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Hooking up a new 8" woofer speaker to my amplifier

I had my Pioneer amplifier installed with 4 new speakers and simply love the sound it puts out. My vehicle, a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer LS, came with a factory installed 8" subwoofer in the rear. I want to hook my amplifier to the new 8" speaker that I have just purchased. Can I use the amplifier to do this without purchasing a crossover? If so, how do I hook the crossover to the amplifier so I can get my bass back in my vehicle. Thanks.

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If I'm reading the amp manual right, you should be able to connect the amp in 3 channel mode. To do this:

  • Connect both left door speakers in parallel to Ch A Left.
  • Connect both right door speakers in parallel to Ch A Right.
  • Bridge Ch B and connect it to the new 8" sub.
  • Set the Ch A LPF/HPF to HPF.
  • Set the Ch B LPF/HPF to LPF.
This should allow you to run all 4 door speakers and the sub from the amp. It will also automatically route non-bass to the door speakers and "only bass" to the sub.

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