mono or 2-channel amp?

spartankicker43spartankicker43 Posts: 3
edited December 2010 in Car Subwoofer Talk
I have 2 subs, max handling 300 watts a piece at 4 ohm.
do i need a mono or 2 channel amplifier?
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,846
    edited December 2010
    Hello,
    If it were me I would look at a good quality monobloc power amp that can work into a 2 Ohm impedance. Then connect the two subs in parallel and you should be fine. Most amps will have adjustable low pass filters to allow you to get your subs tuned in with the rest of your system.
    Cheers, Ken
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • PerfectCreaturePerfectCreature Posts: 1,457
    edited December 2010
    Generally for a 2 ohm load a monoblock is desired. For a single 4 ohm load, 2 channel is the cheapest and most effective means.
    Receiver
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    Polk Audio Monitor 50s
    Subwoofer
    Klipsch KSW-100
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    AudioQuest Rocket 33s 10ft
    AudioQuest Optilink1 2m
    AudioQuest Alpha-Snake 25ft Interconnect
    AudioQuest HDMI-1 2m

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  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited December 2010
    the new polk pa880 mono amps should be something to look into:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/pa/index.php#pa880_1
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