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2 amps to choose from - which should I pick?

Old 11-12-2017, 11:58 PM
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2 amps to choose from - which should I pick?

So this is my set up:
- 2x Component speakers front - 80 watts RMS at 4 ohms each (160RMS for pair)
- 2x Coaxial speakers back - 55 watts RMS at 4 ohms (110RMS pair)

I'm trying to decide between two 4-channel amps to power these speakers:
-JVC KS-AX5104 - Class A/B.
70W x 4 into 4 ohms at 20 - 20,000Hz,
100W x 4 into 2 ohms at 20 - 20,000Hz ,
200W x 2 into 4 ohms at 20 - 20.000Hz Bridged

-Pioneer GM-D8604 - Class D
100 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
150 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms
125 watts RMS x 4 at 1 ohm
300 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms (250 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 2 ohms)

Buying the first amp would save me $200, but will it be sufficient for my setup? Is it worth going for the class D rather than A/B? The Pioneer amp has massively positive reviews, while the only review I could find of the JVC was on amazon at 3/5 stars. What do you guys recommend? Is it worth forking out an extra $200?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:34 AM
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I have had a few Pioneer G series amps and I can say that I have been much happier using Pioneer as opposed to JVC/Kenwood. The JVC might look like a better amp and if you'e short for cash it will do but if you have the money I would suggest going with the GMD and dialing down the gains to let that thing fly.

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Originally Posted by Grainsofsalt View Post
I have had a few Pioneer G series amps and I can say that I have been much happier using Pioneer as opposed to JVC/Kenwood. The JVC might look like a better amp and if you'e short for cash it will do but if you have the money I would suggest going with the GMD and dialing down the gains to let that thing fly.

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Thanks. So you think its better to save up an extra $200?

I don't see how the JVC would be any different in terms of performance as its supplying enough power to the speakers
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Originally Posted by koochkooch View Post
Thanks. So you think its better to save up an extra $200?

I don't see how the JVC would be any different in terms of performance as its supplying enough power to the speakers

well i think hes just saying the pioneer will put out cleaner power and easier aswell. now i use jvc/kenwood products all the time and i think their okay. i think you'd have a difficult time telling the difference between the amps just by sound.
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but with that being said i would probably stick with pioneer just because of peace of mind
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I've use Pioneer Gm-D9601 2400-Watt Class D and Alpine PDX V9 Extreme Amplifier
After a year, I found them pretty good
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I chose the right product for myself thanks to a detailed review. I think I should share it with everyone: http://speedfinal.com/car-amplifier/
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I think you should go after paioneer. Because of it's most high performance and popularity. If you are looking for a detailed information about pioneer speaker, you can Visit Here
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