View Full Version : What would you do?

02-13-2008, 05:44 PM
Sorry I posted in the lounge, I didnt realize.

My setup is listed in my sig....

I have a decent alpine MRPF550 powering my rainbow SLX265 comps in the front, currently giving them about 90 a door. I have some cheap alpine coaxes in the back getting like 40-50 and honestly you can barely even hear them from the front of the car.(Plus the covering absorbs the sound from the rear deck anyways for the most part.)

So I have the amp running 2 4 ohms x 4. You guys recommend me to bridge the front rainbows and give them 150 a door and either ditch the rear, or just hook them up to HU Power?

When I set the gains on both pairs of speakers I used a 1khz tone @ -3db

Which in math world would mean the fronts are seeing about 19 on the multimeter, so when I send them 150 ir would be roughly about 24....

What do you guys think? I really like how the rainbows sound now...Does anyone have any experience with running them over 100 a door? They "say" 150 is max... and I could have swore that I read somewhere hear before that people were giving these things 150 and it was fine.

Its passive by the way.

Thanks guys... typically I always write my thoughts on here before I mess with anything just to make sure I dont fuvk anything up.


02-13-2008, 05:47 PM
bridge the fronts, rears on hu power ftw.

02-13-2008, 05:49 PM

Thats what I was thinking... Would you recommend using the 1khz test tone as used before? Would you do anything differently? In which case the reading should be about 24 a tad bit higher than 19 where it is set now. I would Im you but im at work. Also the crossover had 3 settings. High Med and Soft... I have them on soft right now and they sound amazing.