View Full Version : amping MMC6500's
11-23-2006, 05:43 PM
hey everybody, does anyone have advice on what type of an amp i should get to power a pair of MMC6500. Also does anyone have a good spot to hide an amp in a 2002 Tahoe?
11-23-2006, 07:15 PM
Why not go with a Polk amp? The C400.4 wouldn't be a bad match up for it. And it's not too big, so I'm sure it could be put under a seat somewhere.
11-23-2006, 09:09 PM
sweet, yeah i totally forgot about the under the seat placement, i was freakin out thinking i was gonna have to do a custom install but thanks
11-23-2006, 09:24 PM
what do you think about this one http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6569.html# its quite a bit cheaper but rated around the same amount of power. The kicker ZX250.2?
12-06-2006, 03:50 PM
i have an 05 chevy equinox with the 6500's run by the 400.4 and it fits perfectly under the seat...so you should have no problem placing it there
12-07-2006, 11:24 AM
I'm looking to power a pair of MMC6500 with the C400.4 also. I'm thinking of going crazy so this is my plan. MMC6500 in front powered by the C300.2, and MMC6500 mounted in rear doors along with the MMC690 in rear panel, both of these will be powered by the C400.4.
Its either that or just MMC6500 up front, MMC690's in the rear and use the C400.4 to power those (difference being i wont have MMC6500 mounted in rear door panels so i wont need the C300.2 either)
i'm gonna need another battery or a cap or something, my tiny battery wont be able to handle it.
Most Polk products are under rated, so don't be fooled. they make excellent products. I just ordered the MM2124, and an amp kit from sonicelectonix.com cuz they have great prices, i'd recommend using them or cardomain.com. cant wait for my c500.1 and mm21 to get here! :D
12-07-2006, 11:29 AM
Sounds like a good plan! Youll have plenty of volume.
12-07-2006, 11:49 AM
black magic - I don't know how you could swing this with your setup, but I'd much prefer running the MMC6500 off the C400.4. One big benefit of doing that is you'll gain a lot more flexibility with tuning options. Power is the other benefit. If you go with components in the front and rear doors, and the 6x9's in the rear deck, each component set in your rear doors will only be getting 75 watts; I don't like that. However, they are rear speakers, so you'll hopefully have them faded out at least a little bit.
If it were my sytem, I think I would probably put a C400.4 with the front MMC6500's and then get a C300.2 to power a set of MMC6500 in the rear doors, completely foregoing the 6x9's.
Whichever way you do it, though, will be sure to please.
12-07-2006, 02:00 PM
i think i see what you mean, so overall its better to have to rear speakers louder?
if i was only gonna have 1 pair of speakers in the rear, wouldnt the mmc690's be a better choice since they give off more mid-bass?
12-07-2006, 04:50 PM
I guess I didn't word that too clearly...kinda seems to be my trademark...
Speaking strictly from a sound quality perspective, it's best to not even have rear speakers. Rear speakers will pull your soundstage back and mess with your imaging. However, some people like rear fill, and others want their passengers to have good sound, so rear speakers were created.
As for why I chose the MMC6500's for the rear oppossed to the 6x9's, the MMC6500's would offer better sound quality for the rear passengers, and it wouldn't mess with the front soundstage/imaging too much, since they'd be firing backwards instead of forwards like the 6x9's in the rear deck would be.
12-10-2006, 10:52 PM
use a c300.2 dude. i have that set up and it rips so clean!! if you don't like it youo can come to my house and kill me :) thats how much i am sure of the setup
and only run the fronts. just disconnect the rears. trust me on this one
12-11-2006, 02:03 AM
You don't have to disconnect the rears unless you really want to. If those run off HU power and the fronts are amped, the rears will almost be inaudible to front passengers while still allowing a little more SQ for the rear passengers.
For me, the tweeters are a little shrill on the MOMO's, so using a 4 ch amp opposed to a 2 ch and biamping was a better option for me. By doing that, I can adjust the tweeter output easier and tone them down.
BTW, that c300.2 is on sale right now at Fry's for $99. So tempting to go pick up, even though I have no use for the amp...
12-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Wow. A C300.2 for $100. I have no use for it, and wouldn't wanna use it because I wanna biamp for more flexibility...but I'm so tempted to get one for that price.
12-11-2006, 02:33 PM
I just looked on Fry's website, and I can't find the C300.2 anywhere on there.
12-11-2006, 06:53 PM
I want a 300.2 for my midbasses!!
You cant find a 300.2 anywhere!
I just looked on Outpost.com too and couldnt find it. Man I cant believe I missed that!
12-11-2006, 08:28 PM
they arent listed on the site, but they were in the paper ad. They listed them at that price a year ago, but havent seen it since.
Mac, I can see if the ad is still on and try to get one for you for 120 + actual shipping. The extra 10-12 dollars should cover gas and time getting it. I'm just not sure if they are selling it for that anymore or if they even have any in stock.
12-11-2006, 09:27 PM
Thanks bro, but dont worry about it.
Ive got a couple other things I guess I should get squared away before I worry about new amps. Maybe by the time Im ready for some, theyll have those on sale again.
I wonder why nobody carries the 300.2 anymore? You cant find them on Sounddomain or Crutchfield. I havent even seen any on Ebay lately.
12-11-2006, 10:00 PM
Yeah the only one I saw on ebay was one that was unopened and brand new in Plano, Tx. The auction started a few days ago and I'm quite sure the guy picked it up at fry's to make a little extra change.
I thought about doing that when the db124's were on sale for 20 a piece.
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