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Old 05-19-2018, 07:56 PM   #1  
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distibution block & crossover?

Vehicle: 2008 Ford Fusion 2.3 4cyl
Unit: Boss BV960NV
Amp: 1x Alpine MRV-F300
Speakers: 4x Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2
Accessories: Rockford Fosgate RFK8i

1. Trying to find out if I need a distribution block?

2. Forgot I had tweeters, do I still need a crossover for the front speakers and tweeters?

3. Will the crossover divide power between the front speakers and tweeters?

Thank you for the help!
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Crossover doesn't necessarily divide power but frequency. so if you have a 50watt rated woofer and a 50 watt rated tweeter you do not need 100 watts to run them.
Yes especially for tweeters you DO need a crossover that can be as simple at an inline non-polarized electrolitic capacitor or an aftermarket 12db/octave crossover board.
Also you'll have to be more specific about the distro block, where do you think you need one?
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:21 PM   #3  
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Thank you for your response. Instruction manual said that if cable it longer than 6 ft, I would need a distribution block. But I am reading that the Dist.Block is only used if using 2 amps?
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That is correct, a distro block is used to distribute power from one wire to multiple points. For example if you need to power a sub amp and a 4ch amp then you could have 1 run of 1/0 wire coming from under the hood into a distribusion block that has 2x 4gauge outputs to power 2x amps. You could also use it to extend a cable that is too short to reach your amps but there is no other reason to use one really.
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