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    Comps with stupid big power handling

    Hello, I am clueless.

    I have two awesome, awesome SQ amps Alpine MRV-F545 (250x2 @ 4ohms) and a PPI White Artsy Series A600.2 (300x2@ 4ohms) and one of them is gonna get used to power a set of comps.

    Choice one: I have a decent set of horn tweeters, and a pair of Eclipse X-Overs with tweeter control.

    I buy some midwoofers.

    Choice two: Scrap the crap.

    And buy something else.

    I have never had a component set before, please help me pick something! My budget is 200-250 max, the less the better.



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    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    a component set can handle 250rms if the gain is done correctly. Your budget is a little low though for a good component set that won't put itself into tweet protect mode with that power. The JLs go in tweet protect with only 175rms wheni used them. You could use what you have and buy a pair of woofers only.



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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    You could always run active.



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    I need a program or something that will help me find mounting depth without having to build box and such...
    No, Andy, I'm sure the context is fine.

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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    I am clueless...awesome, awesome SQ amps Alpine MRV-F545
    You're right

    Anehoo....the comps that come to mind are Boston and Dynaudio. Pretty tough to find for $250 though. However, pretty much any well made comp set will hand all the *clean* power you wanna give them.



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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxPro5
    You're right

    Anehoo....the comps that come to mind are Boston and Dynaudio. Pretty tough to find for $250 though. However, pretty much any well made comp set will hand all the *clean* power you wanna give them.
    So I guess they aren't so good?



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    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
    What's in Store:
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by UndercoverPunk
    You could always run active.
    Explain.



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    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    Explain.
    Get an active crossove and run any ******* thing you'd like... HT mids ets...



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    I need a program or something that will help me find mounting depth without having to build box and such...
    No, Andy, I'm sure the context is fine.

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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by UndercoverPunk
    Get an active crossove and run any ******* thing you'd like... HT mids ets...
    IC, IC... I have a Sony electronic x-over..... I doubt that is the same thing.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-Roc...ayphotohosting

    ^^^LOL!



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    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    http://cgi.ebay.com/KICKER-KX3-3-WAY...QQcmdZViewItem
    Like this???

    Would I need just one of these?



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    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    2 more Dayton RS180 7" midbass, 2 Bolender Grabender Neo planar tweets

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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    IC, IC... I have a Sony electronic x-over..... I doubt that is the same thing.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-Roc...ayphotohosting

    ^^^LOL!
    I'm about this close | | to buying that...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_as View Post
    I need a program or something that will help me find mounting depth without having to build box and such...
    No, Andy, I'm sure the context is fine.

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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by UndercoverPunk
    I'm about this close | | to buying that...
    LOL, waht is that? Like early 80's???

    Vintage conversation piece audio FTW!



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    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    LOL, waht is that? Like early 80's???

    Vintage conversation piece audio FTW!
    pretty much...



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    I need a program or something that will help me find mounting depth without having to build box and such...
    No, Andy, I'm sure the context is fine.

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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    I guess i could just get some cheap mids and freeball it with the gain on the PPI... I have run stock Ford speakers on a 1000wrms amp before and they didn't mind too much until I turned the gain up.



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    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic

    I have two awesome, awesome SQ amps Alpine MRV-F545 (250x2 @ 4ohms) and a PPI White Artsy Series A600.2 (300x2@ 4ohms) and one of them is gonna get used to power a set of comps.
    That A600.2 is only 150w x 2 @ 4ohm, not 300 x 2.

    And that Alpine doesn't make 250w x 2 @ 4ohm either. The manual lists it as "500w x 1 + 125w x 2"




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    Re: Comps with stupid big power handling

    The Alpine is supposed to do 2 channels... I think 4/3/2. I had to squint real hard, but I think it may be the case. If not i'm gonna ****ing burn it cause I traded the som bich for a 15" Mk II Bhrama an all it has done is sit there an laugh at me.

    Besides the point, the problem is solved. I don't have big balls on tap. Thank you Squeak for pointing that out. That will make finding some mids to go with it alot easier. the A600.2 sahll me my mid's and highs biach.



    I com to lern bout car awww-deeeee-ohhhhhs!
    Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
    Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
    System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
    What's in Store:
    2 more Dayton RS180 7" midbass, 2 Bolender Grabender Neo planar tweets

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