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Speaker Problem

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Last weekend I installed new speakers in my truck, each one is 100 watt rms and in order to reach their potential I wired then to a mono amp. I used a series/parallel wiring configuration as seen below...



Now the problem, my passenger side speakers are louder than my driver side speakers. And the first thing everyone tells me to check is the balance on my amp but my amp doesn't have a balance adjustment feature. If it helps I have speaker 1 and 2 as my passenger side speakers and that is the only thing I can think the problem is. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Are these door speakers? You need to run stereo and use at least a 2-channel amp. A 4-channel would be even better. Then, assuming you run four channels to it from your head unit, you would have the fader and balance functions (controlled from your head unit) like you're supposed to.

The wiring diagram you posted is for subs.
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mono amp is a sub amp single channel
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Thanks guys for the clarification. I was given the amp by a buddy who told me that i could run 4 door speakers off of it and he showed me that wiring diagram and i asked about it being a diagram for subs and he said it wouldn't make a difference.

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Thanks guys for the clarification. I was given the amp by a buddy who told me that i could run 4 door speakers off of it and he showed me that wiring diagram and i asked about it being a diagram for subs and he said it wouldn't make a difference.
Your buddy gave you bad info.

Before you toast your speakers, it would be a good idea to research things crossovers and gain settings, too, along with basic car audio stuff like wiring, fuses, and how to work the features on your head unit. I applaud people for learning the hobby and doing the work themselves, but trial and error can be expensive and potentially dangerous when dealing with car audio stuff. Sometimes it's better to pay the pros (if you can find some that you trust) until you have a strong grasp on things.

That said, there is very good and very bad info on the internet. A good start is reading some of the stickies on websites dedicated to the hobby.

Good luck!
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you lost stereo using a sub amp and maybe some sound/frequency range depending on the amp

the 12volt.com is a great site for Automotive electronic info

but i suggest you order up a decent 2/4/5 channel amp from the likes of Sonic electronic

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