Do I have enough power? Help!


leftbrizzle

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Nov 11, 2012
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Hey guys, first post! I have a question about the current setup I'm getting ready to install:

So far I have:

-(2) 12" MTX Terminators in a closed box, 400 watts RMS each

-(1) MTX Terminator TNA251 amp at 250 Watts RMS

-(2) 6.5" 3-way Kenwood KFC-1664S at 35 Watts RMS

-(2) 6" x 9" 4-way Kenwood KFC-6984PS at 110 Watts RMS

-(1) Kenwood KDC-248U Head Unit

I'm going to use the amp to power the subwoofers, but it looks like the amp's a bit underpowered. I only question if the head unit can provide enough power to the door speakers...do I need to buy another amp for the four interior speakers? Should I buy an entirely different amp? Thanks for your help!

 

cfox10

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I'd get a cheap 2 channel for the front, run the rear off the headunit. Saves you money and imo sounds better

edit: but then again I'd get an entirely new setup if you could sell it on cl and run some good components up front, with a decent 10 or 12" sub and amp. Just food for thought

 
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leftbrizzle

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Nov 11, 2012
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Michigan
well u could get a 5 channel amp..but there expensive
I'd get a cheap 2 channel for the front, run the rear off the headunit. Saves you money and imo sounds better

edit: but then again I'd get an entirely new setup if you could sell it on cl and run some good components up front, with a decent 10 or 12" sub and amp. Just food for thought
What's wrong with my components? Everything I've got is fine, I'm just wondering what I'm going to do for power.

 

cfox10

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What's wrong with my components? Everything I've got is fine, I'm just wondering what I'm going to do for power.
I meant as in component speakers... by the sounds of it you have coax? If not, then my bad. Components just generally sound better. But, if you have all the equip, just see what it sounds like and if you are lacking in certain areas, go from there.

 
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leftbrizzle

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Nov 11, 2012
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Michigan
I meant as in component speakers... by the sounds of it you have coax? If not, then my bad. Components just generally sound better. But, if you have all the equip, just see what it sounds like and if you are lacking in certain areas, go from there.
Yeah they're coax, I figured that'd be the best way to get good sound without spending a ton of money. Just gonna install it all and see if anything needs more power, if so I'll buy another amp, no biggie. Thanks guys.

 

cfox10

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Well, I was reading and those coax only support up to 35rms, and are lacking a little in the midbass... if I were you, (if they don't sound how you like) I'd consider looking on amazon or sonix for some decent components. You can pick up some Rockford ones for around 60 dollars... or, go up to polk for around 100.. it's a HUGE difference. Just letting you know!

 

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