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    What would you do? Starve it or feed it too much?

    Hey guys, from Aus.............

    Just a quick question.

    I'm installing a pair of Pioneer TS - 160R splits in the front of my 4Runner.
    Now, these are rated according to Pioneer at 250W max, and 60 Watts Nominal.

    My 2 amps that I have to choose from are both Jaycar Response (you don't have I know.)
    One is rated at 84WRMS/channel at 4Ohms (advertised as 100W, but it's tested at 84)
    The other is rated at 50WRMS/channel at 4ohms, but that is the advertised amount, assuming is slightly overratted.

    I plan on getting a higher quality amp later, but i'm bewildered as to the decision of which one to run on these speakers in the mean time.

    Slightly higher or slightly less power?

    Any advice?

    Cheers
    Nem

    ps, they will be fed by a Pioneer PREMIER DEH-P860MP
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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    Anyone?

    C'mon I just need the quick opinion of an experienced tech head.

    Slightly underpowered or over?






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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    i would use the lower powered amp.



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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    if it is tested at 84 then you know you wont be clipping it if you set the gains to 84Watts. and you dont know what the other one would do... i would go with the 84RMS and just keep the gains a little lower



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    Front: Orion P6.2 Comps_________(Installed)_____$150 New
    Rear: Alpine Type R 5.25 Comps_ (Not Installed)___$50 New
    Subs: (1) 10" Alpine Type X Sealed. (Installed)____$50 New
    Sub Amp: Hifonics BX1500D ________(DOA)______$80 Used
    Comp Amp: Orion 8004 100 RMS X 4 (Installed)____$230 New



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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    those speakers are most likely overrated--i would stick with the small one----and welcome to the forum



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    IDK 250 watt max is prolly overated but the RMS seems about right.... i havent been able to blow a speaker yet... i guess i am just too careful



    '99 Toyota 4Runner
    _____________________________Condition_____Price Paid
    H/U: Pioneer Premier DEH-630 ____(Installed)_____$100 Used
    Front: Orion P6.2 Comps_________(Installed)_____$150 New
    Rear: Alpine Type R 5.25 Comps_ (Not Installed)___$50 New
    Subs: (1) 10" Alpine Type X Sealed. (Installed)____$50 New
    Sub Amp: Hifonics BX1500D ________(DOA)______$80 Used
    Comp Amp: Orion 8004 100 RMS X 4 (Installed)____$230 New



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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    yeah but they're pioneers.



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: Quick Question, 2 amps i own, which one to use?

    Thanks guys, probably works out for hte best because the lower powered one is 4 channel so i can run the rears also.

    You guys **** lol, there is sweet F A stuff available in Aus. And the Premier HU i'm getting is coming from the US, at 1/3rd the cost of in the shops here




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