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    3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    I got some pioneer speakers that rms at 45w what would be the best 4 channel amp between these
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    Mb quart ONX4.60 @ $99

    Alpine mrp-f300 @ $149

    Kicker dx200.4 @ $149

    Or would it be best to just power my front stage with a Boston acoustics 2 channel

    But with only powering my front stage would my balance be off in the car???







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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Get MB Quart REF4.50 from sonic for $89 while they last (LINK), or get the REF4.80 if you can find it. Why? I have seen a test review of a bunch of 4-channel amplifiers, including REF4.80, and it came on top. REF4.80 is rated for 4x80watts at 4ohm but benched for 4x110watts (and 4x180 at 2ohm). It's also very clean amp with low distortion, good channel separation, etc, very small, but it can get pretty hot in summer. I assume that by translation the REF4.50 should also be pretty good. The ONX4 series though should be a fine budget amp, but probably not as good as the discontinued REF4 series. The Alpine is also a nice clean amplifier, not the most powerful, but very well implemented, and since it's class D, it will run cooler when driven hard. This is an important consideration if you live in the sun belt. Alpine amps are often underrated by some 20% or so. I have seen a test of F300 showing is does about 4x65watts RMS at 4ohm/ 4x100 at 2ohm.

    Boston Acoustics GT series are very good amplifiers though. There should not be a balance issue. Most sound should come from the front, not rear of the car. I'd still consider getting a GT-475, so that the front could eventually be converted to active front stage with the extra set of channels.




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Guess my focal is too nice



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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    you could run those 4 sreakers off your 2 channel if you wanted. you wouldnt have fading front-rear but u would save some $




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Quote Originally Posted by dbeez View Post
    Guess my focal is too nice
    @Hookedup12 ; if you were offers a Focal amp for the price, or less, of those choices you posted... you are making a mistake by passing it up.



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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Cadence ZRS C9 600 Watt RMS 4 Channel Car Amplifier Amp 812902007410 | eBay

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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Would 75w rms to those pioneers be too much and also what condition is it in??




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    since you were looking for a good used 4 ch, for the money, id recommend this amp.be a great amp to start with, and would be very nice if you ever decide to upgrade your speakers.very nice amp
    Kenwood KAC 8405 Car Amplifier 019048186485 | eBay




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Are the focal solid 4's good amps though?




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookedup12 View Post
    Are the focal solid 4's good amps though?
    Yes. The chief complaint is how they're too expensive, not that they're low quality. As much as it pains me to direct you away from the amp I offered, everyone's right. If that focal checks out, it's a steal.



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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    You have the ability to be honest lol most ppl would have still recommended me theirs. Thank you. I guess I'm iffy because I've never heard one nor have I ever heard anything from that company.




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Then you need to do more research. .focal is a way better brand then the ones you listed.plus the focal amp for 150 shipped?




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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Yes I offered the focal for $150 shipped.



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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    that is a freaking steal on a focal for sure...
    If you don't get the focal, look on Sonicelectronix.com Vibe Audio 4 channels... very nice amps



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    Re: 3 choices in 4x50 amps please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookedup12 View Post
    Would 75w rms to those pioneers be too much and also what condition is it in??
    Dont worry about getting an amp that puts out more power than the speakers are rated for. You just set the gains correctly, and you will be perfectly fine. SQ guys will buy amps that are too powerful and dial them down because that means there is even less distortion. Focal makes some of the best SQ stuff, but like it has already been said.... the main complaint is price (kind of like JL).




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