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    What Amp would do the trick?

    I'm back to building a carputer for my car. The car is a 2003 Acura RSX Type-s. It's got the whole Bose system ordeal and a small Bose amp under the seat but I don't think that would work for amplifying the sound from the computer to the car speakers. What do you guys suggest? I'd like to keep sound quality as good as it is right now or better couldn't hurt. I'm having a hard time understanding how the whole Amp thing works.

    It goes sound card to the wire that turns into a RCA, then RCA plugs into the Amp and then the amp sends the signal to the speakers right?

    What should I look for when buying an amp for this setup? watt's? RMS? channels?

    My friend is selling this Amp I could probably get it cheap from him, is it overkill? is it not enough?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1069301995271

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    That amp is a mono channel amp and is meant to power your subwoofers. I wouldn't recommend using it for your inside speakers. If you want a good amp for inside speakers, your going to need at least a 4 channel amp to replace your stock bose amp.

    I'm selling one for dirt cheap here: FS: Soundstream Amps & Excelon Speakers

    With four channels, you have each channel powering the following: Front Left, Front Right, Rear Left, and Rear Right. This way, you will retain your fade and balance controls and have ample power for each speaker.
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    oh ok i understand. Couldn't I just get a 2 channel amp and have them powering left speakers and right speakers? What would be the cons of doing that other than having the option to fade from front to back speakers?

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    You can do that as well. You would need to find a 2 channel amp with enough power to support two speakers on one channel. You also need to check the ohmage on your speakers. Let's say you have two 4 ohm speakers and you put them both on one channel. The amp is now seeing a 2 ohm load, so you would divide the power it puts out at 2 ohms by two and that would be the power that each speaker is getting. If you will be powering your stock bose speakers, than you might not need that much power.

    If you can find out the ohmage of each one of your speakers and the maximum power handling, then it will be easier to help you pick out an amp.

    Also, you're going to want a Class A/B amp because those types of amps are more suitable for inside speakers (as opposed to a Class D amp, which is for subs).
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    oh ok thanks man

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