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Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

When looking at the wiring schematics for the WK2 from:

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/audio/2012_WK_audio_wiring.pdf

It looks like the factory amp has an amplified signal for both the tweeters and the door speakers. I'm going to be adding a component set (with passive crossover) and will be pulling the speaker level outputs off the factory amp. My question is, for those that have done this, is either the door output or the tweeter output from the factory AMP full range or did you need to pull both and sum them to get a full range signal?

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Re: Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

The fronts are not full range anywhere. I believe the rear door speakers are (they are in the Rams). If you tap the rears, you lose fade capability. These systems are a real PITA to upgrade. You have to spend a lot to make a noticeable difference.
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Re: Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

Your best best is to do a factory amp bypass, then you can run one full range wire from your amp to all your components crossovers. I have a 3 way crossover on my front channel with a 6.5 , 3.5 and 2 tweet and it sounds amazing a million times better then stock. you will not be disappointed.
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Your best best is to do a factory amp bypass, then you can run one full range wire from your amp to all your components crossovers. I have a 3 way crossover on my front channel with a 6.5 , 3.5 and 2 tweet and it sounds amazing a million times better then stock. you will not be disappointed.
How can I do a "factory amp bypass"? The stock nav unit produces digital audio on the CAN bus from what I understand and isn't something we can grab the signal from without the amp converting it to analog / high level signal, along with all the processing it's done to it.
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Re: Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

You can use the pac adapter i believe which translates the canbus digital into standard rcas. see here http://www.pac-audio.com/productDeta...&CategoryID=28
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Re: Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

got the pac unit in mine. works good ,no noises or anything. volume ,balance and fader are deck controled but the adjustment of deck bass and treble do not affect output. has a amp remote turn on signal as well and is plug and play just a little tight behind/below deck. im running a sub amp off one set of the rcas , have not tried full range but assume it would work just as well as long as you dont need to adjust levels which i would like myself .
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Re: Necessary to sum tweeter and door speaker signals?

Personally if you are going for sound quality you need to put in a different radio then all you would have to do is run rca's to the amps. You can do a custom system and habe it sounds a million times better then stock
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