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    Icon32 One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    Status: Total Car Audio Newb

    I have been looking on ebay for a 4-channel amp with around 100 watts per channel in hopes of running my new audio setup off the one amp.

    What I need power for:

    New 6.5 mb quart discuss component (I just build some kickpanels for the components) and one 12" polk db sub (used but sounded great in guys car for only $40) - possibly putting 4" in the dash in the future of my 98 reg cab s10

    I have a budget on my amp setup, its around $250 (give or take)
    Seems like there are some 4 channel amps on ebay that say they push about 50-75 watts per channel for just under $200
    i.e. ALPINE V 12 SERIES MRV F340 4 CHANNEL *NEW* just sold for $171

    One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    Would I be better off getting 2 amps that are about 100 watts per channel each, and bridging one amp for my sub, or just getting one four channel for now and then getting a mono sub amp later? What are my advantages / disadvantages? If I expand my budget now will I save costly upgrades in the future?

    Are the 5 channel amps worth the money??

    I am thinkin that if one amp goes out, I can replace it cheaply instead of buying a hoss daddy 5 or 6 channel amp and it go kaboom cuz I don't know what the hell I am doin'

    Thanks All! - Lewix

    One more thing, some amps are rated 14.1 and others like 12.4 volts or something... is this something to look for when buying pls anyone help me out!







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    Re: One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    A couple of amps that put out about 100wrms x 4 are:

    Visonik --- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=4950

    and the Lanzar VIB428 --- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=4950

    both these amps claim 125w x 4 @ 4ohm but I think they are a little over rated so they may do about 100w per channel.




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    Re: One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    I always like to keep my amps seperate...having one for the sub and another for the speakers. This way you have tatol control over the sound of each amp. Pluse I have noticed, at times when I have hooked up a sub to an amp with speakers on like your talkin, that the sub seems to "rob" the speakers of power.



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    146+db @ 38hz with 1200w and a single 15"

    Lv = [(14630000 x R^2) / (Fb^2 x Vb)] - 1.463R
    *Vb = vol. in cu"
    **R = sq.rt. A / Pi (for square/slot port)

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    Re: One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    I have a Precesion Power PCX 480 for sale.

    If you are interested, let me know.

    [email protected]




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    Re: One 4-channel amp OR Two 2-channel ampS?

    Well, I just dropped my Punch 800a4 off at the shop to get the RCA's fixed. When it gets back you can get it off of me if you interested.

    100 x 4 @ 4ohm
    200 x 4 @ 2ohm
    400 x 2 @ 4ohm (bridged)

    It the older black and silver trapizoid shaped model (sorry no end caps).



    2006 Jeep Liberty
    Adire Audio 15" Brahma running off Cadence A7hc, Clarion hu, MB Quart 6.5s and 5.25s running off old school Punch 800a4

    146+db @ 38hz with 1200w and a single 15"

    Lv = [(14630000 x R^2) / (Fb^2 x Vb)] - 1.463R
    *Vb = vol. in cu"
    **R = sq.rt. A / Pi (for square/slot port)

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