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    Component amp

    Just got the hertz esk comps for the front of my car, 75w rms. i was looking at the focal solid2 and solid4 amps. The s2 puts out 75w rms x2, would this be enough? Or should i get the s4 and bridged its 200w x2. Woofers has a pretty good deal on both right now, $150, and $200. Any other amps to look at in that range? Only needed to run front comps, no rears, subs on its own mono. Thanks







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    Re: Component amp

    Quote Originally Posted by Force-fed View Post
    Just got the hertz esk comps for the front of my car, 75w rms. i was looking at the focal solid2 and solid4 amps. The s2 puts out 75w rms x2, would this be enough? Or should i get the s4 and bridged its 200w x2. Woofers has a pretty good deal on both right now, $150, and $200. Any other amps to look at in that range? Only needed to run front comps, no rears, subs on its own mono. Thanks
    I would say you probably can't go wrong with Focal. I'm running their PS165 series components in my doors and I love em. Although I'm running mine off an AQ 200.2. But I guess it will come down to what type of amp sound you like better. The focal solid series are a class A/B amp. My AQ is a full range Class D.

    Before getting my AQ amp I was running my front's off an Audison LrX 5.1K which was a Class A/B for fronts and Class D for sub. Comparing the two amps I found that my mids/highs (1.5-2khz and 12khz) were a little pitchy on the class A/B at higher volumes and had to EQ out some of those frequencies a bit to make it less fatiguing on my ears. Whereas with my AQ (Class D) I don't have that problem. At the same volume levels I can leave my EQ on the deck flat and the speakers don't bother me at all anymore (unless I crank it up a few more notches haha). And I find that the sound seems a little "fuller" and more detailed than before. And going from an Audison to an AQ that's saying something.

    Some people say they notice no difference between Class A/B amps and Full Range Class D, but i certainly did. Also I believe Class D amps are alot more efficient than A/B.

    Sorry for the long winded speech, just figured my recent experience might help you.



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    Re: Component amp

    It's not a Focal amp, but I'm running a special this month on a 2-channel amp rated for 115W x 2. It would save you a bit of money and it's an excellent budget amp, full range Class D by Precision Power.



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    Re: Component amp

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    It's not a Focal amp, but I'm running a special this month on a 2-channel amp rated for 115W x 2. It would save you a bit of money and it's an excellent budget amp, full range Class D by Precision Power.
    WTF??????Is that made by PPI??




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