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kx250frider617

Bridging headinit channels front and rear

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kx250frider617

Do you all think it's possible to bridge the front and rear head unit speaker outputs to two speakers. This isn't for a boat, I'm trying to build a small portable radio for the desert and don't want to use an extra amp. It would be a Clarion head unit powering two 7 inch Alpine marine speakers with a battery supply. 

 

My idea is running the front left and right channels to one speaker and tears to another. This would solely be to get a tad more power to the speakers. Reason I'm asking, I already have the equipment and really don't want to buy anything else

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shawndoggy

No can't bridge car stereos (there are some exceptions but they are rare, and usually to use rear channels to power a sub). 

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David

HUs normally use a push/pull BTL output chip that is essentially already bridged in order to maximize output power from a limited 12V supply. So bridging is not possible.

There are flush-mount home speakers (and some exterior versions) that have dual inputs, with twin tweeters, and a DVC midbass. This would allow you to use all four HU channels on two speakers. Or, find two more of the Alpine speakers.    

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kx250frider617

I forgot about ohms law too when bridging. Oh well. The head unit should provide plenty of power for what I'm looking for hopefully. 

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