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kcr357
08-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Got ripped last night and decided to put a system in the Montero, ended up buying some audiobahn 1200q's, a re 3000.1 amp, now looking for a low frills, high power HU to run 4 6.5's. As long as it has a usb hookup, Im good. Seems kenwood has some nice stuff out? How's it perform?

Below20hzonly
08-12-2012, 08:15 PM
are you planning on running the speakers on an amp or just the HU?

UnderFire
08-12-2012, 08:25 PM
If you don't want to add a full 4 channel amped set-up the Alpine power packs are the best option.

Below20hzonly
08-12-2012, 08:34 PM
good call
If you don't want to add a full 4 channel amped set-up the Alpine power packs are the best option.

kcr357
08-12-2012, 08:37 PM
correct, just going to use the HU, no amp for the mids. Will look into the Alpines, thx.

zako
08-13-2012, 07:21 AM
Got ripped last night and decided to put a system in the Montero, ended up buying some audiobahn 1200q's, a re 3000.1 amp, now looking for a low frills, high power HU to run 4 6.5's. As long as it has a usb hookup, Im good. Seems kenwood has some nice stuff out? How's it perform?

There is no such thing as a "high power" head unit. Most put out about 15-22 watts RMS, which is hardly "high power". Check the manuals to be sure.

I don't think that tinkering with the Alpine power pack is worth your money or time. The thing costs over $100 and puts out just 4x45watts RMS. The thing is not bridgeable and works only with Alpine stereos. I also wonder how they can get 4x45watt RMS power when most cars run very thin power wire to the head unit. Instead, take a look at a budget 4 channel amplifier, such as PPI Sedona or Black ICE.

Here is an interesting find for $120

Power Acoustik RZ4-2000D (rz42000d) Monoblock RAZOR Class D Car Amp (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_43606_Power-Acoustik-RZ4-2000D.html)

This thing is likely overraged, but should beat the power pack.

VWBobby
08-13-2012, 07:54 AM
Full range Class D with a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 70 dB.......That will sound like crap....

This is $75 and it puts out 120 x 4 @ 4 ohms....THD at Rated RMS Power <0.05% and Signal-to-Noise Ratio >95 dB
Autotek ATX950.4 (ATX9504) 950W 4-Chan Class AB ATX Amplifier (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33186_Autotek-ATX950.4.html)

kcr357
08-13-2012, 09:24 PM
The PP's seem to be around 70+ used, might as well just get an amp. That autotek isn't bad, but can't seem to find teh rms ratings on it. Might as well pony up the $$$ for a real setup and get another amp ;)

goingdef
08-13-2012, 09:27 PM
The PP's seem to be around 70+ used, might as well just get an amp. That autotek isn't bad, but can't seem to find teh rms ratings on it. Might as well pony up the $$$ for a real setup and get another amp ;)

always your best bet man, and if it comes down to spending a little more for quality it's always worth it in the end.

keep_hope_alive
08-14-2012, 01:49 AM
yep, save yourself time and hassle and jump to the amp. a HU will just disappoint you.

Alrojoca
08-14-2012, 09:29 AM
The RMS power from HU's like mentioned before is 20 watts max, power generated by transistors, not good, an amp has power delivered by better electronic components and capacitors, that will not fit in an HU.

VWBobby
08-16-2012, 10:04 AM
I have a Kenwood KDC-HD545U in my Bus...I like it. It puts out 22 watts RMS and is only $124. I am using a Rockford Fosgate 501x amp with it, so I can't say how "loud" it is on its internal amp.
Kenwood KDC-HD545U CD receiver - Reviews at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XMtcatqW7zy/p_113HD545U/Kenwood-KDC-HD545U.html?tab=review#details-tab)
You can find it elsewhere for cheaper, I'm sure.