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    Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Hello all,
    New to this forum. Long time listener! Lol.

    Just purchased some Focal access 165 seperates, front and rear, for my car. Also have 2 Fosgate HE2 10's wired for 1 ohm.

    Looking for a GOOD QUALITY( 5 channel) amp to run my system. Want a single amp for space reasons.

    Focal's are 60w rms and subs are 400 each. I am looking for sound quality not spl.

    I have heard that some of the amps that I used to know as great are now being made by big companies that aren't as good as they used to be.

    What I ask is for input from the more knowledgeable fold out there as to which ones are still built with quality and have the wattage I need for my car to sound great!

    If I missed anything just ask, I'm typing this on my phone, power is out!

    Thanks for any input,
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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Budget?

    Phoenix Gold Elite.5?



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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    the polk 5000.0 series will do 1 ohm
    and the Hifonics BRX5000.5 if you need more power on the sub




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    I wouldn't go with the Hifonics suggested above.... My pic for a great, affordable, 5 channel amp, would be an Elemental Designs NINe.5. Not made anymore, but can usually be found on forums of fleabay for ~$350. Beast amp. I used to run their 9.1, and 9.4.



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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Was looking to spend around $250. It's been a really long time since I bought anything car audio and I am thinking that number might be a little low!

    I couldn't find any prices for the Phoenix Gold, but by the looks of it, it's out of my price range.

    I came across the Polk amp, and am keeping that as a possibility.

    Also have found out that HiFonics is owned by Maxxsonics. They also own crunch and Autotek and MB Quart. Don't know much about it, but the salesman that sold me the Focals tried to steer me away from anything manufactured by them. The reason this was brought up is the fact that I have a HiFonics Zeus ZX8000. The sub channel won't handle 1-ohm, although I think I was running it like that in my last car.

    Looked around the web for the Elemental amp, and mostly found stuff regarding fried amps and customer service problems.




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Boston Acoustics GTA-1105 5 Channel System Amplifiers at Onlinecarstereo.com

    really nice 5 channel but if i was you i would buy 2 small amps and put them on an amp rack you can make for cheap or buy cheap 2 stack them

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    Boston Acoustics GT-2125 (gt2125) GT Reference 2-Channel Amplifier
    this for your highs amazing quality for a low price

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    JBL Grand Touring GTO1201.1 Works Great.. 1200w@2ohm
    wire the subs at 4 ohm and 800 rms on this amp and at 4 ohm you will have less distortion and more effeciency vs 1 ohm




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Boston Acoustics GTA-1105 5 Channel System Amplifiers at Onlinecarstereo.com

    really nice 5 channel but if i was you i would buy 2 small amps and put them on an amp rack you can make for cheap or buy cheap 2 stack them

    Custom Sub Enclosure | Affordable Sub Box

    Boston Acoustics GT-2125 (gt2125) GT Reference 2-Channel Amplifier
    this for your highs amazing quality for a low price

    and then

    JBL Grand Touring GTO1201.1 Works Great.. 1200w@2ohm
    wire the subs at 4 ohm and 800 rms on this amp and at 4 ohm you will have less distortion and more effeciency vs 1 ohm




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    Was looking for 1 amp for the simplicity of installation. Are you saying at 1-Ohm I am going to hear a difference at 400-500 watts?




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    JBL GTO-5EZ is over your budget but this line of amplifiers is built to last and it's JBL quality.




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    I've been running the Rockford Fosgate P1000x5d and have been pleased with it. It's fairly small and provides enough power for me; 75 watts x 4 for speakers (4 ohm) and 500 watts x 1 for sub (2 ohm). Don't know if it would be the power you are looking for, but if so it seems to be a decent amp, cost around $300 online (I think).



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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    just an FYI if you have the HE 2 subs i think you do, theyre 200 RMS each. therefore you only need 400ish at 1 OR 4 ohm on the sub ch.




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    Re: Looking for the right 5 channel amp

    i have a really nice jbl 5 ch



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