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amp for 6x9's

Discussion in 'Audio' started by CaptCrunch, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

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    amp for 6x9\'s

    I'm looking at getting an amp to run some inifinty 6x9's. Not sure exactly what kind of wattage to be looking for that would sound best. I know PPI and RF amps sound pretty good... what are people thoughts on Alpines? Any other brands to sopund nice and crisp w/out distortion?

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    Re: amp for 6x9\'s

    Alpine amps are good. So are RFs. I wouldnt put more than 150 watts to each of them. Any more and it starts to add too much bass, and distorts the sound. I run a RF amp to my 6x9s. It has 150 watts going to them. I also have two12s with 600 watts, four 1" tweeters with 50 watts to each, two eights with 150 watts to each. I tried adding more to the 6x9s, but keep destroying the tweeters built into them. BTW the 6x9s are keewood excelons.

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    Re: amp for 6x9\'s

    WOW! That's a setup in a half... so where the heck you hide all them speakers? Got any pics? Someone was telling me to forget the 6x9's and go w/ the components, But I dunno. I'm kicking around Q-logic panels in the front just because cutting the door panel speakers in is a royal pain, and the 3.5" speakers just plain suck!

    Basically overall I'm kinda down grading the whole system... or at least going from BOOM BOOM down to a better overall sound w/ less boom. Whatever rout I'm going I want it darn near all in the side panels as I don't want any extra space taken up. Right now thinking about using the RF 800.2 amp to power a couple JL 10's, running like a 75x2 Alpine to 6x9's or maybe just get a 4 channel amp and be done w/ it.


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    Re: amp for 6x9\'s

    To acheive the best SQ, send as much power to them as they can 1) handle, and 2) you can afford. If they can handle 100 watts RMS, then feed them 100 watts RMS. Another important factor is the quality of the amp itself. You want a high quality amp, I prefer RF &amp; Alpine myself, they have low distortion, and are underrated to boot. I've heard all kinds of amps and setups, and I can tell you that GOOD amp with 30x4 output and GOOD speakers will sound way better than a generic 100x4 amp with generic speakers.
     
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    Re: amp for 6x9\'s

    I agree with that. You cant sit in my blazer with the stereo turned all the way up. It will make you ears go crazy. Name brand is the way to go.

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