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oddos2525 04-06-2008 4:01 PM

what are the best tower speakers and an amp suggestion for under $1000. Really want to be able to jam while riding this summer, just dont have a ton of cash. any combo suggestions would really help out.

poser007 04-06-2008 5:57 PM

I would go with one pair of Pro 485's by wetsound. I think they sell for around 849.00 you could probabbly find a good amp for around 250-300 to power them and you would be set. Just over a grand but you would be really happy with the sound and how far they throw.

tanner 04-06-2008 6:41 PM

a pair of 485's would be well over his budget. $849 is a single 485.

poser007 04-06-2008 7:07 PM

Tanner pair being one Pro 485 comes with 2 speakers in one enclosure.

oddos2525 04-06-2008 7:18 PM

Thanks guys I'm going to look into the wetsound speakers.

trickyboarder08 04-06-2008 7:22 PM

I couldn't be happier with my pro 485.

oddos2525 04-06-2008 7:51 PM

I found a double barrel Wet Sounds XS650 on the web site through monster tower. Is there a big difference between these and ones with kicker speakers?

sigmodes 04-08-2008 2:33 PM

A single 485 is a great way to go. Just remember to put 350-400watts of power to it. Or it well not perform very well.

trickyboarder08 04-08-2008 2:42 PM

I wouldn't go with the XS-650's they are more for the in boat speakers, you won't be able to hear them without blasting the people in the boat.

jrhurst 04-08-2008 2:46 PM

Bazooka is releasing a compression driver tower speaker for this year . The 8" tower tubies sound awesome for the $$$

kana12 04-08-2008 6:22 PM

sigmodes..... i dont think they call for that much power do they ?

hatepain 04-08-2008 6:47 PM

They are 300 watts RMS and 600 peak so yeah they need some pretty good watts to them.

kana12 04-08-2008 7:18 PM

well i know that this is off topic but can yall anwser some questions. i am gonna run the 3 some is the alpine pdx 4.150 enough to push them

oddos2525 04-08-2008 7:53 PM

what amp is recommended for a single pro 485

05mobiuslsv 04-08-2008 8:01 PM

I would do a JL 300/2.

hatepain 04-08-2008 8:09 PM

William, the PDX line is typically under rated and even at their ratings should do a good job on those among other amps I have a JBL PS 600.4 which when I upgrade to Wet Sounds will be powering mine. It would be 123.5 watts to the Pro 80's and 358 watts bridged to the 485. <BR> <BR>John, the Alpine PDX 2.150 should do the job well and can be had on Ebay for $250ish. There are actually lots of good options for you i.e. JL Audio 300/2, JBL PS600.2, Kicker ZX550.2

hamkj 04-08-2008 10:29 PM

I know where he can get a set of NVS Tyrants and Zapco 1000 watt amp... for $1300cdn.

oddos2525 04-09-2008 3:55 PM

when buying an amp does it have to be a marine amp or is it ok to put a car amp in a boat?

uofamox 04-09-2008 4:01 PM

John, <BR>A car amp is fine. Marine amps are usually over priced and really are designed for saltwater applications. <BR> <BR>I run a kicker zx 650.4 to my two pro485s and cannot be happier. This amps puts out 325 watts RMS to each speaker. Make sure you give them enough power.

oddos2525 04-09-2008 4:50 PM

Thanks guys I think i got my system laid out

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