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I just bought some speakers (Pioneer TS-C160R for the front http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069898_35027,00.html , and Pioneer TS-A6992R 6x9's for the rear http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069902_375508152,00.html)
I am looking for a cheap amp that should still be pretty good quality, and will run this setup well. I'm looking at the Kenwood KAC-8402 4 channel amp. (134 shipped on ebay)

The 6x9's are 80w RMS, and the C160R's are 60 nominal.

Any advice, recommendations, feedback etc? I'm not really that knowledgeable with stereo stuff, I'm better off inside my transmission!

PS woot for D-series speakers in a D-series car!
 

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Hmmm see if you can get a used pionner, alpine, or kenwood. I have an older pioneer amp for my components and it works great. Audiobahn also makes fairly cheap amps that work well (I have an 1800 watt audiobahn powering my sub).

That kenwood you are looking at should be perfect for what your putting in.

Also what deck are you running? Make sure your deck has the plug in capability to run the amp right (at least 1 set of preouts). This seems like a fairly simple set up. Make sure you get a good amp wiring kit with 4 gauge power wire.
 

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pick that amp up. thats a great price and those amps are bulletproof
i agree, i personaly have a kenwood to power my sub, get the kenwood...for 135 you can't beat it...
 

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I'm running a Pioneer DEH-P4600MP. Its a little old (2004 irrc) but it gets the job done for now. I won't change it for a while I don't think.
Pmed about the used kenwood. Otherwise I think I'll get the one I mentioned.
 

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yea, but i wasnt even looking to spend money at all on sound right now. My old speakers sound like shit, and so i kinda just dove into it. That kenwood is 110 less shipped, and I think it should do the job quite well for me.
Would that kenwood fit under the passenger seat? Where do you guys mount the amp in your eg hatches?
 

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That Kenwood amp will do the trick, but also take a look at SoundStream's XTA480.4 - it's rated the same, but doubles into 2ohms. I've liked SS amps for MANY years - though I'm still getting used to the "spider" theme they've grown accustomed to ever since introducing the Tarantula.

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i like my profile a lot. dirt cheap, the best customer service in the country, and work well.
http://www.profilecaraudio.com/

no joke. they almost always bench at rated power. i have a 740X powering my components and sub, and it sounds amazing. they are very picky about voltage. they don't like anything less than 14v.
 

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I would go with Planet Audio. Their amps have a 5 year warranty and they really put out what they say. All of their amps come with a "Birth Certificate" and shows just how much actual power they make @ 13 volts. Most cars run at over 14 volts anyway. So that means more power.
 

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Uhhh I am assumning that they mean 60 watts x4 not 600 x4 like it says. That would be a 2400 watt rms amp!! That looks like a good deal and should work fine. Get on sounddomain and get a decent amp kit. I bought an amp kit on ebay once and it was a piece of crap.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/ROCCP4POS

This one looks good for you. Here is a link with a bunch more. You can spend alot of money on this stuff so be careful.

http://www.cardomain.com/shop/list.pl?type_plural=Amplifier+Wiring+Kits&x=62&y=18&start=1&show=50
 

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Good price. :TU:

You can probably just run 8ga for a 240WRMS amp, even if it's in the trunk. May want to go 4ga if you plan on adding a sub amp anytime soon.

Anything will work fine, if you're not going for show. Looking on the links, RF and Lightning will do the trick nicely.

Just make sure the lengths are correct for your application, fuse that bad boy as close as you can to the battery, and enjoy the music!

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IMO...for the price...Lanzar Vibe 1200D...most bench around 1250wrms @ 1ohm...they are less than $200 shipped new on ebay with warranty! :)...and you know they can put that amount of power down beings they have 90A worth of fused hehe w00t
 
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