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    Default kicker amp and wire ???

    Well I have decided that I am sick of my tower box and 6.5 component speakers set up so I am going a different route

    So... I picked up a set of the kicker 6500.2 tower speakers in black cans!!! All you guys running hlcd speakers have sold me on them I have buddies with wake boats but nobody has any hlcd's so I am super excited to get these

    My big ? is that with my last tower set up I was using a kicker 350.4 amp and it seems to do fine with that set up. I am hoping i can save a buck and that this will work for my new tower set up. For now I dont plan on adding the second set of mid's I know that there is no way the 350.4 will work for that since I would need 300 rms

    also what gauge wire should I run up the tower I am gonna gut the old wiring out since it probably isnt big enough anyway




    Model ZXM350.4

    RMS Power, all channels driven:
    @ 14.4V, 4Ω stereo, ≤ 1% THD+N 60W x 4
    @ 14.4V, 2Ω stereo, ≤ 1% THD+N 90W x 4
    @ 14.4V, 4Ω mono, ≤ 1% THD+N 175W x 2
    Length 13-1/2" (342mm)
    Height 2-1/8" (54mm)
    Width 9-5/8" (244mm)
    Frequency Response ± 1dB 20Hz–20kHz
    Signal-to-noise Ratio >95dB, A-weighted, re: rated power
    Input Sensitivity Low Level: 125mV–5V
    High Level: 250mV–10V
    Selectable Electronic Crossover Variable HI, LO, or OFF (bypass) | 50–200Hz, 12dB/octave
    Bass Boost Variable 0–18dB @ 40Hz
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.rix View Post
    Well I have decided that I am sick of my tower box and 6.5 component speakers set up so I am going a different route

    So... I picked up a set of the kicker 6500.2 tower speakers in black cans!!! All you guys running hlcd speakers have sold me on them I have buddies with wake boats but nobody has any hlcd's so I am super excited to get these

    My big ? is that with my last tower set up I was using a kicker 350.4 amp and it seems to do fine with that set up. I am hoping i can save a buck and that this will work for my new tower set up. For now I dont plan on adding the second set of mid's I know that there is no way the 350.4 will work for that since I would need 300 rms

    also what gauge wire should I run up the tower I am gonna gut the old wiring out since it probably isnt big enough anyway




    Model ZXM350.4

    RMS Power, all channels driven:
    @ 14.4V, 4Ω stereo, ≤ 1% THD+N 60W x 4
    @ 14.4V, 2Ω stereo, ≤ 1% THD+N 90W x 4
    @ 14.4V, 4Ω mono, ≤ 1% THD+N 175W x 2
    Length 13-1/2" (342mm)
    Height 2-1/8" (54mm)
    Width 9-5/8" (244mm)
    Frequency Response ± 1dB 20Hz–20kHz
    Signal-to-noise Ratio >95dB, A-weighted, re: rated power
    Input Sensitivity Low Level: 125mV–5V
    High Level: 250mV–10V
    Selectable Electronic Crossover Variable HI, LO, or OFF (bypass) | 50–200Hz, 12dB/octave
    Bass Boost Variable 0–18dB @ 40Hz
    I would run quality 12 gauge so that whatever you upgrade to in the future, you won't have to run new wires again. Also, I would run your amp bridged to get the most power to your speakers, and so u only have to run two pairs of speaker wire up the tower.
    Al

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    I used that exact amp, bridged to 2 channels, with 12 AWG wire for my tower speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cab13367 View Post
    I would run quality 12 gauge so that whatever you upgrade to in the future, you won't have to run new wires again. Also, I would run your amp bridged to get the most power to your speakers, and so u only have to run two pairs of speaker wire up the tower.
    Yea I think that I used 16 ga the last time figured these may need bigger. I will be running it bridged

    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    I used that exact amp, bridged to 2 channels, with 12 AWG wire for my tower speakers
    Good to hear what speakers you use on your tower???

    thanks guys!
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    Krypt 8" HLCDs

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    Search the forum, someone asked the same question recently. Phil @ Kicker stated the 350.4 would work but the 450.2 is the best for that setup.
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    I ran 16 ga speaker wire for my SXT65Qs powered by the Exile harpoon 1K amp. How big of a hole did yall put in the tower to run 12 ga wire? I couldn't even find 12 ga speaker wire and the hole I drilled to fit 2 pairs of 16 ga wire made me cringe it was so big!
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM7, Exile SXT65Q, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Search the forum, someone asked the same question recently. Phil @ Kicker stated the 350.4 would work but the 450.2 is the best for that setup.
    yea I searched for a while but it seemed that 450.2 was better because of the flexability to add the extra mids later and if I remember the other guy hadn't already had a amp for their set up and had to buy a new one just wanted to double triple check before telling the wife I had an amp already
    Last edited by c.rix; 05-01-2011 at 09:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I ran 16 ga speaker wire for my SXT65Qs powered by the Exile harpoon 1K amp. How big of a hole did yall put in the tower to run 12 ga wire? I couldn't even find 12 ga speaker wire and the hole I drilled to fit 2 pairs of 16 ga wire made me cringe it was so big!
    I had 4 pairs 16 ga or maybe 18 ga now that I think of it going up my tower before
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I ran 16 ga speaker wire for my SXT65Qs powered by the Exile harpoon 1K amp. How big of a hole did yall put in the tower to run 12 ga wire? I couldn't even find 12 ga speaker wire and the hole I drilled to fit 2 pairs of 16 ga wire made me cringe it was so big!
    I had 16 already in my tower when i installed the SXT65's and they sound fine. Even Brian mentioned it's not that big of a deal. Once you drill holes it's all down hill!
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