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Small or mini amp for my TJ, any suggestions?


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Any good choices for small or mini footprint amps? I have a Pioneer avic600 (I think it is 25w per channel) deck and 6 rockford fosgate speakers. It sounds good but a small 2 or 4 channel amp might be helpful.

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this is what ive been using for a while now.
its tiny compared to the last amp i had.
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I am using Kenwood KAC-M1814. Its a 4 channel amp I am using to power the dash speakers and sound bar speakers. I went with it because of its small dimensions and I could easily mount it under the steering column and out of the way.
 

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Currently running the Alpine Micro Pack Amp - this thing pumps out sound, is shocking clear (Class D tech has come a long way), is small and works flawlessly.
 
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The above alpine amp is great. I have mine mounted behind the instrument panel. I have a small 500w amp under the steering column for a subwoofer amp.

The alpine amp is exceptionally great if you have an alpine headunit as it is all plug and play.
 

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Will these alpine micro amps work with my Pioneer deck?
There are a few options for them - just make sure you get the one that doesn't have the pre-wired harness... I got mine for a smoking deal (open box) and it works fantastic. I did run a dedicated wire to the glove box for 12V+ (it doesn't need an incredibly large one).
 
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There are a few options for them - just make sure you get the one that doesn't have the pre-wired harness... I got mine for a smoking deal (open box) and it works fantastic. I did run a dedicated wire to the glove box for 12V+ (it doesn't need an incredibly large one).
Did you put it in the glove box or behind it (by the fuse block)?
 

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Did you put it in the glove box or behind it (by the fuse block)?
See comment #4 above for a photo - I used some 3/4" plywood and a few pieces of scrap angle iron to mount it under the steering column. Makes for a nice short run for the RCA cables and I tied the speaker wires back into the factory harness...
 
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I found a local guy who seem sto know about off road sound. He recommends a JL audio amp due to it's durability in harsh conditions.

This is what he is suggesting:


He has it on hand brand new for $220 What do you guys think?

edit, it is 10 x 7.5 inches
 
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I found a local guy who seem sto know about off road sound. He recommends a JL audio amp due to it's durability in harsh conditions.

This is what he is suggesting:


He has it on hand brand new for $220 What do you guys think?

edit, it is 10 x 7.5 inches
i had the older JX400/4D couple years back.
the front gain pot went bad in it and blew up my driver side front speaker with what seemed like full gain.
i was stopped at a light at the time thankfully, scared the bejeezus out of me.

sounded great while it worked.
 
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