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Old 19th January 2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question is it possible? (combining split frequencies/channels)

Hi all,

Does anyone know if it's possible to combine two channels high and low -- after they've been split at the amp ... (bridge them -- I guess) -- into a full range signal? I have installed a full range speaker where there was a mid range + a tweeter and would like to combine these two channels into one to power the new full range speaker ... I'd like to do this without running a new signal wire ...

When I tried 'bridging' the channels -- I followed a diagram from somewhere -- near the speaker, not the amp -- , I got tons of distortion .... is there an [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]accessory[/COLOR][/COLOR] out there that could do this?


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Old 19th January 2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Are you saying that you had a midrange speaker and a tweeter directly connected to their own individual channels of the amplifier?

Why not simply connect the wires used for either the mid or the tweeter to one full range channel and use those wires for the new speaker?
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Old 19th January 2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply! I really appreciate any help. The issue is the car -- Mini Cooper -- everything is an ordeal when getting to any of the wiring -- it's the upgraded factory system which comes w/ it's own amp.

I have a pretty easy access to those speakers and have removed the mid and tweeter already ... and now have the polk db series which comes w/ it's own tweeter and a cross over. Basically I'm looking to see if this method would be possible because of the ease of access -- what you're suggesting involves taking the whole car apart and I'm not sure how to handle the amp anyhow ... real noob.

thanks again.

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Old 19th January 2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Do the polk crossovers allow you to feed the mid and tweeter circuits separately? If not, you may be able to go into the crossovers and break the connections for each output so you can power them individually.

You cannot connect the two outputs of the amplifier together.
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Old 19th January 2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thank you so much -- that's what I figured but need a second opinion-- I'll look into breaking up the connections ... they looked fairly sealed, but I'll give it a look. Thanks again.
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