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Amp Help

Discussion in 'Audio' started by bigbear8, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. bigbear8

    bigbear8 Registered Member

    Aug 28, 2000
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    New Jersey
    Can you hook up 4 speakers and 1 sub to a 4 channel amp?
    or would i need a seperate amp for the sub?


    What is that thing you speak of? Ford? Never heard of it.
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

    Mar 5, 2001
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    444 Days to BB2018

    The amp would have to be designed for running that sort of "mixed mono" configuration where you run stereo pairs of speakers and then bridge a mono signal for the sub. To my knowledge, there is no "tricky" way to get this behavior out of a conventional amp.

    If you only have a single amp and a deck with a small built-in amp, you might consider using the amp to drive the stereo pair of speakers up front, bridge the other set of outputs to a single, high-power channel to run the sub, and then use the deck to drive the rear speakers. The rears are for really only to create "ambience" or "fill", so they don't need nearly the kind of power that the front ones do. You could try this setup first and then decide if you want to pony up the $$$ for another amp.

    If you decide on a second amp.....you probably want to use the existing 4-channel for your normal speakers and get a nice powerful 2-channel amp for the sub(s)


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