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4/3/2 channel amp - 6 speakers???

 

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Username: Ryan1265

Post Number: 9
Registered: Dec-06
I'm getting a kenwood kac-8403 4/3/2 channel amp that I plan to run 6 speakers from. Its for my boat, i thought i would run the 4 stock speakers from 2 channels (2 speakers on each channel=2 ohm load) and the 2 tower speakers from another channel giving me a 2 ohm load again. However, this would leave one channel unused. Does it work to use 3 channels of a 4 channel amp and just not use the 4th one? I suppose i could bridge 2 of the channels and run the tower speakers from the bridged channel, but i think that would most likely be too much power for them...Are amps capable of running 2 channels each at 2 ohms along with a bridged channel at 2 ohms as well? Or does the bridged channel need to be 4 ohms? Ohms ohms ohms, confusing
 

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Username: James1115

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Post Number: 9404
Registered: Dec-04
why not just run 4 speakers at 2 ohms from the front 2 chan and 2 speakers one off each chan to the rear at 4 ohms?
 

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Username: Ryan1265

Post Number: 10
Registered: Dec-06
well that was the other alternative that i was considering but i wouldnt be getting quite as much power as i could by wiring for 2 ohms.
 

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Username: James1115

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Post Number: 9407
Registered: Dec-04
is it 2 ohms bridged stable?
 

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Username: Ryan1265

Post Number: 11
Registered: Dec-06
hmm, just did sum more research and found that its 4 ohm stable bridged, so i guess its not stable at 2 ohms, or at least it doesnt say anything about it. Is it a common thing for amps to be 2 ohm stable in bridged mode?
 

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Username: James1115

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Post Number: 9408
Registered: Dec-04
if they are 1 ohm stereo stable then yes. You can run it at 2 ohms stereo so run the 4 speakers to the front at 2 ohms and the only other option you have is to run the rear 2 speakers at 4 ohms off the other 2 chan.
 

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Username: James1115

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Post Number: 9409
Registered: Dec-04
if it isn't enough for you then you can run 4 speakers off of the 4 chan at 4 ohms and get a separate 2 chan just for the tower that will give it more power.
 

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Username: Ryan1265

Post Number: 12
Registered: Dec-06
ill probly stick with the 4 chan and run the tower speakers at 4 ohms seams to makes the most sense. i was hoping for the most power being that there tower speakers and they need to put alot out to be heard way back there wen wakeboarding, but 60watts is a fairly good amount and should hopefully be enough to get the job done. Thanks alot for your help.
ryan
 

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Username: James1115

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Post Number: 9412
Registered: Dec-04
no problem man, good luck bro.
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