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Old 03-01-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Question on Power Output

I'm looking at getting a new head unit but I'm not finding any with really good RMS output for a decent price. For example I like the Pioneer DEH-P5000UB but the output is 14 watts RMS.

So, the question is, with components is that going to be enough to push them without distortion?

FYI it is CEA-2006 compliant.

Here are a few units I'm looking at.

Amazon.com: Pioneer DEH-P5000UB In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA/iTunes AAC/WAV Receiver: Electronics

Amazon.com: Clarion CZ309 CD/MP3/WMA/AAC Receiver and USB Port: Electronics

Amazon.com: Sony CDX-GT630UI MP3/WMA/AAC Compliant CD Receiver with iPod Direct Control via USB: Electronics

Amazon.com: Pioneer DEH-P6000UB In-Dash CD/Mp3/Wma/iTunes AAC/Wav Receiver: Electronics
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: Question on Power Output

No, It's not. You need an external amp to get the most out of after market speakers. You will be much happier in the end.
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Re: Question on Power Output

What would you say the minimum is? I'd rather avoid an amp install with this car if I can.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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Re: Question on Power Output

what components are you looking at buying?
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Re: Question on Power Output

The fronts will be Focal 130V1 components. 5 1/4" mids and 1" tweets. The rears will just be some Kenwood 6x9s. There won't be a sub.
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Re: Question on Power Output

they won't sound good off headunit power. THey will have distortion when you turn them up. I know you don't want to get an external amp but if you really want to use them it's your only option.
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Re: Question on Power Output

Damn.

Oh well, got any suggestions for a good small amp?
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Re: Question on Power Output

a powerbass 300.2 would be plenty for them they are under 100$
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Re: Question on Power Output

you will need at least a 75X4 if you biamp them or 125-150X2 if you are gonna use the passive crossovers that come with them.
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Re: Question on Power Output

Alright.

Now, this raises a question in my other car. It's got an Infinity Basslink I. It has a 200 watt class D amp on board. Do you think that would be sufficient for a set of similar components?
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no, that amp will be a mono amp (1 channel) and will probably be designed for bass frequencies only
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