Advantage of an amp for speakers vs hu?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by opeth, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. opeth

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    Topic says it all: What's the advantage of having an amplifier for my speakers instead of getting them powered by the headunit?
     
  2. XR250rdr

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    one word: headroom
     
  3. Ronin

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    louder and clearer
     
  4. Mr. Mikey

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    Despite what your head unit claims for output, at best it puts out around 12-15 watts of undistorted power.

    A decent amplifier is a huge improvement.

    As long as you have your crossovers set properly, you can even use the factory speakers for a while.
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    See Ronin's thread. http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1961709

    Do we not have a mod for this section anymore? Someone should sticky that thread.
     
  6. opeth

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    Hm....I don't have comp speakers, does that mean I don't have crossovers?
     
  7. veonake

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    Means they are either built into the speakers, or built into the factory amplifier. If you don't have like a Bose system from the factory or whatnot, you should be fine. You can check by seeing how many pairs of wires go to each speaker. Should be one if they are built into the speaker.
     
  8. Ronin

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    That is a pretty good post.

    IMO depending on what kinda HU and speakers your running it really doesnt matter. Component speakers sound sweet with power. And if your running a sub an amp is a must.
     
  10. mr_belvedere

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    I think Ronin put it in the most concise manner.
     
  11. Ronin

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    :werd:
     
  12. opeth

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    Here's a ? for ya.
    Looking for an amp that puts out 60 or less RMS to 4 chan @ 4 ohms. Can't be more then $100. Saw the Clarion APA450, any others?
     
  13. Ronin

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    i dont think you are going to find anything worth buying under 100 bucks, thats like, below legacy :ugh:
     
  14. mr_belvedere

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    check out Pyramid.. LMAO j/k do not check out Pyramid

    Please don't buy an amp under $100
     
  15. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    If anything you might find a phoenix gold or hifonics amp used for $100 on eBay. You should be fine with either of those brands.
     
  16. Ronin

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    i forgot abouit teh ebayz :doh:
     
  17. MovieMan84

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    I picked up a Pioneer Premier GM-x1022 on ebay for about $80 shipped a few months back. It does 100W RMS x2 channels @ 4 ohms. I'm happy with my fronts amplified and my rears powered by the headunit, but I suppose that may not work as well for your application.
     
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    Avionnixx 440.4 can be had for under $150. 85w x 4 @ 4 ohms or 220w x 2 @ 4 ohms.
     

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