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Old    Martin Tank II (poontank)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-09-2007, 8:36 PM Reply   
Does anyone have any recommendations for power these speakers?

I'm kind of on a budget here, but looking for something that will give me decent sound. I'm not looking for the infamous "best amp." Just something good that is not expensive. I would even consider something used.

Thanks in advance for any advise.
Old    Mike B (mlb75)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-10-2007, 11:22 AM Reply   
An idea of a price range your looking for would help. Everyone's idea of "not that expensive" is a little different. That being said just check out ebay you can get some killer deals on RF, PPI, JL Audio, MTX, Hifonics, you name it. My reccomendatin would be any of the first 3 but see what you can find.
Old    Steve Amestoy (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-10-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
Martin, I was running the JLA4300 150 watts rms to each set. You can pick one up off ebay for around $225.
Old    Martin Tank II (poontank)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-12-2007, 9:08 PM Reply   
I would be happy to spend less that $200 and here is where I am really going to show my ignorance.

Do I need a two or four channel amp for a pair of combos. It looks like 4 speaks, but is it just two channels? A little help here (or a lot). Thanks.
Old    Paul (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       11-13-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
You only need a two channel amp for those speakers. One channel per set of speakers.
Old    Mike B (mlb75)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-14-2007, 6:33 AM Reply   
Paul is right, the reason many folks here use 4 channel amps to power the two channels required for most tower speakers is that they can bridge the four channel amp to two channel and get more power.

What we really need is for some of the folks making tower speakers (especially the ones with multiple drivers per enclosure) is to offer different ohm enclosures. I'd love to be able to buy a set of wetsounds 485's that were 2 ohm per enclosure...
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-14-2007, 7:11 AM Reply   
There's reasons why speaker companies don't run thier component speakers showing two ohm loads. It's ok to do it with subs but not anythig that reporduces hirger frequencies...there is slight sound degregation.
Old    Martin Tank II (poontank)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-14-2007, 9:49 PM Reply   
So in addition to the JL A4300, would something like a Cadence fx104 be a good choice?
Old    Martin Tank II (poontank)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-16-2007, 10:44 AM Reply   
Anyone else have specific amp recommendations?
Old    Wellman (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-21-2007, 7:26 AM Reply   
I had to bring this thread back to life, I too recently purchased a pair of the Fusion T-series 3 way combo's and want to know what power works best for these tower speakers.
I checked out the JLA 4300 on ebay and yeah you can pick one up for around $225, but are there any other specific amp recommendations for this speaker set up?
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       12-21-2007, 7:43 AM Reply   
If I remeber correctly when I installed, the Fusion combos were 2 ohm (passive crossover). Have Fusion T-3 combo, using PPI 1000.4 to power. 2 channels to Fusions (250w @ 2 ohm), 2 channeld bridged to PPI 12" sub (500w)

(Message edited by Socalwakepunk on December 21, 2007)
Old    eric ivey (ericlee)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-21-2007, 9:36 AM Reply   
I ran a rockford fosgate(I think it was t4004) 4 channel amp to mine. I also had a set of 5.25" diamonds, thus the reason for the 4 channel....Not sure on the wattage or specifics off hand but it was absolutely amazing. I am selling that amp as well as the 3 ways if anyone is interested
Old    Wellman (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-21-2007, 8:39 PM Reply   
Wow fellas, way above my technical level, I'm just looking for specific amps that I should consider to buy and take to my local stereo shop and have them install.

Help a Dumb as# out!
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-21-2007, 9:02 PM Reply   
I would definately run enough power to them. The dealer I bought them from said that they were 4 ohm speakers, but I didn't get too deep into the literature. I first powered them with a 2 channel kenwood amp that had 180 watts per channel. This turned out not to be enough and I bought another kenwood amp (4 channel) that bridged down to 225 amps per speaker and it did a good job. I bought one amp from millionbuy.com and the other from sonicelectronics.com and I think both were around $200.
Old    Wellman (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-22-2007, 3:46 PM Reply   
Any other suggestions on specific amp??

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