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    how much powah!?

    im looking to power a pair of kenwood 500w 6x9 with a pyle red lable 1200w square sub.
    what woulld be the ideal amp setup to power this my deck is a kenwood KDC-545U







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    Re: how much powah!?

    what?




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    Re: how much powah!?

    You'll need a 4ch amp...run the amp in stereo on the front chs and bridge the rear chs to your sub....Id recomend a Pyramid Royal Blue LED 400 watt 4 channel Car Amplifier | eBay with that setup




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    Re: how much powah!?

    really only a 400w amp to power 1700 watts?
    ok i also have 4 kicker ks60 rated at 390w per pair. what if i wanted to amp all of them, would i need 2 amps? and what would you recommend?




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    Re: how much powah!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerx87 View Post
    really only a 400w amp to power 1700 watts?
    ok i also have 4 kicker ks60 rated at 390w per pair. what if i wanted to amp all of them, would i need 2 amps? and what would you recommend?
    Your 6x9s and your sub won't handle but a few hundred watts before failure. It was a nice way of saying that. Sorry you missed it.




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    Re: how much powah!?

    well hey the sub was given to me and i still got the receipt for the for the 6x9s so its no loss yet. could you recommend something for a budget of about $500?




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    Re: how much powah!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerx87 View Post
    im looking to power a pair of kenwood 500w 6x9 with a pyle red lable 1200w square sub.
    what woulld be the ideal amp setup to power this my deck is a kenwood KDC-545U
    500w kenwoods = 50w kenwoods
    1200w sub really = 300w sub

    stop reading max power ratings just rms



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    Re: how much powah!?

    are you guys saying what i have is **** or what?
    help me out here
    i drive a 95 subaru legacy and i want a good system for once
    i got a budget of about $500 and i dont want to buy garbage




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    Re: how much powah!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerx87 View Post
    are you guys saying what i have is **** or what?
    help me out here
    i drive a 95 subaru legacy and i want a good system for once
    i got a budget of about $500 and i dont want to buy garbage
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    Re: how much powah!?

    i got 2 amps for you a 4 channel and a mono block for the sub can keep you way under your price range .800 watts rms on the mono block and 65 watts rms x 4 on the 4 channel both in really good shape can do 400 shipped for both




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    Re: how much powah!?

    Pay attention to RMS ratings, not max wattage ratings. Think of RMS as the average amount of power that your speakers can put out. Max wattage is what they might be able to handle for a split second. Run them at that level and they'll die.
    When choosing an amp, match the RMS output of the amp to the RMS wattage of the speakers. You can bridge two channels for your sub. Look at the specs for the amp and they'll tell you the bridged output power. You'll do better choosing an amp with a slightly higher RMS rating than your speakers than if the speakers have a higher rating than the amp.




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    Re: how much powah!?

    Quote Originally Posted by skogie1 View Post
    Pay attention to RMS ratings, not max wattage ratings. Think of RMS as the average amount of power that your speakers can put out. Max wattage is what they might be able to handle for a split second. Run them at that level and they'll die.
    When choosing an amp, match the RMS output of the amp to the RMS wattage of the speakers. You can bridge two channels for your sub. Look at the specs for the amp and they'll tell you the bridged output power. You'll do better choosing an amp with a slightly higher RMS rating than your speakers than if the speakers have a higher rating than the amp.
    not exactly true.... there are ALOT of subs out there that will easily handle alot more than rated rms daily... his sub just isnt one of them



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