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jeffrey_martin
03-28-2007, 09:35 PM
I have a set of MTX TX6001 components speakers and after a month of use one of the mid bass drivers stopped working. I exchanged it for another set and now the same thing happened again. They are being powered off an Pioneer 4800 deck, without an amp. Anyone know why this could be happening?

dumple
03-28-2007, 09:36 PM
uh prolly cuz ur useing ur decks power try getting a real amp

jeffrey_martin
03-28-2007, 09:45 PM
I do plan on getting an amp but I read somewhere it was perfectly fine to run comps off Head unit power. Do all comps require amp power?

SlickCMRick
03-28-2007, 09:48 PM
are u crankin the volume and distorting them? probably so, thats why u need an amp. you wont get loud off deck power. if you try, it will be dirty power

dumple
03-28-2007, 09:50 PM
I do plan on getting an amp but I read somewhere it was perfectly fine to run comps off Head unit power. Do all comps require amp power?

you can but its not preferable because it sends out such dirty power

Twistid
03-28-2007, 09:51 PM
ewww deck power...

i couldent put my kickers past volume 33 of 50 on my headunit

with my amp i can take it to almost full 50 without any distortion and it gets 3-4 times louder / clearer / fuller in sound

jeffrey_martin
03-28-2007, 10:15 PM
I usually listen to music with the volume close to max. So is this what caused both sets of comps to blow?

Towncar
03-28-2007, 11:56 PM
I usually listen to music with the volume close to max. So is this what caused both sets of comps to blow?

Yes...

jeffrey_martin
03-29-2007, 03:02 PM
so how much better will components sound when amped? And what kind of amp should I get?

Towncar
03-29-2007, 04:31 PM
so how much better will components sound when amped? And what kind of amp should I get?

It is like comparing a dvd to a vhs. Having them amped will make the world of difference. As for amps, search around, this question is quite frequently asked. Any half way decent 70-100 or so watts per channel should be sufficient, and much cleaner than deck power.

dgoodhue
03-29-2007, 04:38 PM
You need to figure out what distortion sounds like before you do anything else...

jeffrey_martin
03-29-2007, 06:25 PM
One amp which i am considering buying is the Rockford Fosgate P450.4. Is this amp any good? I plan on using two channels to power the comps but will i be able to bridge the other two channels to power a subwoofer?

sue bee
03-31-2007, 01:56 PM
One amp which i am considering buying is the Rockford Fosgate P450.4. Is this amp any good? I plan on using two channels to power the comps but will i be able to bridge the other two channels to power a subwoofer?

yes.

RF P450.4:

2 x 112.5rms = comps

1 x 225rms briged = sub

that means your sub will get 225 watts rms. that's um...your call.

jeffrey_martin
03-31-2007, 05:10 PM
Would the 225 watts be suitable for a Sub?

Frankensuby
03-31-2007, 05:18 PM
Would the 225 watts be suitable for a Sub?

Preferably, to reduce noise/distortion, people tend to 'overbuy' their amps, in order to give them a headroom of power to wwork with. So, in essence, 225 RMS sub power would be fine for quite a few non-competition subs, IE, Type-E's, Type-S's, RF P1's, etc...

Basically, you want a nice name sub with an RMS anywhere between 225-300 watts. Get it tuned right (do your research and grab a DMM) and you'll thump happily.