I have been into car audio since I was 16. I am 40 now, and still have the car audio bug. I just purhcased a brand new Ford Ecoboost F-150 and this is a great truck. But the stock stereo was pathetic. I wanted a decent system for under a grand. So, I bought a JL Audio clean sweep, replacement 6x8 door speakers (pioneer in the front, Alpine in the back doors), and installed two very old school amps that I had kept from back in the day. A Kicker ZR240 for the highs, and a ZED Autotek 7150 "Bass Thrust" for my two kicker 6.5" comp VR woofers (already owned these as well) under the rear seat (supercrew) in a custom ported box. That put a 2 ohm stereo load on the kicker, and a 2 ohm mono load on the autotek which both are rated for. Everything sounded great, but then the Autotek stopped working (this amp is 20 years old after all). So I broke down and bought this 4 channel Fosgate amp, and for the time being, I am running my whole system on it. The four door speakers are bridged to the front channels, high pass set at about 160hz, and the 6.5" kickers are on the rear channel, bridged 2 ohms mono, also crossed LP at 160hz. The birth sheet states like 664 total watts RMS at a 2 ohm load. The sound difference with the new amp is night and day. I was blown away. The sound is extrememly crisp, clean, clear, and the lows are incredibly tight and with the bass boost dialed in, these little kicker 6.5's drop way down into the frequency range even though they won't win any SPL contests. I put them in a .6 cu ft ported box each, and they drop pretty low for 6.5's. I bought a single polk MM1040 DVC 10" woofer that I haven't built a box for yet, but that is next. I will add another 10 down the road. This amp is plenty loud enough for my music tastes now. My ears and hearing are a lot more sensitive to loud music after running around with four 12's and two 15's back in college. The built in crossovers works well and allows a smooth transition from my door speakers on the front channel to the two litte subs under the seat on the rear channel. The treble boost sounds best about half way up on my set up anyway. The bass boost is set to about 6/10 to 7/10 of the way up for a good rich deep bass output. I just purchased the bass gain remote so that I can control the rear channel bass boost on my rear subs. This little amp is worth every penny. Could not find it anywhere cheaper, and this is a brand new amp, not refurbished. I didn't think it would sound this much better, but it does.
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