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Old 08-06-2009
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Help with audio system

So I have two Boston Pro 60 component speakers in a box behind my seat since they sounded bad in the doors (way too much distortion because they're too powerful for non-sound proofed doors) hooked up to the back of an aftermarket headunit via an amp.

So my problem is this. I had originally had them installed in the doors with (i believe) new wiring ran from the amp. Then I took them out, built the box and put the stock speakers in the front doors. I removed the stock rear speakers. During installation I was listening to music via the front stock door speakers. Then I turned off the truck, hooked up the box in the rear and the front speakers no longer made sound.

What caused the front speakers to stop getting power (even though i hooked them back up to stock wiring) and how do I get them working again?
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So you have the RCAs running from the back of the headunit to the amp for the components? Are you sure you didn't plug those RCAs into the front speaker pre-out thus turning the actual wires for the front speakers off?
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Are you saying that I plugged em into something to do with the front speakers, so i'm stealing the front speakers signal/power? Would the proper thing to do is try to hook up the RCAs to the rear speaker ports?
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Yeah thats what I'm thinking. I would try switching the RCAs to the rear ports and see if that turns the front speakers back on.
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Ok cool I'll try that. I'm in Georgia now but when I get back in Alaska Sunday I'll be sure to switch the RCAs up.
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Is the stock wiring hooked up the the deck? If the door speakers have been running off of an amp perhaps the stock wiring was not connected to the deck? Just a thought.
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I am not good with audio but if you have an amp doesn't all of the speakers hook up to it ?

And wouldn't the head unit turn off the other speakers so it won't have too much output when the amp was connected ?

Again, I do not know I am just asking ?
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The amp hooks up to however many speakers it is built for as well as what you have. My box has 2 component speakers that hook up to the amp, so 2 channels. It is a 2 channel amp so I couldnt do more. And the output of the head unit isn't affected by the amp. I get confused by sound system junk a bit.

Anyways, I didn't get a chance to work on this yet because after i got back from vacation i went on another vacation. I need to figure it out :(
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OK now I understand.

I was wondering if the existing speakers drop out when the RCA out put is attached.

Thanks for the info.
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