I've been researching new speakers for my 06 RSX for the last two months, and have decided on going with Polk Audio SR series. Currently I'm deciding whether to go with the 5250 or 6500, mostly because the 6500 is going to require some modification to fit in my factory openings. In addition, I had originally decided to pick up the PA500.4, but due to the Polk amps not being widely available near me (and slightly lower power consumption), I decided to switch to JL amps.
I've been reading these forums for the last two weeks, which has answered many of the questions I originally had, but not quite all of them. My question for you all is this: how much amplification can the SR series tweeters and woofers handle independantly?
On the Polk websites and other places I see 100W RMS for the 5250 and 125W RMS for the 6500, but I assume this is for both speakers combined. I am planning on using the bi-amplification feature to power one component set from a single 4 channel amplifier, but I want to make sure that the tweets and woofers can handle the full power of a single 75W RMS channel.
At the moment, I'm looking at 3 possible amps, one with 75Wx4, one with 150Wx4 and one with 75Wx2 150Wx2.
I'm going to be using the Eclipse CD7100 to run the system, which is supposed to be a maximum of 8v on the rca outs.
Ideally, I would like to use a more powerful amp, and back off the gain to a given speaker set for more flexibility. Im not sure if I'll be able to do this if the 8v RCAs are actually putting out that level at the amp. I would rather use lower power, than have blown tweeters.
In addition, at a later date I plan on adding a single SR 12" using approximately 750W RMS.
Any information you guys can provide would be highly appreciated.:)
P.S. What's up with Polk suddenly lowering the warranty on the SR Components from 3 years to 1 year? Are they going to be discontinued?:(