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Old 08-17-2005, 01:24 AM   #41
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Well I rewired the rear speakers today, it only took me maybe two hours tops, I was pretty proud of myself. They sound probably 2x better, it'* amazing what quality wire can do. That was definitely a success, I think I will wait to do the fronts till I have the new speakers and the amp...whenever I get ahold of this guy corvettecrazy told me about(I know exactly what I want).
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As for an amp for the CDTs how does a Kenwood KAC-7252 sound? It seems to be the only 170 watt 2 channel amp I can find in my price range by a decent maker. I found it for $127 (list price is $249) so it doesn't seem to be a cheap amp.
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if you are running a good quality, semi high power head unit i realy wouldnt worry about an amp for the 4 speakers(fronts and rears) BUT if you realy want to i would run a 4 chanel amp one that powers both your front and rear speakers from one amp. (you can ajust the power going to the front and the back)

they also make 5 channel amps so you can run all four of your inside speakers and even have a sub hooked up too.

amp selection is hard. just always remeber you are getting what you pay for.

i have a 600 watt jensen amp and a 80 watt rockford amp and when i had them hooked up to my subs in my car, the rockford hit harder then the jensen.

rms and max power is now what you are always looking for also look at the total harmonic distortion(thd). an amp with 1% thd will have alota disortion where as an amp with .001% is almost perfect sound quality.

there are thousands of amp makers out there just shop around. same with speakers.
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Actually I think I have decided on not amping the rears, just the fronts...I want a good amp that puts out 150-170 watts rms for that, but I am having a difficult time finding one.
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why just the front?? im lost. just run some inline bass blockers at like 5000 hertz so all you are getting is just the highs and it blocks all the lower sound. the head unit will puss them just fine with only 40 or 50 watts. just my cent and a half.
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Well to start my HU only puts out 18 watts RMS. I want to get the most out of the high end speakers I'm putting up front...18 watss RMS is not even close to the 170 they can handle. Now I might consider amping the rears based on what you said about being able to adjust the power on a 4 channel amp. How do you do that and how much adjustment do I get?
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Well to start my HU only puts out 18 watts RMS. I want to get the most out of the high end speakers I'm putting up front...18 watss RMS is not even close to the 170 they can handle. Now I might consider amping the rears based on what you said about being able to adjust the power on a 4 channel amp. How do you do that and how much adjustment do I get?
well with a 4 channel amp there are usaly 2 seperate gain contols one for front and one for rear. lets just says its pushing 100 watts to the front and 100 to the rear(50 each channel) you can make it to where the front is only getting 10 watts but the rear is still getting 100. you play with it till you get the right volume outa your speakers that u want. just like your front rear fader on your head unit. and on the more expensive amps it will have a gain control for each of the 4/5/6 channels. them can be a real pita to set sometimes.
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Well now that I know that I may just go with a 4 channel amp and amp them all...thanks for the info. Now for right now I am still going to have the Pioneers in the rear, they only handle 40 watts rms...so say if I had an amp that put out 100 watts a channel I could just adjust a little under half for those channels and it'd be fine? So this means I can get an amp with any RMS power rating at or above what I want and just adjust the level down right? I'm to all of this amplifier stuff.
EDIT: Is it critical to get an amp that actually pushes the full rms value of the speakers? Like will 100 watts RMS be a lot different than 150 watts RMS. I ask because as for 4 channel amps I can only go to about 100 Watts in my price range.
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Corvette crazy if you are still watching this thread if you could get me into contact with that guy that'd be great. I added him to my AIM but he doesn't seem to be on or will not let me talk to him. He has a set that I really want but if I can't get ahold of him I will have to go with a lesser set that'* on sale on thezeb.com. That set is not as good and costs more.
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well of course a 150 wat amp will push more power then a 100 watt amp thus making it just a bit louder. but also just rember what i posted about an 80 watt amp sounding louder then a 600 watt amp. just cause your speakers can handle 100 watt doesnt mean you have to get a 100 watt amp. them subs i had handle 800 watts and i was powering them with 80 watt and it sounded better then with a 600 watt. but thats the differance between jensen and rockford. any other questions just ask.
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