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Old 04-11-2020
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Sony MEX-GS820BT.
Polk speakers 4 ohms.
I have in my FC:
6x9 front/upper.
6x9 rear/living rm.
5 1/4 front/lower with volume controls.
4 channel amp and powered bass.
If I connect the 6x9's to the 4 ch amp, how do I connect the 5 1/4 ?
Top of page, do I need a power amp for the 5 1/4 ?
Can the powered bass be connected to the SUB Audio out?
This is a new head unit, the old Kenwood I could not get the 5 1/4 to work, and the powered bass was week.
Thank you for any help!!!
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Hi Mark,

Here's my suggestion:
- wire the four 6x9" speakers to the amp.
- wire the four 5 1/4" speakers directly to the deck with the pairs of green/grey/purple/white wires. Your install instructions will have this info.
- the sub audio out from the deck can go directly to your powered sub.

If your still mapping this out and considering your options, here's what I did in my rear bath FC:

- installed a modern deck in the upper console
- the deck directly powers four 5 1/4" speakers that are mounted in the front overhead cabinets

- the front RCA line out from the deck runs to an amp at the front of the bus
- the front amp powers the two 6x9" speakers in the upper console and the subwoofer that was found mounted under one of the front couches

- the rear RCA line out from the deck runs to another amp in the rear of the bus
- the rear amp powers the two 6x9" speakers in overhead cabinets and one subwoofer mounted below one of the beds
- I modified the signal wire to the rear amp, often labelled REM or 'remote' on the amp, so it is switched. To do this I replaced the now obsolete OE RCA jack in the overhead cabinet with a toggle switch. Now, if someone at the back of the bus doesn't want to rock out with the rest of the family, they simply flip the switch, which turns off the rear amp and speakers.

I also ran new speaker wire everywhere I could. It's cheap, easy, and it saved me from accidentally hacking something up. I'm not sure which components in my bus were original, but I've replaced all the speakers & subs, and it doesn't disappoint. In the end, I'm sure you'll be pleased with your project.

Cheers!
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Thank you! I do not want to remove the front over head anymore then I have to.
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I will tell you we noticed the lights in the bottom of the airplane bins will rattle when you have music coming thru the speakers. We wound up taking the lights down and sealing the sense to the frame so it wouldn't rattle/vibrate, especially when we have it loud!
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