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    Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    Ok I have decided to go with a 5 channel to finish my install and have narrowed it down to 3 different amplifiers.

    Kenwood XR900-5 60x4 600x1
    -little low in the 4 chan. but not sure I would notice a difference. Really like the sub channel rating. The big drawback I have with this amp is it doesnt have sub level remote. I know, I know, I will get flamed for that but I like to be able to tone down the bass if needed. Since I listen to lots of different music. I do have a PAC LC-1 I could use as a bass knob.

    Rockford Fosgate p1000x5d 75x4 500x1
    -generally underrated, I would have to buy the sub level remote.

    Arc Audio xdi805 80x4 400x1
    -never used one of the Arc's but found a really good price on one locally. Sub channel a little low and not familiar if this amp is overrated or underrated. But I can but it from a dealer for 300. MSRP is 469. So it sounds like a great deal authorized.

    Whats your thoughts? Is 60 watts per channel gonna be enough? (comps undecided right now could always bridge it and run rears of the h/u)

    I know Fosgate's reputation. (solid)

    Is this deal on the xdi805 good and is this amp on par with these other two?







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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    the rockford or the arc




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    Arc




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    I love single amp solutions. Have not personally tested either amp to speak from experience.





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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    Quote Originally Posted by denim View Post
    I love single amp solutions. Have not personally tested either amp to speak from experience.
    Just seems so much easier for a lower powered system in a tight space. Im past the days of needing 2k for my subs. LOL So It just make sense.

    Really like the specs on the Arc for the price. Just wish there was more feedback on it...




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    Quote Originally Posted by djeazie View Post
    Just seems so much easier for a lower powered system in a tight space. Im past the days of needing 2k for my subs. LOL So It just make sense.

    Really like the specs on the Arc for the price. Just wish there was more feedback on it...
    I was very close to going with a ZED Leviathan for my daily driver, but opted for a Minotaur/Draconia pairing. Might do the Leviathan in the other car though.





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    Those are gorgeous amps!




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    Quote Originally Posted by denim View Post
    I was very close to going with a ZED Leviathan for my daily driver, but opted for a Minotaur/Draconia pairing. Might do the Leviathan in the other car though.
    I got a spare Leviathan V1 (protect issue has been fixed). Acrylic top is beat up, but I'd take 525 for it if you're interested. Minotaur certainly gives you more on the sub stage, but I ran my leviathan to my fronts and a single sub when I first bought it and it was well balanced.




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    I run an NVX 900.5 and I love it

    70rms x4 @4 and 400rms @ 2 for the sub.

    70 per channel is great. I have ran 200 per mid in the past and honestly the install matters more than the wattage.




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    I got a spare Leviathan V1 (protect issue has been fixed). Acrylic top is beat up, but I'd take 525 for it if you're interested. Minotaur certainly gives you more on the sub stage, but I ran my leviathan to my fronts and a single sub when I first bought it and it was well balanced.
    Thank you for the offer, but I am an authorized ZED dealer.





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    Quote Originally Posted by blazeplacid View Post
    I run an NVX 900.5 and I love it

    70rms x4 @4 and 400rms @ 2 for the sub.

    70 per channel is great. I have ran 200 per mid in the past and honestly the install matters more than the wattage.
    Actually looked into that amp. But I have decided to go with the Kenwood xr900-5. I got a screaming good deal on it local and from an authorized dealer. Plus I want the 600 watt sub channel just incase for later upgrades. If you havent seen this amp it beautiful and tiny.




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    Re: Now thinking 5 channel instead of 2 amps. Whats your thought on these....?

    look up the massive nx5




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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchmaster View Post
    look up the massive nx5
    Been there done that. Over rated and run too hot. Want all class D anyway.




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