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photoman9988
03-02-2011, 04:11 AM
Hey guys, I'm sort of new to car audio and saw this head unit. What I like about it is that it has 80 watts RMS per speaker, so it should put out some decent power until i get an amp. It looks pretty cool too. Have any of you used it?

Bettr n' Revrse
03-02-2011, 04:20 AM
No do not go there! you will spend twice that to replace it again when it breaks... and I know for a fact it doesnt do 80 rms probably more like 15 maybe

photoman9988
03-02-2011, 12:07 PM
No do not go there! you will spend twice that to replace it again when it breaks... and I know for a fact it doesnt do 80 rms probably more like 15 maybe

Oh, well hell. How can they say 80x4 rms 320w max? That's straight up false advertising.

I was also looking at the JVC Arsenal KD-AR8500. Would that be a much better choice?

Bassin Buick
03-02-2011, 12:09 PM
says 80x4 peak on sonicelectrtonix.

d2k
03-02-2011, 12:15 PM
Oh, well hell. How can they say 80x4 rms 320w max? That's straight up false advertising.

welcome to the ''car audio cons'' :crazy:..... i was exactly where you are 3 months ago.


check out .....Lanzar MAX / Toxic / Auna / BOSS / Loudest.com / Cougar..... these are all amps which have high numbers stamped all over them, but they mean nothing...lol

spend some time here & you'll soon find out ''what's hot & what's not''.. ;)

Cruzer
03-02-2011, 12:26 PM
Oh, well hell. How can they say 80x4 rms 320w max? That's straight up false advertising.

I was also looking at the JVC Arsenal KD-AR8500. Would that be a much better choice?

the jvc would be a better unit, but i can tell u right now ur not going to notice it being louder just by replacing the hu. its still stock speakers and the head units dont put out enough power to make enough difference.

dragonrage
03-02-2011, 05:02 PM
Hey guys, I'm sort of new to car audio and saw this head unit. What I like about it is that it has 80 watts RMS per speaker, so it should put out some decent power until i get an amp. It looks pretty cool too. Have any of you used it?

If power is what you want then you should just jump right to an amp. You can find one with high-level inputs and hook it into the speaker outputs from your stock H/U.

Or you can do H/U and amp at the same time.

Also, Boss does not make ANY good products. Not even one.

Bassin Buick
03-02-2011, 05:13 PM
If power is what you want then you should just jump right to an amp. You can find one with high-level inputs and hook it into the speaker outputs from your stock H/U.

Or you can do H/U and amp at the same time.

Also, Boss does not make ANY good products. Not even one.

You buddy , are................WRONG!!!!!

BOSS C455 85w x 2 85w x 2
BOSS C555 110w x 2 110w x 2
BOSS C705 150w x 2 170w x 2
BOSS C655 85w x 4 85w x 4 6
BOSS C805 150w x 4 210w x 4

BOSS C1055 175w x 4 175w x 4
BOSS C1055 175w x 4 175w x 4
BOSS C1055 175w x 4 175w x 4
BOSS C755 210w x 4 210w x 4
BOSS H265 60w x 2 60w x 2
BOSS H565 110w x 2 110w x 2
BOSS H765 150w x 2 150w x 2
BOSS H765 150w x 2 150w x 2
BOSS H865 210w x 2 210w x 2

BOSS H665 85w x 4 95w x 4
BOSS H665 85w x 4 95w x 4
BOSS H965 150w x 4 250w x 4
BOSS REV1200 180w x 4 255w x 4
BOSS CLR40 100w x 2 100w x 2
BOSS CLR50 125w x 2 125w x 2

BOSS CLR50 125w x 2 125w x 2

BOSS CLR70 150w x 2 150w x 2

BOSS CLR60 75w x 4 75w x 4

BOSS CLR90 75w x 4 100w x 4
5ch AMP +150w x 1 +250w x 1

Name one bad one there and i'll give you a kiss. Pure Stephen Mantz SQ Goodness In that list.

dragonrage
03-02-2011, 05:18 PM
I didn't say they have NEVER had a good product. I don't know or care about their old stuff, however. Name one product there that's still in production and I'll give you... props?

Bassin Buick
03-02-2011, 05:20 PM
I didn't say they have NEVER had a good product. I don't know or care about their old stuff, however. Name one product there that's still in production and I'll give you... props?

True , well i bet if i had enough dough to offer mr mantz , maybe i could get one produced. LOL. Being that they are his design , i'm sure he still has schematics for them. IDK?

Bassin Buick
03-02-2011, 05:22 PM
Oh , my dad's marine head unit is going 2 years strong , and other than a alpine power pack , its the most powerful deck i have ever heard. But i personally would never buy a boss product unless it was in that list above. :laugh:

quickaudi07
03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
I know little bit about sounds, Boss is one of the worst brands you could ever go with.
Kicker JL Audio, JBL MTX and other more name brands are good for your application.. YOu will spend little more but in the end you wont have to worry about broken amp.

Trust me!