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    Default What is a good marine amp?

    My Amps are not marine and a little old. They shut down only after about 20mins of use and they are basically done for the day. My current set up is....

    2 x 10" subs Clarion
    4 x Clarion CM1635


    Also on a side note, on getting a new alternator and was curious to know how to choose the amps ect.

    Not looking for anything to expensive. Any thoughts are appreciative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSober View Post
    My Amps are not marine and a little old. They shut down only after about 20mins of use and they are basically done for the day. My current set up is....

    2 x 10" subs Clarion
    4 x Clarion CM1635


    Also on a side note, on getting a new alternator and was curious to know how to choose the amps ect.

    Not looking for anything to expensive. Any thoughts are appreciative.
    Sounds like they are going thermal. That really has nothing to do with age. If you want something new the Alpines are nice, but they are not cheap but are less than JL. I hear Memphis makes a nice amp but have not heard them.

    If you want to go for some old school power, look for some old Autotek Street Machine amps or if you can find them the Mean Machine are even better. This would probably be right up your alley. AUTOTEK OS STREET MACHINE SX-5750 750WRMS 5CH AMP, RARE AND VGC!!! | eBay Don't worry about the rated power, they were always under rated.

    And you might look at getting a fan if the amps are in a tight place with no air movement.

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    I keep the amps under the dash on the passenger side so i figure they should have enough air.

    Any ideas on an alternator?

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    I keep the amps under the dash on the passenger side so i figure they should have enough air.

    Any ideas on an alternator?
    Alpine. PDX great amps !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by high flyer View Post
    Alpine. PDX great amps !!!
    X2!

    I've got 2 of them; one for the subs, one for the mids. Really liked the Memphis amps but couldn't justify the extra coin when the Alpines sound almost as good for a whole lot less.

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    Wetsound amps rock. Have had 4 pdx they were good but after hours of rocking would turn off. They were wired to spec and not pushing anything crazy. My wetsounds have never turned off. Now there speakers I don't like.

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    Orion is always good solid performance for easy $. The new Alpine DIGITAL amps are well-suited for boating, due to cooler running (digital). They can even be STACKED together.

    Just freshen up whatever alt you have, or get a direct replacement. Even if you go with more system later, a 65 amp alt is all you need - unless you are running in SPL competitions. A few friends of mine have 2000 and 3000 watt systems in their boats with three batts. The stock Merc 65 amp alternator charges the batts just fine during lake runs or back to the trailer. No need for anything more.
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