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    Component Speaker Help

    Trying to decide which component speakers to get. The Alpine SPR-60C rated at 110 rms per speaker or the Infinity Kappa 60.9cs rated at 90 rms per speaker. They will hooked up to a four channel amp along with some Alpine SPR-60 or Infinity Kappa 652.9i The reason i have decided between these cause I have listen to both at my local shop and they were the only two i liked. Just wanting your input







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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    I like Type-R much more than Kappa. my $0.02

    Alpine sources Tymphany to build their speakers. I like Tymphany products in general. Good quality control and manufacturing methods result in consistent products.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    I like that Alpines are easily bi-ampable. This means if you want to try quasi-active setup with them, you don't need an active crossover.




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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    Thanks for the input any suggestions on an amp?




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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    if you can spend $200, look at Alpine, Powerbass, or Rockford. Or look at our classifieds section for a good deal on an even better amp.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    I also like the sound and looks of the Alpines over the Kappa's. They sound more clean and flat to me, more low end. Kappas are too harsh and too much midrange 'squak'.

    Alpine, JL, Rockford, ArcAudio, MB Quart, are all putting out pretty good amps.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    Will it make it sound cleaner if i get an alpine amp?




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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    Alpine does make some really clean amps. I recently demo'd their PDX line of amps and was very impressed. JL Audio also makes an HD series of amps that I actually like slightly more. Both models are pretty expensive.
    Check sonicelectronix.com and woofersetc.com for prices.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    even the standard Class AB Alpine amps (around $200 MAP) are decent and sound good. they are simple, but worth the money.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    Okay about how much power will i need? Not sure if i should bridge it or ohms kinda confused...




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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    100-150RMS should be good. Can either be attained through bridging a 4 channel or by getting a powerful 2 channel.

    Kicker DX200.4 (08DX200.4) 4-Channel Car Amplifier

    They have a picture of a birth sheet in the product description showing 248RMS, so that's about 125RMS bridged x 2 channels.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    Is it true that when you bridge it it dies faster cause it makes the amp work harder?




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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    you can bridge an amp for it's entire life and have no issues. bridging is a similar electrical load as running 2 ohm stereo. both are fine for the amp.

    i usually recommend bridging a 4 channel amp to front speakers. that way you can buy an affordable 50Wx4 amp and bridge for 200Wx2. granted, you'll never want to use the full 200W, but that is good - so you have plenty of headroom and lower distortion.



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    Re: Component Speaker Help

    I personally don't like bridging all 4 channels on a 4-channel amplifier. Bridged runs considerably hotter, unless you have an amplifier with large heat sink and/or forced cooling. Since efficiency drops, not only the amp runs hotter, but the draw of the electric current increases. My personal preference among the 4-channels is with the newer generation of Class D amplifiers, such as Kenwood Excelon, PPI Phantom, and Alpine PDX. Sure, they're more expensive, but you get honest +100watts into 4ohm loads, very compact case, and decent efficiency (+80%).

    However, if you need only two high powered channels, might as well look into 2-channel amps. Parts express sells a 2-channel amplifier rated for 2x150watts for only $99.

    Aura RPM2300 RPM Stage 2 Mobile Amplifier 2x150W 269-189

    This offer will not last long I am sure..




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