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    Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    I'm looking for opinions on the best 5-ch amp. I have four 4-ohm full range + one 4-ohm sub.

    I can upgrade speakers later, but I want to start with the best "heart" I can (before improving the limbs!).

    I may end up with two 10" subs in sealed boxes (very limited space), but for now 1 @ 4-ohm.

    Available that I know of (All power ratings are watts RMS at 4ohms; Sizes are LxWxH (inches); Most prices from sonicelectronix.com):

    (These will fit my space)
    Hifonics ZXi8008 (55x4 + 200x1) (15.98x9.45x2.4) ~$170 (eBay)
    Hifonics ZXi8010 (55x4 + 200x1) (15.98x9.45x2.4) ~$200 (eBay)
    Infinity Reference 5350a (50x4 + 150x1) (16.5625x9x2.6875) ~$235
    Blaupunkt THA555 PnP (55x4 + 200x1) (14x6.25x1.5) ~300
    JBL GTO5355 (55x4 + 225x1) (18.5625x10.375x2.125) ~$300
    Infinity Kappa Five (50x4 + 200x1) (14.1875x7.0625x1.75) ~$320
    Eclipse XA5000 (50x4 + 300x1) (15.75x10.1875x2.3125) ~$350
    Alpine PDX-5 (75x4 + 300x1) (10.125x7.5625x2.4375) ~$450
    MTX JackHammer JH805 (37.5x4 + 250x1) (17.375x8x3.375) ~$550
    DLS Reference RA50 (70x4 + 265x1) (18.85x9.65x2.33) ~$700

    (These won't fit my space (too darn long))
    Soundstream Rubicon RUB5.800 (70x4 + 200x1) (19.625x8x2) ~$300
    Kicker ZX700.5 (70x4 + 210x1) (20x9.625x2.125) ~$350
    Elemental Designs NINe.5 (100x4 + 250x1) (25.5x10.25x2.25) ~$350
    Polk Audio PA1100.5 (80x4 + 280x1) (26.3125x10.3125x2.5625) ~$410
    JL Audio 500/5 (100x2 + 25x2 + 250x1) (19.7x9.25x2.36) ~$450 (discontinued?)
    Rockford Fosgate POWER-1000 (50x4 + 300x1) (23x12.75x2.625) ~$500
    U.S. Amps AX5600 (75x4 + ?x1) (19.6x11x2.7) ~$635
    Memphis Belle 16-MCH1300 (75x4 + 300x1) (25.81x7.6x2.4) ~$650
    DLS Ultimate A7 (60x4 + 300x1) (23.82x9.45x2.87) ~$800
    Boston GT-5750 (70x4 + 250x1) (22.25x2.375x9) ~$1,000
    Audison LRx 5.1k (60x2 + 170x2 + 750x1) (21.8125x7.8125x2.25) ~$1,200
    Focal America 5.500 (75x4 + 200X1) (20x11x2) $1,249 (MSRP)
    Mobile Spec. ProIce-X (50x4 + 200x1) (22.87x11.71x3.16) ~$?

    I don't think these sell 5-ch amps:
    Sundown

    Please list any other makes/ models you know of.
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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    I have an Eclipse XA5000 and it treats me well

    If you are willing to look used you can save alot of money



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Alpine PDX-5 (75x4 + 300x1) (10.125x7.5625x2.4375) ~$450


    Nuff said ..




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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    ed nine.5



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Quote Originally Posted by dvrmstrng View Post
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    Add your ed to the list ... Discontinued, though, limited remaining quantities.

    Too long for my spot though.




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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    ah yeah it is pretty long...if size is an issue that pdx is tinyyy



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Quote Originally Posted by dvrmstrng View Post
    ed nine.5
    good choice...

    the best 5 channel amp to me, would be the Audison LRx 5.1k



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Quote Originally Posted by mcsoul View Post
    Added it to the list ... Tks




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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    I like my infinity 5350a.

    Puts out 60x4 and 300x1 at 2 ohms btw.



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Quote Originally Posted by timaishu View Post
    I like my infinity 5350a.

    Puts out 60x4 and 300x1 at 2 ohms btw.
    I'm realizing this list would be better long-term for everybody if I include all the different power/ ohm ratings for each amp. May go back and do that.




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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Quote Originally Posted by drpeeb View Post
    Added it to the list ... Tks
    I heard an sq truck this weekend running only that amp and a 9887, bi-amping a set of dyn's with 2 hertz 12's. *** on wheels.



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    If you want quality and good "heart" go with the RA50. A little pricy but well worth the price.



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    Re: Best 5-ch amp from this "complete" (?) list

    Wait for the JL 900/5



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