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luvinthebass
04-17-2005, 03:51 AM
Right now i got a pair of 6 X 8 2 way lightning audio speakers that are rated at 75 rms 225 peak and when i power them off my pioneer DE-1600 head unit they get loud but they don't have much bass out of them should i amp them with about 100 rms each? thanks :)

pw91686
04-17-2005, 03:54 AM
I would buy new 6x8's before I bought an amp...

luvinthebass
04-17-2005, 04:08 AM
oh i forgot to mention these speakers are my front door speakers not the in the rear deck.

B_Master_Flash
04-17-2005, 02:52 PM
Its good to amp your speakers, not just for the increased power, H/Us usualy have bad S/N and THD ratings, and you need to drive the crap out of them to get your speakers loud.

luvinthebass
04-18-2005, 12:38 AM
thanks :)

Decipha
04-18-2005, 12:45 AM
I don't like the way a speaker sounds being powered from the HU, is just has that very distinctive low quality sound no matter how good of a HU you get. With a good amp you get a very clean signal that i prefer but that's just my own opinion. Im sure others would disagree with me but you will never catch me slippin using the HU power.

If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.

JAZN
04-18-2005, 12:55 AM
If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.
what comps are u using? 250rms is too much for like 99% of the comps out there and i can only think of bostons as handling that much.

B_Master_Flash
04-18-2005, 05:32 PM
I don't like the way a speaker sounds being powered from the HU, is just has that very distinctive low quality sound no matter how good of a HU you get. With a good amp you get a very clean signal that i prefer but that's just my own opinion. Im sure others would disagree with me but you will never catch me slippin using the HU power.

If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.

If you actually listen to your speakers anywhere near 250wrms you must really like distortion and hearing loss

luvinthebass
04-19-2005, 02:24 AM
with 250 wrms powered by your speakers ur gonna go deaf dude. not smart

JimJ
04-19-2005, 04:10 AM
If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.

The 225 number was peak, not RMS :)

A good 75x2 amp, like a PG Tantrum 300.2, will suffice nicely.

Hundreth
04-21-2005, 05:03 PM
US Acoustics USX2080 if your on a budget ;D

80 x 2 @ 4 ohms RMS
160 x 2 @ 2 ohms RMS

:)

luvinthebass
04-22-2005, 09:51 AM
cool, thanks hundreth :)

Raven
04-22-2005, 11:54 AM
I doubt even that. Lightning Audio = teh ghey in my experience. I had a pair of Bolt 10s and they were horrifically bad.

luvinthebass
04-23-2005, 12:46 AM
the speakers i got aren't bad at all i've never had the subs.

Raven
04-23-2005, 11:42 AM
You're lucky like that. The subs were just horrible. No output at all, and in 1 cube sealed in the back seat of my car attached to an amp way too big for them, I had no bass at all.

Did you get an amp for them yet?

luvinthebass
04-24-2005, 01:52 AM
i'm not gettin lightning audio subs ever then they look low brand especially from walmart.

luvinthebass
04-24-2005, 01:53 AM
i'm not goin to amp my 6X8's they sound better now cuz i messed with the eq on the head unit.