Amplifer for 4x HSK-165's 125watt RMS 4ohm
Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:26 PM
Budget is 2-400ish AUD. It seems 4ch 100watt RMS @ 4 ohm amps are about the 250 mark, 4ch 125watt RMS (or higher) @ 4 ohm are 4-500 AUD mark.
Also any features in particular I should be looking out for an amp? Should I be getting an amp rated higher than my speakers, say 150watt?
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:19 PM
Bang for buck, Jaycar/Response are top value. But you could look at Clarion, Pioneer, etc.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:37 PM
I've tested them on an olddd amp that is bridged for 100wRMS however it distorts quite a bit when high and seems to be clipping. Basically the goals for my system were nice kick to the chest from these speakers if possible but also decent sound quality across the range of course. Basically www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc76wMHYy_g The kick drum in that video.
Will the 6.5's add much to that or will subs handle most/all of that? The car it's all going into as well is a Ford Falcon AU II sedan to get an idea of space,etc.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:32 PM
Thanks. I've read articles suggesting matching amplifier to 100-150% of the rated RMS handling for the speaker, which seems contradictory to the 50watt RMS suggestion?
This is ideal if you can afford it. For the quality of the HSKs, if you want an amp capable of 150WRMS/ch, then look to spend around $600~1000 (eg: Alpine PDX-F6, Hertz HDP4).
For your budget, either go with a bang-for-buck powerful amp, or accept lower power.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:01 PM
With 2 sets of splits (on equal power) I could only imagine your ear drums would pierce before distorting the speakers
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:11 PM
Thanks again for the recommendation on this amp.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:29 AM