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    2ch amp or 4ch amp bridged?

    I am choosing an amplifier for only front components (CDT-HD62),

    For better Sound Quality and Power Handling,
    should I choose a strong 2ch amp, or just bridge a 4ch amp?
    Is there any disadventage in bridged mode?

    For example, the following 2ch and 4ch PG amps have nearly same price, but the outputs power has huge difference.

    4CH : Phoenix Gold TI 500.4 $450

    75W x 4
    250W x 2 BRIDGED
    ^^^^

    2CH : Phoenix Gold TI 600.2 $430

    150W x 2
    ^^^^







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    Re: 2ch amp or 4ch amp bridged?

    Bridging an amp causes it to run at a lower perceived impedance and thus flow more current and run hotter. It also adds distortion (though still usually inaudible) and is more sensitive to speaker impedance. If you only need 2 channels, get a two channel amp.



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    Re: 2ch amp or 4ch amp bridged?

    if it was me i would grab the 4ch its 100 more watts for 20bux more



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    Re: 2ch amp or 4ch amp bridged?

    The real deal, and helotaxi said it, is that if you only need two, why would you get a 4-channel amp? Makes perfect sense. Besides, you get more power bridging a 2-channel amp anyway




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