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Old 06-28-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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speakers + amp help!

hi everyone what is the ebst setup to go with these speakers?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-ALPIN...item2ec324121f

i'm looking for an amp to match them.

It will be through the factory headunit..


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Old 06-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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First, you're going to need a line out converter. I typically go with THIS one. I've never had a problem with it.
As for an amp. If you wana stick with Alpine, I'd consider the Alpine PDX-F4 . It may seem a bit under-powered (by 25 watts per channel), but I know for a fact that little guy is under rated. If you don't care for sticking with the same brand, I recommend the NVX JAD800.4 . More bang for you buck, efficient, proven, and it's putting out exactly what the speakers want. Enjoy =]
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Instead of doing any kind of cutting for the Line Out Converter, you could buy this. Plug&Play.

http://www.amazon.com/Add-On-Amplifi...I1TV0QLMI952ZZ
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so i already had a lineout converter as i installed the sub an mono amp...

I'd preferabbly want a cheapish amp thats quality too.. Any reccomendations ?
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What are you looking to spend David?
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I don't think those plug-n-play harnesses work on SYNC equipped Fords, or anything that has a satellite antenna.
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What are you looking to spend David?
well seing as the speakers cost 202$ im hoping to spend 150 really.. though maybe i could budget for the 200$ mark.. but dont really want to
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Pioneer PRS-D800(it has really good specs)

Or,

Precision Power PPI BK340.2
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pretty sure gad said to stay away from pioneer... an never heard of that brand prevision power... does mbquart have nething?? or is there like a mini amp coz that other amp i got for the sub yeh.. the1.2000d was massive!
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Mini amp? Clarion and Alpine both make mini in-dash amps. I installed the Clarion not too long ago.

I did a quick write-up on it if you're looking for more information: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=317605
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