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    I'm about to majorly upgrade my car audio system and I wanted to make sure everything I'm about to get is compatible and my setup will work properly.

    Header - Kenwood KDC-255U (2-channel)
    Front Speakers x2 - Kenwood KFC-P709PS (80 watt RMS)
    Rear Speakers x2 - Kenwood KFC-415C (55 watt RMS)
    Amp for Speakers - Kenwood KAC-2404S (4-channel; 40 watts RMS x4)
    Subwoofers x2 - Kenwood KFC-W3013PS (400 watt RMS; 4 ohms)
    Amp for Subwoofers - Kenwood KAC-5001PS (mono; 300 watts RMS x1 at 4 ohms; 500 watts x1 at 2 ohms)

    Planning to hook both amps up to the header, use the 4-channel amp for the four speakers and use the mono amp for the two subs.
    Will using one header channel for each amp work? Will a mono amp work with two subs?
    Thanks for any help guys.







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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Everything will work fine.




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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayyjay72 View Post
    I'm about to majorly upgrade my car audio system and I wanted to make sure everything I'm about to get is compatible and my setup will work properly.

    Header - Kenwood KDC-255U (2-channel)
    Front Speakers x2 - Kenwood KFC-P709PS
    Rear Speakers x2 - Kenwood KFC-415C
    Amp for Speakers - Kenwood KAC-2404S (4-channel)
    Subwoofers x2 - Kenwood KFC-W3013PS
    Amp for Subwoofers - Kenwood KAC-5001PS (mono)

    Planning to hook both amps up to the header, use the 4-channel amp for the four speakers and use the mono amp for the two subs.
    Will using one header channel for each amp work? Will a mono amp work with two subs?
    Thanks for any help guys.
    That head unit only has 2 preouts, one for front and one for rear, or one
    For front and one for sub... To run all four channels of the kac-2404s you would need to get a RCA splitter (maybe?) anyways... Something to plug your right and left channel into comimg off of the front preout of radio so you would have 4 inputs (front right, front left, rear left, and rear right) for the 4 channel... Yes you can wire both subs to the mono amp. Wire the subs in series or parallel.



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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Quote Originally Posted by bowhunter View Post
    That head unit only has 2 preouts
    So that's what he meant by 2 channel lol..




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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    That was my main concern with the head unit. Would a 4-preout or 6-preout header work better or be more efficient?
    Something like THIS or THIS?




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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Quote Originally Posted by black05alti View Post
    So that's what he meant by 2 channel lol..
    I thought he was meaning 2 channel as in 22 x 2 or 18 x 2... Pardon me, it's 5:12 in the morning where I am! I'm exhausted! Lol



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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayyjay72 View Post
    That was my main concern with the head unit. Would a 5-channel header work better or be more efficient?
    3 channel (3 preouts) would be exactly what you needed... The 2 would work, but you'd have more versatility with a 3... Such as fading and balance! I just got a factory refurbished kenwood kdc-x496 off crutchfield for 109.00! That has 3 channels and it's also 4 volt preout which would let you be able to not turn the gain up as high on the amps to get the same out put as the other headunit (kdc-255u)



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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    I just saw that one right before I refreshed the page. Looks like that's the winner. Thanks so much for your help.




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    Re: Correct Components For System?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayyjay72 View Post
    I just saw that one right before I refreshed the page. Looks like that's the winner. Thanks so much for your help.
    Not a problem! Good luck and come back and let us know how everything turned out!



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