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    Help on Choosing an Amplifier

    Hi! I'm really new to this and need a little help with selecting an amplifier. I just picked up 2 Pioneer 500 W subs along with Kicker K46 4x6 speakers for my '92 E-150 van. I have a Pioneer DEH-14 head unit that outputs 45W X 4.

    Should I get a mono, dual channel, or multi-channel amp? I've already gathered that JBL should be a good brand to go with, but I'm more than willing to hear any other suggestions. Thanks!







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    might i suggest a jbl 80.2 for the fronts and a 600.1 for the subs. the 1200 might be a little much for those subs and your electrical system




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    try the viper1000d for the subs and a ma audio 800 4 channel for the front




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    Hi! Thanks for the responses guys, but I have a problem. My H/U has only 1 preout and that is for the rear, so I think a front amp isn't possible. Is there another way to wire one in?




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    Hey try this run a distrubution block or run the smaller amp of the output and run the bigger on off the small one.




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    Originally posted by ConvexION
    Hi! Thanks for the responses guys, but I have a problem. My H/U has only 1 preout and that is for the rear, so I think a front amp isn't possible. Is there another way to wire one in?
    not a problem most amps have line level inputs...you could just run the speaker wires from the h/u to the amp.....good luck....the other option would be a line level converter....




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    yea or just run one small amp and run the bigger on of the small one with another ground/remote/and rca's




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    or you could split the RCA's with a "Y" adaptor to the two amps.



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    How bout using an equalizer?




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    Thanks for all the input, guys. Much appreciated. I settled on a JBL 300.1 for the rear and and a JBL 80.2 in front. Thanks again!




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