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  • 4 to 6 channel amp recomendation for 5.1 DD

    I am in the market for a good clean sounding 4 to 6 channel amplifier. The immediate needs are for a 4 channel amp for the Front LR and Rear LR speaker. but if it has a chanel for the subwoofer and center channel i will be willing to evaluate it.

    I am looking for your advice on high quality / reletivly cheap car amplifiers. I want a brand with a good name and am looking to spend 100-450 (would like to hit somewhere in the middle)

    Thanks
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  • #2
    First off if you find a 6 channel amp I guarantee it won't be cheap. I don' think I've ever even heard of a six channel amp. You may be able to find a 5 channel, but again I'm sure it won't be cheap. As far as your as a 4 channel goes you need to post more info. What speakers are you pushing and what type of power do they require or do you want going to them? On the suggestion side of things: You can go with a set up with more than one amp. In my current set up I only have a front stage with 2-5.25's and 2 tweets running off one amp and then I have my subs running off another. I think this is your best option and if you're just looking for good quality sound and aren't trying to win competitions, I suggest staying withing the power requirements of your speakers and just buying a name brand amp in your price range. Of course if you provide the power requirements then you could end up with more suggestions.
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    • #3
      Six channel amp http://jlaudio.com/amps/e6450.html , can buy here http://www.procarstereo.com/product....d=2896&a=10001
      Pioneer DEH7600MP, Autotek MX-800.4, JL Audio XR650-CSi, Adire Audio Shiva

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      • #4
        im sorry but i have to post this even though it will cost a fortune, and ive never seen them for sale!!

        its a 6 channel 5x50W + 1x250W digital amp, i.e. it has an spdif in!

        http://www.tbk.co.kr/eng/products_so...um=3&idorder=0

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        • #5
          Okay sorry i didn't provide enough information...

          The speakers in the front and back (FL FR BL BR) will need to handle 50-100w rms

          http://www.crutchfield.com/S-K92Niu6...=1&cc=01&avf=Y

          I think i will stick with a two amp configuration 1 amp for the 5 speakers up front (center chanel included preferably) and 1 mono amp for the Subwoofer.

          I want atleast 500w RMS probably 1 12"

          Any specific amp models?
          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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          • #6
            My solution...

            I just put a Kicker KX700.5 5-channel amp in my SUV.
            http://www.kicker.com/ShowPage.cfm?f...ml&menu=KXAMPS
            Has remote bass gain knob, built in cooling fan, also included aluminum endcaps to
            conceal the wires.

            I have it running (4) 6.5" component speakers and a Kicker L7 10" sub in a sealed
            enclosure (all at 2 ohms). Still getting whole carputer setup, but I've tested the
            system many times now and I'm more impressed by the sub/amp combo every time.

            The MSRP for the amp is $499, but I got it for just under $300 on ebay.

            As for the center channel, I'm using a small amp and (2) 3.5" speakers.
            CarPuter: Dell P3-500 Laptop; D-Link WiFi; Deluo GPS; D-Link Radio; iMac DVD w/ ide2usb
            Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Kicker KX700.5 amp; 20w center amp; Kicker L7 10" Sub
            Display: Lilliput 7" TouchScreen
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            • #7
              Okay how about for some cheaper priced 4 channel amps with 5.1?
              mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
              Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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              • #8
                Soundstream D'artagnan can be had for about 400 off ebay.
                5.1 sound, sub channel is 500 watts @1Ohm stable!

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                • #9
                  RMS @ 4 ohm 65 x 5 + 200 x 1
                  RMS @ 2 ohm 100 x 5 + 400 x 1
                  RMS @ 1 ohm 500 x 1 (sub only)

                  Information says the above.

                  I got a questions...

                  What class is it A/B, D,

                  Also it appears that if my speakers are 2 ohms i can get 100wRMS on 5 channels and 400 watts RMS for the sub @ 2 ohms
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                  • #10
                    I dont think Soundstream has ever used class D power/amps, even my 2 channel 5.0 which runs clean down to .5 ohms is a class A amp. Can't be absolutely sure though, just my assumption. Couldn't find any documentation on the web.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, Just curious cause i didn't see it listed and I am not aware of Soundstream
                      -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                      • #12
                        Really good amps IMHO i have 2 MMATS pro series hooked up running at a 1Ohm load. The amp (Soundstream Reference Class A 5.0) has never had any problems, although it does tend to run a little hot. (I've had the amp for about 4 years now and it has blown several sets of subs, however these MMATS seem to keep up well)

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                        • #13
                          The classes are what type of amplification it is.

                          D is digital amplication which means 100% of the signle is amplified.
                          Class A amplifies 100% with no distortion
                          anc Class B amplifies 50% with distortion.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Raged,

                            The classes are important. Class D is good subs becasue the frequency that the noise is comonly found is usually filtered out by low pass crossover. Most A amps are really A/B combos.

                            I don't want a D. I want an A/B

                            I did order the soundtreem
                            -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by antimatter
                              Thanks Raged,

                              The classes are important. Class D is good subs becasue the frequency that the noise is comonly found is usually filtered out by low pass crossover. Most A amps are really A/B combos.

                              I don't want a D. I want an A/B

                              I did order the soundtreem
                              Good deal, hope it works out for ya!
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