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Ferdinando posted 05-25-2013 12:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ferdinando   Send Email to Ferdinando  
This might be a dumb question but I'm going to install a Jensen marine stereo in my boat. I will only be using 2 speakers, which outputs do I use the front or rear ?

Thks,

Fred

jimh posted 05-25-2013 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Fred--Speakers usually only have inputs. If the speakers have terminals on both the front and the rear, they are probably just connected in parallel.
swist posted 05-25-2013 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
He means amplifier output. Use the front.
jimh posted 05-25-2013 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Fred--if you have a four-channel amplifier, check the instruction manual of the amplifier to learn the best method of connecting two loudspeakers. It is common that you might be able to connect them in away that uses all four-amplifiers in what is called a bridge-mode, and in that way get the full benefit of having the four-channel audio amplifier.

You should also be certain that no damage will occur if nothing is connected to the unused amplifier outputs. Some circuits do not like operating if there is no load.

The user manual for your amplifier should explain the best configuration, or, perhaps a call to their technical support.

Ferdinando posted 05-25-2013 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Thks guys I will call Jesen tech support on Tue.
crabby posted 05-26-2013 06:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for crabby  Send Email to crabby     
Just use the fronts and adjust the settings so that the rear outputs are at a minimal level. Not a big deal.
swist posted 05-26-2013 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
Yes, I don't think the prohibition against running speaker outputs into no load is an issue with low power amplifiers of the type you are dealing with.

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