Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th December 2008, 13:21   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
gigy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,321
Thanked: 41 Times
Default Which 5 channel Amplifier?

Hi, please advise me on availability of 5 channel amplifiers in India or good source to import from USA in this holiday offers if any. i need one for a standard setup. about 65w rms for the 4 channels and 300w rms for the sub. Dont want to go for two amplifiers (thought about having two kenwoods 8410 for 10k) dose any of them have all connections in one side like sony zm554zr, then it will go below my seat and connections will be safe from kicks of rear passengers. expected price of 15k.
gigy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 13:50   #2
BHPian
 
sk456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: @Noida/Gurgaon
Posts: 570
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

I dont think any 5 channel amps are available for 15k.You would have to substantially increase the budget. ( would cost you at least 30-40K IMO )
Brands available in India which have 5 ch amplifiers to my knowledge are:
Genesis
Audison
JBL
sk456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 15:07   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
frankmehta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,866
Thanked: 2,231 Times
Default

what EXACTLY do you need a 5 channel amp for? do you wish to have a 5.1 setup?
frankmehta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 15:16   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
gigy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,321
Thanked: 41 Times
Default

Its for 4 speakers +1 subwoofer setup. How is crunch 5000.5 or hifionics zxi 8008 for 15200?
gigy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 15:19   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,509
Thanked: 3,885 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankmehta View Post
what EXACTLY do you need a 5 channel amp for? do you wish to have a 5.1 setup?
most car audio (Alpine has a few exceptions) 5 ch. amps are meant to drive 1 sub + 4 speakers so usually have 1 ch prodcing about 150W and 4 ch. producing about 50W. One of the best in this breed was the Audison Srx, followed by the Alpine 450 and Infinity 5350. All exceed 20K.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 15:21   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
frankmehta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,866
Thanked: 2,231 Times
Default

i asked cos i saw an alpine 50*5 for less than 5000 rupees on crutchfield!
frankmehta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 15:28   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
gigy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,321
Thanked: 41 Times
Default

That particular alpine unit (MRA-F350 5-channel amplifier) needs compatible alpine navigation system to use it.
gigy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:14   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
frankmehta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,866
Thanked: 2,231 Times
Default

no wonder its selling for peanuts
frankmehta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:16   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
abhibh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Back in the HOOD near you!
Posts: 2,767
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

WoofersEtc.com - The Online Car Audio Super Store, The largest selection at the lowest prices! Multi-Channel

Take your pick
abhibh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:17   #10
BHPian
 
vikram18's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: pune
Posts: 615
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
One of the best in this breed was the Audison Srx, followed by the Alpine 450 and Infinity 5350. All exceed 20K.
Not my Genny? Oh, you cruel man!

Last edited by vikram18 : 24th December 2008 at 16:33.
vikram18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:27   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
hydrashok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In my Office
Posts: 2,528
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vikram18 View Post
Not my Genny? Oh, you cruel man!
Ahem! The price-range that Navin was talking about was way below the range of your Genny. We'll use a TRU S65 (when it becomes available) to stare your Genny down
hydrashok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:27   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,462
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

There are plenty of 5ch amps out there. Some are the "4.1" variety, designed to run four speakers and a sub, and then you have the "5" channel variety which are meant to run only four speakers and a center channel, with another amp for the sub section. Then there are some "5.1" amps that will do all 5ch (Front, Rear, Center) and a sub.

Multichannel amps are a great way to save space and avoid clutter. But they aren't very popular in India due to the fact that most people want "monoblock bass"!

Around 15K you can get the JBL GTO 755.6 (not sure about the model) 6ch amp in grey. I think its 75x4 + 85 x 2 or something like that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gigy View Post
That particular alpine unit (MRA-F350 5-channel amplifier) needs compatible alpine navigation system to use it.
Nope, it doesn't.

Last edited by gunbir : 24th December 2008 at 16:29.
gunbir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 16:47   #13
BHPian
 
dinu2506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 788
Thanked: 320 Times
Default

There is also a JBL GTO5355. This is a 5 channel amp - 75Wx4 + 360W RMS at 2ohm. Not sure of the price though.
dinu2506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 17:14   #14
BHPian
 
prabhuav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 670
Thanked: 112 Times
Default

I would also be very interested in a 5 channel.
prabhuav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2008, 18:38   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
Bass&Trouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 2,744
Thanked: 71 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankmehta View Post
what EXACTLY do you need a 5 channel amp for? do you wish to have a 5.1 setup?
5-channel does not mean 5.1 or surround. Commonly, these are hybrid amplifiers with a 4-ch Class AB section for speakers and a Class D mono section for the subwoofer(s), all built into one chassis.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vikram18 View Post
Not my Genny? Oh, you cruel man!
20 hajaar ka hai kya?
Bass&Trouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 channel or 4 channel amp harry2223 In-Car Entertainment 14 19th February 2008 22:08
sony2 Channel amplifier wiring kapilsharma80 In-Car Entertainment 8 7th September 2007 11:57
6 channel amplifier availability in Chennai Serenity_Nimble In-Car Entertainment 20 5th July 2007 18:04
FS : Alpine MRP F240, 4 Channel Amplifier (used) s0uljah Shifting gears 1 4th February 2007 00:12
800Watt MA Audio 4 Channel Amplifier for sale! shrivz Shifting gears 4 2nd August 2006 15:23


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:29.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks