Currently, I'm using an MTX Thunder 240 (200w bridged x 2) with a JL Audio 8w0 SVC sub (75w rms, 150 peak). I have installed Polk db571 5x7 Coax in the front doors and factory 5x7 in the rear doors.
I want to move the Polk db571's to the back doors and install a pair of Polk MMC6500 Components in the front doors or in kick panels.
My thought is to sell the MTX and buy a 4 or 5 channel amp. I would bridge 2 channels for the sub and use the other two channels to power the components.
I have a few questions:
1. All the speakers are 4ohm. The sub in bridge mono would yield a 4 ohm load. When I hook up the components to the two channels (one component for each channel), since there are two 4ohm speakers (woofer and tweeter), does the amp see those as a 2ohm load or still a 4 ohm load?
2. Any budget amps less than $100 that you would recommend? I don't mind used, even using "old school" amps.
Some amps I have looked at locally are:
Kicker KX 700.5 (5 channel amp) (40x4 @ 4ohm, 70x4 @ 2ohm, 150x2 @ 8ohm) - $80
Soundstream Rubicon RUB4.500 (75x4 @ 4ohm, 125x4 @ 2ohm, 250x2 bridged mono) - $80
Eclipse AE4000 (75x4 @ 4ohm, no specs for 2ohm, 150w bridged mono)
- $100 firm
Kicker ZX350.4 (60x4 @ 4ohm, 90x4 @ 2ohm, 175x2 bridged mono) - $80 - $100
Would you recommend any of these and why?
I am leaning towards the Kicker KX 700.5. I'm thinking I could bridge two channels to power the left door component speakers, bridge two channels to power the right door component speakers and bridge the sub channels to drive the sub.