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DeuceLee
02-22-2007, 01:57 PM
is there going to be a world of a difference between powering 4 speakers with a 4 channel amp vs powering 4 speakers with a 2 channel amp?

with the 2 channel, obviously i'd be bridging the left side front and rear channels together and right side front and rear together...

Issues i can see using the 2 channel amp setup:

+ : Save alittle $ cus you're maximizing the amp's power, don't have to buy a 4 channel amp (more expensive)

- : Loose front to rear fade
- : possibly loose very little sound quality

anything other issues you guys can think off?

anyone use 2 channel amp to power 4 speakers?

mlstrass
02-22-2007, 01:59 PM
Only problem you might have is if the rears overpower the fronts as you won't have a way to fade it.

Getting another set of REV's?

JimJ
02-22-2007, 02:01 PM
How about a four channel to power just the front stage :)

That's what I'd do...

Hintzyboy
02-22-2007, 02:19 PM
I agree with JimJ. However, if you are putting both sets up front, it shouldn't matter too much. It'll just give you a 2 ohm load on each channel vs. a 4 ohm load on each channel. But if you're putting the speakers in different places, ie one set in front and one in back, I would just sell your current 2-channel and pick up a decent 4-channel.

///M5
02-22-2007, 05:24 PM
Get rid of your rears altogether and DON'T put two sets up front.

DeuceLee
02-22-2007, 07:50 PM
Get rid of your rears altogether and DON'T put two sets up front.

ahhaha i c

i was thinking bout getting a nice set of comps for the fronts and use my revs for the rear fills...

alot of people don't even care about the rears it seems, with the whole concert idea...

but from what you guys are telling me though, that the only negative by doing it is that the rear may overpower the fronts...??

JimJ
02-22-2007, 07:55 PM
but from what you guys are telling me though, that the only negative by doing it is that the rear may overpower the fronts...??

That's a pretty big negative.

DeuceLee
02-22-2007, 08:09 PM
That's a pretty big negative.

gottcha...

///M5
02-23-2007, 12:16 AM
Huge.

headless
02-23-2007, 12:23 AM
gigantic.

DeuceLee
02-23-2007, 07:54 AM
gigantic.

orly? :naughty:

i think i'll just use a 2 channel for the fronts and use the HU for the rears then...:P

headless
02-23-2007, 11:23 AM
but from what you guys are telling me though, that the only negative by doing it is that the rear may overpower the fronts...??
That's a pretty big negative.
Huge.
gigantic.
orly?
http://www.orlyowl.com/quiterly.jpg

JimJ
02-23-2007, 11:35 AM
srsly.

bikinpunk
02-23-2007, 11:35 AM
I say get a 4-channel now. If you get a powerful enough one, you can use 2-channels now and not worry about the extra set. Then, if you decide to go active front-stage later you've already got enough amplification to do it. I just think it'd save you time and $ later on when you upgrade....and you will upgrade, lol. We always do.