I just ordered two pairs of these on Exile's demo deal. Now I need to power them.
Currently have nothing on the tower (all wiring already ordered). Head unit is an Alpine iDA-X100M (with multiple remotes and Sirius). http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/ida-x100m/
Sub will likely be upgraded over the winter, currently an Infinity Basslink. Hits a lot harder than you would think but still isn't a proper sub...purchased by the boats original owner:
Speakers are stock Malibu Infinity dash 6.5" speakers. Rears are Polk db651: http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-6-5...rds=polk+db651
Eclipse 3640 (old 4-channel 40x4 I've had for about 10-12 years) running the in-boat speakers.
What I want
: something that will run all 4 towers and all 4 in-boat speakers. SYN6 would be perfect for my needs - not working with my budget (which I already blew with the tower speakers).
What I can probably afford
: 2-channel running at 2ohm powering the towers, running the in-boat speakers with the Eclipse.
Budget: under $300 online. Used okay as well. Timeline - this week. Quality...important. Don't care if it is Marine rated - my Eclipse isn't and has worked perfectly. I am thinking I need at least 200x2 RMS @ 2ohm, running the speakers in parallel. Perhaps they need more - they are rated @ 125 watts RMS.
Here is a list of amps I've come up with. Tell me if any of them suck (I'm not brand loyal). Please make any budget-minded suggestions as well:
Boston Acoustics GT-2200
DLS CA 23 (have never heard of this company)
Rockford Fosgate Punch P500-2
Rockford Fosgate Power T400-2
Polk Audio PAD2000.2
Image Dynamics Q700.2
Arc Audio KS300.2 (had a member suggest a place I may be able to get it for $300 shipped).
Slight budget buster but could also run my in-boats as well:
Rockford Fosgate P1000X4D (can get it for about $370 new). 250x4 @ 2ohm; would have to back down the gains a lot for my in-boat speakers, obviously.
Could run all my speakers (on paper at least), well within budget, but not sure how good of an amp this is:
Polk Audio PAD4000.4
Please be brutally honest
. If one of these amps suck, please tell me. If any of them are overrated on power, sound like crap, etc...let me have it.