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Connecting 2 100 rms speaker to a 300rms watt amp

Old 02-01-2013, 11:30 PM
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Connecting 2 100 rms speaker to a 300rms watt amp

hi, I would like to know if I can connect 2 100 watt rms car speakers ( total 200 watt rms ) to a 300 watt rms amp. Is there a way I can lower the power on the amp so I don't damage the speakers?

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:45 PM
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What's the name and model of the amp and speakers?

To answer your question, yes you can lower the power by turning the gain or level down on the amp.
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the amp is :Kenwood Kac-8105D 1000-Watt Class D Mono Amplifier
the Details are here :
Amazon.com: Kenwood Kac-8105D 1000-Watt Class D Mono Amplifier: Car Electronics Amazon.com: Kenwood Kac-8105D 1000-Watt Class D Mono Amplifier: Car Electronics

and the speakers are :JBL GTO938 6 x 9-Inch 3-Way Loudspeaker

The details are here:
Amazon.com: JBL GTO938 6 x 9-Inch 3-Way Loudspeaker: Electronics Amazon.com: JBL GTO938 6 x 9-Inch 3-Way Loudspeaker: Electronics

Also how would I connect the speakers to that amp.

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That amp is a 1 channel amp, and is used for subwoofer.

You need a 2 channel amp with a power rating around 100 watts rms per channel for those speakers.
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is there a way to use that amp for thoses speakers and how would I be able to do it if I can. the speakers are going in the rear of the car.

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You can use it, but your music will be playing in mono not stereo.

You have to wire the speakers in series to get a 4 ohm load and adjust your input sensitivity (gain) on the amp to reduce the power. Read up on how to set your gain with a dmm (google).
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what is mono vs sterio
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Originally Posted by christper2000 View Post
what is mono vs sterio
Google is your friend.
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The answer is NO, do NOT run those speakers off of that amplifier.
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Not to chide in without actually helping but why in gods name would you install a stereo without at least learning the basics? Mono means both channels have the same signal input. Stereo is left and right (Two input channels) and I'm in with Dukk on this one. Monoblocks are for subs.
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