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Old 04-30-2014, 10:51 PM
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Best set up for me?

I have a 2002 monte carlo I'm looking to buy an amp for under $200. I recently had this head unit installed:

Kenwood - KDC-255U 22Wx4

Looking into this amp: Alpine MRP-F300 4-Channel 300 Watts Amplifier: Electronics

Also looking for some good speakers for under $90 : Pioneer TS-A1685R 6-1/2" / 6-3/4" 4-Way TS Series Coaxial Car Speakers : Component Vehicle Speaker Systems : Electronics

Thoughts or suggestions? Keep in mind I don't know anything about anything. Watts, ohms, flux capacitors
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I have installed a bunch of those Alpine F300s and have always thought they did a good job.

The speakers are decent, especially for that kind of money.

The sub is good but will want more power than two channels of the F300. Plus it is dual 4ohm so not an ideal impedance match. It would work for the time being but you will want to get a subwoofer amp to power it. Something in the 500watt range like the matching Alpine MRP-M500.

I used to sell the combo of the F300 and M500 all the time and for $400 retail for the pair it was a really decent setup for not a lot of money.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:15 PM
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spend a little more on your front speakers and get a set of splits, same with the amp look into either a more pwrful 4 channel or a small 2 channel amp for your speakers and a monoblock (single channel) amp for your sub.
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