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Speaker Installation Help

Ok, I recieved a free Bose speaker from a tv set-up. Its about 12 inches long x 5 inches tall x 4 inches deep. Its got a positive input and a negative input. Thats it. Currently i've got a kicker dx500 amp powering two twelves. Can I hook this speaker up to the amp also? How do I hook it up to the amp? If not, how do I go about hooking it up to my truck?
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connect the positive and negative, and away you go. dont expect it to last long
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connect the positive and negative, and away you go. dont expect it to last long
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I tried that and it didn't seem to work. I'll try a thicker guage wire, like 14guage stranded. Any reason I shouldnt expect it to last long?
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too much power, its not rated for much watts
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Is there a better option for installing it then other than hooking it up to the amp?
Should I splice my door speaker wire and hook the bose up to the door speaker?
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Is there a better option for installing it then other than hooking it up to the amp?
Should I splice my door speaker wire and hook the bose up to the door speaker?
I have two 6" house subs in a homemade box wired that way, one is spliced to rear left and the other rear right. works awesome.
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I'm no audio tech but with only two wires I'm thinking only one speaker...

Why add only one speaker and to what output, left or right sides ?

What am I missing ?
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If your talking about using your Bose Subwoofer from a Entertainment center, DONT....

It is not rated enough for car audio, you will blow the cone, and potentially fry your amp.

If you "had" another speaker you wanted to add to your amp, you would need a muilti channel amp. Say a 5 channel for example. 1 channel for each door speaker, and one dedicated channel for subwoofer.

Or run like I do, 1 mono block for subs, and 4 channel for door speakers
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Alright I found out the speaker runs off 8 ohms and car audio runs off 4 ohms. Any way to convert 4 ohms to 8 ohms?
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Any way to convert 4 ohms to 8 ohms
lol yeah just put an 8 ohm speaker on it.

I dunno what you hope to accomplish with this speaker. but you will not have "bose sound" or even decent sound.

the individual speakers bose uses are the cheapest of the cheap.. its how they tune and install them that gives them their tonality.
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lol yeah just put an 8 ohm speaker on it.

I dunno what you hope to accomplish with this speaker. but you will not have "bose sound" or even decent sound.

the individual speakers bose uses are the cheapest of the cheap.. its how they tune and install them that gives them their tonality.
well if he builds a proper box and seals it true then it should sound ok, it will not be astonishing but my two crappy 6's do fine. theyll keep up with a single ten and buzz the truck real good lol
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well if he builds a proper box and seals it true then it should sound ok
I'm sure it would but in order to do that, he would need the thiele-small parameters of the speaker. Bose does not even post the most basic specs of any of their speaker systems, let alone TS parameters of a individual driver.

If I was him I would put it on ebay and try to sell it to some one who needs a replacement woofer.
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