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Old 11-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Removing speaker.. and not replacing?

Hey All,

I have a dilemma, my drivers side 6.5" speaker is blown, and sounds pretty obnoxious, but all the other speakers work great.
I can't order in a new speaker for a while, so what I'd like to do is simply remove the blown speaker altogether, and then at least I'll have a good sound quality (albeit a bad balance).

My question is this: If I remove the one 6.5" speaker, do I need to replace it with a resistor with a similar resistance? Or can I just disconnect the + and - terminals, leaving an open circuit?


Thanks in Advance!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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you can leave an open channel on the amp
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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If you remove the speaker, ensure the connectors on the speaker wire won't be able touch each other or metal, otherwise damage may result. No, you wouldn't want to connect a load (like a resistor) on the unused channel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:04 AM   #4
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what they both said.

even those cheap $10 speakers from autozone would be better than having just one channel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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Agreed, grab something off of parts express if you can. They have 6.5's starting at like $4. And make sure you don't leave wires exposed if you don't replace it.
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