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By John Klein (jklein) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 8:13 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I posted this in non-wakeboard discussion, but I am getting no responses on it. Thanks to anyone who can recommend.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/4387/205131.html?1104969729

 
By Pat Borowski (bambamski) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 9:41 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I did some research on them and it came down to three. Kicker, Phoenix Gold, and Rockford. I went with Kicker, the PG was a close second and the Rockford didn't really do it for me.
 
By John Klein (jklein) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 10:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Pat:

Thanks for the update. Can you give me a model number?

Thanks

 
By Fruit_Cake (socalwakepunk) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 10:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
John, I have the same tower speakers. I'm using a PPI 1000.4 amp, front channels up to the speakers (2ohm), @ 250w. Rear channels are bridged to a PPI 12" sub (dual 2ohm VCs in series for 4ohm) @ 500w. System works really well.

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13706

(Message edited by socalwakepunk on January 07, 2005)

 
By John Klein (jklein) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 1:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Fruit:

So, I'm assuming that the individual diamond audio components are 4 Ohms, thus since they are wired together in the can, they drop to 2 Ohms. Thus, I would need a 2 channel amp, stable at 2 Ohms, that can put out 200 Watts RMS per channel.

Yes?

 
By Fruit_Cake (socalwakepunk) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 3:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The tower speakers, in the configuration that Fusion has them set up (5-1/4/6-1/2/passive crossover/tweeter), are 2ohm ea. Wiring them together (both sets) would either be 1ohm (parallel) or 4ohm (series).

Leave them separate, and get an amp that is 2ohm stable. They are pretty thirsty speakers, I'm running 250w to each @ 2ohm

(Message edited by socalwakepunk on January 07, 2005)

 
By K. Shupe (blownc6) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 5:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have the same Fusion 3-way speakers and use a 2 channel Rockford P5002(1 channel to each unit). I know the Rockford isnít as popular as the Kicker, but it makes 250w per channel at 2ohm which is plenty to make the Fusions rock, and can be found for around $225. Iím not saying the Rockford is the best, just that for me anyway it works well. BTW thatísí a great price Wakeside has on the Fusions.
 
By matthew hunt (mhunt) on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 4:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
What would you guys recommend for a couple of 12s. They came with the boat I bought and they're in an enclosed box, I haven't even seen them yet. I briefly ran them off an amp out of my old boat and they sounded like nice subs. Any recommendations on an amp? I'm not wanting to spend a lot.

 
By John Klein (jklein) on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 8:35 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Fruit and K. Shupe:

Thanks for the info. I'm going to get a 2 channel AMP and run one channel to each speaker at 2 Ohms.

Thanks

 
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