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Old 02-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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best reasonably priced 5-ch amp

So I was pretty much decided on an alpine mrx-v70 but then ran across quite a few reviews where after a month it just died. I had an alpine mono amp in my last trucm and it worked great. I dont believe the mrx-v70 is mosfet but there is an mrx-v60 that is. Any suggestions on either a different brand or different model that may be better?
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Well it's not quite a 5-channel, but i went with a JL Audio 3-channel. It will run the front and a sub, and I think most people would agree running the rear speakers off the headunit, if at all, is suffice. It is also has a very small footprint.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136XD50...-3.html?tp=115
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Jason, we're both in the same predicament. Last time I was in this position I ended up with a JL HD 900/5. It's been phenominal! I even flooded the truck, removed the amp to dry for a week, and the darn thing still worked! Great power, super small geometry, incredible sound....just not cheap!

What type of space do you have to give up? Are you a double cab, access cab, or regular cab?
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I'm really liking the look of the Kenwood Excellon 5 channel. I know the Kenwood XR-5S was quite good but this one seems to be the same price with MORE power on the subwoofer channel. That's appealing in my book!
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113XR90...15#details-tab
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This JBL Amp looks pretty good too. The controls are on the top too for easy access.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_109GTO5...5#overview-tab
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What type of space do you have to give up? Are you a double cab, access cab, or regular cab?
Doublecab. Going to run a single 10, I called alpine and they said the only problems were with the mrx-v60 not the v70 and that the problems arose from using cheap wire that was not 100% copper. Went to bestbuy on a whim (that place is a ghost town and looks to soon be going the way of circuit city) and they had an alpine mrx-v70 on clearance for $229. Picked it up and got a 2 year warranty just in case.
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Nice! Did the MRX-V70 come with a birth sheet? If so, what kind of power?
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Nice! Did the MRX-V70 come with a birth sheet? If so, what kind of power?
Yeah it did but it was only tested at 2 ohm 92w per channel and 364w sub channel. At 2 ohm its rated 90w per channel and 350w sub channel.
Now I just have to install raammat, install mids and highs, get a box and new sub, build an amp rack, and make a decision on a HU and order it
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Doublecab. Going to run a single 10, I called alpine and they said the only problems were with the mrx-v60 not the v70 and that the problems arose from using cheap wire that was not 100% copper. Went to bestbuy on a whim (that place is a ghost town and looks to soon be going the way of circuit city) and they had an alpine mrx-v70 on clearance for $229. Picked it up and got a 2 year warranty just in case.
great deal at the ghosttown. should be good, I run the v60 and it does good for me.
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