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adding speakers?, #751052
July 30th 2019 10:42 am
July 30th 2019 10:42 am
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Beaufort, SC USA
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I have swapped the head unit in my van with a newer unit (Dad had already hacked the dash up good in the 80's to install a 'hi-fi' Stereo with an EQ and all that). I currently have two speakers hooked to the front speaker wires ( 1 to FT LT and 1 to FT RT) that reside under the front seats, and 2 6X9's hooked to the rear (1 to RR LT and 1 to RR RT) that reside on the sides about a foot and a half in front of the wheel houses facing forward. When your back there on the bed, you have to turn the front speakers to face the rear, but your still not getting great sound back there, so I would like to add some small speakers on the pillars by the rear doors for some sound while in the back. How is the best way to wire this? Do I just split the wires from the rear and wire 2 Speakers to RR LT and 2 to RR RT, or is there some sort of trick to it?

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Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751053
July 30th 2019 11:18 am
July 30th 2019 11:18 am
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Van Diego California
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Add another head unit & speakers to the back for when your camping.

Runs on the back batt with out the key on.


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ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
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Re: adding speakers?, [Re: frscke1] #751056
July 30th 2019 12:42 pm
July 30th 2019 12:42 pm
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Beaufort, SC USA
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Add another head unit & speakers to the back for when your camping.

Runs on the back batt with out the key on.



that's not a bad idea. I started thinking of the extra speakers a couple weeks back when we went to the Drive in. We like to take the van and just relax back there to watch the movie, and these days the sound is transmitted VIA FM signal and played through your car speakers. The problem is that with my current speaker arrangement, the volume has to be cranked up pretty far to get the full range of sound. I could do what you said and wire a second head unit back there that just has FM and Bluetooth, and then some new speakers designated to that unit. do they make an antenna splitter or something to tie 2 radios into the factory antenna?

Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751058
July 30th 2019 12:52 pm
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Consider getting an amplifier as well. You’ll get cleaner stronger signal to all of your speakers. My friend has the same amount of speakers as I do but has an amplifier and his sound is way nicer and fuller range.


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Re: adding speakers?, [Re: Deathorvictory] #751062
July 30th 2019 2:02 pm
July 30th 2019 2:02 pm
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Beaufort, SC USA
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Originally Posted by Deathorvictory
Consider getting an amplifier as well. You’ll get cleaner stronger signal to all of your speakers. My friend has the same amount of speakers as I do but has an amplifier and his sound is way nicer and fuller range.


wouldn't need a very large one. with an amp, I could just add a 3rd set of speakers, right? I have never wired an amp, so I don't know. I did remove 2 amps from my van that had stopped working.

Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751072
July 30th 2019 5:54 pm
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i just put a 1000 watt amp in mine that pushed 4 6x9’s 2 up front 2 mid way of van and 2 bose 901’s in the rear you just need to be sure that the sound coming out of your speakers aren’t canceling each other out

Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751075
July 30th 2019 6:05 pm
July 30th 2019 6:05 pm
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Staunton, VA
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I'd go with an amp and a good set of speakers.

And yes they do make antenna splitters.


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Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751077
July 30th 2019 6:32 pm
July 30th 2019 6:32 pm
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Van Diego California
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Add a second head unit amp N speakers ... and a monitor, a frig to keep your beer cold, a microwave to pop your popcorn ...




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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751081
July 30th 2019 7:00 pm
July 30th 2019 7:00 pm
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TN
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Dang that is a wall-o-sound..looks great.


When in doubt..get the sawzall out..
Re: adding speakers?, [Re: NEmery] #751082
July 30th 2019 8:43 pm
July 30th 2019 8:43 pm
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Several things. If your front speakers are under the front seat, you are not getting clean sound from them. What I mean by this is your mids and tweeters are directional, if you're getting the sound waves from reflection from under the seat it's not going to be as clean as if it were pointed somewhat towards your ears. Subs are another story, your ears cannot determine so easily where bass sound is coming from. What's wrong with putting a set of rear speakers in the back doors with an amp to increase the volume of the rear fill? I would add an amp to the rear speaker line using a four channel amp and just use the four channels for the back sets of speakers.


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