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Old     (dalefan264)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-12-2011, 7:47 PM Reply   
I have 4 wet sounds pro 60's that I am going to hang on my tower and I have a question about wiring the amp. I have an old school US Amps US-200 that is 1 Ohm stable that will send 260x2 RMS that I am wanting to run them with. Is it possible for me to wire the speakers up this way. I am assuming that will send about 130 watts RMS to each speaker. Just wandering if this would be OK to do. Any help would be appreciated.
Old     (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-12-2011, 8:50 PM Reply   
if you spent the coin on the pro60s i would drop some coin for a good amp if you want to hear the full potential of the 60s, i run the wetsounds syn2 to my pair of pro 80s and a pair of pro60s. The syn2 puts out 300x2 at 2ohm stereo so each speaker is seeing 175watts. Just my 2cents.
Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-13-2011, 6:40 AM Reply   
There is no way to reach a stereo one-ohm load with four 4-ohm speakers. You can achieve a 2-ohm stereo or 4-ohm bridged load which is essentially the same thing.
Plus, there is a difference when running an inordinately low impedance load in an air conditioned hatchback or SUV versus a boat, especially in July and August. So I wouldn't run a one-ohm load regardless.
In any case, based on the rating that amplifier is light for two pair of HLCDs.

Earmark Marine
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-13-2011, 8:12 AM Reply   
Speaking from experience with underpowered Pro 60's, make sure you have good power or you won't be happy with them at all. I ran a Kicker ZX200.2 on my Pro 60's for a couple of years and they sounded terrible. Finally moved up to a Kicker IX500.4 for them and I am running 250w X2 rms and they sound like completely different speakers. Just my $.02
Old     (dalefan264)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-13-2011, 12:31 PM Reply   
Ok thanks for the replies. I guess I am going to have to go ahead and bite the bullet and get a new amp. I have heard that 150 RMS is about the minimum you want on them but what is the max RMS you can send to them without fear of blowing them. Also I am assuming that kicker, JL, and wet sounds amps are all good quality amps. It has been a long time since I have been into audio and it seems as if the quality in the brands have changed quite a bit from what they used to be back in the 90's. Thanks again
Old     (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-13-2011, 12:41 PM Reply   
I am going to be running the Rockford Fosgate P500-2 amp purchased from Crutchfield for my pro80's. Haven't installed the system yet but my friend who helped me with my list of necessities said this would be a great amp that wouldn't break my bank.

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Old     (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       07-13-2011, 12:47 PM Reply   
According to Wet Sounds site the Syn 2 is probably the way you want to go. Straight from the site.

Tower Speakers:
- (1) pair of PRO 60's or (1) pair of PRO 80's. Power: 200 x 2.
- (2) pairs of PRO 60's or (2) pairs of PRO 80's. Power: 350 x 2
- DOUBLE UP tower system: Power: 350 x 2.
Old     (dalefan264)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-13-2011, 12:56 PM Reply   
Is it better to have a 4 channel amp on the 4 speakers or just a more powerful 2 channel amp or does it matter. Also wandering if most people run their amps at 2 ohms to get more power or try to keep them at 4 ohms due to the heat. I was looking at a Kicker zx850.4 which is 174 x 4 at 4 ohms and 215 x 4 at 2 ohms and was curious if it would be better to do the 2 ohm to get more power or take the less power at 4 ohms to keep the heat down.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-13-2011, 1:01 PM Reply   
Most people run large 2 channel amps to 4 tower speakers.
Old     (dalefan264)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-13-2011, 9:43 PM Reply   
What about cadence amps. Are they any good? Was looking at a 2 channel cadence zrs that will send 400 X 2 RMS. I am assuming that will send about 200 RMS to each of the four speakers. Just wandering if these amps are overrated on the power.
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-14-2011, 7:31 AM Reply   
Cadence amps are usually under rated from what I have on the car stereo forums but I don't know how they do in a hot boat compartment. It seems like the best bet really is that Syn 2. Find a local dealer and you can probably get it for less than MSRP because I am guessing that is what is scaring you off. You could also look at the Arc Audio KS300.2. Kicker also has the new IX500.2 which might work.

Last edited by timmyb; 07-14-2011 at 7:39 AM.
Old    mojo            07-14-2011, 9:06 AM Reply   
Arc and syn amps have the same designer if I'm not mistaken


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