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Old 18th June 2007, 06:54 PM   #1
chad2ss is offline chad2ss  United States
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Default any help for a cheap sound?

Hey all... I apologize for any noob-ness in this post, im just looking for a quick and effiecient way to rig this up!

Okay, I have 2 floor monitors that I want to put in my trunk.

Kustom
8 ohm
have a 6x9 Horn
75W RMS
150 Peak

I know these arent great, but I wanted to make the car sound a LITTLE better.

Okay. I also bought a cheap-o 400W 4-channel amp on e-bay.
was this ok or not? if so, how exactly would you rig this up? I am assuming i can just run a 1/4 inch cable from one to the other to make it parallel, but what about hooking it to the amp? I also bought one of those converter boxes to make you speaker wires into RCAs. I would ideally like to run my 6x9's off of the amp as well. Does the horn have impedance? if i unhook it will it hurt anything?

thanks for any help guys!
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:21 PM   #2
Hartono is offline Hartono  Indonesia
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Hi chad2ss,

so you have 2 speaker boxes , each having a 6x9 horn + other loudspeaker driver inside the box, it this correct ?

if this is the case, then you need to check your speaker boxes, each of them should have a + and - terminals.

or maybe your horn is outside the box and has it's own + and - terminals ?


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Old 18th June 2007, 07:29 PM   #3
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sorry i forgot to mention that they are 10" subs... both in their own box with a 6x9 horn
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:29 PM   #4
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i am led to believe that I can make them parallel by just running a 1/4" speaker cable from one to the other. they hach have an in and out 1/4" connection.
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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Hi Chad2ss

are you sure those are subs ?

how about the midrange sounds ? the horn is only for high frequency and the subs is for low frequency (bass)

or do you want to combine this with the speaker you currently have in the car ?


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Hartono
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:43 PM   #6
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the more i explore here on the site, it seems i could bridge 2 channels for the 2 - 8 ohm parallel 10s and use the other 2 for my 6x9s... how does that sound? also, does anyone know if the horn has any impedance? i would like to unplug it, wont wont if it will affect impedance. THANKS!!!
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:43 PM   #7
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Hi Chad2ss

are you sure those are subs ?

how about the midrange sounds ? the horn is only for high frequency and the subs is for low frequency (bass)

or do you want to combine this with the speaker you currently have in the car ?


Cheers
Hartono
sure check this out. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...orn?sku=600817

i'm sorry it's a 2x6 horn...
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:46 PM   #8
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ok Chad2ss

I'll look at the information and get back to you ASAP
hang in there


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Old 18th June 2007, 07:47 PM   #9
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thank you!
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:52 PM   #10
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ok ,that links clear things up

let's do this step by step

about your source head unit (cd player/ tape /radio) , does it have RCA out and is it stereo ?
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