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Old 04-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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So, my amp seems to have died...oh well.

I've got Focal components up front, some Boston composites as rear fill (though they've been disconnected, and I don't think I need them in a coupe), and 2 8" woofers in the rear side panels.

Looking at buying a used JL 300/4 for about $150 and then finding a JL 250/1 to run the subs. Or I could spend $300 and get a brand new, in box JL 600/4.

Can the 600/4 run the fronts and the subs without the subs being too much louder than the fronts? I really only use the subs as low end fill and don't want super loud bass. Would it be smarter to go with 2 separate amps or something that has a dedicated sub channel?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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For 300 $ check out one of the Kenwood 5ch amps..

My next 300 $ will likely land me one.. hard to pass based on spec, size and price..
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For 300 $ check out one of the Kenwood 5ch amps..

My next 300 $ will likely land me one.. hard to pass based on spec, size and price..
Not enough power to run the front stage appropriately (I'd have to look into their $500 amp to get over 100w/channel front...even bridged!).

I'm likely going to stick with my plan to go JL, unless there is something in the $200-$225 range new that'll do what I want. But I'd rather have the higher end, used JL stuff than new stuff that's just "OK".

Do you have any thoughts on the JL options I asked about? I do appreciate your input, always very helpful.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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how about audison.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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how about audison.
Not even close to my price range.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #6
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Check out the Alpine PDX 9V, mine came with a birth certificate stating 138X4 and 586X1 instead of the advertised 100X4 and 500X1 for $433 shipped. Best Bang for the buck amp I could find. I was looking at the JL HD700/5 but it just doesn't have the juice.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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Not enough power to run the front stage appropriately (I'd have to look into their $500 amp to get over 100w/channel front...even bridged!).

I'm likely going to stick with my plan to go JL, unless there is something in the $200-$225 range new that'll do what I want. But I'd rather have the higher end, used JL stuff than new stuff that's just "OK".

Do you have any thoughts on the JL options I asked about? I do appreciate your input, always very helpful.
Bet it would run your front stage just fine..

If your hearts set on JL why you askin us?

I wouldnt have bothered suggesting the amp if it wasnt worth it..
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #8
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I love my Cadence 5 channel amp. Its 100w x 4 with a 400W sub output. Got mine for $325 shipped new.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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I have had a JL 300/4 and 2 JL 250/1's for about 5 years. I love the sound they produce for the price. Can't beat them. Mine are not in my one of our Subies though

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #10
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Bet it would run your front stage just fine..

If your hearts set on JL why you askin us?

I wouldnt have bothered suggesting the amp if it wasnt worth it..
I have about 75w/channel now out of an old school rockford and it is not enough, I'd like to be running 150w+ RMS/channel up front.

Anyways, I bought an Arc Audio amp that should give me 200w RMS/channel up front, which will be more than enough. Heart wasn't set on JL, but I wanted input on it.
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