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    what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    First off I have 0 knowledge on audio let alone car audio. Need help on an amp to run for my set up in my 02 Lexus GS300

    Alpine IVE-530 head unit
    JL c5's in the doors
    Two JL 10w3v3's in a sealed box

    I was told it would be okay to run the c5's off the head unit but I need an amp for the subs. From asking around I was told a 1000 watt amp. Is that right? Im a little confused at this point. I see different types of amps (class d, a, b, mono) and im clueless on this rms amd ohms thing. Whatever help given is much appreciated

    Also if some one can list a few good brands that will help as well







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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Class d at 1000-1200 rms at 1 ohm many amps to choose from. A budget will help




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    look at a nice 5 channel amp bud....




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Side Show View Post
    look at a nice 5 channel amp bud....
    Good idea. Memphis belle !!!!




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clueless View Post
    First off I have 0 knowledge on audio let alone car audio. Need help on an amp to run for my set up in my 02 Lexus GS300

    Alpine IVE-530 head unit
    JL c5's in the doors
    Two JL 10w3v3's in a sealed box


    I was told it would be okay to run the c5's off the head unit but I need an amp for the subs. From asking around I was told a 1000 watt amp. Is that right? Im a little confused at this point. I see different types of amps (class d, a, b, mono) and im clueless on this rms amd ohms thing. Whatever help given is much appreciated

    Also if some one can list a few good brands that will help as well

    I wouldn't run those c5s off the head unit they will work, but not going to sound real good.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    Good idea. Memphis belle !!!!
    this guys onto it.!




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Side Show View Post
    look at a nice 5 channel amp bud....
    5 channels??? Im sure that im wrong but the 4 doors plus 2 subs would mean I need 6 channels?

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer_212 View Post
    I wouldn't run those c5s off the head unit they will work, but not going to sound real good.
    What type of amp and how much power do u recommend?




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    5 chan amp = 4 channels for the front and rear speakers left and right. and the mono sub channel, you can wire both of the subs to that channel to get the most pwr to your subs.

    look at a few 5 channel amps, they'll actually show you in the manuels on how to wire up your setup.




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clueless View Post
    5 channels??? Im sure that im wrong but the 4 doors plus 2 subs would mean I need 6 channels?



    What type of amp and how much power do u recommend?
    again... Budget please...



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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    I agree about the five channel. You won't want a 1000 watt sub stage with no amplification to the speakers inside the cabin. Any electrical upgrades you can afford would be highly encouraged as well. (new battery or an additional battery, replacing small engine wires with sufficient power cable, etc)

    The five channel will typically be cheaper than buying a four channel for the mids/highs down the road but like previously mentioned I don't know if you have budget concerns at all




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Side Show View Post
    5 chan amp = 4 channels for the front and rear speakers left and right. and the mono sub channel, you can wire both of the subs to that channel to get the most pwr to your subs.

    look at a few 5 channel amps, they'll actually show you in the manuels on how to wire up your setup.
    Understood. Ideally how much amp (wattage) am I looking at for this setup.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffdachef View Post
    again... Budget please...
    TBH i don't have one. I'm well aware you get what you pay for, but I don't need anything competition level. I want what will give me the best bang for the buck.
    Quote Originally Posted by So Low iT Hz View Post
    I agree about the five channel. You won't want a 1000 watt sub stage with no amplification to the speakers inside the cabin. Any electrical upgrades you can afford would be highly encouraged as well. (new battery or an additional battery, replacing small engine wires with sufficient power cable, etc)

    The five channel will typically be cheaper than buying a four channel for the mids/highs down the road but like previously mentioned I don't know if you have budget concerns at all
    I have already put money aside for that as well, thanks bud




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    I can help. What subs. And what are your goals here ?




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    Re: what type of amp for this setup? No audio knowledge, need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    I can help. What subs. And what are your goals here ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clueless View Post
    4 jl c5's n da doors
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    If space isn't an issue the Memphis 5 channel belle will be perfect or go with a mono block and 4 channel




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