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Old 05-20-2006, 10:20 PM
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Need help with amps

im new to all this stuff too and i have a question about amps: when do u need to use an amp.. will the speakers and/or subs work without one? im looking maybe 10 inch 300 watt
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:43 PM
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Efficient, low power midranges and tweets can work decently off just a HU's internal power. A dedicated subwoofer will need an external power amplifier.
For better sound quality I would recommend powering all speakers by way of external amplifier.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:18 PM
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ok so for speakers u dont rele need an amp.. but for subs u definatly would need one? also can one amp power both speakers and the sub?
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:55 AM
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A decent sized 4 or 5-channel amplifier could easily run all speakers if you wished to have a single amp system.

For example lets say you had two front speakers and a sub. You could use a 4-channel amplifier and connect the two front speakers to th efront two channels and bridge the rear two channels for the sub.
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