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hustlinismygame 03-05-2013 08:22 PM

Audio System Help ASAP
 
I need help in setting up my sound system.
I recently purchased a head unit "Alpine CDE-HD138BT" and would like to hook up my sub-woofer. I am having trouble finding the right amplifier. In the future I would like to purchase some speakers front and rear with a watt range of 75 each. I am not sure of what kind of amplifier to purchase as far as a 4, 5, or mono amp. There are links provided below to my equipment. My Alpine sub-woofer is 50-200 watts and has 4 ohms. How would I connect this set-up to a 4 channel amp if I were to purchase 75 watt speakers front and rear and what kind of amp am I looking for? Help is greatly appreciated. :2thumbsup:

LINK HERE:

Head unit: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-1j5zWmd...ml#details-tab

Sub-woofer: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5ovgBBn...ml#details-tab

Jamesurq 03-05-2013 10:53 PM

Depends on your budget.


Check out the Rockford Fosgate R600-5. It's a 5 channel amp. 4x50 + 200x1 at 4 ohms. It's about $200 on amazon. That and a basic 4 gauge wiring kit with a couple of extra RCAs if you want control over fade and sub output from the head unit. Or just the one RCA cable and control your balance on the amp.

If your budget is more, there's a 5 channel digital amp made by alpine that I considered getting. Expensive but stays cool and is small (big plus in a jeep.)

Hope that helps. I just spent the last 3 months putting together my system so it's relatively fresh in my mind.

Jonathanjr1 03-05-2013 11:09 PM

If you are not geting the speakers right away look in to a mono amp that does 200 watts rms at 4 ohms. Hook it up to the subwoofer output on the radio and get a bigger wiring kit then you need if you decide to get another amp.

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 09:47 AM

What alpine amp are you referring too? thanks

Jamesurq 03-06-2013 09:54 AM

Pdx-v9

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 10:28 AM

That's a niceeee amp:drool:

I am looking at the amp: http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosga...nnel+amplifier

What are your opinions? :eek:

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathanjr1 (Post 15086839)
If you are not geting the speakers right away look in to a mono amp that does 200 watts rms at 4 ohms. Hook it up to the subwoofer output on the radio and get a bigger wiring kit then you need if you decide to get another amp.

that is true. Then if I wanted to hook up my front and rear speakers, I could add another amp. But, that would take up to much space. I very new at this and pretty confident that I can hook everyone up myself, but finding the right amp and matching this and that is a pain. LOL :ballchain:

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamesurq (Post 15088438)
Pdx-v9

I was checking out these 2 amps and was trying to find a difference.

Rockford-Fosgate-P1000X5D
: http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosga...nnel+amplifier

AND

Rockford-Punch-P1000X5
: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P1KX...15#details-tab

They are both class D amps. But I really dont see any difference. What is the difference between a Class D amp and A/B amp?

I also found another link for the Rockford-Fosgate-P1000X5D:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P1KX...15#details-tab

Jonathanjr1 03-06-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hustlinismygame (Post 15088735)
I was checking out these 2 amps and was trying to find a difference.

Rockford-Fosgate-P1000X5D
: http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosga...nnel+amplifier

AND

Rockford-Punch-P1000X5
: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P1KX...15#details-tab

They are both class D amps. But I really dont see any difference. What is the difference between a Class D amp and A/B amp?

I also found another link for the Rockford-Fosgate-P1000X5D:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P1KX...15#details-tab

Class d amps are smaller and more efficient than class a/b amps.

Jamesurq 03-06-2013 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hustlinismygame
That's a niceeee amp:drool:

I am looking at the amp: http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosga...nnel+amplifier

What are your opinions? :eek:

Sure.

That'll work.

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathanjr1 (Post 15089432)
Class d amps are smaller and more efficient than class a/b amps.

What about sound wise?

hustlinismygame 03-06-2013 02:32 PM

So I figured out what I am going to do in the meantime with my system. I'm going to go with the Alpine MRP-M500 mono amplifier to only power my sub-woofer. The reason why I chose this amp is just to keep my audio system basic right now without the headaches of worrying if I get an amplifier with 5 channels and want to replace my sub-woofer with something much higher/stronger in watts later on as I keep adding to my system, I would have to keep replacing my amp and so on etc....Seems like 2 amps would do the job if you want to power your front and rear speakers and with the other amp to power a much higher sub (500-1000w) compared to using one amp. I just hate the fact that 2 amps would take up a lot of space. What do you fellow Jeepers think???:club::banana::PopCorn:

Link to Alpine MRP-M500 mono amplifier:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRPM...5#overview-tab

Jonathanjr1 03-06-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hustlinismygame (Post 15089852)
What about sound wise?

To me they sound the same but they may sound different depending upon the other components in the system.


with my system. I'm going to go with the Alpine MRP-M500 mono amplifier to only power my sub-woofer. The reason why I chose this amp is just to keep my audio system basic right now without the headaches of worrying if I get an amplifier with 5 channels and want to replace my sub-woofer with something much higher/stronger in watts later on as I keep adding to my system, I would have to keep replacing my amp and so on etc....Seems like 2 amps would do the job if you want to power your front and rear speakers and with the other amp to power a much higher sub (500-1000w) compared to using one amp. I just hate the fact that 2 amps would take up a lot of space. What do you fellow Jeepers think???:club::banana::PopCorn:

Link to Alpine MRP-M500 mono amplifier:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRPM...5#overview-tab[/QUOTE]

You can fit amps in many different places in you jeep it just depends on what kind of jeep you have. I think that having 2 amps is better because you have more options on how much power your system has.

Also fill in your profile so we know what kind of jeep you have to make it easier to answer certain questions

Demp 03-06-2013 03:54 PM

Class A/B amps are less efficient but produce less harmonic noise. They will be larger and generate more heat per watt output. You will find many multi channel amps for non subs are of A/B design.

Class D amps are significantly more efficient, but the way they amplify can introduce a lot of harmonic distortion. These harmonics tend to be higher frequency that a sub does not reproduce, so you won't hear them. Subwoofer amps are almost invariably class D or a D hybrid.

hustlinismygame 03-07-2013 01:20 AM

Here's a link to my new thread about wiring the radio cable harness if you can answer. Help is much appreciated. Thanks:D

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/j.../#post15092997


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