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    New Here, need advise

    I am looking to add 4 6.5" speakers to my pontoon, Need advise on pairing up the speakers to a 4 channel amp. What size wattage amp do I need for what rated speakers?
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    Re: New Here, need advise

    What kind of money did you want to spend? These Polk's are marine certified: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...dio-db651.html Nice speakers for the price.




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    Im not wanting to break the bank, but 2 pair of those polks would fit the budget good. What size of an amp would I need to get optimal sound out of them? I want to run all four speakers
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    Re: New Here, need advise

    Anyone?? Would like to order speakers and an amp and get them installed. Those Polk speakers look pretty good, just need to know what size amp I need to pair it up with those speakers.




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    Re: New Here, need advise

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    Re: New Here, need advise

    WoofersEtc.com - SQA-2 - Cadence Marine 2-Channel 200 Watt Amplifier

    nice 2 channel amp thats all you need to run 4 speakers


    Cadence Seaqua SQA5001 Class AB 1000 Watt Mono Block Marine Car Amplifier | eBay
    then if you ever want to get a sub this is a great deal for an amp




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    Polk Audio DB1240DVC (DB1240-DVC) 12" Dual 4 ohm db Car Subwoofer

    on something like this

    for 6.5's

    Cadence SQS65W 6-1/2" 120W 2-Way Marine Coaxial Speaker System
    with crossovers 2 (really nice feature)

    but i would def get the cadence 6.5's with crossover built in and the 2 channel and be under 200 bucks




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    So how do I know what size amp I would need for speakers. What wattage do I look at? Say I go with a speaker that is 180 watts/60RMS each speaker, I run 4 speakers, so that would total 720max watts/240rms. So would I want an amp that is 100wattsx4??? What would be ideal.




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    you dont need 4 channels you can get a 2 channel that puts out 100-120 watts at 2 ohm or a 4 channel that puts out 50-60 rms x4

    i would def get a marine certified amp though




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    you dont need 4 channels you can get a 2 channel that puts out 100-120 watts at 2 ohm or a 4 channel that puts out 50-60 rms x4

    i would def get a marine certified amp though
    Thanks. 100-120watt amp, is that per channel rms?




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    This amp for example says its a 100x4 amp. It does not say if that is RMS or max. Is the size of this ok? Im not wanting to put alot of money into an amp, as its on my pontoon. If I put too nice of stuff on it, im sure it will disappear! Not like it will be locked in a trunk!!

    New Pyle PLMR400 400 Watt 4 Channel Marine Boat Amplifier Amp Waterproof White 689076539593 | eBay




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    that pyle is a pyle of crap but will prob put out 40ish watts




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    I personally have those same polk 6.5's in my honda. great sound for the price.. I belive they are rated at 60w rms so dont push more then that per speaker. rite now im running a 4ch @55w rms to each and they sound great with no distortion. polk audio's amps are also marine certified which is a must on a boat!

    the Polk pa660 is a great match for those speakers, that what i ran before switching amps due to wanting to brand match between speaker and sub amps.. dont be afraid to buy used which may be your only option for a pa660 (ebay) GL.




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    Polk Audio PA 330 Car Amplifier 747192120702 | eBay

    i would buy this before the pyle




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    Re: New Here, need advise

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    i agree with this over the pyle crap, but still think the pa660 would be more satisfactory in rms terms.. if OP were to use the 330 it would only give em about 30-35w rms each speaker. the 660 will give 75w rms to each.




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