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    Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    I'm looking for an amp, or a couple amps to power a 3 way active front stage. I already have an MS-8 for the processing so cross-overs won't matter.

    Speakers:

    Peerless SLS 6.5" (would like 150-200w)

    Dayton RS100 4" (<150w)

    Seas Prestige 27TFFNC/G's (I think I will try to power these off the MS-8 at first)

    So it looks like an amp that will put out around 120-150w X4 at 4ohms will do.

    If the MS-8 won't provide enough power for those tweeters, I could get a 4 channel for the mids and tweets and a 2 channel for the SLS's.

    If I use multiple amps, I would like to stay within the same line of amps so they look the same. Also I will be adding a subwoofer in a few months so I will be looking to add another amp, probably around 1000w or less.

    Total budget for powering the fronts is <$500m (if I can keep this down around 300 I would be happier). Size isn't that big of an issue either.







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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    mmats 6 channel




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    mmats 6 channel
    That looks like a very nice amp, and I would be able to power a sub off of it when I get it, however with an MSRP of $1200, it's completely out of my budget, any idea what these actually go for? If I could get an all in one amp and not have to purchase a separate amp for my sub, I could probably bump that budget up some, maybe $700, but not $1200.




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    pm me and i can give you a price .but shipping to alaska will be pricey




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Bump, any more suggestions?




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Look for some old Xtant 2200xi's.....
    Rated at 100 rms per...but of course do a bit more

    I have 2 so I can vouch for them but they are rather big. Usually you can find them cheap, 140-200 range depending on condition.



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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Buy my mmats sq 4100 and 4160 both for 700 total shipped




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    For tweeters and mids get one of MB Quart REF4.50, MB Quart REF4.80 (rated 4x80, but is more like 4x110 from a test I have seen) or Boston Acoustics GT-475. All of these are discontinued, and all three are excellent. Prices online.. under $200 if you can find someone still carrying this old stock.

    For midbass: PPI P600.2 or Soundstream TN2.600D. About 150watts RMS with 4ohm speaker. ~$150




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Zapco Reference 650. Little big, but will do what you want it to do and will sound great doing it.



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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I am going to go with 2 Soundstream Ref4.400 for the fronts, and a different SS Reference for the sub after I figure out what driver I will be using.




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    mmats 6 channel
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan_awd View Post
    I'm looking for an amp, or a couple amps to power a 3 way active front stage. I already have an MS-8 for the processing so cross-overs won't matter.

    Speakers:

    Peerless SLS 6.5" (would like 150-200w)

    Dayton RS100 4" (<150w)

    Seas Prestige 27TFFNC/G's (I think I will try to power these off the MS-8 at first)

    So it looks like an amp that will put out around 120-150w X4 at 4ohms will do.

    If the MS-8 won't provide enough power for those tweeters, I could get a 4 channel for the mids and tweets and a 2 channel for the SLS's.

    If I use multiple amps, I would like to stay within the same line of amps so they look the same. Also I will be adding a subwoofer in a few months so I will be looking to add another amp, probably around 1000w or less.

    Total budget for powering the fronts is <$500m (if I can keep this down around 300 I would be happier). Size isn't that big of an issue either.
    The PPI Phantom 900.4, and if you need to add a 2 channel then get the Phantom 600.2. You should be able to get both amps for less than $500.




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by vaiboy View Post
    The PPI Phantom 900.4, and if you need to add a 2 channel then get the Phantom 600.2. You should be able to get both amps for less than $500.
    those ppi amps aren't even in the same class as the amp mentioned




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    those ppi amps aren't even in the same class as the amp mentioned
    They are also less expensive and I'm not trying to sell him anything only making a suggestion based on his needs and budget.




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    Re: Looking for amps for a 3 way active setup.

    I have 2 Ref4.400's on the way, thanks though, they are on the cheaper side but from what I have read they should perform nicely, and they are rated at more power than I need so even if they need exactly 14.4v to do rated, it shouldn't be a problem, and I got them pretty darn cheap shipped to AK.

    I'll bridge one for the midbass and use the other to power the mids & tweets.




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