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Old 13 February 2013, 17:11   #1
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Connecting up my CD player

Hi there, I hooked up 4 fusion 120 watt marine grade speakers to my boat, It is connected to a Sony CD player with a waterproof face. My only problem is that the speakers are mounted on front of each of the four rear seats. The sound is great but for the driver and front passenger its not ideal as the sound when moving is directed back and to hear anything you are turning the volume up too loud for the people that have the speaker in their faces, so to fix the problem i was simply going to mount another two speaker for the front driver and passenger, my only problem is my CD player is 4x45watt and there are only enough cables for 4 speaker, If i was to connect 6 speakers how would I go about doing it....do I tap in and split the front cables to power the additional speakers? I don't really want to start adding amps...what are my options? Thanks!!

I must find the exact model of CD player but this is a link to one very similar if not the one I have.

Halfords Ireland | Sony CDX-GT26 CD Radio with MP3 Connectivity
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Old 13 February 2013, 20:26   #2
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You'll be better off adding an amp.

The only alternative I can think of involves wiring each side of your rear speakers in series (if you do it in parallel you'll overload the unit) then using the front channel to run the front speakers.

You'll find you won't get full volume on the rear speakers though.
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Will have to try find a suitable amp for the boat so, I assume id be better off getting a marine grade amp...but would an car one do if fitted inside the console, of course it would not last but would it do for a while, like the radio it might have to be changed in a few years?
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Or fit an in-line volume pot?
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Today I managed to buy a Fusion MS-CD500W along with a MS-WR100G...a CD player and remote...what type of amp should I get to up my sound system from 4 speakers to 6 speakers? I was looking at the fusion amps that are available in both 2/4 and 5 channels....which one would suit my needs?
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