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    I'm getting some kicker hlcd's and wondering if a zx 550.2 would be a good amp to power them. Right now I have a zx 200.2 and a zx700.5 to power my 6 boat speakers, my sub , and my 4 tower speakers.
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    I have the zx450.2 powering a pair of krypt Hlcds should be fine..
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    what should I expect to pay for something like this or that?
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    Power wise, the zx550.2 is a good choice for both the basic 4-pod setup (205w x 2) and the "6-Pack" setup with the extra mids (275w x 2). Just be aware that the zx550 is not a current production amp, so be cautious about where you buy from if its sold as "new".

    Another good choice would be the IX500.4 for the 4-pod setup and a pair of IX500.4 if you are going with the 6-pod setup. Also, for the 6-pod setup, a pair of zx300.1's and the KX2 External Crossover will deliver 300W RMS to each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCDRS View Post
    what should I expect to pay for something like this or that?
    I got my 450/2 from mmandley so new or refurbed i think are in the 175 to 210 range on the internet/ebay etc.
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    Pm Phil White @ Kicker and ask him, he'll set you straight as to your best bet.
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    I just installed my Kicker Hlcd's this weekend you will be happy !!!

    Because I already had the amp I used a kicker 350.4 it puts out 175 per channel in bridged mode I am only running the 2 mids if I upgrade to 4 I will need a new amp

    For your set up if you are planning on going with the 2 tweets and 4 mids the 650.4 bridged would be a good choice 320 watts per channel leaving some head room even for the 6 speaker setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.rix View Post
    I just installed my Kicker Hlcd's this weekend you will be happy !!!

    Because I already had the amp I used a kicker 350.4 it puts out 175 per channel in bridged mode I am only running the 2 mids if I upgrade to 4 I will need a new amp

    For your set up if you are planning on going with the 2 tweets and 4 mids the 650.4 bridged would be a good choice 320 watts per channel leaving some head room even for the 6 speaker setup
    I'm quite green on this , I'm just going to swap out the 4 tower speakers for the 4 or pair of hlcd's. With the kickers are you saying 2 horns and 2 mids? Right now I guess there are the little side tweeters off the speakers

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    The hlcd's are basically 1 pair of speakers

    The regular silver speaker is the mid and the all black it the tweeter

    Kinda like how your set up is, but the tweeter takes its own speaker can

    Then you can add another pair of mid's wired parallel having 6 cans total and have the functionality of 2 pair of hlcd's just remember if you do that you need to move the crossover wire to +6 position (will make more sense when you get your speakers and manual)
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.rix View Post
    I just installed my Kicker Hlcd's this weekend you will be happy !!!

    Because I already had the amp I used a kicker 350.4 it puts out 175 per channel in bridged mode I am only running the 2 mids if I upgrade to 4 I will need a new amp
    The zx350.4 is delivering 175W to each side when in bridge mode, not 175W per chnl (two chnls wired together = bridge mode). If you wanted to add the extra mids, just add a new zx350.4 for the mids and run it in 2 chnl mode also.

    For your set up if you are planning on going with the 2 tweets and 4 mids the 650.4 bridged would be a good choice 320 watts per channel leaving some head room even for the 6 speaker setup
    The zx650.4 will not run the 6-Pack bridged. You could run each horn/mid on a chnl, then wire the extra mids each on the remaining 2 chnls. I think its 120W x 4 @ 4 ohm for the zx650.4.

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