Hi Everyone...My profile contains info on my current boat setup. I've just added a wake tower and purchased 2 Rockford Fosgate 8" speakers (M282-WAKE) to mount to it. Speaker specs- 100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power), 4ohm. I'm content with powering my 4 existing 6" speakers with my head unit but I would like to connect an amp to the 8" guys up top.
I took a walk through Best Buy today and looked at the Polk PA-330. The display said it was a 300W Class AB 2-channel amp. I figured it would be perfect for my application and assumed that a 300W 2-channel amp would push 150W to each speaker. I did some research on the amp and the specs from Polk indicate that the amp will provide 75 continuous watts per channel at 4 ohms. My experience is limited but wouldn't the specs seem to suggest that this is a 150 watt amp (75 x 2)?
The specs also say the following:
Continuous Watts per Channel (2 Ohms) RMS 100 x 2
Continuous Watts Bridged 200 at 4 ohms
Peak Power Watts per Channel (4 Ohms) 300 x 1
Peak Power Watts per Channel (2 Ohms) 200 x 2
Max Power Watts per Channel (4 Ohms Bridged) 300
I'm looking for the best amp or at least a good amp that would maximize the potential of the two tower speakers without damaging them. I initially thought that the Polk amp was the way to go, assuming that I'd be pushing 150W to each speaker. Now I'm very confused about exactly how many watts this amp will provide to each speaker based on the specs. Again, my amp experience is limited so if anyone can clarify this for me or recommend a different amp based on my setup, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!