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whitlecj 05-18-2010 5:12 AM

Help with Amp Buying Decision
 
Recently bought a vride and have a pair of wet sounds pro 60's on the tower. A buddy had an old amp that he was not using that I had been powering with but it seems it is going out. It does fine for a while but then it heats up I guess and starts distorting the tower speakers. I don't want to ruin these two new speakers so i guess I need to install a new amp. I am not looking to break the bank on this but want to make a good decision. Some things to factor in I guess is that I may add a sub to the boat this winter and may want to power the four cabin speakers at some point. Can anyone point me in the right direction on an amp? Thanks.

metalic_era 05-18-2010 6:01 AM

I don't know what kind of power the WS will take/need but you might look into the Memphis MC5.700 It's NOT a marine amp if that concerns you. I don't have one but I was talking to the Memphis dealer yesterday and he was telling me about them and he loads them down pretty heavy with no problems. I don't have tower speakers yet but I wanted to run a 5 channel but I don't know if they would have enough power. Arc audio also makes a good 5 channel.

acurtis_ttu 05-18-2010 6:57 AM

If your dead set on buying a new amp by all means buy one, but it sounds like your current amp may be fine. More an installation/settings/user error than an amp problem. What amp are you currently running?

whitlecj 05-18-2010 7:06 AM

It is a JL Audio M6600. I am running the two tower speakers bridged. Like I said. The operate fine for several hours then the amp evidently heats up or something and the speakers begin popping and distorting. Any suggestions as to what the problem may be? Thanks.

acurtis_ttu 05-18-2010 7:10 AM

That's a good amp. Shoudl be enough power ( bridged for the pro 60's) .

What voltage are you seeing at the amp when it starts to get hot? ( when voltage decreases, current draw increase= more heat)

Waht are the gains set on the amp? any line drivers pushing in to the amp?

whitlecj 05-18-2010 7:35 PM

I don't have a volt meter. The gains are set on about medium. I will have to go uncover the boat see exactly where. No line drivers pushing into the amp. Thanks for you help and let me know if you have any suggestions.


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