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Old 04-16-2003, 08:10 AM
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i just purchased a jensen cd player that has a power listing of 25w x 4 channels. i only have two speakers run and they aren't quite as loud as i like. is it possible to hook up the other 2 channels that aren't being used to the existing speakers to in essence make it 50w x 2 channels???
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:18 AM
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No. Nice try though. And PS-the 25X4 power rating is PEAK power. In other words, your unit is porbably putting out 10 or 12 watts per channel normally (called RMS). And even that is pushing it. A recent study of car stereo's showed manufactureres are VERY deceiving when it comes to power output, or lack of.

The only way to make it sound decent, is add an external amp. You can pick up a 2 channel 400 watt amp for $80 (Lanzar for example, cheap but good amps).

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Old 04-16-2003, 09:15 AM
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is the amp a marine amp? do they have a web-site?
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:00 PM
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Add another pair.
I built a electronics box for my (bare) T-top and put downward facing poly-planers about 2 feet away from my ears. The previous speakers are down by my ankles, and those are my "rear" set. The second set made a BIG improvement in audio quility, and now I can hear the music when on plane.
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:31 PM
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Yup, nice try though. Birdman hit the nail on the head. It won't take a real big amp either to really improve the sound. If the amp is going to mounted out of the elements, a regular car amp should suffice. If it will be exposed to water and such then go for a marine version.

And I second Birdman's suggestion of Lanzar. I bought a Lanzar AM/FM CD/MP3 receiver last season and it has performed flawlessly. It is a quality unit with a great pricetag.

I bought the receiver from etronics.com and the bazooka speakers from carstereoworld.com. Both companies had the best prices on the respective components and their customer service was great.

And I also second the idea of installing a second set of speakers. If it's too loud then you're too old!

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http://www.lanzar.com/

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