View Full Version : Infinity Kappa vs Reference

03-07-2006, 06:20 PM
I need a better pair of speakers for my doors. Factory hole is 4". Is the difference in price for the Reference 4012i ($79.99) vs Kappa 42.7i($119.99), is the difference really worth it?? They will be running off of a Clarion APA450 amp. Second qeustion, the Kappas say there 2 ohm, my amp is running the 4 channels in 4 ohm. Is this compatible or not? Will it hurt the quality of sound to the Kappas? Thanks in advance for some advice

03-07-2006, 07:02 PM
You're amp could easily be 2ohm stable so check for 2ohm ratings cuz it could be pushing too much for the Kappas.

My friend has Kappa's and they sound good. Kappa > Ref

03-07-2006, 07:32 PM
I have the 4X6 plate references and they sound great. Im really happy with them. Havent heard the kappas.

03-07-2006, 08:57 PM
Ive heard the references before, they do sound real good. I dont mind spending the extra money for the Kappas, unless its a waste of money. I checked my owners manual on my amp, I dont see anything about hooking up rear speakers in 4 ohm, and front in 2 ohm. Im not that experienced so I may be missing something. Im running rear Blaupunkts 6x9 for strictly bass at 4 ohms (im amazed how much bass they have with teh amps bass boost and the LP switch on).Freinds of mine ask me what kind of sub, I tell them 6x9'a they dont beelive till I show them the speakers. Is there anyone who has heard the Kappas and the references side by side to see if there is a distinctive difference worth the money? Or, does anyone know of a real good 4" with a adjustable tweeter? Thats what I really need. Or I will have to replace my tweeters I blew up in the top of my doors

03-07-2006, 10:44 PM
Kappa's for the win. worth the extra money.

03-07-2006, 10:46 PM
actually for a 4" even the 3.5" the kappas are amazingly loud...

03-07-2006, 11:04 PM
does anyone know for sure if the Clarion APA450 can run the kappas at 2 ohm in the fronts while running other speakers in the rears at 4 ohms?

03-08-2006, 12:53 AM
I run my speakers at 2 ohms off my 4 channel amp. Those kappa's do scream. I use to have the ref's for fronts and they do sound good as well. Glad I upgrade for front stage though. Was worth it to me.

03-08-2006, 01:21 AM
According to the specs it should be fine. But I am a moron, so take it for its worth

Amp specs from Clarion

*Continuous Average Power Output (50 Watts 4 Channels Into 4 Ohms 20Hz-20kHz)
Typical 2-Ohm Stereo 100 Watts 4 Channels*

03-08-2006, 06:44 PM
thanks for the replies. Iknew my amp ran 2ohm and 4 ohm, I just didnt know if the ohms could be mixed betwen the 4 speakers.I think im going to go with the kappas..or the references:) One or the other. Im trying to find a store that sells both so I can hear them side by side. Circuit City isnt selling Infinity anymore.....that ***** that was a good place to listen to them