General Discussion General discussion about all things car audio, from pioneer, orion, alpine and eclipse.

Fresh install design & concepts

Old 09-01-2006, 08:45 AM
  #1  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 34
Question Fresh install design & concepts

Hi and thanks for looking.

I am planning a new install in my 2004 Chevy Cavalier (4 door) and while i have a reasonable idea of what I want, I am confused about speaker loads, wiring and a couple of other things I would like to know

I would appreciate your input...

I am planning:-

Pioneer head unit,nothing fancy, DEH-6800MP or similar

Crossover - Active or passive in-line? Used RF passive in the past with good results but hear active is way better.

6 interior speakers - 4" front doors, 6 1/2" rear shelf and 2x1" tweeters in the front pillars.

1 amp (or 2 if needed) bridged to a single (or double) 10" sub in a custom box (i will build) in the trunk.

Now for all the questions!

Q1. Do i use the 4 channel outputs from the head unit to the crossover (assuming active) or the pre-amp outputs?

Q2. How do i wire 6 speakers off a 4 channel amp? Front and rear in parallel?

Q3. If parallel, does that mean i need an amp capable of 2ohm output (2x4ohm speakers in parallel).

Q4. Why does the head unit i want have 3 pre-amp output & a sub preamp output? How would i use 3 pairs of outputs + sub?

Q5. When buying the speakers, sub(s) and amp(s), how do i calculate the load and match it to the amp output?

Thanks again for reading, even more so for a reply... yes i'm a noob at this...

Cheers!


Goose
Goose is offline  
Old 09-01-2006, 12:29 PM
  #2  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
liv2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 668
Q3 -- Check the pic, theres 2 pairs of output, Front and rear, and one for the subs, subs aren't read outputs .. I'm looking into that deck also..

Check this link , it has pics of all angles, front rear or player and for most HU too..

sorry, my broswer has loading issues (on campus) so heres the link, Just search for your DEH-P6800MP @ www.sonicelectronix.com

and check out the pics.. ! even shows the all the display backgrounds
liv2ride is offline  
Old 09-01-2006, 12:33 PM
  #3  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
liv2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 668
Q3 -- Theres 2 pairs of output, Front and rear, and one for the subs, subs aren't rear outputs .. I'm looking into that deck also..

Check this link , it has pics of all angles, front rear or player and for most HU too..

sorry, my broswer has loading issues (on campus) so heres the link, Just search for your DEH-P6800MP @ www.sonicelectronix.com

and check out the pics.. ! even shows the all the display backgrounds
Attached Thumbnails Fresh install design & concepts-dehp6800mpd_hv.jpg  
liv2ride is offline  
Old 09-01-2006, 12:37 PM
  #4  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 34
Excellent! Thanks for the info and link...

Can you shed any light on any of my other stupid questions?


Cheers!

Goose
Goose is offline  
Old 09-02-2006, 08:15 AM
  #5  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
liv2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 668
Originally Posted by Goose
Q1. Do i use the 4 channel outputs from the head unit to the crossover (assuming active) or the pre-amp outputs?
Heres a link to answer your crossover question, and you can probably find the rest on there to.. pretty good reliable site !
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/ISEO-rgbtcspd/learningcenter/car/crossovers_install.html
liv2ride is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 07:52 AM
  #6  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 34
Sweet, thanks for that...

Did you get your deck yet?


Goose
Goose is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 09:05 AM
  #7  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
liv2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 668
Hope I'm not thread crapping, but No, I haven't bought my deck yet.. still looking, and saving the money to get it.. How bout you ? get it yet ?
liv2ride is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 09:25 AM
  #8  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 34
Hear ya on the $

Nope, I working a deal out with MR2NR on a system right now... should have something in the next couple of weeks then onto my first install.

Gotta get it in before the weather dies completely.

Buying stuff? Hint... MR2NR - Legend.


Goose
Goose is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 11:08 AM
  #9  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
liv2ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 668
GoooooSe ! Yes i know Mr2nr has approached me, I'm still trying to figure stuff out, and when i'm ready, i'm going to pm him with ideas.. seems like a very trust worthy vendor !.. What are you thinking of getting ? prices !?
liv2ride is offline  
Old 09-05-2006, 11:23 AM
  #10  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
TLCCustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 87
For your Front stage I would have to suggest a 6.5" mid and then put the tweeters up in the A-Pillars.
TLCCustoms is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Fresh install design & concepts


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.