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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-04-2013, 8:48 AM Reply   
I am not actually looking at getting a stereo because I don't have a boat at the time but was screwing around on wetsounds website and really liked the idea of that SD6. Even though it is super expensive it seems like it would be an excellent amp if you wanted to make a really solid, well rounded system. It seems like it would be almost perfectly mated to run 2 pairs of XS650s or XS65s, an XS12 and one or 2 pairs of Icon-8's. In that setup each XS650/65 would get 145 amps, with one pair of Icon-8's each one would get 185 watts or 145 with 2 pairs and the Xs12 would get 585(assuming the XS12 is a single VC 4 ohm sub). That seems like it would be a great, simple and efficient setup in any wakeboat.
Old    Tony (Justony)      Join Date: Apr 2013       06-04-2013, 12:24 PM Reply   
Great Amp, currently powering two XS12's with it. Small footprint & efficient for sure
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-04-2013, 1:06 PM Reply   
Brett,
That would be correct on all acounts.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-04-2013, 1:14 PM Reply   
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Brett,
That would be correct on all acounts.

David
Earmark Marine
Do you think that is what they were trying to accomplish with that amp? Something that could actually give enough power to all the components of a sub/interior/tower setup all from one amp?
Old    Ryan (Wakesounds)      Join Date: May 2011       06-04-2013, 2:26 PM Reply   
Brett, that's what I got setup in my boat if I ever see you around the area. Sd6 with 650's and Rev 8's off of that amp. Sounds good so far!
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-04-2013, 2:43 PM Reply   
Yes, The Sinister amps are amazing. The amount of power and efficiency is truly a engineering feat. We set out to create the highest performing marine amp ever built. They are not inexpensive as you know but when compared to the amount of power and flexibility and the ability to have one amp where normally there might be two or even three amps. Cost starts to balance out.

The SD6 was designed to be able to power an entire system as above. Power multiple subs. Combination of towers and sub. Towers and in boats. Or in 3 ch mode on a REV 3-Some. It is very flexible in the different ways you can configure it. In the new demo boat we are running 3 pairs of Sw-650 and 2 pairs of SW-808 off one SD6.

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-04-2013, 4:34 PM Reply   
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Do you think that is what they were trying to accomplish with that amp? Something that could actually give enough power to all the components of a sub/interior/tower setup all from one amp?
That's certainly one application and the intent of most 5 or 6-channel amplifiers. And many amplifiers can if they are relegated to just the in-boat/sub zone. But few have the level of power to run both the in-boat/sub & tower from a single chassis. The Wetsounds SD6 really does have the power to drive the whole boat using better speakers.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       06-09-2013, 6:47 PM Reply   
Ive got an SD6 powering 2 650's, 1 SS10, and 1 pair of icon8's in my Can Am Maverick. It sounds awesome, and having 1 amp in a tight little buggy like that is the only way to go.
Old    Ryan (Wakesounds)      Join Date: May 2011       06-09-2013, 7:43 PM Reply   
Tim, wouldn't powering a Rev 3-some be a little uneven? Two rev 10's would get 580 and the other and the 410 would only get 290 per speaker?
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-10-2013, 9:07 AM Reply   
With a six channel amplifier bridged into three channels all 4-ohm loads would receive the identical power. So that would be 290 watts to each of the Rev410 10-inch midbass drivers. With so much power you would certainly gain down the Rev10s for a more balanced distribution and to stay within the thermal capacity of the Rev10s. Also, if you fan out the outside Rev10s then you probably will run those just a touch hotter. The alternative would be bridging a Syn2 and Syn4 to the tower 3-Some. Would you get a bit more power down the middle? Sure. Would you detect a 21% increase in power on that one speaker? Nope....and certainly not in the context of the entire tower system. So when considering the current draw and footprint of both you would have to look seriously at the SD6 in this application.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-10-2013, 9:51 AM Reply   
The SD6 would be bridged at 585x3 so equal power to the REV 3-SOME. The REV 10 do not need that much power so the amp would be gained down to where they like to be about 400 watts or so. The 410 will take the full 585.

The REV 3-SOME sounds awesome on the SD6

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-10-2013, 10:14 AM Reply   
David is spot on. If you properly set the gain for the Rev-410 and then the Rev-10's, yes, you will hear the Rev-10's overtake the 410 when the volume is turned up. So set the gain for the 410 first, then turn up the gains for the Rev-10's till their output matches the 410's. I upgraded from the Syn-4/Syn-2 combo to a single SD-6 a couple months back. I did not notice a reduction in output from the 410 going form 700w rms down to 585. But, with 585 to each Rev-10, we could easily drive them into distortion if the gain was too high.

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