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    amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    For a two way active setup would you guys run two separate amps, say a 50x2 for the tweeters and a 100x2 for the midbass or just do a 75x4 and adjusts the settings accordingly. I'm afraid to do the 4-channel for fear that I will be overpowering the tweeters and underpowering the midbass. Does this make any sense?







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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    Doesn't make sense really because you have gain controls to limit the amount of power....

    I'm running a 4150xxk to my tweets and mids in my active setup, 85wpc rms. no issues here... though my tweets can take 150 rms w/o issues.






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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    I run a 4 channel that does 90x4, so the gain is way down on the tweets. You won't have any problems with a 4 channel amp and less wiring to run.




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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    thanks, guys.




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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    most of the DIY tweeters are 8 ohms anyways so you won't see the full wattage anyways




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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    Except for the fact that they are usually twice as efficient and will still overpower the mids with "half" the power.

    Get a 4 channel sized for the midbasses and adjust gains accordingly.



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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    I have a thread over in the speaker section, but I will be running one of the following...

    Morel Integra Ovation XO 6"
    Image Dynamics CXS64
    CDT HD-62/M6




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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone View Post
    most of the DIY tweeters are 8 ohms anyways so you won't see the full wattage anyways

    The tweeters I'm looking at are 4 ohm




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    Re: amps for active setup (question on power ratings)

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG-SMOOTH View Post
    The tweeters I'm looking at are 4 ohm
    then turn your gains down




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