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jdowney
01-18-2005, 11:29 AM
ok i have decided to get one of these three comp sets, im still trying to decided, but i am going to order the amp online and was wondering which of these amps would be best for any of the three i decide on:

comps

jl xr650
boston acoustin pro 6.5
infinity perfect6.1

amps

orion 3002 or 4002
I-450 - Zapco iForce Series 4 Ch. 360 Watt Amplifier - looking at that because i might go with rear fill down the line
I-250 - Zapco iForce Series 2 Ch. 200 Watt Amplifier - if i stick with frontstage

sorry im all over the place on my choices but i have heard them all , on diffrent amps, but loved them all. I will most likely end up buying the amp online but buy the comps at the dealer for the warranty so i will end up going with the set that best fits my budget (300-400). tia

3.5Max6spd
01-18-2005, 11:38 AM
if considering the BA pros i'd go with more power

squeak9798
01-18-2005, 04:51 PM
Yeah, if you go with the Boston's, you're going to want atleast 200w per side (400w RMS total). I had 400w RMS per side and they barely broke a sweat.

maylar
01-19-2005, 11:55 AM
Yeah, if you go with the Boston's, you're going to want atleast 200w per side (400w RMS total). I had 400w RMS per side and they barely broke a sweat.

LOL. Were they, umm... loud?

HAVINGFUN
01-19-2005, 12:01 PM
400 watts per side??? What did you have them x-over at? Would that not rip them apart?

squeak9798
01-19-2005, 12:21 PM
LOL. Were they, umm... loud?

Slightly ;) Actually, insanely :D Just the comps (no subs) could literally make your ears pop from sheer output levels. You could hear them from ~2 blocks away. With my car windows down, you could hear them clear as day (highs and midbass) in the 2nd floor of my house, with my car parked behind my garage ~30ft away :D



400 watts per side??? What did you have them x-over at? Would that not rip them apart?

Xover point was ~63hz IIRC (this was about 2 years ago). Nope, actually they handled it like a champ :thumbupw: If I boosted the high end too much the tweets would get a little smelly.....but if I kept the boost levels under control, it was awesome.

And really, 400w/side was @ 4ohm, and the Pro's are rated 3ohm.....so it was probably closer to 500w or thereabouts.

audiolife
01-19-2005, 12:21 PM
bostons are the opitomy of the word solid when it comes to speakers. there isnt a bad choice amung the speaker set you chose though . i wouldnt run the bostons under 150 rms a side though