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Old 09-17-2007, 11:24 AM
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Default Best Marine Amplifier 4Channel ???

I have a Bazooka Marine AMP 4 chanel 600Watt for my Stereo system. The AMP seems OK, but doesn't give me enough sound. Looking to upgrade because of other stuff I'll be adding and because I think I'm undergunned. I have two Polyplanar 6900 (200 watts each) speakers, a pair of PP - MA-9060 (100 watt each), I will be adding another pair of speakers probably 100 watt each for the interior of the Cuddy (Center Console 31 FT.)

I AM LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS ON A MARINE AMP. MED./High end is OK. My thoughts are a 4 to 6 channel, 750 to 1200 watt AMP....... Thanks for the Help.
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The Clarion 480M may be a good choice for you, check it out. Well built and I think it's rated at 160w x 4. It is a nice, big, heavy, well-built amplifier.

I may actually have one for sale if you're interested - I have one that was installed for about 2 weeks on a boat I owned 2 years ago, but don't think it'll fit in my current console. Haven't gotten around to test fitting it yet.

Aside from the 2 weeks on the boat it's been stored in my closet since.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:33 PM
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The Clarion is a good amp but it 80 x 4 at 4 ohms. I really do think that watts is your problem though. Most of the time its tuning and or the Radio. Trust me to Head unit can make a big difference. But I can agree about the clarion amps they are good I have both the 480 and the 280 on my boat. they have been great, I wish their speakers were of the same quality.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:40 PM
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It seems you are putting together a nice system, I hope you have a master plan for the outcome you are looking for. You should have your system sketched the way you want it and concentrate on the overall sound quality you are looking for. When you talk about wattage of 750 to 1200 watts I hope you are talking about dynamic power and not RMS. If you are talking RMS you are going to have to keep the amps Isolated from the salt air as much as possible and go with a car stereo amplifier. I have not seem any amplifiers capable of producing 750 watts RMS in the marine market in 4 ohms. If you are looking for a 2 ohm load then thats a different story. You will have more success going with multiple Clarion, JLaudio, or the many other marine amplifier brands. I have used both clarion and JL audio and are happy with both. I hope your electrical system is up for the challenge, running down your batteries while on the water is like running out of gas, not fun.

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I have a Bazooka Marine AMP 4 chanel 600Watt for my Stereo system. The AMP seems OK, but doesn't give me enough sound. Looking to upgrade because of other stuff I'll be adding and because I think I'm undergunned. I have two Polyplanar 6900 (200 watts each) speakers, a pair of PP - MA-9060 (100 watt each), I will be adding another pair of speakers probably 100 watt each for the interior of the Cuddy (Center Console 31 FT.)

I AM LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS ON A MARINE AMP. MED./High end is OK. My thoughts are a 4 to 6 channel, 750 to 1200 watt AMP....... Thanks for the Help.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:58 AM
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Thanks BigNick1. I have three Odyssey Batteries with plenty of juice for the setup, and I have sketched out a plan for the sound - and thanks to your post I now see the difference in the 2ohms versus 4ohms. I am strongly considering MB Quart Marine NAA 665 with the following specs....NAA 665 Specifications

Type: 6 Channel Marine Amplifier
Power Output: 6 x 65W RMS @ 4 Ohm, 6 x 90W RMS @ 2 Ohm
SNR: >95dB
Input Signal: 0.2V - 6.0V
Dimensions: 17 x 7.7 x 2 Inches
Weight: 11 lb (4.6 kg)

Any Comments on the MB Quart?

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I Have used the MB Quart car audio line of speakers, the sound quality was very good. I have never tried their Marine amps. I would imagine their amps are pricey also. I would see If you can find someone that uses the amp and have a listen to see what you think?

Also the RMS power you supplied is that from a 14.4V output on a regulated power supply? or unregulated? if its unregulated then of course the true RMS output would be less. Not many people maintain 14.4 volts with the engines running and charging multiple batteries. Don't want to get too in depth but when you start to spend that kind of money just make sure you have a full understanding. If you want to shoot me a PM I will give you some more detailed info.

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Thanks BigNick1. I have three Odyssey Batteries with plenty of juice for the setup, and I have sketched out a plan for the sound - and thanks to your post I now see the difference in the 2ohms versus 4ohms. I am strongly considering MB Quart Marine NAA 665 with the following specs....NAA 665 Specifications

Type: 6 Channel Marine Amplifier
Power Output: 6 x 65W RMS @ 4 Ohm, 6 x 90W RMS @ 2 Ohm
SNR: >95dB
Input Signal: 0.2V - 6.0V
Dimensions: 17 x 7.7 x 2 Inches
Weight: 11 lb (4.6 kg)

Any Comments on the MB Quart?
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