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    Icon32 What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    OK, so in the front of my Ford Explorer XLT '99 I have the CDT Audio CL-61 set.. here are the specs..

    CL-61

    6.5" 2-Way
    Midrange: 6.5"
    Crossover: "Phase Perfect"
    Elliptic 4th order 2-Way SatNat-456a
    Tweeter: 1" silk soft dome
    Power Handling: 90 watt RMS
    Frequency Response: 60-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 92.0 dB
    Impedance: 4Ohm
    Surface & Flush mount tweeter


    and in the trunk I have a CDT Audio MS-100, which is a 10" sub rated at 150w rms

    (by the way, where do you suggest I place the sub considering it's a big car/trunk and a small sub?)


    I'm not amp or wiring savvy, so could ya'll help me out on what amp to get? I need 150w for the sub, 180w for both speakers.







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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    Well-- you don't have to tell me what amp to get, at least just tell me what kind of specs I need so I can find a good one myself.




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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    honestly, its that hard to find an amp. look at your budget and search hard to find a nice sufficient amp to power those up with. since rms is stated as 90 watts, find an amp that does that kind of power. you can get a nice two channel amp that does 100 watt by 2 and you should fine or a four channel amps that does 75 x 4 should nice as well. i prefer four channels to power my frontstage. some companies to look into: usamps, zapco, orion, directed audio, viper, kicker, rockford fosgate, arc audio, mb quart, dls. some are more expensive than others.



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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    If they are like my CDT's (and from what I read here) they love power. I went from 100 to 140 and will be stepping up to 200+ shortly. They call for 165W. Maybe something in the 100W range.


    I have a new 4 channel Kicker 800.4 that will do 100W x 4 @ 4 Ohms if you are interested.



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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    The thing is, I don't know what type of amp I need concerning wattage and channels.

    Intercooler-- your 4 channel at 100w x 4... it would be 100w to both speakers but what about the sub? Would it be 200w to the sub?

    alphakenny, so you're saying I should get two amps? One for my speakers and one for my sub?




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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    bum, thats what i prefer because for me its a time alignment issues. i can better control the time delay if each speaker has its own preouts, thats just me. i'm sure if you get a nice two channel amp that will do 100 - 150 watts per channel you should be good to go. are you wanting an amp that will power your whole system?

    also if you use that kicker 800.4 from intercooler, yes if each speaker from your components gets a channel, it will output 100 watts (of course not all the time but you know what i mean). if you want you can probably use two channels from that amp to power your components and the other two (if its bridgeable) to bridge it to a sub and get roughly ~400 watts @ 4ohms.



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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    Bridge two for 400 if you want to run a sub.



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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    Ah, that's it. I should have made it clear I was trying to power the whole system with one amp.

    So if I got a four channel amp at 90w rms a channel, two channels to the components, and two bridged to the sub, the bridged would be at 360w at 2 ohms?

    Ahhhhhh, how do I get 150w rms to the sub, and 90w rms to each (2) component speaker?!?!?!




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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?

    how about something like this:

    no, no, nevermind.

    i have a question.


    4 x 50 Watts + 1 x 200 Watts @ 4 Ohms
    4 x 100 Watts + 1 x 300Watts @ 2 Ohms


    what exactly is the difference between 2 ohms and 4 in regards to watts? i'm just looking at the numbers @ 4 ohms... what is 2 ohms relevent to?
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    Re: What should I power the CDT Audio CL-61 set and a CDT MS-100 with?




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    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
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    Battery- Kinetic 1400
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