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    Multi-Channel Amp/Differing Resistance Spks

    I'm interested in the Audiobahn A5100T 6-channel amp. It runs at either 2 or 4 ohms. http://www.cardomain.com/item/ABNA5100T?ref=bizrdf

    I have Infinity Kappa components, 2-ways & coaxials at 4-ohm and am looking at a Rockford Fosgate Punch 3 sub at 2 or 4-ohm.

    Question: can I have the amp send a 2-ohm signal to the sub and 4-ohms to the other speakers?

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    Yes, you can run it like that.. you should be able to run one channel at 2ohms while the other two are at 4ohms. That amp looks way overpriced for what it is.. $1150?? that is like $50 a pound.haha
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    for an audiobahn it's overpriced.....but then again, it doesn't take much to make an audiobahn overpriced IMO...=]

    and yes, you can run one channel on 2ohms and another on 4, as long as the amp is designed to take the ohm loads that you are giving it
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    I found one for $599...just used that link for pics and general info. thx for the replies.

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    sweet!
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    Not sure

    Not really sure the only place I have seen AudioBahn are on e-bay the specs seem ok for the price but are they good amps or are they just renamed Daewoo, kenford or rockwood like you get at the local flea market

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaCha
    I'm interested in the Audiobahn A5100T 6-channel amp. It runs at either 2 or 4 ohms. http://www.cardomain.com/item/ABNA5100T?ref=bizrdf

    I:

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    audiobahn = a copy cat company for hte most part. If you look at their lineup then look athte rest of the market they take the most popular stuff out there and make their version of it. It's cheap, it's blinggy, and it's a knock off....

    but it sells, and it sells well.....kinda sad, but if you look at the current culture, you won't wonder why....

    I've always been of the mind that if you have to make something flash to sell it then you must be covering up for poor quality.....but that's just me
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    Red,

    So in your opinion, what would be a better alternative to the Audiobahn amp. The only reason I like this one is because it seems to put out adequate power. All the other 5.1 or multi-channel amps seem to suck with respect to power. Aside from that combo Alpine amp/dsp, what would you recommend? Also, would it be redundant to go with an amp with a built in dsp since I'm already planning on using the Audiobahn ADD51T dsp for d/a conversion, pre-amp boost to 9v per channel? Any thoughts?

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    why are you stuck on a 5-channel first of all?

    just curious

    there might be a better option out there for you with more power and more control is all

    with the speakers and stuff that you have you really don't need gobs and gobs of power

    one thing to remember is that cheaper companies also find ways to bloat their ratings a bit.....take a look at the voltage that those numbers are rated at....is it anything like what you would actually see in a car? sometimes they rate them at like 18v.....which is honnestly lude....lol
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    I want a 5.1 pure digital (fiber optic) system

    TOSLINK out from PC
    TOSLINK in to DSP
    RCA to AMP

    In my noob opinion, it just seemed like an easier install to run power wires to one amp vs. two. I also wanted to mount both the amp and carPC under the seats in the second row and therefore didn't want to cram too many components there.

    I'm open to suggestions though...I think I asked this, maybe in another thread, but since I'm planning on using the Audiobahn ADD51T d/a converter/dsp, would using that Alpine amp you mentioned with theatre surround for about $1000 be redundant since that unit has a built in processor as well?

    By the way, I've read a lot about this stuff here and on other forums but I've never done a car audio install. I'm not nervous about it, but definitely aware that I don't know **** from experience

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