i have 2 sony xplod subs(400rms 4ohms each) and 2 sony xplod mids(100rms 4ohms each)i dont no much about this stuff but i need to no how many channels, watts, ohms the amp needs to have to push my speakers to full capacity
What do you mean by mids? Is that mid bass or actual mid speakers? Where are the mids being installed? Depending on your budget and headunit, you might want to get 4 channel amp to power front, rear and sub. Most amp will let you run rear and sub on the same channel using coil and capacitor. Look for 4 channel amp that's 2ohms stable, 1ohm even better that's 100w rms - 125w rms. PPI, Orion, Xtant, RF, Kicker, Audiobahn, MTX all make them.
If you could fit 6x9 in your front door panel then do it. That is the location where you would want your best speakers installed. Think of channels as left and right on your home stereo. Therefore, 4 channel amp would have left and right for the front and left and right for the rear. That's all it is. And each channel gets it's own speaker attached to it.
What that means is that, you'd be getting 500W rms x 1 @4ohms. This doesn't mean it's a mono amp. It could just be the power rating for a 2 channel amp in a bridged mode. Check your amp's manual or search google for your model.
For that to work, you'll need at least a 2 channel amp. 4 channel amp with a crossover is better cause you can set the front for mids to highs, and low bass for the subs. If you only have 2 channel amp, then you can hook up the 2 speakers with capacitors, and hook up the sub in bridged mode with a coil. This is called tri-mode. The sub will get 2x more power than your other speakers.
would it be possible to get a high powered 2 channel amp for the subs and then a lower powered 2 channel amp for the 2 6x9's so that i can push both of them to the max and niether will blow
I have a soundstream reference 604 amp it is 100 watts x 4 channels will that push my eclipse 5.25 component speakers that are rated at 100 watts rms. do i need a 4 channel amp or a two. and does that mean a channel per speaker two tweeters and two 5.25 speakers or something else.