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Lookinf for some 5 channel amp input?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 07speedwayblue, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    I don`t want to run an alpine pdx-5 amp. I have a new in the box alpine cda 9887 h.u. I need to power 2 sets one front and rear Focal k2power 165kf componets. they are 80 rms speakers. I`m looking at either a polk mm1040 dvc or maybe a kicke 8" L7 dvc sub. I was looking at the infinity kappa five , but it only 50 rms x 4ch. Anyone have anything to say about MB Quarts ? I was looking at the MB quarts ONX 4.80/500 5 ch amp? I was also thinking of just going with an infinity kappa four and kappa one amps? Any good input would be great!!!!!!
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    This is so much personal taste. I was disappointed with my MB Quartz, Liked the Boston Acoustics a lot, and really liked my Infinitys. My new system is going to be A Pioneer AVH-4200DVD and DLS Speakers and 4 Channel amp. I like mostly folk and easy listening and really care about clarity over loudness. I used to love old Soundstream amps, but they went south after a buyout. Their new stuff like the Human Reign series looks good, but I'm still a little leary. I don't think you can go wrong with the Infinitys, but some people find them a little bright sounding. It really is up to your ears and personal taste.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Thanks for the input! This is going into my wife`s truck so I`m not looking for super loud, more sound quality! Her and my 2 kids 10 & 8 yrs old spend alot of time in the tacoma!! We home school so they do alot of driving. There are so many amps it`s really hard to pick one. I don`t want to spend alot of $ , because I need a high power sound quality amp for my f250. I love it loud!!!!
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    In the racing world they say "Speed cost son, how fast do you want to go?" It's kind of the same with Audio equipment. I really think the Infinity would probably serve you well as long as you don't have a teenager who wants to rattle the windows. The real danger is driving the amp into distortion and damaging the speakers. The Infinity amp should give you plenty of room before that happens. But ideally and with no budget you could get a higher power amp, but do you really think you need it? Up to you. Anyway, good luck hopefully some others will chime in. More opinions are better than just one.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Thanks dangerbird!!
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    i would also look at the kenwood xr-4s and xr-1r. very small digital amps that can be had on the cheap.
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Just out of curiosity, why not the PDX-5?
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Well alpine fixed the problems or improved on all the other pdx amps and didn`t do anything for the pdx-5. I`ve never heard a system powered by one , but I have read aloy of reviews, and for the $ and for the output , I think it`s a waste!
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    Any thoughts on the boston acoustics gt-5750 5 ch amp?
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    I'm not going to get into brands as that is very much personal taste in sound output/quality. But I would recommend that you consider a seperate 4 channel and sub amp. Makes it easier to select power appropriately for each component and also, from my own experience, it's easier to replace one or the other as needs, or reliability problem(s) come into play.

    I have seperate speaker and sub amps, and have replaced both at different times due to amps going bad (9-10 years of use, so not bad amps, just age) and my requirements changing. Downside to seperating the amps is more wiring to run and, possibly, amp space to find.

    Your needs, your decision though.
     
  11. May 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Good points lurkin!! Thanks!!
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I have a Kappa Five amp.
     
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    For the money ($200-300) I would look at a used kicker 5 channel or US Amps five channel. Good clean power and better then some of the amps mentioned above. Both could be had for around $200+ range on any of the online audio forums.
     
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    The guy who did the Kappa 5 amp install within the underseat bins of the double cab was pretty cool.
     
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    Yes, I agree with your points, and that is why I'm waiting to see if they soon appear with the revamped PDX-5. The Leviathan is too large and has too many build issues, the JL HD 5 channel is too expensive although the new XD looks promising.
     
  16. May 27, 2010 at 3:53 AM
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    After tons of reading , I just bit the bullet and narrowed it down to the infinity kaapa four and the polk audio pa500.4 and I went with the infinity kappa four and will run the infinity kappa one for my sub/subs. Thanks a million for all your input!
     
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    Lets us know how it sounds when you get it done. Good choices, I think you will have a nice system there.
     
  18. May 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    The XD 600/6 will give you 90-100x4 at 2 Ohms (are your older Focal components 2 or 4 Ohom?)but the sub channel (bridged 5&6 channels) will only give 180-200x1 for the sub. Still for $400 and under it would work for what the OP wants. The amp is close in specs to the HD amps but unregualted power supply, no balanced differential inputs, etc. I think the OP is kind of nuts going for such expensive speakers and wanting to cheap out on an amp but thats just me... K2 components are not cheap.

    I have been able to A/B the new Alpine PDX vs JL HD amps and the JL has a slight but noticable improvement in sound quality. I am going HD 900/5 but for 2 Ohm components the power drops from 100x4 4 Ohm to 75 x4 2 Ohm and 500x1 on the sub channel (way more than any other of the multi channel amps except the Leviathan which has had noise floor issues, build issues etc). It can be had for $600 online or $700 from an authorised dealer.

    To the OP... why not consider a 10" IDQ sub and go with the full 500W? It fits nicely in your double cab on the small side storage area and will produce clean sound and more output than the other choices running less power? It seems like you are trying to go for more effeicent smaller speakers to make up for the lack of sub channel power you will see from most of the multi channel set ups... why not just spend the money and get all the power and quality to match your expensive components?
     
  19. May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    I have the focals in my f250 , I installed them last september. I have a diesel and my truck is lift 14" and lis really loud , and I need more power and speakers that can handle the power. I bought a set of boston acoustics pro60se for the front doors of my wife`s tacoma and she liked the focals better , and I liked the boston acoustics better. So with haveing to buy all the stuff for her system and also pay about $700.-$800 to get her procomp lift installed and the truck alinedl and her new mickey thompson classic losks and mickey thompson atz mounted, I just can`t buy any better amps right now. Plus she don`t listen to music loud at all. So for work wise this has been a really bad year to be a flooring installer also!! Thanks for all the input!!!
     
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