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    which amplifier?

    hey guys am looking at buying sum alpine Component's and i was just wondering what would be a good amplifier to power them i have around £100 to spend so any advice is welcome cheers guys.

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    which components are you buying?

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    for starters save yourself a bundle & buy from here http://www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk/sho...s_productJJ873

    do you just want to amp the front two speakers or are u buying some rear speakers aswell ?

    what headunit have you got, it might be powerfull enough to run those without an amp?

    http://www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk/sho...eakers/Alpine/
    these are a better quality speaker, for a similar cost.
    u can get them as components but the cheapest ive found them is £103
    http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/prod...7s_p-22579.htm

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    hey ive got an alpine 9853r

    50w x 4 high power amplifier
    2v pre out
    3 pre outs

    i doubt ill have rear speakers as i had them in my old car and i dint like the sound i just assumed you needed to amp speakers ill be running them speakers am getting, ive all ready got a mono amp and 2 12" subs to do all the bass so just need a good amp to finish it off.

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    that headunit is powerful enough for the speakers without needing an amp you should be alright just replacing the original speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hep View Post
    that headunit is powerful enough for the speakers without needing an amp you should be alright just replacing the original speakers
    Powerful enough? I think not that 4X50W are peak figures in reality they are pushing around 4X20W which TBH is no where near enough for those speakers. Add this to the fact that those speakers are designed to be driven by a proper amp and well you will not even warm the voice coils properly.

    A better match for running off the headunit would be Alpine type E series, anything above and a amp is required to get the best of the speakers

    For amps there are plenty around that will drive those happily. Stick to the main brands or even stick with Alpine if you want.

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    He doesn't want to pay more then £100 which rules out Alpine amps.(even from CAD)
    Maplins have some interesting cheep amps.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...45185&doy=5m11
    or
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...45190&doy=5m11
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