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    Right now i got a pair of 6 X 8 2 way lightning audio speakers that are rated at 75 rms 225 peak and when i power them off my pioneer DE-1600 head unit they get loud but they don't have much bass out of them should i amp them with about 100 rms each? thanks







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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    I would buy new 6x8's before I bought an amp...



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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    oh i forgot to mention these speakers are my front door speakers not the in the rear deck.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    Its good to amp your speakers, not just for the increased power, H/Us usualy have bad S/N and THD ratings, and you need to drive the crap out of them to get your speakers loud.



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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    thanks




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    I don't like the way a speaker sounds being powered from the HU, is just has that very distinctive low quality sound no matter how good of a HU you get. With a good amp you get a very clean signal that i prefer but that's just my own opinion. Im sure others would disagree with me but you will never catch me slippin using the HU power.

    If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Decipha
    If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.
    what comps are u using? 250rms is too much for like 99% of the comps out there and i can only think of bostons as handling that much.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Decipha
    I don't like the way a speaker sounds being powered from the HU, is just has that very distinctive low quality sound no matter how good of a HU you get. With a good amp you get a very clean signal that i prefer but that's just my own opinion. Im sure others would disagree with me but you will never catch me slippin using the HU power.

    If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.
    If you actually listen to your speakers anywhere near 250wrms you must really like distortion and hearing loss



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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    with 250 wrms powered by your speakers ur gonna go deaf dude. not smart




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    If I were you I would get a 250 rms x 4 @ 4 ohm amp for my full range... just my personal preference.
    The 225 number was peak, not RMS

    A good 75x2 amp, like a PG Tantrum 300.2, will suffice nicely.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    US Acoustics USX2080 if your on a budget ;D

    80 x 2 @ 4 ohms RMS
    160 x 2 @ 2 ohms RMS






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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    cool, thanks hundreth




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    I doubt even that. Lightning Audio = teh ghey in my experience. I had a pair of Bolt 10s and they were horrifically bad.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    the speakers i got aren't bad at all i've never had the subs.




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    Re: speakers rated at 75 rms amp them or not?

    You're lucky like that. The subs were just horrible. No output at all, and in 1 cube sealed in the back seat of my car attached to an amp way too big for them, I had no bass at all.

    Did you get an amp for them yet?




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