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I've been wanting to make an ammo box speaker for a while and I've finally decided to go through with it. I'm not looking for anything crazy, just something loud with decent quality and preferably a sub. I'll put my part list at the bottom. The only part I don't have is an amplifier. Does it need to be 4 channel? I'm a beginner to audio and have very little experience with what brands and products are good and which aren't, so I doubt I've picked the right components. if you have any suggestions or if I'm missing something please leave a response as I'll be ordering the parts sometime this week and don't want to mess anything up. My budget is $200 CDN but am willing to go slightly over if you think it will be worth it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Kenwood KFC-1665S 60-Watt 6.5-Inch 2-Way Coaxial Speakers
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HZVHA1E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

Pyle PLPW6D 6-Inch 600W Dual 4-Ohm Subwoofer
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0071HY42K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

Boss Audio KIT2 8 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000FKP7TY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A3JVXPGY4Y8BM7&psc=1

Dynamat 13100 DynaTape Sound Deadener
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002WP362U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1


Interesting® 4 PCS 12V Round Rocker Switch
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01LASVOSC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A39MNGPPZOD5T1&psc=1

Monoprice 105597 Premium Stereo Male to 2RCA Male
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0094A1F3S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A2LC44S2ULTA3L&psc=1

VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back - 3 1/2" x 3/4" Strips
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002VKVD8A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

Salesland Blue DC 4.5-120V Digital Voltmeter
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0788M9L7G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A14A3F0JRWL11B&psc=1
 
You could use a two channel amp for the coax speaker and a single channel amp for the sub. Given the big difference in power handling that's the best way to max out your volume without blowing speakers.
If you used a four channel amp you could bridge two channels for the sub. Bridging usually produced more power than using the two channels with the dual voice coils. Two 60 watt channels might bridge to 160-180 but if you want the sub to play loud that won't be enough.
 
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Do you have any suggestions on which amps to use? When it comes to amps I have little to no idea what I'm looking for. I'm considering ditching the sub all together and getting a two channel amp with some nicer speakers or possibly putting a car stereo in that has a built in amp.
https://www.amazon.ca/Pyle-PLMRA400-4-Channel-400W-Amplifier/dp/B000N5T0T4/ref=pd_sbs_107_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KWC2E3VTN48ZWZ7GS1AT
I'm considering this amp if i do use a single amp and keep the sub, is it any good?

Sorry for asking so much but any help is appreciated

 
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Also what are some good sites for purchasing audio equipment, is amazon good for these kinds of things?
 
I don't know enough to suggest a brand but Pyle isn't one that I would expect much from. Generally very low end gear.
I would suggest you try
https://www.crutchfield.com/
Their tech support people are very knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong.
You can also try parts-express.com
Their forums might be helpful too.
 
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