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Old 04-25-2004, 04:42 PM
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Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
Reasonable 5/6 channel amp?

Unfortunately, the HK system in my M3 really sucks ass.

Really, really, really sucks ass. It's a good deal worse than the standard system in my old wagon.

Anyhow, to start this process, I'd like to find myself a 5 or 6 channel amp that meets a couple of requirements: It MUST cost less than $400, and it must accept balanced inputs. I would like to avoid using a line converter of any sort.

Suggestions for a four channel amp along with a one or two channel amp that fit within this price and compatibility requirement would also be accepted.

Beyond that, I want good, clean sound. It doesn't have to be the best in the world. I can get that at home. But I can only tolerate so much ****ed up mid-bass.
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Old 04-25-2004, 05:04 PM
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Hmm, you might be best off with a used amp. Most that directly take balanced inputs (newer a/d/s, xtant, etc.) tend to be costly, especially in multichannel. Although mine is one model too old to take balanced, I got a great deal on eBay for a a/d/s P840. I'm finally getting back around to finishing the system, and it should sound pretty good when its done.
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Old 04-25-2004, 05:47 PM
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You can go with a Kenwood amp, they are clean, have the power you want and are probably in that price range, and have the high level in you are looking for too.
I have a Mono Kenwood bass amp running at 1.3 ohms to 3-8" 4 ohm woofers and never heats up or shuts down, pretty happy with it.
I have also installed many other Kenwood amps and have had great results.

So check them out and see if they meet your needs.

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Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
Unfortunately, the HK system in my M3 really sucks ass.

Really, really, really sucks ass. It's a good deal worse than the standard system in my old wagon.

Anyhow, to start this process, I'd like to find myself a 5 or 6 channel amp that meets a couple of requirements: It MUST cost less than $400, and it must accept balanced inputs. I would like to avoid using a line converter of any sort.

Suggestions for a four channel amp along with a one or two channel amp that fit within this price and compatibility requirement would also be accepted.

Beyond that, I want good, clean sound. It doesn't have to be the best in the world. I can get that at home. But I can only tolerate so much ****ed up mid-bass.
Hmmmm.......should have saved teh $675 j/k

For $400 look at the Kenwood, if you want to do mid 500 you could get jl 500/4 amp. What else are you going to add other then an amp We need to chat about this more
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