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    Speaker setup

    I have six speakers in my car so if I hooked up my audio through an amp, should I use a six channel amp, or should I use a four and a two? I am a little confused. How do I hook all of this up....obciously I am not a sound guy... any help would be appreciated...

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    it depends on the RMS of each speakers you want to amplify. If you plan on amplifing your speakers you should replace the stock speakers. Like the two rear ones with bigger 6x9s and the front ones (usally 5 1/2" or somewhere similar). Get a capacitar that can distrubute to two amps both two channel amps that match RMS with both speakers RMS you plan on hooking each up to. Of course to do this you will need a quality headunit that will offer good pre-amps for rear, front, and sub amps.

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    I am sorry, I didn't really make myself clear... the audio is going to be coming out of a mac mini... I see that you said two two channel amps... but I have six speakers, so should I have three two channels?

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    There are some nice 6 channel amps. I think personal preference is the big answer to whether to buy a 2, 4 or 6 channel amp

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    I am going to go out on a limb here and assume you have 4 speakers in the rear and 2 up front. If this is the case you could save some cash and get a 4 channel amp that is stable at 2 ohms. Most amps today are stable at this load. I would run the 4 rears at a 2 ohm load and the fronts at the standard 4. Since the rear speakers usualy play louder than the fronts for imaging purposes this would just make it simple. All you would have to do is use the fader to get the imaging where you wanted it.

    This scenario is assuming that none of these speakers are subs.

    Just my opinion.

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    I actually have two rear and four front.... two in the back window and two in the door, and two tweeters on the door....

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    I don't know if this will help you but I have front splits and back door speakers which run off 1 4 channel amp and 2 X 12" subs which run off another amp the same. I would have gone a monoblock if i had the money. They cost more but are better. I am running via the head unit so it's only 4CH anyway.

    If your using a sound card i would keep all channels seperate if you want DVD surround otherwise don't worry about going to all the trouble of having 6 channels.
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