Can a 300W 2ch amp power my 8 factory speakers?

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  1. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    I have two 1" door tweeters, four 6.5" door speakers, and two 4" speakers in the cargo area, all factory. Can a 300W 2ch amp power them all if I wire the output to the factory headunit harness (there will be no headunit in my setup)?

    I'm asking because I can get a recall replacement from Pioneer for free, or pay them $50 to get a 400W 4 ch amp and I'm trying to decide if I should jump up to the bigger one or not.
     
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    Yes and no.

    It can, but you wont have any fade abilities and this is assuming the 4" are full range and the tweeters and mids have a passive crossover in the line.
     
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    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    I definitely like the ability to fade, so I'll go with the 4 ch. Thanks for your assistance.
     
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    Why are you amping factory speakers?
     
  5. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    I'm building a carPC, so the headunit is being removed for the touch screen to go in. Since the PC's sound card can't power the speakers I need the amp to do it. I'm keeping the factory's because I'm not looking for enhanced audio quality, I just want them them to sound as good as they do currently.
     

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