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Old 03-29-2006, 08:33 PM
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I'm running 2000w for bass. How many watts for midrange/treble. How many for mid-bass.

Is there a ratio or percent of each to build a proportioned system?

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Old 03-29-2006, 08:54 PM
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There are so many different variables that go into effect here, so I would say a "no".

With that much subbass, I would try to get a front end as loud as you can possible listen to, keep in mind that you will not be listening to it full-tilt all the time.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:35 PM
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I'm currently installing a 260 amp alternator to replace stock. Think I'll wait to hear any difference at that point. Hoping to hear more dynamics- punchier mid-bass.

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:05 PM
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You would definetely need a beefy 6.5 comp set to keep up with 2000 watts. You could also add an 8 inch midbass driver to make a 3 way setup, or get a crazy mid like the re xxx 6.5 and get a nice tweeter and crossover to make your own 2 way set.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:19 AM
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Ya, I've got quite a mix of wattages & speakers in my van...

The sub gets ~1600w @ 2ohms daily. 2400w @ 1ohm for competition.

I have a little RF Punch amp that does 27.5w x 2 into some simple JBL coax's in my dashboard. The amp's gains are set all the way down.

Next is an Alpine 4ch V12 bridged down to 2 channels, connected to Kenwood's beefiest 6x9's, in my front doors. Spec sheet sez this amp does about 80x2. The amp's gains are set well below the "normal" setting (where the indent on the dial is), at about 10:00 (where 7:00 is fully down, and 5:00 is full tilt).

Lastly is a Clarion 4 ch. again bridged down to 2 channels, and connected to another set of those big 6x9's, in my rear doors. Spec sheet sez this amp does about 100x2. The amp's gains are set all the way down.

So no, it doesn't matter much about mixing wattages, IMHO. It's just important to match speakers to amps, like no underpowering. My 6x9's sound weak if given only 50w or less. I can't even imagine how flat they'd sound if connected directly to a HU amp...
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:31 AM
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I would suggest a very beeeeeeeefy midbass, but you may not hear most of it as it would be drowned out by all the subbass. You just have to ask yourself, how loud do you want to "listen" to it for.
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In my last system I had 3x12's getting over 1kw and had a fosgate punch 4x50watt pushing everything else. It had no problems keeping up with the subs, in fact it was usually way to loud. I rarely listened to the system past 22/35(alpine) on the volume control, and that's with it set for 0 distortion(audible) at max volume. My new system is all active and I find it is cleaner and louder with less power(I guess those passives do use up some power). My suggestion is to go active for your mids and tweets. Try using a 4x100 for your midbass and a 4x50 for your tweeters, all actively crossed.
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:46 PM
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I had over 1000 real watts to my 4 12's and over 1000 real watts to my 4 8's,
I had only 200 to 300 watts going to my front end which had a pair of 6, 4 and tweeters and it all kept up fine.

I guess you will have to tweek things yet I don't think you need to go too crazy.

Good luck with your system.
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:17 AM
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I'm running boston pro 6.53's. Fosgate 800A4 amp. two channels for mid/tweets-getting 150watts a side. two for 6's getting 225watts a side. I'm thinking of adding another 6 in each door. Need more midbass. Maybe an amp change-though this amp sounds clean.

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