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Swapping 2 amps for 1 amp.

Would you suggest running 2 amps, one being a 4 channel for front and back speakers ,and a 2 channel bridged for a 10 in sub. Or possibly going to a single 5 channel amp. i have a 93 gmc extended cab p/u truck . I already have all the wires and rca cables in place for the 2 amp set up , but was really wanting to simplify the set up and save some space, though not a whole lot. i was running a rockford fosgate 4 channel and an mtx 2100 2 channel. thought about going to kicker 5 channel. any suggestions on a good quality 5ch for a decent price somewhere between 2 and 300 dol.

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You will get a Lot better Results with the 2 Amp. Setup. I have 3 in my 95" Silverado and Mounted them Under the Back Seat (Xcab) Works Great! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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