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    hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    hello, i have a question about hooking up 2 amps, for the most part i got it working just running into a small problem,

    ok my main amp is a

    (1) MB Quart FX1.1000
    1000W RMS 1-Channel Monoblock Formula Series Amplifier
    MB Quart FX1.1000 1000W RMS 1-Channel Monoblock Formula Series Amp

    i have these hooked up to my 2 kickers, and it works great

    and i have a new 2nd amp is

    JL Audio JX360/4
    360W RMS, 4-Channel Class A/B JX Series Full-Range Car Amplifier
    JL Audio JX360/4 (JX3604) 360W RMS, 4-Chan Class A/B JX Amplifier

    i want to hook up my rear 6x9 and my new Component speakers:

    i have my power wire from my battery to a Distribution Block then ran to both amps, i have the ground also hooked up to a Distribution Block and ran to both amps, remote wire hooked up to both amps and all works fine both power on and work, so heres the problem i have my rca ran from back of the radio SW to the main amp, then another pair from the preout of the sub amp to the 4 channel amp, i just got them installed and the 6x9 are loud but my front speakers are barley even putting anything out, also if you set the Sub Power up or down in the radio settings it changes the 6x9 and front speakers also, i thought it only changed the subs but it dont is this because i have rc cables running from the sub amp to the 2nd amp ? also i noticed on my radio i have 3 outputs SW, Front, Rear. Should i run 2 pairs of rca from the radio to the 2nd amp only and drop the rca from the sub amp to the 2nd amp, would the help any THanks again







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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    It could be your amp but you should just run the 2nd RCA so you can have more control over your 6x9 from the headunit. Most of the newer headunits that have 3 set of preouts have a built-in "EQ" for fine tuning. Good luck!



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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

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    hello, i have a question about hooking up 2 amps, for the most part i got it working just running into a small problem,

    ok my main amp is a

    (1) MB Quart FX1.1000
    1000W RMS 1-Channel Monoblock Formula Series Amplifier
    MB Quart FX1.1000 1000W RMS 1-Channel Monoblock Formula Series Amp

    i have these hooked up to my 2 kickers, and it works great

    and i have a new 2nd amp is

    JL Audio JX360/4
    360W RMS, 4-Channel Class A/B JX Series Full-Range Car Amplifier
    JL Audio JX360/4 (JX3604) 360W RMS, 4-Chan Class A/B JX Amplifier

    i want to hook up my rear 6x9 and my new Component speakers:

    i have my power wire from my battery to a Distribution Block then ran to both amps, i have the ground also hooked up to a Distribution Block and ran to both amps, remote wire hooked up to both amps and all works fine both power on and work, so heres the problem i have my rca ran from back of the radio SW to the main amp, then another pair from the preout of the sub amp to the 4 channel amp, i just got them installed and the 6x9 are loud but my front speakers are barley even putting anything out, also if you set the Sub Power up or down in the radio settings it changes the 6x9 and front speakers also, i thought it only changed the subs but it dont is this because i have rc cables running from the sub amp to the 2nd amp ? also i noticed on my radio i have 3 outputs SW, Front, Rear. Should i run 2 pairs of rca from the radio to the 2nd amp only and drop the rca from the sub amp to the 2nd amp, would the help any THanks again
    RCAs from SW(subwoofer) go to the sub amp.
    Then from front on the head unit to the second amp.
    Unless you want to get real crazy and use three sets of RCAs and if your highs amp has 4 inputs. Most head units that have front and rear out also have some time alignment built in meaning your front and rear are preset to sound better wired accordingly.
    Most audiophiles don’t use any rear speakers in car audio applications.



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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    if you have 3 sets of preouts on your HU then use them, better control of all channels



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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    What brand of deck..??



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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    I would just buy a 6 channel RCA also... I run a sub amp and a 4channel also...



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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    Quote Originally Posted by **** View Post
    RCAs from SW(subwoofer) go to the sub amp.
    Then from front on the head unit to the second amp.
    Unless you want to get real crazy and use three sets of RCAs and if your highs amp has 4 inputs. Most head units that have front and rear out also have some time alignment built in meaning your front and rear are preset to sound better wired accordingly.
    Most audiophiles don’t use any rear speakers in car audio applications.
    Yup the amp has 4 inputs, Has 2 for channel 1&2 and 2 for channel 3&4,

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstroker View Post
    if you have 3 sets of preouts on your HU then use them, better control of all channels
    Yes it has 3 preouts, Sw, Rear and Front

    Quote Originally Posted by tc300 View Post
    What brand of deck..??
    Its a Kenwood - KDC-448U


    Thanks for all the replies this helps me alot




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    Re: hooking up a mono and 4 channel amp

    so is using all 3 outputs what i should do then ?




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