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Help with 4 channel amp choice

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TacoBike, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    TacoBike

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    I have all my wiring hooked up and rca's done all the way until under the passenger side seat (about 2 in high) in my 1st gen. I am having a hard time finding an amp small enough to fit under the seat while also having enough juice to run front speakers with poppers and my rear speakers. Speakers are 3 ohm 60W RMS and 180 peak in the front and the same for the back. Front head unit has 5V pre outs. Anyone have any suggestions for what I should look into? (Looking for sound quality while being able to pack a punch).
     
  2. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    Alpine power pack for a cheap option
    Rockford T400 for a higher end option
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    captaintofuburger

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    I was over here basically looking for the same info. I just want to boost up my stock headunit a bit. I was debating between the Alpine KTP-445U and the Kicker 42PXA300.4. Any thoughts? Or are they pretty much just the same thing.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    The Kicker is weather resistant and capable of more power, but very similar other than that.
    If you’re keeping the factory radio, look through the Kicker Key threads
     
  5. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    Oh awesome thank you. Yeah that looks like it might work better with an OE headunit. I'm gonna keep my base unit for now, but will probably swap it out for a factory touchscreen at some later date.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    Thank you for the quick reply, I'm thinking that I'll go with the T-400, was looking at that one for a while and was also wondering why not the equivalent punch from fosgate?
     
  7. Feb 1, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    The T series are tiny, and amazing amps. Put out way more power than they’re rated for, and have the clip/distortion lights built in making gain setting super easy.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    I thought the t-400 didn't have clip lights?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    Those are also great options! Completely forgot about them. By far the best quality for the size.
     
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    I second the ACM amps, Im running 3 of them and love them.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Ended up buying a kicker key, looks like it's a bit better for the factory HU like you said.

    There's a seller on ebay selling new ones for $175 if anyone is interested. Was the best deal I was able to find on one. I may or may not have bought a kicker hideaway sub too... lol. I don't really *do* car audio anymore, but, for like $150, and I"m already putting an amp in... why not haha.
     

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