Bear with me as I learn to install my first system. I've got some pretty basic questions, that hopefully someone can take the time to at least point me in the right direction or even answer. Not that I can't search for it myself, I did but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for in these forums. So here goes...
Basically I'm putting together a system that consists of the following:
Kenwood X589 dash unit
2 Blaupunkt PA2150 "T" amps ( 2 channels X approx. 175-178 Watts rms at
4 Ohms, according to Birth certificate )
Blaupunkt TsC 660 component speakers for the front speakers (60 Watts
rms, 180 Watts "max")
Two Pioneer subs - 100 W minimum to 400 W "max" power
Now I know most of you are thinking that first there's nothing Polk in that system so why the hell are you here, and maybe you're thinking that the system is kinda weak too: to the first, I found this forum to be a helpful resource (and couldn't find other forums as useful as this one); to the second thought, well this is my first system and don't have alot of money to spend
on my ride (it's not a showstopper ride, just a Chevy Blazer).
I want to wire the two amps to the dash unit (it has 3 sets of 4V pre-amps). One amp (non-bridged) will power the two subs, and the other (again, non-bridged) will power the front component speakers.
The questions I have are mostly related to the wiring and power:
- Since the amps are 2 X 180 Watts RMS (by birth certificate), is that too much power to feed to the Blaupunkt component speakers? Their "max"
power is 180 Watts and they are 60 Watts rms.
- In a multi-amp install like this, I've read that I need a distribution block, where one side has the power wire running from the battery and the other end has a power wire for each amp, is this right? What gauges should the d-block be? I'm planning on using 4AWG for the battery to d-block run, but the blocks I saw on knukoncepts were 4AWG on one side and 8 AWG on the other - is this what I need? And where is the d-block physically installed, by the battery or near the amps?
- I've read that I need to use one ground wire for both amps - so does it run from the d-block or from the amps, or what?
- How do I install the dedicated amp power wire running from the dash
unit to the amps? Do I split it somehow near the amps?
- The rear speakers are going to stay factory. I'm assuming that I connect those wires at the dash unit, correct?
- What size fuse should I use if the two amps draw 31 and 32 amps respectively at the rated power (non-bridged)? I read that I add them so is a 60 amp fuse correct?
Thanks for reading and thanks even more for helping!