Okay, for better or worse I just bought this for $30 delivered: Dual XPA2500 300 Watt 2-Channel Amplifier. (I got excited after reading the reviews on Crutchfield about it, and took the plunge to buy it.
PLEASE reassure me I did okay.....
You know I'm not too sure what I'm doing with all this yet, but if this amp is good, then I'm on the hunt to match the perfect affordable (less than $30 or $40 ish) subwoofer to it. Trust me, I'd love to spring for much of the equipment you mentioned, but way out of my price range right now. I know when you spend a bunch for proven names, it normally lasts. but my personal preferences are so low and I require so little to please me audibly that I'm not too worried about it. I'm handy 'n cheap that way.
Could you explain to me where dBA ties into the picture of levels of potential distortion? sometimes, not always for sure, but sometimes I like to crank it, but I don't want to blow anything out of ignorance or poor planning here.Here is some info on the amp:
Dual XPA2500 300 Watt 2-Channel Amplifier
The Dual XPA2500 2-channel mobile audio amp features all of the power, in/out connectivity, and protection you need to complete a truly rockin' ride. Its solid construction incorporates an extruded aluminum heat sink that strengthens the chassis while dumping excess heat.
Specifications: • Power output: 50 watts RMS x 2 (4 ohm), 75 watts RMS x 2 (2 ohm), 150 watts RMS x 1 (4 ohm), 300 watts max x 1 • Total harmonic distortion (THD) + N: < 1% at rated output • Signal to noise ratio (S/N): > 75 dBA • Input sensitivity: 200 mV~ 6 V • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz • Dimensions: 9.17" L x 8.9" W x 2.13" D • One-year manufacturer's warranty.
•Low level RCA inputs
•High level speaker inputs
•Class A/B output design
•Stereo/bridged simultaneous operation
•Extruded aluminum heat sink
•Barrier strip connection terminals
•Side mounted controls
•Auto-reset speaker short circuit protection
•Speaker short circuit protection
•Reverse polarity protection