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Old 08-22-2013, 01:31 PM
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What amp to chose?

Ok, so i'm in the market to buy an amp for my mids and highs. I'm running a set of components in the front and midrange speaker in the rear. I already have a separate amp for my sub. I'm looking for an educated opinion on what would be a good quality amp for my speakers. I would like to go with a class A/B amp. I know there are arguments over what class to chose but after doing my research its seems that most reputable companies choose A/B class in their high end products. Focal,pioneer,helix,jl audio and many more. I just don't know what would be my best quality amp for the money. I am looking for ultimate sound quality and clarity. I do plan on purchasing a higher powered amp and turn the gains to around 50% of their capability for better efficiency and sound quality. I will be running 2ohm conponents. They are JBL p660c. They recommend 90 watts rms per side. So, would like to get an amp with about 150-180 watt output per channel at 2ohms and I would need an amp that is 2ohm capable and friendly. I have looked at Boston Acoustics GT4100 series, Diamond Audio D6-700.4,Rockford Fosgate T600.4,Sundown SAX 125.4, and SoundQubed Q4-120. I would really appreciate anybody's input that either owned one of these or is technically educated on this to give me some direction on what to buy. I would like to stay within the $500 range if possible.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:28 PM
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What amp to chose

Ok, so i'm in the market to buy an amp for my mids and highs. I'm running a set of components in the front and midrange speaker in the rear. I already have a separate amp for my sub. I'm looking for an educated opinion on what would be a good quality amp for my speakers. I would like to go with a class A/B amp. I know there are arguments over what class to chose but after doing my research its seems that most reputable companies choose A/B class in their high end products. Focal,pioneer,helix,jl audio and many more. I just don't know what would be my best quality amp for the money. I am looking for ultimate sound quality and clarity. I do plan on purchasing a higher powered amp and turn the gains to around 50% of their capability for better efficiency and sound quality. I will be running 2ohm conponents. They are JBL p660c. They recommend 90 watts rms per side. So, would like to get an amp with about 150-180 watt output per channel at 2ohms and I would need an amp that is 2ohm capable and friendly. I have looked at Boston Acoustics GT4100 series, Diamond Audio D6-700.4,Rockford Fosgate T600.4,Sundown SAX 125.4, and SoundQubed Q4-120. I would really appreciate anybody's input that either owned one of these or is technically educated on this to give me some direction on what to buy. I would like to stay within the $500 range if possible.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:16 AM
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First - the gain is there to match the amp to the deck. It is not an SQ **** or volume ****. Setting it at 50% does nothing if it does not match it to the output of the radio.

Any of those amps are decent. You could also consider Audison, Mosconi, Focal, JL Slash, and dozens of others.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:11 PM
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I agreed what is said above!!!
My everyday amp is a tube amp but during summer season I use a 3875 based on Nuuk's teachings. Just to keep the heat range down from my position. It performed originally I taken it up. Seems to be quite awesome as well.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:29 PM
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if you are planning to run an a/b at 2 ohms per channel it may run pretty hot depending on which one you get so you may want to look into cooling options..they are also current hogs so make sure your electrical is good especially if you have a decent size sub amp

A lot of class d amps these days can still give you the clean sound you re looking for so dont rule them out
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