View Full Version : Need help on selecting amps for my set up

06-09-2007, 10:22 AM
Hello, the following is what i have on order but the final piece is my 2 amps, i need your help..

Audio on order:

Front Components 6.5":
CDT S61A - i know the link is for a different model but they are out of those and will upgrade me to the ones i posted

Rear Coaxials 5.25""

Sub: Just one of these
12" 2ohm Alpine Type-R

Head unit:
Alpine 9885

I was also told that with the mismatch in power i should run my rears off my head unit???

Now someone suggested i run two of these amps:

I have actually never heard of them but was told they are a top brand...

I was also thinking of maybe getting this to run the speakers:


This to run the sub:

I would really appreciate any help/suggestions on what to do for amps as car audio is something i really dont understand...

I dont want to be blowing my sub or providing to much power or not enough power.... i would like to get the full 500watts out of the sub if possible..also the most i can out of my components....

I am hoping to order everything this weekend... BTW i have a 2004 Mazda 6s Hatch if that matters...

hopefully i made sense.

thanks in advance

06-09-2007, 01:25 PM
what is your budget on the amp?

that kenwood amp will be underpowering the sub. your sub can only run in 4 or 1 ohm, not 2. try these amps and run at 4 ohm, http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6336_Hifonics+BXi+1606D.html

or these at 1 ohm. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6934_ARC+Audio+FD600.1.html

those are a few choices. i just threw a few that you could use out there. as long as you set the gains right, you shouldnt have any problems.