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amp to 6.5?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Confederate9, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. Confederate9

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    i was wondering, if i ran an amp to my 6.5s would it make them clearer and louder
    i got an amp running to my 2 10's but would a seperate amp make the sound of my 6.5 clearer and louder?
    thanks

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    Anytime you run an amp it helps to improve over all sound quality.... it'll sound clearer and sharper... [​IMG]

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    Are you running the 6.5" speakers "full range", or are they already crossed-over with the subs?

    If they aren't trying to play LOW bass (which they shouldn't) they should sound reasonably good just powered by the deck.

    Here's what I'd do:

    1. Make sure that the 6.5's don't play low bass (use a crossover, bass blocker, etc)
    2. Evaluate the sound once you do Step 1.
    3. If the sound still isn't clear or loud enough, add the amp.

    The important thing is that you'll want to crossover those 6.5" speakers ANYWAY once you have the amp, so you might as well do it first to see if it makes a difference.

    Just my .02 [​IMG]



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    the speakers are only hooked up to the radio now, not through the amp
    my head unit is a sony xplod thats 4x52 watts, i was wondering would like a walmart 50 or 100 watt amp help?
    like im thinking a small amp, not one thats huge, jsut one to help my rear sound in my 2 6x9 pyle speakers, i cant remember if their 300 watt apiece or 300 wat combimed....


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  5. Greg72

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    Simple answer: You're Sony Xplod is probably only putting out 8 Watts regardless of what the box says...

    I'm not sure that an off-brand amp is the answer either, but if you went with a good quality amp.....there should be a definite and noticeable improvement in overall loudness and sound quality.

    I would also do something to insure that the frequencies below around 80Hz are ONLY going to the subs, and NOT to the other speakers in your system....That would help a lot too.



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    Like Greg said, that Sony rated at 52 is prolly pushing 15-20 nominal. As far as amp goes, you don't need top of the line but I'd avoid Wal-Mart stuff. In my car I have a SoundStream amp, works great but runs $700. In my truck I have a Profile amp. Not a big name, but it's worked 100% for the last three years. 4x75 RMS for $140.
     

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