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Can I power my speakers and dual subs with one amp?

 

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Username: Channy

Post Number: 6
Registered: Jan-10
So this may sound like a really noob question, and it probably is, but could i use a single amp to power my front and back speakers, and dual subwoofers all at once?

I plan on buying these speakers:
(front)http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8826_Alpine+SPR-13S.html
and
(back)http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11569_Alpine+SPS-400.html#tabs

Couple that with dual 12" alpine type r's :
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/ele/1786176249.html

And do you guys have any suggestions to what amp I should power all this with? Thanks
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1628
Registered: Feb-05
There are a good amount of five channel amps out there. However I cant remember the numbers they put out off the top of my head. If i have time tonight i will look a couple up.

Now is there a reason you want to keep this all on one amp?

Also whats your budget for this amp?
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1830
Registered: Sep-05
I found a five channel amp that will do 650rms on the sub channel. If you can live with only running one sub it would be perfect for what you're looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Phoenix-Gold-Roadster66-5-Channel-Car-Amplifier-A mp-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e16d720dQQitemZ360264331789QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fV ideo
 

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Username: Channy

Post Number: 7
Registered: Jan-10
No particular reason. I'm pretty car audio naive. I'm driving a 96' BMW 318ti hatchback and it's just more convenient for me to have it all on 1 amp. I'm assuming it'd run me some more $ for installation if I had two amps?

I'm willing to spend about $300 on a good amp, or a little more if necessary to adequately power everything. Do you guys think it'd be better if I ran the speakers and subs off separate amps? Thanks for the help, appreciate it.
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1629
Registered: Feb-05
I would wait a little longer to see if anyone else knows of an amp that puts out a little more power on the sub channel. But after looking for a while i couldn't find anything that can sufficiently power two type r's. So i would think your best bet would be using two amps unless you would limit yourself to one sub.
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1831
Registered: Sep-05
That was the cheapest and most powerful amp that I can find. I found some others for around $700 that only did 300-500rms on the sub channel.
 

New member
Username: Channy

Post Number: 8
Registered: Jan-10
Ok thanks...hmm well let's say instead of a pair of 12"s, would I be able to sufficiently power the speakers and a single alpine type-r 15" with a single amp?
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1833
Registered: Sep-05
That PG amp should do fine if you are going to run that sub. The sub channel does 650rms @ 2ohms so get a dual 4ohm sub, wire it to 2ohms and you should be fine.
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