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    What nice small cheap amp do you recommend?

    I'm trying to do amp research and wonder if you guys can help me out. I need an amp that is small, cheap, and can do at least 80RMS per channel. I have 8 speakers, so I was thinking two 4 channel amps, and then one mono amp. Any recommendations would be nice!

    I see a bunch of these 500 watt motorcycle amps on ebay. They say they do 500 watts, and do 75 RMS per channel. They are super small and I could just buy 4 of them (these are 2 channel amps). Then I could simply buy a normal mono amp.
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    those cheap ebay amps usually have questionable specs.

    i have a couple ideas, how small are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    those cheap ebay amps usually have questionable specs.

    i have a couple ideas, how small are you looking for?
    Small enough to stack 3 of them up. What I need is two 4 channel amps, one mono amp. Then I have a small amp for the headphones, and an inverter. I then have a battery, and 10 inch sub woofer that also all have to go into the same area. I will get pictures of it so you can have an idea.

    What do you have in mind?
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    Does your system produce 8 channels of sound? Chances are it does 4.1, so why not get one 4 channel amp or 2x2channel amps and wire the speakers in series? Just a thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivanov View Post
    Does your system produce 8 channels of sound? Chances are it does 4.1, so why not get one 4 channel amp or 2x2channel amps and wire the speakers in series? Just a thought...
    Its a 7.1 surround sound system. Then has another speaker for phone. So a total of 9 speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Its a 7.1 surround sound system. Then has another speaker for phone. So a total of 9 speakers.
    Oh wow, you are clearly not ballin' on a budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivanov View Post
    Oh wow, you are clearly not ballin' on a budget
    Basically my setup is complicated. Now that I am trying to finish, I'm getting cheap, lol..... Another idea could be to maybe have the amps on top of the enclosure. So they are exposed. That means I can go with bigger ones. That way only the inverter and small amp have to go on the inside. I would prefer it all hidden though....
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    OK guys.... here is the area I am working with.
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    Alpine PDX-5 is a 4 channel + mono block for pretty cheap. Pretty damn small too. I have one running my subs and midbass drivers.

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    I bet some of these will work.
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    They do 500watts peak and 75 RMS. The downside though is that there only 2 channel so you would have to get 4 of em. The up side is that I'm pretty sure you could save some space on the right side of the SUV by fitting all 4 of em inside of the 5 1/4 drive bays.

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