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    Question RMS or MAX? and what amp?

    i have some pioneer rear speakers in my car and i remember them saying 170watt on the back, is this likely to be their RMS power or their MAX power????

    also my amp is chooofed so im looking at one of these two to power my 1000w sub and the 2 pioneer speakers mentioned above, is this ok?? im not good on car audio

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BOSS-CW650-4-C...item23061e362c

    orrr

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TX-4-Channel-A...item3a571cd082

    any help would be muuchly appreciated!
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    1) the 170 will be max... dont pay any attention to max...ever, always look for rms

    2) get a separate amp for subs than components... difference in frequencies required means you will never get it set up right

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    ok thanks for you're help!! i usually connect them both to a 4 channel amp and bridge the sub over 2 channels and use the remaining two on components then use the HPF and LFP to set them up, had it sounding really good on my last astra.
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    You can certainly use a 4 channel, just connect the speakers to channels 1+2 & bridge channels 3+4 to drive the sub.
    Just take your time when setting it up, you can always ask on here for advice if you're not sure what you are doing.
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    thanks for you're help, so is one of the above amps ok to use on my setup? or are they too powerful or not powerful enough??
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