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Help picking an Amp

Alright, here's the thing I'm going to be running 2 ED 6.5" woofers in sealed boxes. approx about .2 cubic feet each (which according to the web site will be large enough) what kind of power should I put to them? Here is the website http://edesignaudio.com/product.php?cid=16&cur=USD

It says they handle 150 watts RMS each, but is that peak power or optimal, and if so could I run them off the same amp, say get a 400.2 amp and run that? I want my system to sound nice, have good lows, and better highs. Not too worried about volume as I don't like driving around with an a$$ load of bass anyway. Well any help would be great.
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I hope you arent planning to use those as your only subs. They may be 20 cycles at -10db, which is useless for you.

I would find an amp (if you do go with these) that is capable of 200 watts RMS per channel or bigger. You will blow up more stuff with not enough power than too much. A rule of thumb is peak is about 2x what RMS is.

If you were looking to use these as subs, forget the idea, get a decent 10 or 12 and power right, will sound so much cleaner all around.
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I'm with Wanted on this one, I definatly wouldn't have little 6.5's as my only subs even if you don't like driving around with huge volume. I had dual 300W 10" subs and they were pretty decent for just driving around, and if you wanted to turn it up say at a party.
I'd definatly wait for a sale on 10 or 12" subs and pick up 1 or 2
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i have a memphis power reference 200.2 that im trying to get rid of that you could use... i want $120 if you are interested... and if you did end up getting some 10's you could run them with this amp.
here is the website for the amp
http://www.memphiscaraudio.com/produ...ails.asp?id=64
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dont listen to these guys i have experience with these. they will take 200rms daily, but these really shine in a ported enclosure. 2 would work very well in a 1cuft vented box and www.icixsound.com has many box designs for free. 2 ported w/150rms will rival a nice ten, something like a JLW3 would sound sealed. these are great if space is a big issue or if you just want that "WOW" factor. i have suggested these many times on this board but no one cares or listens. they would do great in the rear section of extra cabs or 4 of them would sound great in a regular cab. if you need any help or directions let me know i would be happy to help. BTW there is a guy Steve on that site i posted that is sending 1800rms to 5 for burbs and is pullin 147 on the termlab
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I'm with Wanted on this one, I definatly wouldn't have little 6.5's as my only subs even if you don't like driving around with huge volume. I had dual 300W 10" subs and they were pretty decent for just driving around, and if you wanted to turn it up say at a party.
I'd definatly wait for a sale on 10 or 12" subs and pick up 1 or 2
definitly dont listen to this guy he runs legacy and pyramid
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Not everyone has or wants to drop 1000+ on car audio
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ummm the guys setup that posted this wont run more than 200-250 if he does it right and BTW my amps,radio,speakers,sub, wiring, box ran me a whopping 650 oh wait i guess you can add in my 150 dollar creative MP3 player but i usually record my classes with that. for a grand i can do alot, and i mean alot better. thats why i dont work at a shop anymore because my customer base trusts me to do a good job at a great price. legacy is like putting golden star oil in your vehicle.
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definitly dont listen to this guy he runs legacy and pyramid

lol
that's my cheap $400 stereo.. I put the real system in the explorer
900W Boss amp and a 500W JL sub, 4 pioneer's in the doors and a pioneer mp3 deck.
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ill pm you because we are ruining this guys thread and that disrespectful
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So a 6.5" can put out the sound quality of a 10" or 12" from 20-220 cycles?

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So a 6.5" can put out the sound quality of a 10" or 12" from 20-220 cycles?

tell you what if you are trustworthy i will send you a pair of mine when i am done with them this summer so you can give them a try, but you have to pay return shipping. put your money where your mouth is.

can anyone here that is a senior member vouch for you?
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Would be more than willing to try them.
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I heard a four 6" subs in a vented box that was pretty tight. It wasn't super low frequencies, but it was very punchy and accurate. They really moved alot of air. Perfect for Rock and Roll.
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go to www.icixsound.com and see what the hoopla is about
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Ill just order one and see.
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one wont be fun but may just impress you enough to buy another
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My whole reason for picking these are because I want the rear part of the truck to have as much room as possible left. And with these I can make an enclosure that will replace the side storage area's (where the side fold down jump seats used to be in the older Rangers). This will still give me almost the full rear area for my work stuff. I am not worried about getting a lot of bass, just better then factory install. And if everything I've read is correct a smaller sub hits cleaner then a larger sub. I could be way off about the 6.5's sounding cleaner then a 10' but I don't know.
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