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If you run the system in mono you can get by with only one power amp. However, be careful not to overload the amp. You have to add up the impedances of the speakers to make sure that you're not asking the amp to do too much. In case you don't know, adding impedance is counterintuitive: 16+16=8, 8+8=4, 4+4=2. So thos two 8 ohm monitors are a 4 ohm load on the amp. Got four 8 ohm monitors? That's a 2 ohm load - many amps will balk at a 2 ohm load. Oh yeah, don't buy an underpowered amp and try to push it hard to get the sound you want - you'll blow your speakers that way. -- Rob
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Yes, Rob and 'puter are right, but to clear the air a little, let me explain a little. When Rob mentioned running in mono so you only need one amp he is refering to using a STEREO amp with one side used for mains (which will make your main mix mono) and one side for monitors. You really need to find out how many channels of amplification you need. For example: Stereo main mix --- 2 channels main sub woofer --- 1 channel 4 monitor mixs --- 3 cahnnels This setup would require 6 channels of amplification. Describe your desired setup and coverage, and someone here will be able to point you in the right direction. James
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