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Amping my speakers

I want to get a 4 channel amp to amp my Pioneer speakers. Is it better to get a line out converter and then this amp:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...9HA1040&tp=115

Or use this amp that has speaker level inputs:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...9AP1040&tp=115

And are those good amps? I don't really want to spend a ton of money in this but I want them to be louder than they are now.
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i really like the second one because of the speaker level inputs that is what i am going to buy 2 channel of course when i put subs in my truck but i dont think you want them anyway because you are powering speakers not subs therefore you dont only want lows if this makes any sense
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No that didn't make any sense lol. I want to run a sub as well, I just want to amp my speakers first.
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well i think im right but you will have to get someone on here to explain it better because the speaker level output thing is for sending the low notes to the subs and if you send only low notes to your speakers you will only have bass i think hopefully someone corrects me or atleast says im right lol its kind of hard to explain
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Yeah I know that, all this stuff is confusing me. I think I might use a line out converter and that first sub I posted. Should be able to have it done for under 200.
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profile amps suck, all of profiles cheap audio stuff is crap. i suggest getting a quality name brand amp such as alpine, kicker, rockford fosgate, infinity, or JL
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Darn I don't really wanna spend a crap ton of money on this. Put I know what you mean, I'll just do it right the first time.
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profile amps suck, all of profiles cheap audio stuff is crap. i suggest getting a quality name brand amp such as alpine, kicker, rockford fosgate, infinity, or JL
dang i really like those amps thats what i was going to buy when i put subs in my truck like i said earlier
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I've got a 800w for just my sub...

Then in my garage is a 360w 4ch for my speakers that i'm putting in this summer

The sounds is 423455234345652678645678554x better lol
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I know but you have the D3 which has the preouts.
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I would look into this 4 chan pioneer amp GM-4300 for your speakers. In fact I'm thinking of getting one myself as Ive seen them go for as low as $100 on amazon, ebay, etc.

Also they wont over power your pioneer speakers assuming you have the same 3 way 6x8s A series that I just installed in my truck. They are rated at 50 watts rms. With more powerfull amps you could risk blowing your speakers.
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I think that would be a good choice as well. How much RMS does the stock headunit put out? Anyone know?
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How much RMS does the stock headunit put out? Anyone know?
I'm just guessing but i would probably think between 10-15 RMS x 4 Max. I just recently took my stock headunit out when i got my new pioneer 3 way speakers and replaced it with an Pioneer DEH-P5000UB that produces 22watts RMS x 4 and it way louder then the original stock unit and speakers ever where. the two systems wouldnt even come close.

My mirrors, door metal surfaces, and windshield shake like crazy when i crank up the sound(Seconk Skin Sound dampener now on its way) I'm very impressed with the new headunit and speakers. An amazing amount of bass for 6x8 door speakers. In fact i knocked my rear view mirror off once already lol. I haven't even bothered to install my sub yet. It almost feels unnecessary and I'm currently contemplating sending those parts back to save money.

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Meh, if you are just amping co-ax's in the door a middle of the road amp like something from Hifonics will suit you fine.

As far as LOC vs High level input...personal preference.
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if i were you i would buy a hifonics 4 channel amp. you can get em for pretty dam cheap on onlinecarstereo.com and if you use a 4 channel because of the lowpass filter you dont have to worry about a line out converter
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2 channel amp is ok for your right and for your left each channel will run at 2ohm which is good
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those amps are way to powerful for those speakers. if you have the stock HU then just upgrade to a pioneer one and that will be fine. but if you wanna keep the stock look try something like http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19262
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