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    Rainbow SLC265

    After PM with 6spdcoupe, I plan to get a set of Rainbow SLC265 when the backorder gets in. In preparation, I have ordered deadening from Raammat. Now I need an amp to go with the Rainbows. I'm going to unplug the rear speakers, so I just need 2 channel at 4 ohms. Is there a decent amp in the $100-$150 range that will match well with the Rainbows? Thanks.
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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    ive got mine hoked up to a alpine mrp-f250

    haha just noticed ur name too... nice




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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    If your budget is that low...why not just go with something like this...
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=269-160

    It'll get the job done.

    Save the difference for when you are able to upgrade in the future to a more powerful, better build product.



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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Thanks for replying guys. Hey, 3.5Max6spd, as a way of comparision, what would be an example of a better amp at the low-end of cost? Maybe I can scratch together some more cash. If not, though, the Parts Express amp would still give pretty good resuslts with the Rainbows? Thanks again.




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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    You could get something nicer if you look on ebay or the people selling things on here.
    Sorry to say this in your thread but, hey 3.5Max check your pms




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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    get the aura... it's a fine amplifier... I forgot they where still around. I might grab one for a tweet amp... If you save a little more and REALLY dig around you can find nice used amps. I purchased a Zapco reference than did 100x2 for $150 a few months back....



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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Found this in the For Sale Forum. Maybe I should PM the seller?

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170597




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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Quote Originally Posted by MelbaToast
    Found this in the For Sale Forum. Maybe I should PM the seller?

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170597
    That should be a very nice match, and its a pretty solid amp. I was gonna say any quality 100x2 amp at least should do the trick.
    That amp is at least a good 20% underated from what I've seen, so thats good to know.



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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    pick up the arc kar. only reason i probably wont buy arc is due to no dealers can ship arc and i dont have a reputable one here that doesnt charge an arm and a leg. arc is top notch even though kar is lowest series. it still great and better then most companies top notch

    another quality amp is us amps, and i also like rf amps cause they are underrated alot

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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Ok, how about these, in comparison to the Arc 400.2:

    http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/3868

    http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...Product_ID=428


    The second link (orion 4002) would be $160 shipped. Anyone think the 4002 would be as good as the Arc? Thanks again for all the help. I hope to order an amp this weekend.
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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    phoenix gold x200.2
    200 X 2 at 4 - 1 ohm

    got mine for $150 delivered on ebay from 'thedeepdiscount'
    came in 2 days and with correct birthsheet..

    more then enough power, fan cooled, excellent choice



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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Quote Originally Posted by jasperpso
    phoenix gold x200.2
    200 X 2 at 4 - 1 ohm

    got mine for $150 delivered on ebay from 'thedeepdiscount'
    came in 2 days and with correct birthsheet..

    more then enough power, fan cooled, excellent choice

    Wouldn't 200 watts be too much for the SLC265 comps?




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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    Well, I went ahead and bought the Arc KAR 400.2 from IonSQL.

    Now, I hope you guys can help me once again. I currently have an Infinity Basslink (tried to help the stock speakers sound better and I got it used for dirt cheap) installed. Now that I will have 2 amps (200x1 and 100x2), I guess I need to redo my wiring. From what I've read, I will need to run 4 guage power from battery to a distribution block, 8 guage power from power block to each amp, 8 guage ground from each amp to a ground block, and 4 guage from ground block to chassis. Is all that correct? Is there a better or easier way? Any moderately priced kits that will fit the bill? I'm sure I will upgrade to a better amp and sub at some point, but for right now, the Infinity is fine. However, I don't want to have to run wires again in the future, if possible.

    Also, I'm confused about the turn on wire. Do I just split it and run a wire to each amp? BTW, my HU is Alpine 9856, if that is important.

    Thanks again for all your help!

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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    200 X 2 is a bit more then you need, but why not have some headroom.. the pg amp has great SQ and room to grow



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    Re: Rainbow SLC265

    KAR 400.4 or PG X100.4 for the SLC 265s?



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