Okay now talking stereos. I know this isnt necessarily the right place, but I think I have the basic idea so am looking for a yes/no. I'd go to car toys but since Ebay is so much cheaper I would feel guilty getting them to explain it all to me only to get no sales lol.
So if I want an amp for my speakers (I don't know off the top of my head how many I have but lets assume 4, and lets assume I want to power all 4) I can either:
A) Get a fancy 6 channel amp. The HU then runs into the amp, and the 4 speakers and 2 subs would run into the amp.
B) Get a 4 channel amp and a 2 channel amp. The HU runs into an electronic crossover which then runs seperately into the two amps, with the appropriate subs running to the appropriate amps.
The benefit to B) would be cost, the benefit to A) would be less wiring and less hardware in the trunk.
Do I got it right?
And if so, as far as a carputer is concerned is there any reason a 6 channel amp/multiple amps wouldn't work? I haven't searched yet though I read the FAQ and it only mentioned for a 4 channel (I will search and edit accordingly right when I hit submit).
And lastly what should I look for when buying? I never see myself wanting the best sound system, want to spend as little as possible. But I do want a "decent" system. So are there certain brands to stay away from or flock to? I noticed the ohm setting, if I plan on upgrading my speakers later should I worry about 2 or 4 ohm? From what I have seen only the top of the line speakers need 4ohm and since I will never be doing top of the line to my sound I should be fine with 2ohm.
This all sound right? Hehe I am off to search about carPC + 6channel amp =P If I don't edit it that means I didn't find anything, if I find something I will leave a comment right below this right here (lol).
P.S: If it changes anything I have the 2003 Monte Carlo SS "upgraded" sound system... about all I know is I do have an amp in the trunk. But it is extremly limited from what I can tell, and very small. My only hope would be this means I could just plug the plugs into a new amp, but I doubt it's that simple.
EDIT: It looks like by a 5.1 it implied multiple amplifiers... so does the carPC setup (looks like I will need a sound card, but thats alright I am in budget easy so far) gets rid of the need for an electronic crossover?
Except in that setup it looks like the sub is really center, I don't know much about audio but my entertainment system at home (5.1) the center doesnt seem to be just bass, is there a way to set that up or am I missing something? I will keep reading too see if I notice something.
EDIT 2: Not finding answers via search, let me specify as well: I dont care about a 5.1 system, but I do want a working sub system, with the bass going to the subs and the uhhh non-bass to the speakers (notice I am very stereo savvy).
THANKS in advance!!!!!