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Old    Chad Wiegel (wiegs)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-02-2013, 2:29 PM Reply   
Looking for recommendations on a 5 channel amp to power 4 cabins speakers and 1 10" sub.

Looking at these models.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...r-MX700.5.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...io-M700-5.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...ne-PDX-5M.html

I am not really convinced I need to buy a marine amp because where I am mounting the amp will never get wet unless the boat sinks. I would like the amp to run cool although I doubt it will be pushed that hard.
Old    D H (dhcomp1)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-02-2013, 2:48 PM Reply   
Definitely go alpine pdx.

The digital class amps run cooler, consume less amperage, and push constant power across different ohm loads.

I just redid my stereo with 2 Alpine pdx's.

That being said, if you want a Marine amp, go with teh PDX 5m.

I opted to go with a non-marine, and got the PDX-V9 for the same price as the 5m. The V9 is a beast, at 4x100 and 1x500.

Check ebay for new PDX amps. I think you can beat those prices you posted.
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-02-2013, 4:25 PM Reply   
Why not this:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...%5BIgnore%5D=1

I have this and it's a pretty good amp. Very comparable power specs to the others, marine rated and a lot cheaper.
Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-02-2013, 4:33 PM Reply   
Alpine has discontinued their marine line if that has any bearing on your decision.

Second........you can save yourself a ton of cash and open your options by running a 4 channel amp to power 4 cabins and a 10 sub. What kind of speakers/rms wattage do you need? And what sub/rms wattage as well. 5 channel amps are very limited and cost a bit more . In most "standard" cases a decent 4 channel is a better route to save cash and get you good rms power for 4 cabins and a 10inch sub
Old    Chad Wiegel (wiegs)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-02-2013, 6:02 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrousbird View Post
Why not this:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...%5BIgnore%5D=1

I have this and it's a pretty good amp. Very comparable power specs to the others, marine rated and a lot cheaper.
I did consider this. I like Polk in fact I'm going with Polk db651 cabin speakers and Polk sub. I don't need the best of the best. I just want good sound.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-03-2013, 8:39 AM Reply   
Iv'e got a used Wet Sounds HT6 for sale. $375 shipped.
Old    Chris Holden (cmh)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-03-2013, 12:19 PM Reply   
go with the MHD 900/5 from JL
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-03-2013, 7:54 PM Reply   
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go with the MHD 900/5 from JL
Where is the advantage of this amp over the other amps for being a LOT more expensive? $700 vs. $290 is a huge price difference for a few watts in power difference.
Old    Alex Yermolenko (alexair)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-03-2013, 9:52 PM Reply   
http://www.phoenixgold.com/products/amplifiers/ - I use for my car and boat

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