Hey and thanks to everyone who responds.
I have one RCA pre-out on my head unit. I have 8 speakers (two of them are tweeters). This will be part of my second question.
My FIRST question is this:
If a speaker is rated at 30W RMS and 180W peak, is it safe to run an amplifier that is rated at 50w per channel? I mean, will this blow the speaker?
My SECOND question/problem is this: I have 8 speakers in my car (two mids up front and 4 mids in the back with the very back mids each wired in parallel to a tweeter (factory). I am running my two front mids off the head unit speaker outputs like normal. I hooked my six rear speakers together (3 speakers hooked together on each side of the car), so as to run off of one set of speaker outputs per side-(one set of speaker outputs drives two mids and one tweeter on each side). I want to hook up a sub. My Head Unit has one pre-out on it. Can I run a 5 channel amplifier like this:
-one channel drives the front left speaker
-one channel drives the front right speaker
-one channel drives the three speakers on the left rear
-one channel drives the three speakers on the right rear
-one channel drives the sub
The way it is hooked up now sounds "OK" but not optimal at all.
Oh, and the very rear factory speakers are rated at 10 ohms, and the four new mids on the sail panels and front doors are 4 ohms. I don't know if the very rear speakers being 10 ohm speakers is a good or bad thing.
I can rip apart my Firebird and put her back together again, but I kinda **** at audio, watts, ohms, channels, etc.
Thanks to anyone who can help!