Ok, I'm embarrassed to ask a question like this since I'm an engineer... just not the right kind.
What happens when you combine the front and rear speaker outputs of a head unit?
My wife has an '06 xB and the rear speakers are pretty much pointless in the stock location. I know the stock Pioneer stereo isn't all that wonderful, but it's really pretty good compared to most other stock systems. I have some spare parts that I can use to put a sub in her car without spending any cash, but I'd like to cheat and get additional power up front to power a cheap/decent set of low power components.
I'd imagine that the front and rear outputs of a stereo are sending the exact same signal, just at different voltages based on fader settings- so would merging the front and rear positives and then the negatives to one set of speakers give more power? Or is this totally pointless?
I normally wouldn't ask such a boneheaded question- the wife really wouldn't appreciate the SQ a nice bundle of cash would get in a proper aftermarket head unit and amp/speaker install (and I don't want to spend it) that I would put into one of my own daily drivers- but I'd like to make her car sound better with the smallest amount of $ possible.
Thanks for any help!
Oh... search looks to be busted right now too.