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Old 07-27-2016, 11:57 PM
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Help with an amp

Ok so I continued what the PO did and built off his set up after the speakers became blown and useless.

I added a pioneer DEH-X8700BH head unit, which is awesome BTW, and replaced the speakers up front and in the sound bar and ran all new speaker wires.

Up front I have Rockford Prime R1 coax 5.25's

On the sound bar I have Rockford Prime R1 6.5 components as well as Pioneer HE 3.5" bullets. Set up here:

At higher volumes I can still hear that high frequency crackle, which I'm told can be solved by an amp.

I know cars, but electrical and audio is far from my specialty. What should I look for?

I plan on mounting the amp under the steering column so I'm looking for an amp with a built in fan.

But 2 channel, 4 channel? What wattage? I don't have and subs but I might build a custom enclosure down the road for a small 8" in the console or a 10" in the rear. I don't need a ton a thump, not my style.

And then I heard of people just amping their head unit... my brain started hurting after 2 days of research when I thought I had it figured out... back to no clue.

Please help.

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Old 08-07-2016, 01:30 PM   #2
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Just buy a nice 5 channel amp and mount it in the Jeep
This way you can add a sub later on and really enjoy the tunes.

I use JL XD 700/5 and Kenwood XR 900/5 all the time on our customer installs. Small and plenty of power.

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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^^ I agree. Just get a 5 channel amp and be done with it. I would choose JL XD700/5 or go with a PDX-V9.
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