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Old 09-08-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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do i even need an amp?

hey guys, had an amp hooked it up today and it has an internal short so i need to take it back. Question is do i even need an amp? i am using a pioneer DEH-3800MP continuous power 22w per channel 50wx4 cd headunit. For speakers i have factory 5.25 in the front and pioneer 6.5 160watt max 30 watt nominal in the rear. do i need to get another amp or should it be clear enough and loud enough without it? if i just get my cash back i can buy some maintenance stuff , i just want a system that sounds good and has a reasonable amount of power for those rides when i feel like i am 19 again lol.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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do you have a sub or anything? If not you can probably just run your speakers off your deck. Won't be as loud as off an amp obviously but should be fine still.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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u shud be fine just running them of the deck
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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I agree. Just the deck will do.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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^^he has probably already used and blown that system in the time it took you to respond.

HOLY BUMPZORS!
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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lol as you said in previous post
holy bump batman! haha
wish i woulda seen this thread before I would have said an amp does make a very big difference if you have good speakers. I ran my JL VR speakers from my deck which was a top of the line deck ran me almost 500 and the speakers did sound pretty good but then I hooked them up to an amp and it was like night and day they really came alive. It was almost like getting a new pair of speakers
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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^^he has probably already used and blown that system in the time it took you to respond.

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^^^ more than likey....

if you have a quality speakers or a sub, an amp is fore sure a good idea, especially if you have an amp

if you have crap stock speakers, dont worry about an amp, makes no sense.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:28 AM   #8
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wow

still getting input lol. thanks guys. I installed it without the amp and it sounds pretty good, used it like that last summer. I am going to replace the front speakers this summer and will see how that sounds. Amp will be a consideration though especially since you said it makes a diff in the quality of sound. thanks again guys
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:37 PM   #9
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75% of blown speakers are the result of being underpowered...
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