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New System (Hertz & IDMax) - Best Amp Choice?

Old 08-29-2013, 02:01 PM
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New System (Hertz & IDMax) - Best Amp Choice?

Putting together a system for my Camaro.

HU is a Pioneer P880, comps are Hertz MLK165s and sub is the IDMAX 12 D4.

What is a good (powerful enough) amp to run my new Hertz MLK165 comps and 12" ID MAX? I understand the MLK's like lots of power.

Was considering an Alpine PDX-V9 but not sure if it will produce enough power (100w x 4) for the mids to benefit. As the sub channel is 500w x 1, it should suit the ID fine.

I was also considering the JL XD600/6 for the Hertz MLK's giving 75w to the tweets and 180w bridged for the Mids.

For a sub amp, Im looking at:
Kenwood XR-1S (700w)
Sundown SAZ-1000D (600w)
Alpine PDX-M6 (600w)

Is there one that is heads above the rest?

Should I spend a bit more and pick up the JLAudio XD 600/1 OR just stay with the PDX-V9 and put $$ towards more Dynamat?
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Out of the list the Sundown stands out. But I'd look for something closer to 1000w at 2 ohms for that IDMax. If you are looking at alpine then consider the MRP or MRD-1000, or the M110, in fact I have one that is almost NIB I could sell you. If you're looking at JL - the 1000/1. A sundown SAZ 1500D would be a better choice then the 1000. Then you'd get close to 1k to the sub, and not far from 2k if you decide to add a second IDmax down the road.
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Whats your budget and are you only looking for new gear?
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My budget is $750 max. I'd prefer to stay with a single amp for simplicity reasons. The amp(s) have to fit in an area 19.5" x 13.75" in the spare tire area of the car.

Is the Alpine not powerful enough?

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I prefer great sq with good volume.

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If you're sticking with one sub you might as well get the most of it. I'd look for 1000-1200w rms at 2 ohms if I were you. That Idmax will shine with the extra power on tap.
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If you're sticking with one sub you might as well get the most of it. I'd look for 1000-1200w rms at 2 ohms if I were you. That Idmax will shine with the extra power on tap.
Do you have an amp in mind that will power the ID Max & the MLK's but still fit within the space?
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jl900/5 hd

especially for small space. end of story. by the way i have run hertz mlks and idmax's and the IDMAX do not need power at all 500 watts is plenty. they dont handle power well in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by JohnnyRock1588 View Post
jl900/5 hd

especially for small space. end of story. by the way i have run hertz mlks and idmax's and the IDMAX do not need power at all 500 watts is plenty. they dont handle power well in my opinion.
budget might be a little tight for the JL.

What are your thoughts on the Alpine PDX V9?
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IMO if you don't want to spend the $$ on the HD900/5 then the PDX-V9 is the second best choice in a compact 5ch amp.
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Originally Posted by Mahna Mahna View Post
budget might be a little tight for the JL.

What are your thoughts on the Alpine PDX V9?
Havent had any experience with the alpine. I'd also look at the hertz HDP5 for compact power and good value around 500$ as well as the JL Audio XD700/5 as the XD line up has quickly become one of my favourites
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