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svtjoe
03-19-2009, 03:36 PM
Hey guys, purchased some of these bad boys for only my front two speakers. Gonna leave the rear stock. But was wondering if i would be ok with a 2 channel amp to power the fronts? If so what amp do you recommend? Or should i go 4 channel?

I was going to go with the Profile ap600, but these are sold out everywhere:rolleyes:

Any opinions? thankyou!:)

captaincheesey
03-19-2009, 03:38 PM
I would stay away from profile if your budget can allow it. Maybe look into ID's new amps, or something of higher quality. What is your budget?

hornedfrog1985
03-19-2009, 03:38 PM
What you looking to spend?

hornedfrog1985
03-19-2009, 03:39 PM
IDs amps are going to cost a ton.

dragnix
03-19-2009, 03:40 PM
check the classifieds here for a high powered 2ch. or get a 4ch. and bridge it. The 4ch. might leave you with some options for the future

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 03:41 PM
What you looking to spend?

sorry forgot to mention that, i dont wanna spend over 150

chaunb3400
03-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Hey guys, purchased some of these bad boys for only my front two speakers. Gonna leave the rear stock. But was wondering if i would be ok with a 2 channel amp to power the fronts? If so what amp do you recommend? Or should i go 4 channel?

I was going to go with the Profile ap600, but these are sold out everywhere:rolleyes:

Any opinions? thankyou!:)

The profile is fine built well and does its rated power :)

Did you check ebay??

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 03:42 PM
The profile is fine built well and does its rated power :)

Did you check ebay??

yea haha, and they are not in stock lol

lyttleviet
03-19-2009, 04:26 PM
I have a nice ARC FD4100 in the FS forum if you are interested.. Barely used, super minty :).

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380832&page=5&highlight=arc+fd4100

madmaxz
03-19-2009, 07:14 PM
rockford t3002

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/amp_power_output.asp

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 07:38 PM
anyone else? still not sure on what to purchase lol

Macklessdaddy
03-19-2009, 07:59 PM
I have a nice ARC FD4100 in the FS forum if you are interested.. Barely used, super minty :).

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380832&page=5&highlight=arc+fd4100

He doesn't want to spend over 150.00 and is looking into profile so umm yeah.

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 08:02 PM
He doesn't want to spend over 150.00 and is looking into profile so umm yeah.

true but quality>price...so the farthest i'm willing to go is $200

Macklessdaddy
03-19-2009, 08:04 PM
true but quality>price...so the farthest i'm willing to go is $200

I was quoting him because his amp costs 350.00

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 08:05 PM
I was quoting him because his amp costs 350.00

no i gotcha, just wanted to edit my price range:thumbupw:

mike11202
03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
JL 300/2 works great on my ID's i love the sound and the power

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 08:12 PM
JL 300/2 works great on my ID's i love the sound and the power

might just go with this..

edit: how much does this weigh? looks hefty

SWFL
03-19-2009, 08:13 PM
look into a zx450.2 or 650.4 or even a 350.4

svtjoe
03-19-2009, 09:12 PM
JL Audio 300-2 it is??? Although its a little over my budget...anyone else?:confused:

tez4life
03-19-2009, 09:21 PM
This RF T3002 as mention eariler.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ROCKFORD-FOSGATE-300W-2-CH-T3002-AMPLIFIER-5FRT3002_W0QQitemZ220379089333QQcmdZViewItemQQptZC ar_Amplifiers?hash=item220379089333&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

And heres the specs of actual output from the amp, does 200ish per channel at 4 ohm, so watch the gains and you would have headroom for days.

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/amp_power_output.asp

Within your $150 budget. :)

GregU
03-19-2009, 09:22 PM
JL Audio 300-2 it is??? Although its a little over my budget...anyone else?:confused:

Nakamichi PA1004 or PA2002. You should be able to find them on ebay for $250. For $250 there are A LOT of great amps to run your ID's. I would take my time and do a lot of research before I purchased. If you wanted to go oldschool, you could get a PPI PC series or the old Orion HCCA's. You can find them on ebay, especially the HCCA's for under $200 and they are truley BAD *** amps. Ask any oldschooler around, they are great, solid amps.
I actually just bought an oldschool Orion 250 to run my ID's.

Here's a couple of links. Also, back in the old days their amps RMS power is very under-rated and was rated at 12volts not todays standard 14.4volts. Any of the oldschool Orion amps are great choices, but especially the HCCA, XTR,SX, and Xtreme series. My 250sx has THD of % .003, over 100db S/N ratio, 80db of channel seperation and 50x2 RMS at 12volts. Amps like that today would be VERY expensive.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Orion-225-HCCA-COMPETITION-SERIES-AMPLIFIER-w-crossover_W0QQitemZ130294290070QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ Car_Amplifiers?hash=item130294290070&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ORION-XTR-5002-XTR5002-2-CHANNEL-AMP-CAR-AMPLIFIER_W0QQitemZ250390990557QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ Car_Amplifiers?hash=item250390990557&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/orion-2150-sx-amplifier_W0QQitemZ290303236770QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ Car_Amplifiers?hash=item290303236770&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50

mike11202
03-20-2009, 12:09 PM
JL Audio 300-2 it is??? Although its a little over my budget...anyone else?:confused:

Yeah thats it.. their pretty small amps actually i have 2 of them right now but only using 1

jrouter76
03-24-2009, 02:16 AM
I would stay away from profile if your budget can allow it. Maybe look into ID's new amps, or something of higher quality. What is your budget?Profile amps are not the junk you mistake them for,btw have you ever owned a Profile amp? I have and it was solid gave a good clean sound and it did it`s power rating@ 12.5 volts very heavy amp.

LaserRed38
03-24-2009, 06:02 AM
I have an Alpine MRV-F345 amp that I would sell you for $150 shipped. I am the original owner, and I have the box, manual and birthsheet. It birthed at 104w a channel (rated 75x4 @ 14.4v), but is only bridgeable on the rear channels. So you can run the front components off channels 1 and 2, then bridge the rears for 300x1 for a small sub. The only thing is I lost the screws for the top cover (if you look up pics you will see the brushed silver part that says "V12" on it). I personally thought it looked better without it and leaving it off made adjusting the amp a lot easier (the controls are hidden behind the panel). Alas, I still have the cover and I'd say the amp is 8/10 cosmetically and 10/10 functional. I'm sure you could get the screws from Alpine if you really wanted. Let me know via PM...

mastergunsx15
04-14-2009, 08:47 AM
might want to look into buying a sundown 100.2 from the classifieds. they fall into the 180 range and will power those ids nicely. its actually the amp i am getting to run mine when i buy them.

Nick

RAM_Designs
04-14-2009, 08:55 AM
Bridging a smaller 4 channel is the way to go if you're looking for good power for 2 channels...much more cost effective.

ascitiesburn69
04-14-2009, 10:15 AM
What about a Cadence TXA-3002, 3004, or 6004.
http://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=125

Awesome prices and super clean power. Rated at 13.8volts too so maybe 175 or so at 14.4volts.