Originally Posted by hatepain
Wow I've never heard of an 8 channel amp for 12v applications. Sounds like a bit of a pain to wire up.
Obviously you have a certain extra sensitivity to 'pain'.
Kidding aside, look at the flipside for some systems, not all. One amplifier driving a sub (bridged), two HLCD tower speakers (bridged), and four in-boat coaxials (stereo) in a single chassis with no extra distribution, etc. Pretty clean. Tons of applications for cruisers with multiple zones (bow deck), cockpit, sections within the cockpit, transom or radar arch, cabin (salon & stateroom), etc. Some towboats (MC) already have 8-conductors up the tower. 4 X 200 watts for four 880 in-boat coaxials. Just scratching the surface.