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    Germanium power dilemma...

    What do you think....?

    I have a set of Germaniums currently being powered by a Zapco 350.2, and I've decided that I'm going to install my Audison amplifiers, and put my Zapco's in the wife's car. For the Germaniums, I can use my 2.500 (200 watts x 2), or my 4.300, and bi-amp (65 watts x 4). Which way would you go? For all who want to know, the sub stage is powered by twin 1.400's (900 watts x 1).

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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    More power...I fed my Germs alot in passive... I will feed the mids ~115 active in the new set up.



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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    So you would go with 200 watts x 2 in my case? Thanks for your opinion. I'm leaning in that direction to begin with, but I want to entertain the bi-amping option...




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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    I would probally....and then if you aren't pleased or one speaker over powers another I would bi-amp and see what I could do to level it out.



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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    Bi-amp gives you a little more flexibility.IMO Having owned the 4.300 and 1.400 myself. I feel the 4.300 in bi-amp will give you plenty of power. If power was a problem then even after you installed the 4.300 then you could bridge the 4.300 giving you 210w each side RMS vs. installing the 2.500 then deciding you want to bi-amp and having to install the 4.300 to try it out.IMO

    The 4.300 will still provide you more power bridged than the 2.500 will.



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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    Quote Originally Posted by genxx View Post
    Bi-amp gives you a little more flexibility.IMO Having owned the 4.300 and 1.400 myself. I feel the 4.300 in bi-amp will give you plenty of power. If power was a problem then even after you installed the 4.300 then you could bridge the 4.300 giving you 210w each side RMS vs. installing the 2.500 then deciding you want to bi-amp and having to install the 4.300 to try it out.IMO

    The 4.300 will still provide you more power bridged than the 2.500 will.
    Very true. Thanks for your opinion!




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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.



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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    Quote Originally Posted by headless View Post
    i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.
    Noted, thank you.




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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    Run the 2x200 to the mids and two channels off the 4 channel to the tweeters!



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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    Quote Originally Posted by headless View Post
    i was unimpressed with the germaniums on 4x50w. The extra 15w might help....but i doubt it would be a night and day difference... I'd run 2x200 to them.

    Thats why you bridge the 4.300 for 210 x 2 @4ohm vs. the 2.500 200 x 2 @4ohm.

    I like having plenty of power on tap so if you do not mind installing both amps I would do with the mikey7182 recommendation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by genxx View Post
    Thats why you bridge the 4.300 for 210 x 2 @4ohm vs. the 2.500 200 x 2 @4ohm.

    I like having plenty of power on tap so if you do not mind installing both amps I would do with the mikey7182 recommendation.
    Lol! I certainly could if I wanted to give up the backseat of my Silverado! I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what to do with three amps, and a Kinetik when the box I built for two 12" Q's downfiring takes up every inch under the rear benchseat..




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    Re: Germanium power dilemma...

    I hear you on that one. I am trying to figure how to fit three amps and everything else behind the rear seat of my F250 CrewCab. Its a real PITA.



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