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    Would you amp these?

    6x9 SL-95 Bostons. I am trying to steer away from a 5-channel amp and someone said you could just feed head unit power (in my case 17W RMS) to the rears and use a four channel to drive the sub (bridged) and components. What do you think? I would imagine the Bostons should play just fine on that power as fill if this is possible but I have never done it this way so I don't know (maybe distortion when the system is turned up this way?)



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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Seems these Pioneers go lowest: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Gh6KuvO...0&I=130TSD691R

    I also need a set of 6.5" Coaxials for the front doors since I decided against spending on an amp. Any suggestions?

    Should play okay off the HU shouldn't it?



    2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    HU- Eclipse CD-5000
    F&R Amp- MB Quart Qaa4250 1000 Watt 4-Channel
    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
    Subs- (2) FI-Q 12" in a 1.26 Cu^Ft./Per Side Unported Box
    Battery- Kinetic 1400
    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
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    Re: Would you amp these?

    It will sound ok. But much better with an amp.



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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Maybe in the future. I really want to nail the 6x9's down and find some 6.5's for my Daughter's car to start with. I started totalling up how much I would be dumping in her system to amp everything and run components/sub and even trying to do it on a budget the amount was getting up there. For that reason I decided since I already bought her a HU for X-mas that I would find the final 6x9's and 6.5 Coaxials and let her amp the 6x9's and change to a 6.5 component set and sub later.


    I started out with the first vehicle I owned having just AM/FM and crappy everything. She will at least have a couple starting pieces that she can add on to... with her own funds!



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    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
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    Battery- Kinetic 1400
    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Intercooler View Post
    Maybe in the future. I really want to nail the 6x9's down and find some 6.5's for my Daughter's car to start with. I started totalling up how much I would be dumping in her system to amp everything and run components/sub and even trying to do it on a budget the amount was getting up there. For that reason I decided since I already bought her a HU for X-mas that I would find the final 6x9's and 6.5 Coaxials and let her amp the 6x9's and change to a 6.5 component set and sub later.


    I started out with the first vehicle I owned having just AM/FM and crappy everything. She will at least have a couple starting pieces that she can add on to... with her own funds!

    Id amp the 6.5"s (assuming they are in the front) before installing/amping 6 x 9s.




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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Intercooler View Post
    Maybe in the future. I really want to nail the 6x9's down and find some 6.5's for my Daughter's car to start with. I started totalling up how much I would be dumping in her system to amp everything and run components/sub and even trying to do it on a budget the amount was getting up there. For that reason I decided since I already bought her a HU for X-mas that I would find the final 6x9's and 6.5 Coaxials and let her amp the 6x9's and change to a 6.5 component set and sub later.


    I started out with the first vehicle I owned having just AM/FM and crappy everything. She will at least have a couple starting pieces that she can add on to... with her own funds!

    That is better than my parents ever did for me. She'll love it then.



    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
    - HU: Custom CarPuter - Front Speakers: Oz Audio Matrix Elite 180 CS
    - Front amp: US Amps 4300X - Rear Speakers: Oz Audio Matrix Elite 180 CS - Rear amp: US Amps 4300X
    - Subs: (2) Oz Audio Matrix Elite 12.4 - Sub amp: US Amps MD2


    2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Wife's
    - HU: Premier AVIC-F90BT - Front Speakers: RE 6.50" Comps - Front Amp: USAmps 400.2
    - Sub: 12" OZ Audio Matrix Elite 12.4 - Sub amp: Phoenix Gold X600.1


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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Any suggestions on a real good 6.5" Coax to throw in there with those 6x9's on HU power? Get those and I am done for X-mas.



    2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    HU- Eclipse CD-5000
    F&R Amp- MB Quart Qaa4250 1000 Watt 4-Channel
    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
    Subs- (2) FI-Q 12" in a 1.26 Cu^Ft./Per Side Unported Box
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    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
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    Re: Would you amp these?

    I would amp everything. Even a cheap amp will be better than H/U power.

    But it's also true that you don't want to deafen your kids. I always had to keep my system hidden from my parents - my dad believed that you should not listen to the radio while you drive - too much of a distraction. I got really good at stealth installs.



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    Re: Would you amp these?

    My thoughts too. She doesn't have her license yet... only the permit. I am thinking the more "Good Stuff" I put in the more it may take her mind off driving. She needed a decent HU... got it... speakers kind of **** so upgrading those a little but think I will call it quits there. Maybe next Christmas after she has driven accident and ticket free I will upgrade her.



    2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    HU- Eclipse CD-5000
    F&R Amp- MB Quart Qaa4250 1000 Watt 4-Channel
    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
    Subs- (2) FI-Q 12" in a 1.26 Cu^Ft./Per Side Unported Box
    Battery- Kinetic 1400
    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
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    Re: Would you amp these?

    What is your budget on coaxs? All the really good ones I can think of run about 110.




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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Got the 6x9 Pioneers nailed at $100. The HU was $150 so that would make it so I can spend $150 on the door 6.5 Coaxs. I would like to get something that will do it all in the doors off HU power and sound good.



    2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    HU- Eclipse CD-5000
    F&R Amp- MB Quart Qaa4250 1000 Watt 4-Channel
    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
    Subs- (2) FI-Q 12" in a 1.26 Cu^Ft./Per Side Unported Box
    Battery- Kinetic 1400
    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Maybe next Christmas after she has driven accident and ticket free I will upgrade her.
    Good idea.

    You're buying her a car? That's already more than my parents ever did




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    Re: Would you amp these?

    Done. I bought her a 1995 Cavalier with 63k original on it. I actually kind of like her car just the radio and speakers ****. The stereo stuff is all Christmas presents so she will about have her official license (have to drive 60 hours with an adult and be 16.5) to get it. She's spoiled. I have to since her Mother won't help her with a **** thing.



    2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    HU- Eclipse CD-5000
    F&R Amp- MB Quart Qaa4250 1000 Watt 4-Channel
    F- CDT HD52 5.25" With 1" Silk Tweets and M-6 6.5" Mids In The Doors(Three Way)
    R- CDT M-6's
    Sub Amp- Hifonics BXi2006D Brutus 2000 Watt D Mono
    Subs- (2) FI-Q 12" in a 1.26 Cu^Ft./Per Side Unported Box
    Battery- Kinetic 1400
    House- Samsung 4665F/Def Tech Mythos 8's/Dayton 15" Sub Kit/Onkyo 605/Harmony 890
    Refs: B-06stxf150, S-tmcilroy, B-lastcall

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