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|Author||Topic: Speaker Connection|
posted 05-25-2013 12:11 AM ET (US)
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 ?
posted 05-25-2013 08:52 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-25-2013 11:29 AM ET (US)
He means amplifier output. Use the front.
posted 05-25-2013 02:00 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-25-2013 08:45 PM ET (US)
Thks guys I will call Jesen tech support on Tue.
posted 05-26-2013 06:24 AM ET (US)
Just use the fronts and adjust the settings so that the rear outputs are at a minimal level. Not a big deal.
posted 05-26-2013 03:27 PM ET (US)
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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