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wiegs 05-02-2013 1:29 PM

5 channel amp question
 
Looking for recommendations on a 5 channel amp to power 4 cabins speakers and 1 10" sub.

Looking at these models.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...r-MX700.5.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...io-M700-5.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...ne-PDX-5M.html

I am not really convinced I need to buy a marine amp because where I am mounting the amp will never get wet unless the boat sinks. I would like the amp to run cool although I doubt it will be pushed that hard.

dhcomp1 05-02-2013 1:48 PM

Definitely go alpine pdx.

The digital class amps run cooler, consume less amperage, and push constant power across different ohm loads.

I just redid my stereo with 2 Alpine pdx's.

That being said, if you want a Marine amp, go with teh PDX 5m.

I opted to go with a non-marine, and got the PDX-V9 for the same price as the 5m. The V9 is a beast, at 4x100 and 1x500.

Check ebay for new PDX amps. I think you can beat those prices you posted.

nitrousbird 05-02-2013 3:25 PM

Why not this:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...%5BIgnore%5D=1

I have this and it's a pretty good amp. Very comparable power specs to the others, marine rated and a lot cheaper.

xstarrider 05-02-2013 3:33 PM

Alpine has discontinued their marine line if that has any bearing on your decision.

Second........you can save yourself a ton of cash and open your options by running a 4 channel amp to power 4 cabins and a 10 sub. What kind of speakers/rms wattage do you need? And what sub/rms wattage as well. 5 channel amps are very limited and cost a bit more . In most "standard" cases a decent 4 channel is a better route to save cash and get you good rms power for 4 cabins and a 10inch sub

wiegs 05-02-2013 5:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitrousbird (Post 1819967)
Why not this:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...%5BIgnore%5D=1

I have this and it's a pretty good amp. Very comparable power specs to the others, marine rated and a lot cheaper.

I did consider this. I like Polk in fact I'm going with Polk db651 cabin speakers and Polk sub. I don't need the best of the best. I just want good sound.

jonyb 05-03-2013 7:39 AM

Iv'e got a used Wet Sounds HT6 for sale. $375 shipped.

cmh 05-03-2013 11:19 AM

go with the MHD 900/5 from JL

nitrousbird 05-03-2013 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmh (Post 1820154)
go with the MHD 900/5 from JL

Where is the advantage of this amp over the other amps for being a LOT more expensive? $700 vs. $290 is a huge price difference for a few watts in power difference.

alexair 05-03-2013 8:52 PM

http://www.phoenixgold.com/products/amplifiers/ - I use for my car and boat


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