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    Default amp power envy Issues?

    So i see all these systems and i am starting to wonder if i will have enough power.

    I am looking for recomendation for an amp that will power 4 6.5 polks on the tower ( preferable at 2 ohms) too lazy to run additional speaker wire. I was going to use two channels from my jl m6600 which would be 75 watts RMS x 6 at 4 ohms (100 watts RMS x 6 at 2 ohms) at 14.4 volts .

    Would 25 per speaker be enough? Edit 50 watts per speaker I think.
    most 4 channel amps don't go down to 2 ohms in the bridge mode . like the kicker 350.4 or the jl m4500

    thanks
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    IMO no 25 RMS is not going to be enough to power them properly. The speakers are rated at 75 rms if i recall with a 150 max power.

    25 RMS they will sound good but not enough power to really crank them up.
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    suggestions?? so at 2 ohms( 2 speakers per channel) would i need an amp that delivers 75 per channel rms or 150 rms
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    If you can get the amp pushing 50RMS you should be golden. 150 RMS is going to blow those speakers out id think. Too much power to them now.

    Ive ran big speakers on low RMS amps and they sounded great, your just realy working that amp over.
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    Joe..
    Load that boat up!
    Put the new Kicker HLCD's on the tower... and put some HEAVY DUTY amps in.. I'll be able to hear you a few lakes over.....

    HA
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    jm,
    I've got a Kicker ZX250.2 that I don't need. I'm putting all new amps/speakers in this winter too. It pushes 125W X 2 at 2ohm.
    Here's a link to the specs:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/kicker-zx250...210756120.html
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    Mike. I assume your kmt6 run at 2 ohms so the kicker zx 450.2 works great. 1

    do they still sell these new or is this an older model
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    Mike. I assume your kmt6 run at 2 ohms so the kicker zx 450.2 works great. 1

    do they still sell these new or is this an older model
    Not sure if you meant me Mike or another Mike LOL.

    My KMT6s were 4ohm load on the amps. This is the way they come inside the pod from Kicker. I ran it with the 450.2 and they scream.

    I have those new Exiles im running on that same 450.2 at 2 ohms and i know im over working that amp. I have a 600.2rms Exile amp to power it with just havnt installed it yet.

    KMT6s can still be had new for around 225 ish.
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    mike or the other mike,

    i forgot you upgraded, i think i even commented on your post, the exiles are " da bomb" yeah i wanted a youtube test video.

    viking how much for the amp? pm if needed will it power 4 tower speakers?

    my jl will do 100 rms at 2 ohms, not sure its enough.

    Brad, not sure the tunes will hit your lake , but i am sure we can do a mini jam at your lake
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    Jm that amp will work fine for those speakers. Just make sure you tune them correctly so you don't get any distortion. You will be fine until you feel like upgrading. Trust me, we always upgrade.


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