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Latina33
12-14-2006, 04:14 PM
Hi everyone! I was gone for a little while the last couple of weeks due to a death in my family, but now things are back to normal.


On to my questions.....I will be buying a pair of Crystal SSCS6 components soon, and I have two amps to choose from to power them. I've got a JL Audio 450/4, which will do 150X2 RMS to the front stage, or I can use my Soundstream Reference 644S and leave it at the 110X4 RMS that is is in 4 channel mode, OR I can bridge the Soundstream so that it will be giving the Crystals 220X2 RMS bridged (and I would bridge channels 3 and 4 to my sub).

I've got a single Alpine SWS-1222 12" sub in a sealed box that I would like to feed 200-300 RMS to, but I'm not sure if I will even be able to stand the Crystals at 220X2....that seems insanely loud.


Anyone have a set of Crystals, or have recommendations regarding this setup?

Ignatowski
12-14-2006, 10:43 PM
150 x2 is plenty ....I have heard of peeps running more power
than that but unless your looking to make your ears bleed you should be
satisfied w 150

Latina33
12-15-2006, 11:46 AM
150 x2 is plenty ....I have heard of peeps running more power
than that but unless your looking to make your ears bleed you should be
satisfied w 150

Thanks for the advice! I'm definitely not looking to have to buy Miracle Ear by the time I'm 40! I just want a fairly loud, but clean, powerful sound.

So I think I'll hook up the JL to the Crystals, and just hold onto the Soundstream as a backup amp.