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Old 02-05-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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92 Bounder speaker wiring

OK, I've got a magnadyne radio I'm swapping out with a Kenwood. THe problem is the Magnadyne wiring has the FRONT - connected to the REAR + on both the right and left sides. The new wiring calls for separate wires. I'm afraid if I connect the 2 wires together I'll blow something up.

I thought I knew everything but I sure could use help.

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Old 02-05-2015, 10:12 AM   #2
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The way they had it wired only gave you a balance adjustment from left to right. The new stereo is giving you a fader option as well to be able to adjust from front to rear.

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Old 02-06-2015, 09:33 AM   #3
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Yeah, but if I connect the 2 wires to the single wire will it blow up?
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:10 PM   #4
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If you connect the two (4 total) output wires of the new radio together, you will at least lose some audio power even it you don't blow something out.

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If you have a pair of front speaker s and a pair of rear speakers, why would you want to put any two hot (+) wires together. You should have a separate hot wire for each of the four hot wires coming out of your new stereo. If you have doubts which wires go to which speakers, use a small 9 volt battery and attach it to the wire pair in question. You will hear a pop as you attach the wires and you can determine which speaker this sound is coming for, noting which wires created it. You should also have 4 separate ground leads and only one will work with the associated hot lead that you are trying to locate, position wise.

So, yes, you could in fact tie the front and back speakers of one channel together, but you loose the front rear fader option.
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If you only have one wire coming from each speaker, the previous owner may have grounded each speaker at it's mounting. So the one wire would be the + or hot (so to speak) lead. Pull one of your speakers to verify that is the case. Then just hook the speakers up + to + with the test with the 9 volt battery as was said previously to determine the right position! Hope that helps? Rail!
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #7
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most motor home speaker wires ive redone are tricky, because they are wired in a line....not 2 wires to each speaker. this keeps the impedence
( no spell check sorry )
+ to - like batts in a line.
Id google that sucker for the correct way if you have speakers all over the place like mine does.

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