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Old 04-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about upgrading my radio soon by adding an amp.

I'm just wondering what amps are being used, Where the amp is mounted

and how to wire input to the amp.



I have a couple of PAC speaker to rca converter boxes from some of my earlier days in car audio - I was thinking of using the front speakers to the pac and removing the rear speakers all together.



I use to have an "old school" Linear Power amp that was small in size, wish I still had it......
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Check this out . I'm thinking of looking into it myself



http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206PX1K...12PX100-2.html








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You can do a lot better than the money you would spend on that kicker amp. A popular one is the Pyle PLMRA400 4 ch amp and can be found for around $50. That is the one I am using however my setup is a little different. Another member that is using the Pyle amp is Rudy. He did a writeup on how he added an amp to his bike and there is some good info HERE. Whatever you do, especially if you add an amp, run new speaker wire to the speakers and upgrade the speakers. The stock ones aren't that great and throwing more power to them will be a waste of time.
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Pyle PLMRA400.........HUH you get what you pay for BS in, and BS out, KICKER is the way to go. I will agree that youshould change out the stock speakers. But if you are afraid to spend a little money then stick with what you have.
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I have another thread running with a similar question. Is anyone using the Pyle amp? What makes for a quality amp? Will this fit under the seat?

One needs a 4 ch amp, correct?

I would like to mount an amp under the seat, so I am thinking smaller. I don't want to take up too much trunk space.
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Well from what I've seen under my seat, I don't think an amp is going to fit. plus you want some air space around the amp so it wont overheat. I'm thinking in the trunk, or left saddlebag. I'm thinking about using the Polk 5" front speakers and ditching the rear all together, and use a 2 channel amp. With a helmet on I cant hear the rear anyways.
My main thing is getting an amp that will not kill my electrical system
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