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    Smile Best way to wire splits to a 4ch headunit and 2 crossovers?

    Hi, Im new here Quick Question...

    I have a pioneer 4 channel headunit and 2 crossovers to wire up to some 6" Kicker splits.
    I was thinking that just wiring front left to the left tweeter, rear left to the left driver etc, would be a bad idea because the signals would not be filtered at all.

    Can i somehow utilize all 4 channels from my headunit to power the splits? Or is the best way just to wire the front channels into the crossovers and leave the rear channels unconnected.

    The reason i only have 1 set of splits is because it is a F150 single cab, so i dont have rears.
    But i am also running an amp and pioneer slimline 10" subwoofer from the headunit's RCAs

    Here are some pics of my enclosure to go behind the bench seats. A4 paper to give some size comparison.

    Cheers guys



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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBlue View Post
    Can i somehow utilize all 4 channels from my headunit to power the splits?
    No.

    Or is the best way just to wire the front channels into the crossovers and leave the rear channels unconnected.
    Yes.

    If this setup doesn't provide enough power (and I'm sure it won't), then you'll need an amplifier.

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    I have just wired up the front channels to try it out and there is plenty enough power for so wont have to spend more $ on an amp yay

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    I'm sorry I can't be of any help to you on your questions but i just wana say good job on the box idea. I have a single cab dakota and removed the center seat and put a box there. I never thought of making a box that way.. Anyways good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    If this setup doesn't provide enough power (and I'm sure it won't), then you'll need an amplifier.
    if your anything like me, this just a start of a new project--i first started with component speakers, moved to a amp for more power, then moved to a active setup after the crossovers produced distortion at higher power levels, and then moved to a carpc controlled setup, that i now count "as a good start..."(need new speakers, amps, and something other then walmart power wire...) i am still trying to figure out if, at this level, car audio can still be considered one of my hobbies...

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