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Default Two 500 watt amps or one 1000 watt amp?

The reason why I ask is because I might try to do a line array of "subs" with those Sony neo 5 1/4" woofer that were on sale awhile ago, If I use one amplifier it'll be driving 32 speakers and half of that each with two 500 watt amps.

Can driving that many speakers be bad for the amp as long as the impedances match? I remember my old Viper 600.1 amp got really hot and shut off from overheating a few times when I was using it to drive the sixteen 5 1/4" woofer in my avatar.
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It shouldn't matter, the amp doesn't know how many speakers, just reads the impedance.
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just make sure your impedance is right and youll be good
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So there are no ill effects of having one amplifier driving so many coils? Wouldn't inductance of the coils and/or the reactive-ness of the actual impedance of all the speakers affect the amplifier?
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No , your amp doesn't care if your running 1 or 100 subs , you will have to find out your impedance options and use the one best suited for your amp .

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