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Old 07-14-2010, 11:16 PM
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Call me the odd man out here, but I've always trusted Zapco. The amp most amps wished they were.
I've used them in my boats, and have overseen dozens of completions in jets with them.
I had Jon's approval of this choice years ago, and would imagine I still do......
Amazing amps if you have the money. I have the competition amps for my truck. One of these days I will get it back in again. 1/2 ohm stable and very efficient. Their 4X25 watt competition amps cost 1800 bucks last I checked when you put in the crossover and noise gate. That is a lot of 100 watts.

One of the amps that I used to love for bang for the buck was a company called Audio Art. I beleive that they are long gone but they made some killer amps. If you can find them on Ebay they could be worth a look.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:28 AM
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Thanks for all of the responses guys. I ended up purchasing a jl audio amp and alpine subs. They are getting installed on Monday. Can't wait!
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Big improvement over those clarions.
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3-10" JL subs under the seat and 3 sets of 6.5 JL highs, no complaints so far after the first month, never had it overheat or shutdown. Amps are really good, sound is better than anything else ive heard around here. My only real negative is I am really picky sound wise and would have loved to do sealed enclosures on the subs, just didnt have the room to waste. Not that they sound bad, really good for free air but I prefer the sound of a sealed enclosure. Also went with the 6.5 over the 770's because I acutally liked the sound a touch better, may just be my personal preference as well.
Hotjava , how do those JL free airs sound in the cockpit? I would really like to know before i cut holes in my back seat base. Also , should i fab up some type of enclosure under there instead?
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i just had 2 8 inch JL's put in mine..wow, whoever sits on the seat really is going to feel it!
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Hotjava , how do those JL free airs sound in the cockpit? I would really like to know before i cut holes in my back seat base. Also , should i fab up some type of enclosure under there instead?
They sound great, I honestly dont know if it would be worth the effort and loss of space(to me) for the little added sound quality of sealed enclosures. They sure do hit hard, lifts the seat pad right up if no one is sitting on it.
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It is easy. Just wire them up with a fake 4 ohm load (resistor) and wire both pair in parrallel and two in then those in series and you wind up with a 4 ohm load.
Do you think it is worth it for me to add that 3rd sub? My guy thinks if we try to run 3 off the JL 750/1 amp it will hurt the sound quality, something about the impedence. He says the best is to run 2 subs or add another amp and do 4 subs.

I just think 3 subs might fill the space better, will it add anything noticeable to the sound?
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Do you think it is worth it for me to add that 3rd sub? My guy thinks if we try to run 3 off the JL 750/1 amp it will hurt the sound quality, something about the impedence. He says the best is to run 2 subs or add another amp and do 4 subs.

I just think 3 subs might fill the space better, will it add anything noticeable to the sound?
Im running 4 subs with a 1 ohm stable amp.
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JL's new amps just came out. They are alot smaller with more power. If you are hurting for space these amps will be great. The new amp that has more power than my 4500 is half it's size.
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