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History I use to be on top of this stuff, but I've been out of the stereo mods for quite a few years. I know the amps have gotten much smaller and efficient since my glory days. Now I have no idea whats out there. I use to have only Alpine products.

 

Going into a 2008 6.4 Ford F250 Superduty, Crew Cab. I'd like to squeeze it into my dash behind my Sony HeadUnit. Needs to be under $350.00. I plan on new speakers in the doors and a single or dual sub behind the rear seats.

 

Thanks for your input

TheOCSurfer

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you're not going to find a 5 channel small enough to put behind a headunit.... and an amp needs to be "mounted".

need to install under seat or behind rear seat.

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if you're looking to stay around $200 i would go with the pioneer gm-d9605.

the kenwood x801-5 is quite small and the xr900-5 is nice as well.

 

but for around $300-400 i would look at the zapco st-5x or sundown sae 1100.5, something along those lines if you're not worried about the size of the amp.

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Yeah no way in hell an amp is going behind the dash....not only a lot of work but too much wires behind there and more than likely not enough space for one, not to mention if could easily overheat and shut it down.

 

NVX or PPI 5 ch might work for ya.

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History I use to be on top of this stuff, but I've been out of the stereo mods for quite a few years. I know the amps have gotten much smaller and efficient since my glory days. Now I have no idea whats out there. I use to have only Alpine products.

 

Going into a 2008 6.4 Ford F250 Superduty, Crew Cab. I'd like to squeeze it into my dash behind my Sony HeadUnit. Needs to be under $350.00. I plan on new speakers in the doors and a single or dual sub behind the rear seats.

 

Thanks for your input

TheOCSurfer

 

Zed Audio has a very small 4 channel and 1 channel amp but I think with any of those super tiny amps, while mounting footprint isn't big you still need to consider proper air flow/cooling. I don't think any amp would do well buried up in the dash. You should have a fair bit of space in the back of that either on the back wall or on the floor by the back wall for some small amp(s) (pic related)

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Do avoid soundstream. It's bottom of the barrel flea market junk.

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The Phoenix gold sx1200.5 is a solid amp as well.

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5 Mosconi pico amps.

 

He said under $350 for a 5 channel...

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LOTS of options for you.

 

As already mentioned the pioneer 9605 is a decent amp,

Here are ones I think are up to the job.

NVX JAD900.5 and it's clones (Polk PAD5000.5, PPI 900.5)

Infinity Kappa K5 ($299 @ Crutchfield)

DS18 Candy X5B

Audiotec Fischer Helix Dark Blue 5

Rockville DB55

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The Phoenix gold sx1200.5 is a solid amp as well.

 

Will vouch for the PG SX series. I've got one in my Corolla. A bit anemic on the sub channel for my liking but it's adequate to blend with the fronts nicely. (for reference it's a little longer than the 4 channel we used in by brother's F250 pictured). Nice efficient little amps, Zed designed, non regulated power supply but that's the tradeoff for small footprint and lower cost.

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Thanks, Guys for the suggestions. I guess I'm going to change my strategy, and mount it under the passenger seat. The location behind the rear seats will be used for a single or dual sub box. Once I've decided on the amp, I'll be shopping the box and subs next.

 

Again thanks.

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I’ve got a pair of stereo integrity bm mkiii subs I could sell you.

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Will vouch for the PG SX series. I've got one in my Corolla. A bit anemic on the sub channel for my liking but it's adequate to blend with the fronts nicely. (for reference it's a little longer than the 4 channel we used in by brother's F250 pictured). Nice efficient little amps, Zed designed, non regulated power supply but that's the tradeoff for small footprint and lower cost.

 

Hell, the vast majority of 5 channel amps have fairly anemic subwoofer channels. But 400 watts at 2 ohms on the sx1200.5 is on par with most 5 channels. I have two of the pg ti21600.5 which has twice the power on the sub channel. Good little amps.

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I’m about to get a 5 channel that cuts my sub power down to 1/3rd. I think I’ll be ok.

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Hell, the vast majority of 5 channel amps have fairly anemic subwoofer channels. But 400 watts at 2 ohms on the sx1200.5 is on par with most 5 channels. I have two of the pg ti21600.5 which has twice the power on the sub channel. Good little amps.

 

I’m about to get a 5 channel that cuts my sub power down to 1/3rd. I think I’ll be ok.

 

 

I expect the real trick is choosing a sub that works well on 300W... I mean back in the old days 300W was a strong sub stage. I bet a JL W0 would probably outperform the sub I have on there now but I just sort of threw in a box I had with a sub I built quick with a used coil and some very cheap parts.

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I expect the real trick is choosing a sub that works well on 300W... I mean back in the old days 300W was a strong sub stage. I bet a JL W0 would probably outperform the sub I have on there now but I just sort of threw in a box I had with a sub I built quick with a used coil and some very cheap parts.

 

The Q will do fine. I’d doubt it’s seeing that much now.

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The Q will do fine. I’d doubt it’s seeing that much now.

 

You're not trying to get crazy either so as far as blending nice with your music I'm sure you'll be happy.

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You're not trying to get crazy either so as far as blending nice with your music I'm sure you'll be happy.

 

I just hope the one I want don’t sell out. It’s NOS and they never pop up. It was my dream amp 10 years ago.

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I just hope the one I want don’t sell out. It’s NOS and they never pop up. It was my dream amp 10 years ago.

 

Rockford Power 1000 25 to life?

 

Only really special limited edition multichannel I can think of hitting the scene since Memphis Belle.

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I expect the real trick is choosing a sub that works well on 300W... I mean back in the old days 300W was a strong sub stage. I bet a JL W0 would probably outperform the sub I have on there now but I just sort of threw in a box I had with a sub I built quick with a used coil and some very cheap parts.

 

I’ve got a ton of drivers that work well on 300 watts if you need one. Infinity kappa perfect 10.1 bnib, hybrid audio clarus 10 bnib, Audiofrog GS10d4, stereo integrity bm mkiii.

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rockford power 1000 25 to life?

 

Only really special limited edition multichannel i can think of hitting the scene since memphis belle.

 

ba gt-50

Not special.

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History I use to be on top of this stuff, but I've been out of the stereo mods for quite a few years. I know the amps have gotten much smaller and efficient since my glory days. Now I have no idea whats out there. I use to have only Alpine products.

 

Going into a 2008 6.4 Ford F250 Superduty, Crew Cab. I'd like to squeeze it into my dash behind my Sony HeadUnit. Needs to be under $350.00. I plan on new speakers in the doors and a single or dual sub behind the rear seats.

 

Thanks for your input

TheOCSurfer

 

I was just about to list a mint like new Clarion xc2510 5ch for $155 shipped ..I’m not sure if that’s model will work for you but it’s fairly compact and sounds awesome..it should fit behind your glove box ..

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Get a real 5 ch amp lol

 

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Didn’t that bust on the dyno?

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