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I know that it is best to keep the power wire away from the signal wires, but how about the speaker wires. Will I get noise in the line from running the speaker wires near the power or signal wires ?

Also, I have a 4 ch. amp that I want to run a 5 speaker setup. Any suggestions on this setup. I have Infinity Reference 6800CS componets in the front & rear and a 10" sub in a sealed box.
 

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You definitely want to make sure the power wires are all by themselves. I haven't run speaker and signal wires next to each other but I don't see that being a problem.

I don't think you'll be able to power all that through one amp, though. Get a seperate amp for the sub.

Is it an extended cab? Please post some pics when done, and let us know how those speakers sound...

Good luck!
 

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Sgt_Matt said:
Also, I have a 4 ch. amp that I want to run a 5 speaker setup. Any suggestions on this setup. I have Infinity Reference 6800CS componets in the front & rear and a 10" sub in a sealed box.
There are a couple things you can do here. If the amp is bridgeable to 2 or 3 channels you can simply hook all of your components to 2 channels and bidge the third and fourth into one for your amp. This will save you some dough and put twice the juice to your sub, but you loose fade control. Keep in mind that if your amp is not designed to be bridged you will blow fuses. My preference would be to add another amplifier to run the sub. Your existing amp should have a pair of low level (RCA) outputs that you can run to another amp. This is a little pricier and takes a little longer to tune, but the end result is well worth it.
 

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Yeah, it's an extended cab. I think I am going to let the amp run the front componets and the sub. I'll let the HU power the rear componets for the time being.
 

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You've got the right idea with putting amplified power to the front speakers over the rear's. Your imaging will be much better. A warning though. Depending on your amplifier, make sure the woofer impedence matches the lowest safe impedence on your amp in bridged mode. I fried an Infinity 7502 by bridging it into a 2 ohm load. It pounded hard for about a week, then lost half its power and died. One last thing, I have Infinity 6.5 componets in my doors with 75 watts going to them and they sound awesome. I think you'll be pleased with yours.
 

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oh yeah and keep those power and ground cables away from everything. they will give you noise. Good Luck, let me know how it all sounds.
 

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Got everything stripped out finally...Now to run all the wiring...it's coldddddddd outside !!!!
 
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