It sucksOriginally posted by mwt@Apr 10 2004, 05:07 PM
I use my car for work and have to haul stuff in it.
I put a Clarion 10" 300Watt open air marine sub in that hole to save trunk space.
I am sure somebody will say it sucks but I like it.
not a good idea, the new speaker would alter the impedence of whichever speaker you tap into to get power from. depending on how you wire it, it could raise the impedence, or lower it, either way, it will make that speaker and the one you added play at a different volume from the others, and possibly do damage to your factory amplifier. its not worth adding it unless you have another amp to power itOriginally posted by 99GBlue@Apr 13 2004, 04:03 PM
What would adding just a 6x9 do? If the speaker wasn't powered by an amp, but took power from the other 2 rear speakers, would it make any difference at all? Or would it provide a little better soundstage?
sure, but why not just go with a single channel amp? to do this you will need also either high, or speaker level inputs on the amp, or a line level converter to get your signal, since there are no preouts in the factory system. its still a pretty easy installation. as for power, its actually better to have too much power than too little, so just find a reasonably powered amp, and you should be fine. reason being, every amp, no matter how powerful, will distort as it reaches the upper limit of its capacity. so if you have a 100 w RMS handling speaker, and a 90 w RMS amplifier, you think you are okay to play it as loud as you can, that's how most speakers get damaged. as you get near the upper limit of the amplifier, the distortion rate is going to be very high, and distortion will cause serious damage to your speakers. its much safer actually to go with an amp that is a bit more powerful than the speakers are rated for, and just keep the system at a reasonable volume...I feel like I've done a crappy job of explaining that, if its not clear enough I can try to explain more.Originally posted by 99GBlue@Apr 14 2004, 08:04 AM
Could I use a 2-channel amp and bridge it to power that speaker as long as the bridged power stayed relatively close to the RMS, but didn't exceed the max power rating of the speaker?