2017 Ford Edge Sony 12 speaker setup

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mkflyers2k
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2017 Ford Edge Sony 12 speaker setup

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Good morning,

I am thinking about replacing just the factory amp in my car. If I purchase the Kenwood model will I still retain all 12 channels? It seems like if I'm reading everything right the following would apply to my car.

Please correct me if I'm wrong:

I would get no sound from front center or both far rear tweeters (aka surround) along with factory sub in right rear of trunk. Unless I buy another amp...

The front doors have sep channels for tweeter and woofer. Total of 4 channels. 2 per front door.

The rear doors in itself is one channel per door and the tweeter and woofer are on the same channel.

Any help would be great. Thanks!

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Re: 2017 Ford Edge Sony 12 speaker setup

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You will need a channel of amplification for each channel you intend on keeping. you would need to use additional amplifiers on top of just the XR600-6 to maintain all the factory speakers
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Re: 2017 Ford Edge Sony 12 speaker setup

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Zack Flynn wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:07 pm
You will need a channel of amplification for each channel you intend on keeping. you would need to use additional amplifiers on top of just the XR600-6 to maintain all the factory speakers
Thanks Zack. So to be clear, If I just used on Kenwood amp, I would lose just the factory sub, upper rear desk tweeters and center channel?

Thanks!

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It all boils down to system design and how you want to do it. You could choose to put the tweeters and door speakers on a single channel (effectively powering 4 speakers from two channels), or you could lose whatever 6 speakers you choose to not wire up.
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Re: 2017 Ford Edge Sony 12 speaker setup

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Thanks!

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