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Old 03-14-2018, 07:30 AM
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Alpine PDX 4.100 used or MRV F300 new .

Piecing together a sound system. Head unit will be either the Pioneer 4200 or 2300 and a separate sub/ sub amp.

Had a pdx 4.100 in my last car and thought it was great. Not sure if there are any improvements in the MRV F300.... and think the lesser 50 vs 100 watts per channel at 4ohms might enough. And the alpines are known to be solid and reliable. Tough choice

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Old 03-19-2018, 03:49 PM   #2
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Personally, I'd stick with the PDX. I ran the PDX 4.150 for a number of years and it was rock solid. I'm currently running a PDX-V9 in my JK and love it.

You don't mention budget so I'm at a loss to recommend anything else, although I would consider Arc Audio if you're looking for something "better" than the PDX series at the same footprint. Honestly, in a Jeep I doubt you'd hear the difference unless you were at a dead stop.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:49 PM
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Thanks for pointing out Arc Audio. Was not familiar epithet them. The Arc Audio Xdi 450.4 is looking like an attractive alternative. There’s one used on eBay for $180 that I might buy.
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Arc Audio was started by some of the old ZapCo engineers to basically make an audiophile grade Class D series of amps. They're a kind of hybrid design using a chip amp and MOSFETs. I've heard them in person a few times and have always been impressed by their clarity for the footprint size.

If you're not familiar with ZapCo, they've been a very highly regarded amp manufacturer for years, in the same playing field more or less as the big boys like Audison.

Hertz also has some newer hybrid amps that are pretty nice. Personally, I'm happy with my PDX-V9. At the time I made my purchase it was reasonably priced for what I got and they're pretty dang bulletproof. I have mine installed on an aluminum shelf under my passengers seat. I bought the shelf off eBay for like $15 and it bolted right between the seat brackets.

With you being in a TJ I don't really feel qualified to tell you any good mounting options. When I had my YJ's I ended up mounting my amp under the back seat, but that creates it's own problems when trying to haul anything.
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