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dpu2014
05-08-2008, 08:13 PM
When referring to multiple channel amps. Does a channel power a single speaker. Or a set of speakers. Im not talking about sub woofers.

thevic24
05-08-2008, 08:17 PM
example, 4 channel= 4 places on the amp to connect drivers to. depending on the amp, yu can connect more than one driver to each channel

dpu2014
05-08-2008, 08:34 PM
o ok....makes sense. Thanks

Prowler573
05-08-2008, 08:53 PM
This is a question that would basically answer itself after a thorough perusal of an introduction to car audio basics wensite such as www.bcae1.com

The answer depends on two factors - the manner in which the amp was built and how low of a resistance it can safely accept in whatever mode the amp is to be used in and then the resistance that the speaker(s) is/are going to present to the amp when connected.

The answer to how many speakers can a single channel power adequately is however many (whether that be a single, lone driver or multiple drivers wired together) you can connect while still remaining within acceptable resistance limitations and adequate power output.

Ergo - you can take an amp that will output 100w per channel into a 4 Ohm load.
Let's say you have a 4 Ohm speaker capable of accepting 100w RMS.
That speaker by its lonesome is a great match for that one output channel.

You could take 4 speakers exactly like the above example and wire them to a final load of 4 Ohms and connect them to the same output channel. Wired properly each speaker, in this configuration, would see around 25w apiece.

Would this technically work??
Yes.
Would any of those four speakers perform optimally?
Nope.

So there's no one single answer to your question. There are too many possible variables.

IDSkoT
05-08-2008, 08:56 PM
Each channel has a + and a -. [Positive/Negative]

Each speaker has a + and - channel...


If you graduated High School you should be able to figure it out :thumbsup:

bass-aholic
05-08-2008, 09:02 PM
your an IDIOT! a four channel can power as many speakers as you would like as long as the impedence is right. 2 bridged, 4 directly, or one hundred.

Each channel has a + and a -. [Positive/Negative]

Each speaker has a + and - channel...


If you graduated High School you should be able to figure it out :thumbsup: