakers off the head unit, but wire the tweeters and midrange seperately. The reason being is that my understanding is that a head unit can be rated at 25x4RMS watts (for example) but if you're only using two channels you're still getting just 25x2 RMS watts, not 50x2 even though you're only using two channels.
So, my idea is to use two of the HU speaker outputs (front) for the two tweeters (with an in-line high pass crossover) and the other two outputs (rear) for the 2 mid-range/woofers in the door (with an in-line lower range crossover). This way, each of the 4 speakers would be receiving 25Watts RMS (4 x 25W) instead of each pair (mid/tweet) sharing one 25W channel (2 x 25W). Also, It seems like this set-up would let me use the Head Unit fader to balance between the tweeters and mids (by balancing the front and rear speaker outputs). Does this set-up make sense?
Normally I would just use an external amp but I'm trying to keep this car as light as possible for track use but it's also my daily driver so I don't want to get rid of the stereo all together
Thanks for any input
racing and audio do not mix...
no matter how tight you turn that screwdriver, when the car tumbles, the rollcage stays, but the parts might want to come out an play, if you know what I mean...
Your race mechanic will hate you for installing it cause you just gave him a headache with more wires to deal with.
on speaker might not equal much, but 4 of them, with aftermarket hu, etc... just not gonna be working for you in racing...
mm, are you just an average weekend racer? I mean, if not, your mad to add more weight on your car... I lost about 20lb to try and get 1st place...
hey, here's a thought...
make a rack, so that it can be detached fairly easily with a few screws, so that you can take out the audio platform when you race, and attach it when you're ready to go home...
I've seen one guy do that...of course, it was a slight hassle, but he's still got good tunes to console himself with after he lost the race:p
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