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Old 08-15-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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I don't know what RMS my sub is putting out unfortanely...

So are you saying I should get a cheap amp to power the speakers mike?

Or should I just buy a 5 channel amp to power everything??
No spend some time on Ebay and get you a 100x2 and you can power the front speakers with that, Cheap is the wallet of the beholder I have purchases lot of used amps off ebay and new to. But $100.00 for a amp is good for up front and if you search you can get cheaper also. Or you can get 2 100x4 and run the front set off two front channels and bridge the other two to the sub and see how it sounds, Then as money allows, you can get another amp for sub then you have two more channels for rear speakers or another sub. Mike
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All I know is its a 12" P1 Punch it says on the sub
most likely a Punch series 1, they are decent subs, good for a nice place to start and maybe your taste I had some back in 95 in a bandpass they rocked on a Radio shack amp.. the old days....
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Do you think I should do coaxial or component for front speakers?

I was thinking coaxial for back..
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Do you think I should do coaxial or component for front speakers?

I was thinking coaxial for back..
How many speaker holes you have in your front doors, if you have 2 get a component set, that is a speaker, separate tweeter, and a crossover. Of only one get a 61/2 2 way speaker. In the back 6x9 come in 2 way, 3 way, and even 4 way.. Just get a set of 2 ways and they will do, Pick any brand you want. Any remember you are investing in your car so spend what you think you should, everyone has brand they love go to the store and listen, crank them up even. you are there for you and you are the man.... Keep the peace tho...
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I have my speaker hole in the front doors and just the tweeter on the window you can say
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Components hard to install?? I heard it is cause you have to drill and all this crap...

But still I don't know if I should get all coaxial speakers and power them on a amp and then get a better amp for my sub or just get a 5 channel and hook it all to that
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Components hard to install?? I heard it is cause you have to drill and all this crap...

But still I don't know if I should get all coaxial speakers and power them on a amp and then get a better amp for my sub or just get a 5 channel and hook it all to that

What is budget, be real here, what you have to spend right now.
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I have 1000+ right now... That all isn't going to the system

But I just want to have a system that sounds clear but then again will BUMP when I turn it up...

I don't want crap...so I won't go for the cheapest bet because spending the extra cash in a long run will be better off...

So that leaves me back into looking at what speakers to get for the front and rear, and amp or amps if I need 2
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Wow - with that kind of cash, you could spend $200-400 on a good amp and have more than enough power for your RF P1. I have 15" P1'* and although all RF'* are good, these are the cheapest of the RF'* and require the least amount of power. I think mine were rated at about 150 watts RMS and I run about 75 and they sound pretty darn good until it gets crazy loud and they start to run out of power. Remember that most amps are rated at 2ohms, but your P1'* are 4ohms, which cuts the wattage rating by almost half for most amps.

Given the new $$ figures, I would recommend Kappa or Kappa Perfect components for your front doors. Don't worry about buying a seperate crossover for Infinity components - they can handle the low frequencies. Let someone else do the install if you are intimidated by it. You could end up doing more damage than good if you don't know what you are doing. If you run your system crazy loud, get a front amp. If you just want to be loud enough to do damage, let Pioneer provide the power and save your money for new seals in your trunk so you don't look like a dumb-*** when your trunk starts vibrating.

More speaker advice from my experience:

Stay away from Kenwoods unless you have a crossover to eliminate all but the highest frequencies.

Stay away from JBL unless you get a good amp that can provide the kind of power they need to sound good.
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I have 1000+ right now... That all isn't going to the system

But I just want to have a system that sounds clear but then again will BUMP when I turn it up...

I don't want crap...so I won't go for the cheapest bet because spending the extra cash in a long run will be better off...

So that leaves me back into looking at what speakers to get for the front and rear, and amp or amps if I need 2
Well now we got an idea, Get 2 amps, 400-500 for sub, a mono amp that can do 2 and 4 ohms, then get a 2 chanbel fro front, and rock the hell out
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