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gixxer9
10-15-2007, 12:16 AM
What do you think....?

I have a set of Germaniums currently being powered by a Zapco 350.2, and I've decided that I'm going to install my Audison amplifiers, and put my Zapco's in the wife's car. For the Germaniums, I can use my 2.500 (200 watts x 2), or my 4.300, and bi-amp (65 watts x 4). Which way would you go? For all who want to know, the sub stage is powered by twin 1.400's (900 watts x 1).

Thanks for your help!

the727kid
10-15-2007, 12:36 AM
More power...I fed my Germs alot in passive... I will feed the mids ~115 active in the new set up.

gixxer9
10-15-2007, 12:45 AM
So you would go with 200 watts x 2 in my case? Thanks for your opinion. I'm leaning in that direction to begin with, but I want to entertain the bi-amping option...

lyttleviet
10-15-2007, 01:05 AM
200x2

the727kid
10-15-2007, 01:06 AM
I would probally....and then if you aren't pleased or one speaker over powers another I would bi-amp and see what I could do to level it out.

genxx
10-15-2007, 07:56 AM
Bi-amp gives you a little more flexibility.IMO Having owned the 4.300 and 1.400 myself. I feel the 4.300 in bi-amp will give you plenty of power. If power was a problem then even after you installed the 4.300 then you could bridge the 4.300 giving you 210w each side RMS vs. installing the 2.500 then deciding you want to bi-amp and having to install the 4.300 to try it out.IMO

The 4.300 will still provide you more power bridged than the 2.500 will.

gixxer9
10-15-2007, 10:57 AM
Bi-amp gives you a little more flexibility.IMO Having owned the 4.300 and 1.400 myself. I feel the 4.300 in bi-amp will give you plenty of power. If power was a problem then even after you installed the 4.300 then you could bridge the 4.300 giving you 210w each side RMS vs. installing the 2.500 then deciding you want to bi-amp and having to install the 4.300 to try it out.IMO

The 4.300 will still provide you more power bridged than the 2.500 will.

Very true. Thanks for your opinion!

headless
10-15-2007, 03:25 PM
i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.

gixxer9
10-15-2007, 08:17 PM
i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.

Noted, thank you.

mikey7182
10-15-2007, 10:03 PM
Run the 2x200 to the mids and two channels off the 4 channel to the tweeters! :D

genxx
10-16-2007, 09:08 AM
i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.


Thats why you bridge the 4.300 for 210 x 2 @4ohm vs. the 2.500 200 x 2 @4ohm.

I like having plenty of power on tap so if you do not mind installing both amps I would do with the mikey7182 recommendation.;)

gixxer9
10-16-2007, 10:23 AM
Thats why you bridge the 4.300 for 210 x 2 @4ohm vs. the 2.500 200 x 2 @4ohm.

I like having plenty of power on tap so if you do not mind installing both amps I would do with the mikey7182 recommendation.;)

Lol! I certainly could if I wanted to give up the backseat of my Silverado! I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what to do with three amps, and a Kinetik when the box I built for two 12" Q's downfiring takes up every inch under the rear benchseat..

genxx
10-16-2007, 10:52 AM
I hear you on that one. I am trying to figure how to fit three amps and everything else behind the rear seat of my F250 CrewCab. Its a real PITA.