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rc10mike
12-05-2007, 04:00 PM
I have a choice between using a PPI PCX480 for front and rear OR, using a PPI PCX2200 to drive a single set for the front.

Which do you think is the better option?

The 480 puts out 80x4 and the 2200 200x2 at 4ohms.

I have a 4dr sedan with 6.5 openings in front and 6x9 rear.

Any thoughts or opinions?

MorningWood
12-05-2007, 04:01 PM
Front speakers only.

jco1385
12-05-2007, 04:03 PM
depends on the person. are you hard core SQ? do you know what a soundstage is? if no, you'll be fine with rear speakers

MorningWood
12-05-2007, 04:07 PM
depends on the person. are you hard core SQ? do you know what a soundstage is? if no, you'll be fine with rear speakers

meh, I don't think that one has to be "hardcore" SQ in order to go with fronts only in a sedan. If you can hear the rear speakers then your soundstage is all fvcked up. If you can't, then you have just wasted your money. It can get a lot more detailed, but that pretty much covers it.

jco1385
12-05-2007, 04:11 PM
true, maybe i shouldnt have said hardcore. and sq person will say no to rears. if you care not about sq you'll be fine with rears.

mile098
12-05-2007, 04:37 PM
front only...if u know how to set the TC correct to 'bring' the sub to the front

Rich B
12-05-2007, 04:41 PM
Unmentioned so far is what type of media will you be playing?

If just music, front only is fine.

But if your HU is a DVD player too, use rear speakers (with the gains set low) for better movie sound effects.

jco1385
12-05-2007, 04:43 PM
Unmentioned so far is what type of media will you be playing?

If just music, front only is fine.

But if your HU is a DVD player too, use rear speakers (with the gains set low) for better movie sound effects.

this is why i have rears. my music is all fronts normally, unless i am feeling froggy and wanna get loud

rc10mike
12-05-2007, 10:10 PM
Only music here, no DVD's.

Thanks for the thoughts. Im a SQ guy, just not hardcore so to speak. Meaning I wont go as far as making custom dash enclosures and stuff like that. I was looking into a set of good quality 6.5's coax or comp that handles 150w rms.

How about the JBL Gti Series?

Looking for something nmt $300.