I know these are older models but it looks like I can get either one for $285 shipped which is a lot cheaper than the current offerings.
Kicker is a 5 channel rated at 85x4 + 420 watts for the sub
JL is a 6 channel so I'd effectively get 75x4 + 150 to the sub
Not looking for anything too serious. Just want to power 8 Polk DB651s and a 10" Image Dynamics subwoofer that I already have. I'd be running the 4 DB 651s off of the "Front" channels @ 2 ohms per channel and the same for the 4 651s on the tower. The sub is a DVC 2 ohm that I'd wire in series for a 4 ohm load.
Obviously the Kicker is rated higher but I was wondering if the JL would be better despite the numbers on paper. Although from what I've heard Kickers are conservatively rated too.
Is there anything else I should be looking at in the sub $300 range for a 5-6 ch? I will actually be stretching the budget already with these $285 options.
This MB Quart is pretty tempting at $170:
I know it wouldn't begin compare to the Kicker or JL but may still get the job done since I don't really crank it that loud anyway.