I have a large van and I'm trying to setup a speaker system which I've found may be a bit odd, so I wanted to post what I was doing and see if anyone had any better ideas.
The basic goal is to make the speakers in the back of the van drive harder since it's a huge cavity and when I put the Fade to the rear to get a good front-back balance, the volume overall is too low since the rear speakers can't carry the sound far enough.
So, I have a headset which has 2 openings for amp connections. (not 4 - Right F, Right R, Left F, Left R), it only has 2, so I'm making the assumption that it's just left-right and no fading is supported there.
I'm trying to take these 2 ports and run it through a crossover and get a subwoofer channel, which I'll drive through an amp and get good base (which is the easy part), then take the mid-high portion and run it through another amp and get 4 - 6x9's to drive. These 4 would be for the middle-back of the van.
I'm thinking I'll drive the front speakers in the van from the head-unit's amp.
So, keeping in mind that I'm just building somethig decent to listen to, with some good noise, not a full competition system, does it seem like I'm heading down the correct path?
I'm concerned that the head-unit only has 2 outputs for the amps, and I'm wondering if I should switch it out for a better unit which has 6 outputs (4 for general speakers, 2 for subs). - If this is your recommendation, what would you recommend? I don't need fancy, I do appreciate a good radio, CD built in, and Blue Tooth, but I don't need nav junk and all of the extra jazz.
Keep in mind, I'm on a budget, so I'd rather not throw away equipment if I can make use of the current headunit.
Any help or opinions are appreciated.