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I need the best way to hook my system up. I got a 1500 watt amp,a jensen 400 watt amp,a alpine 450 mono amp,also a kicker 2x200.2amp. a boss crossover.a boss eq. also a dhd ntx 6214 crossover,and a bass 10 digital bass mach. i want to push two 15 kicker comps and a15" audiobahn in trunk. also got two 6x9s,four 5x7 door speakers and 2 tweeters on front dash. please tell me the best way to wire it up and whatsthe best way to put what were.
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More information is required to start solving your problem. (ie. your make and model of "1500W amp", the voicecoil configuration of the kicker and Audiobahn 15's, and why you want to encorprate 2 crossovers in your system)
Seems as If you have a system without a plan.
Head unit?
More info necessary to give you the best use of your components.

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