I am not new to car audio world, but this is the first install that I am handling by myself.
I am wiring my 20' SeaRay. I have Polk PA D5000.5 amp, 8 mm651um speakers and 1 mm1040um sub.
I am using 14awg wire for speakers and 12awg for woofer.
Right now I have 4 speakers and a woofer wired one to each channel of the amp.
From reading the manual I am understanding that the FR,FL,RR,RL channels are 2ohm. If I bridge them they are 4ohm.. speakers are rated at 4ohms. And that is where I get so confused.
Amp is rated at 70w rms at 4ohms and 100 at 2ohm. Do I need to wire 2 speakers per channel to make the most ofthe amp? So the other two speakers can go to the same channel as the first two. Will that make them parallel? And if that isthe case the load will drop to 2ohm so technically I am getting more power out of the amp? Should I run the wire for other speakers back to the amp or just to the back of the speakers that are already wired?
Or do I just need to get a second amp to power the other 4 speakers.
I am sorry I am babbling on, just a bit confused...