Ok, I'm almost brand new to the car audio scene. About the only thing I have going for me is friends who know a little and a little electronics background.
I want some subs for my '94 Camaro and after listening to as many different subs as I could find in my area (arguably not all that many) I decided on 3 JL Audio 10W3V2 with dual 6 ohm voice coils which can handle 300W RMS each.
I plan on using a sealed box and wiring for a 4 ohm load.
Now, my real question is to the wattage of amp I need.
Do I just need an amp that can deliver 300W at 4 ohms or do I need an amp that can deliver 900W (300W/sub X 3 subs) at 4 ohms?
I know its probably a stupid newbie question but I've read everything I can get my hands on and can't find anything resembling an answer.
What little electronics knowledge I have says that I would need the 900W since voltage and current should be equal between equal resistance paths of a parallel circuit. Since the current would essentially be divided by 3 and Amps X Volts = Watts it seems like you would need 3X the wattage. Since I'm new to car audio I want to make sure I'm thinking in the right context though.
Also any advice on a good amp would be welcome.
Thanks in advance for any advice you could give.