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I am not quite sure if I understand your question but by 2 way and 4 way, I'm assuming that you mean 2 channel and 4 channel. In this case the number of channels means the number of speakers you can hook up to that particular amp. Also, if you meant 2 way and 4 way speakers, then it is the number of "speakers" in the speaker system. Meaning that with one speaker you could have a few tweeters attached to it. I hope I could help.
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