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    newbie question

    Hey everybody,
    What kind of amp do I need to run a 10" jl audio 10w3, 2 infinity fronts, 2 infinity rears, and a Kenwood head unit? Can I run all of it off one amp? Can u set it up like that or are u supposed to run only certain stuff off the amp? Any information would be appreciated

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    Re: newbie question

    wow u r a noob. you dont need to amp a head unit, that just doesnt make sense. what you would need is a 5 channel amp (4 full range channels 1 low channel) or a 4 channel and a mono. a w3 is either 350 or 500 rms i believe (option). id look into the small memphis belle amps.




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    Re: newbie question

    Any good 5 ch amp will do for what you have.
    I would look for something in the 50x4/350x1 min for power.(more power never hurts)

    You could always use separate amps but using a single 5ch amp cuts down on install a tad and can
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    Re: newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
    Any good 5 ch amp will do for what you have.
    I would look for something in the 50x4/350x1 min for power.(more power never hurts)

    You could always use separate amps but using a single 5ch amp cuts down on install a tad and can
    take up less room.
    and same output with less power suckedd up




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    Re: newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    and same output with less power ****** up
    less as well...

    as long as the user dose not drive the lower powered amp into clipping all of the time to reach the volumes they like a lower powered amp will be fine.

    For me(IMO) I like having quite a bit more power than I would normally use. I love having a good amount of extra
    head room.
    Its much easier on the gear, good clean un clipped power to the drivers. And the amp(s) do not have to work as hard.
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    Re: newbie question

    So I need a 5 channel amp. I'm lookin at a JL audio 500/1 amp? Does that mean its a single channel amp with 500 watts? So I run the speakers and sub to the amp then the amp to the head unit? I know these are prob stupid easy questions but the only way to find out is to ask lol




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    Re: newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    and same output with less power suckedd up
    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
    less as well....
    hawh?




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    Re: newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by usmcgrunt47 View Post
    So I need a 5 channel amp. I'm lookin at a JL audio 500/1 amp? Does that mean its a single channel amp with 500 watts? So I run the speakers and sub to the amp then the amp to the head unit? I know these are prob stupid easy questions but the only way to find out is to ask lol
    The 500/1 is a mono amp for use with sub-woofers.
    You would only run your sub on that amp. You would need another 4ch amp to power the other speakers in your car.
    If I may ask, what is you budget to work with?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    hawh?
    HA, Iam still a tad hungover from last night!

    When I first seen your post, all it said was "sometimes less" so I thought you were talking about less amp power!!

    Iam Polish bro...lol



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    Re: newbie question

    I got a pretty decent budget. I don't wanna spend a grand on a amp but I know I'm gonna spend at least 350 for a good quality one. Any recommendations?




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    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
    HA, Iam still a tad hungover from last night!

    When I first seen your post, all it said was "sometimes less" so I thought you were talking about less amp power!!

    Iam Polish bro...lol
    pssshhh dont worry i ingested every mind altering substance known to man last night fell asleep at 3 woke up at 6 and drove 30 miles back home and now i feel pretty awesome




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    Re: newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by usmcgrunt47 View Post
    I got a pretty decent budget. I don't wanna spend a grand on a amp but I know I'm gonna spend at least 350 for a good quality one. Any recommendations?
    Here are few. You can find them cheaper, just search around for them.

    Boston Acoustics GTA-1005 5-channel car amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 400 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com
    Kicker 10ZX700.5 5-channel amplifier — 70 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 420 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com

    Infinity Kappa Five 5-channel amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield Signature
    JL Audio XD700/5 5-channel car amplifier — 75 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com

    Just to give you an idea. Like I said, shop around and you will find them much cheaper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    pssshhh dont worry i ingested every mind altering substance known to man last night fell asleep at 3 woke up at 6 and drove 30 miles back home and now i feel pretty awesome
    your lucky you did not see this!



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    I got a pretty decent budget. I don't wanna spend a grand on a amp but I know I'm gonna spend at least 350 for a good quality one. Any recommendations?
    ok if you wanna spend 350 for a 5 channel ive got the best freakin 5 channel ever. the hard part is finding one. i had the memphis big belle, amazing amp, expensive too. but they make smaller ones, like i think 500 rms to the sub 50 rms to each speaker. something like that i cant seem to find one but every week a few pop up on ebay and go for dirt cheap. such a crystal clear amp very underrated puts out a lot of power on a correct electrical system.




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    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
    your lucky you did not see this!
    ah naww i was sober by then i wouldnt drive fooked up, i totalled 2 cars within 6 months of getting my license...i can probably kill hundreds of people driving messed up haha.




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