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profuse007 12th February 2005 07:04 AM

Stereo vs Mono
 
just curious to whats the diff, if any, bt 2 channel amp and 1channel?

arent mono amp are internally bridged?

whats the down or upside to havin 2 channel instead of 1 channel to to get the most power out of it, pretend both amp has the same amt of ouput power and using only 1 sub.

maylar 14th February 2005 05:29 PM

No difference, really. Tho in theory a 1 channel might be a bit cheaper to make.

DonoMan 14th February 2005 05:39 PM

As long as the impedance of the speaker is suitable for the capacity of the amp, then you're all set. It doesn't matter if you use 1 channel or 10 channels to accomplish it. 1 channel amps should be simpler, but stereo amps will give you the possibility of use for something other than a subwoofer later on down the line (assuming the bandwidth is good).

profuse007 16th February 2005 07:16 AM

ic, thanks for the reply

scansp7 6th March 2005 08:25 PM

In the car audio world mono amps are generally used for subwoofers beacause they are capable of producing more power at lower loads usually between 2- .5 ohms


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