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Old    Jeff D (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       12-22-2011, 6:54 PM Reply   
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:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...t-NAU-660.html

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.

Thanks,
Jeff
Old    Jason (corerider)      Join Date: May 2008       12-22-2011, 7:08 PM Reply   
FWIW I just removed a Kicker 700.5 out of my boat I would be willing to sell you. It works just fine. I'm just rebuilding my system with separate amps. Let me know if you want it. $100 plus shipping. I also have a Kicker 350.4 that came in my boat originally I want to get rid of.
Old    Jeff D (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       12-22-2011, 7:14 PM Reply   
Yes, I'd likely be interested if it's in working order. PM sent.

Thanks,
Jeff
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-23-2011, 7:35 AM Reply   
I have a 700.5 in my boat and it works pretty good. It came in there from the factory and powers (6) 6.5's and (1) CVR 10" in a ported box and sounds pretty good! It's not going to win any bass contests but it hits pretty solid for 400 watts. I will either upgrade to the IX1000.5 this spring or get a new boat...LOL.
Old    Scott (pdqwrx)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-23-2011, 1:58 PM Reply   
Check out the ARC XDi805... A few more dollars but Class D so no heat issues and it's super small. 80X4 (120X4 at 2 ohms) and 400X1 with bass knob.
Old    Jeff D (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       12-23-2011, 2:29 PM Reply   
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Check out the ARC XDi805... A few more dollars but Class D so no heat issues and it's super small. 80X4 (120X4 at 2 ohms) and 400X1 with bass knob.
I'd love a class D but $150 more is unfortunately not a "few more dollars" for me. Especially not for a non-marine amp. It's going in a 23' so an extra 9" of amp isn't going to be a problem. I would appreciate the additional runtime on battery though.

How would the Infinity Kappa Five be for a marine application:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...APPA-FIVE.html

Not quite as small and powerful but still class D.

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