A very helpful article. An online search ought to bring up at least one car stereo dealership somewhere near you. Wow this was an eye opener. We curate, you discover! Hi, I just installed a pair of 6.5" front speakers, 200W RMS/400W peak (model# P654C), and a pair of rear 6x9 speakers, 400W RMS/800W peak (model# P694C).

Standard factory car stereos usually have no more than about 10 watts RMS maximum output power per channel, in spite of what the car dealers advertise. Thanks for your help. I'm new to this whole system thing Thanks! Cassandra, Give us a call, and an Advisor will help you get the gear that'll get your Avalanche roaring. The speakers sound "boxy." Thanks to all the consultants that helped me.

I have a technical issue with two different setups that I'm looking at now and that I was really hoping that you could steer me to the right direction. Again, it seems to me that you need to get your installer to correct a faulty installation. Sounds like a perfect match all together. If you are installing a 5 channel amplifier you will need to add on another 2 channel Hi/Lo converter if your amplifier does not have an internal HI/Lo. Sign up for our emails, Users have been able to enjoy a crossover of multiple speaker systems without worry; Alpine is compatible with just about any make/brand of speaker. Are the speakers good for this amp? I would assume that if your sub and amp came together they match for power handling and impedance capability, and another amp probably would not. Completed our thorough in-house Advisor training, learning about the ins and outs of our various products, Stays up-to-date by attending vendor training sessions for new products, Earned MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) certification, Designed and organized Crutchfield's subwoofer wiring diagrams, Authored dozens of Crutchfield articles and hundreds of product presentations, primarily focused on car audio amplifiers and pro audio gear, Answers the many customer questions posted in the comments on his articles, Semi-retired soundman with decades of experience making other people sound good, From 1999 to 2018, also worked as a sidelines video camera grip for University of Virginia football and basketball games.

Blair, Your receiver has four powered outputs, so it can drive four speakers. That subwoofer is a DVC 1-ohm model that can only be wired as a ½-ohm or a 2-ohm load, and is rated for 800 watts RMS. Thank you so much! Copyright ©1996-2020, Crutchfield New Media, LLC. I would like to stick with one brand.

Please could you help me to advice which amplifier should I buy to power this sub? Amps of this size, 900 total watts RMS, rarely require electrical system upgrades. What amp and speaker combo would be good for at least 1000 watts. Also, what am would be recommend? She is responsive, informative and professional. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro over-the-ear headphones, AudioQuest DragonFly® Black DAC/headphone amp, Guide to getting the most out of your listening session.

I just bought two Pioneer TS-W126M. Ohm)? What RMS ratings would you recommend for each setup? Dear buck I need a little advice in turning/setting up this amp to maximize high fidelity sound and smooth clarity. [Item numbers and links removed]. which have 400 watt RMS and 800 watt peak. This gets a little into it, so here goes everything - your amplifiers are the power source for your music, which are relied upon by subwoofers and your speaker system.

- 1 ohm. Your channels won’t bump out – 100% control and reliability with no static or “chatter” whatsoever. AMP Allpine PDX F6 4channel amp You get a lot of distortion with mono channel speakers, despite the fact that the sound passes through a filter. Maybe an amplifier and a subwoofer, need help and suggestions to choose the right ones,( mono amplifier or multichannel, etc) Thanks. I've been working on a system for my 2006 Mini Cooper S... I have 6.5" (180 watt peak) infinity reference speakers in my front doors and 6x9" (300 watt peak) infinity reference speakers in the rear deck. A 4-channel amp can also be employed to run a pair of speakers and a sub — two channels bridged together to run the sub and the other two to drive the speakers. Cons of JX 400 is THD at Rated RMS Power and Signal-to-Noise Ratio. Also, a clarification on your article would be appreciated (if I don't use up the allotted maximum number of characters).

I have a kenwood 12 inch Dvc 4ohm 1000 watt rated what wattage of amp do I need for it please, I have 2 4ohm kicker 6.5 speakers and a Kenwood's KMR-M325BT. Hi. Andy, If you talking two-channel stereo, JL Audio's. The physical built of this amplifier is small, giving you the option to hook it up where you need to. In 2006, I finally came to my senses and got this job at Crutchfield. I have an amp that says that at 4 ohms it produces 170watt rms x 2 does that mean it is 170 watt rms or 340 watt rms thanks.

The Infinity Reference 704a shows that amps can be pretty as well as powerful. Is this amp is more than enough to power the four speakers? I will be recommending Crutchfield to my family and friends!! It lets you compare sonic characteristics between speakers so that you can make a more informed shopping decision. But what about vice-versa.. Doesnt speakers which require high power rms will give stress to low rms amp? Sorry. Is this accurate?

Thanks. That's why we don't open up the amps we offer to see what brand transistors, usually MOSFETs, were used. I purchased 2 Rockford Fosgate R2 Ultra Shallow Slim 10" 4 Ohm DVC subs. The Alpine power pack more than triples that, and should have plenty enough power to drive your speakers. Trying to keep the stock head-unit if I can as it's linked with virtually all the settings in the car.

Two amplifiers or one for all? Thanks. Power is through MOSFET, and you have both A/B channels.

I've seen a one and only review on Youtube, that guy showed us this amp's power goes above 500w RMS (tested with SMD Amp Dyno, both 2 & 4 ohms impedance). If you pay close attention to crisp sound – not just the overall volume of the music – you’ll appreciate Alpine’s attention to detail.

You can call and check with one of our expert sales advisors to see if there is a solution out there for you, but I don't know of one besides getting a replacement amplifier from Lexus. A Sony XM-280GTX If you like it loud, check out Pioneer's GM-D8604.

Kyle, A single DVC 2-ohm subwoofer rated for 1400 watts RMS will sound best with an amp that can put out between 1050 and 2100 watts RMS into one ohm, like a Memphis Audio PRX1500.1. Thanks for putting that to light for many folks. Could i hook up a 600w amp to them w/o a subwoofer, along with the tweeters? Thanks. Excellent for use in compact cars or larger trucks/SUVs, Full range of control over every aspect of your amp, Easy installation compared to most other 5-channel systems. A better amp to drive that sub would be the Rockford Fosgate Prime R1200-1D, which would deliver 800 watts RMS to the 800-watt rated sub when wired to 2 ohms. If you want a question answered about a system, you must identify all the gear by brand names and model numbers so we can get the right information to you. because my head hurts from trying to see through this, thank you for your time Do I need any additional equipment to connect to my factory head unit. Would an amp with a frequency response of up to 50 Khz sound better and clearer than another one with up to 35KHz? Kasey, If you want to power four speakers you'll need to get a separate 4-channel amplifier. Along with

Just loud: 75 watts RMS per channel.

Power for upgraded speakers — A factory system or an in-dash receiver may not do justice to your upgraded speakers. Some vehicles may require specific factory system bypass harnesses in order to work, but generally speaking adding an amplifier to a car audio system makes the music louder and clearer. And how do I tune the crossovers on the amp and in the speaker set in order to ensure my speakers are getting 150w rms each and my tweeters are getting 80w rms each? All rights reserved. I suspect the amp or the head unit could be the culprit? A great contribution especially for someone looking forward to buying a car subwoofer, amplifier and enclosure. Subs are Incriminator Audio: 2 Lethal Injection 1000 Watt rms 4ohm Dvc wired for 1 ohm

I have a 12" kicker 43VCWR122 at 2-ohm impedance with 500w RMS - peak at 1100w.

David, Not knowing exactly what subwoofers you have make it impossible to recommend an amplifier for them. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it is not a powerful amp. There are a lot of working parts to your new audio system, so let’s break them down piece by piece and showcase what you should be looking for in a car amp. How many channels does this system actually have? I love loud, well-defined sound with good bass, so to add a little kick the sales rep recommended the Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack (up to 45W RMS @ 4 or 2 ohms ). While many people focus on the speakers and receiver for their stereos, audio experts know the amplifier is just as important. I have the speaker wired to use both coils. Thanks a bunch! Then what would you suggest I use with this particular amp? The only recommendation we make is that the smaller your amplifier, the larger you'll want the speaker/sub's SPL rating to be.

Single or dual amp?

In fact, most people would be satisfied with a 75 watts RMS per channel amp, like an MTX. Abe, Give us a call so an Advisor can help you pick out the best amplifier for your application. HI Crushfield, Hello. My understanding (by now after much research), is that monkeying with the JBL stock system is a real quagmire, you have to basically change everything. I'm Looking t upgrade my system. It still sounds good, but I am a sucker for good sound!

Scott, There is nothing wrong with powering speakers below their ratings. I guess my question is what is the major difference between this amp and my previous kicker amp that could be causing this sound difference. I know they also have inline pin components. I also have an Addictive Audio 250.1 amp that is obviously overkill for them and meant for subs, but could that be an option if say the 10.4 model is TOO under-powered? I guess I am confused on how to wire the speakers and Rcas correctly on a 2 channel amplifier and cannot find any videos online that are for 2 channel amp with no subwoofer powering just aftermarket door speakers and tweeters . These dimensions make it a breeze to install.

Jacob, Give us a call and an Advisor will help you choose the best amp for your subs. I'm looking for an amp to power the Polk audio db6501 6.5 component front speakers and 2 - 10inch infinity reference shallow subs in sealed boxes, Alpine head unit.

Kaiden, Power your front and rear speakers with a 4-channel amp. Amplified speakers with around 50 watts RMS per channel — plan on 250 to 500 watts RMS for bass. It doesn't need to be ear splitting loud, but I do like to have it loud often. Depending on how hardcore you want to go here, you may want to opt for a 2 OHM to get excellent sound without sounding like a mobile dancefloor. My questions are 1.

Thanks for the help! Too much heat can fry circuits, which isn’t what you’re going for. Or can I just leave it as it is because it sounds really great.