looking at picking up CDT ef-61s, need amp suggestions

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    bait New Member

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    120w rms max
    theres not much room left in the budget - i.e. no JL 300/2 :wtc:
    running off of a decent panasonic HU - cant remember the model right this second
    I was looking at a hifonics that does 90w rms x2, will that push them reasonably?
    Will even less power sound good if its clearer?
    I dont really want to spend more than about 110 on an amp. Im worried much more about quality than loudness.
     
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    $110 doesn't buy much new... Used, perhaps. CDT's like some decent power... If they are rated at 120W RMS... Then I'd give them that... Clean power, of course.
     
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    Even if they can handle 120W RMS, an amp that pushes out 90W RMS isn't a bad thing. It won't be as loud, but it will still sound good, won't it?

    Really, on that low of a budget it will be hard to do get full use of those speakers =\ Used or eBay wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
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    the two people i expected to hear from :p

    i need to start hitting up ebay - ive been scouring fs forums for awhile
    either of you know good used audio fs forums?
     
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    90W is still okay. Just, in my experience, CDTs like power, and really shine when you give it to em.

    I took some CDT CL5x coaxials in my volvo when I needed audio on a budget, and ran them off the HU. Sounded okay... Then I hooked up a Crossfire TEK 75.2 and they sounded GREAT. Better than many component setups! (friend had the same model car with some $200 infinity comps in there, and my $55 CDTs sounded better :mamoru: ) The CL-5x's were rated at around 50W, I think, but the Crossfire gave a clean 75W+ to em, and they loved it.
     

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