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Old 11-16-2006, 04:32 PM
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Amp Question/Building

Here is the setup I am in the process of building.

Pioneer DEX-P9
Pioneer DEQ-P9
Focal Utopia Be No.7 Active
Focal 13ws (In Stereo)
JL Audio 8w7-3
JL Audio 12w7-3
JL Audio 300/4 x2 (OR) Focal FP 2.75 x4
JL Audio 500/1
JL Audio 1000/1

Which amps should I use for the components? The JL's are great and I have not heard much of the Focals as many dealers do not stock them let alone show them off. Or am I missing the boat completely and should I be looking for different amps.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:13 PM
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I think anyone here answering your question would be doing you a disservice.. with the equipment you intend to purchase, or already have, I think you should do your own research rather than telling people to explain your own equipment to you... you'll get more satisfaction out of it...

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Old 11-16-2006, 05:19 PM
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What vehicle is this equipment for and what items do you already have?
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Honestly, you won't find better equipment, just opinions. The only limitation you really have is the install and tuning. Have at it!!
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:55 PM
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Its going in a 2000 GMC Sierra regular cab. I have 72sq ft of dynamat extreme to put in first, possibly another 36sq ft if the 72 wont make it. The doors will be re-worked to accomodate, as well as the a-pillars and kick panels, center console box will hold the 8w7 up front and 12w7 as far back as it goes. As of now the only pieces I do not have are the utopias and the component amps for them, as well as the 1000/1. I just want sum opinions on good SQ amps for an active 4-way front setup. I think JL would fill my need, but if there is sumthing outstanding out there that isnt Brax let me know plz.

As for tuning I look forward to the headache of a 31band eq, 4 way crossover points, 3 separate sub systems and time alignment. lol.

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Old 11-17-2006, 08:20 AM
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For SQ Amps go look into Nakamichi or McIntosh but not cheap you get what you pay for
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:23 AM
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good amps, but not suited to my setup, i think either jl or focal. brax is very tempting but cost arms and legs and eye sockets
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