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    choosing amp for new speaker setup

    my set up would be pioneer REV 6x9s (TS-D690R) in rear and pioneer REV 6.5 components (TS-C160R) up front...

    with a budget in mind, what wattage amp would i need? how many channels? would i amp both sets of speakers or just the components (i pretty much know nothing about amps), how much would it be to install an amp, is it really doable by myself?

    one last thing, with an after market HU these speakers and whichever amp i need, will i even be close to the point where i have to worry about power issues? new alt, battery and such?

    will and amp really really make that much of a difference?

    thanx for all the help







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    you dont need to amp the rears in fact u dont need rear speakers at all if u amp a nice set of components up front. What is the RMS on ur speakers. i personally wouldnt bother amping the rears but if u want to just get a 4 channel amp. Any amp that does the RMS of the speakers at 4 ohms will be good. Look at Profile, UsAcoustics. Those are the cheapest amps ull find that are decent. And yes an amp will make a big difference and it is very easy to install.



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    whats the RMS of a speaker? is that the max wattage? or the nominal wattage?

    where can i learn how to wire an amp from scratch?




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    Quote Originally Posted by spark1135
    whats the RMS of a speaker? is that the max wattage? or the nominal wattage?

    where can i learn how to wire an amp from scratch?
    dont worry about wiring it right now do things one step at a time. RMS is the nominal wattage the speakers can take. Its how watts is recommended to send the speaker. Max means nothing. so find out the RMS of both pairs and get back to me



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    the components are 60 watts nominal
    6x9s are 80 watts nominal




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