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Old 06-27-2013, 11:50 PM
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Which amp will be the best fit?

I am going to add 4- wet sound ICON8s to my x2 tower and am wondering which amp to go with. The dealer I am going to purchase them through is suggesting the wet sounds HT2. Does anyone else have any other suggestions or is the HT2 a good fit for the 4 icons?
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:06 AM
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I always like my amps to match. I don't know what year your boat is, but if it has the JL XD amps, I'd look at the new XD 800/8. Bridged it will give you 200x4, which should be a great match for the Icons.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:51 AM
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I'm not one of the hot shot stereo guys here but I have to say I like the new JL Audio amps. High efficiency and power in a small package. Wish I had cash sitting around. In boats where size and power requirements matter these look really attractive

http://www.jlaudio.com/marine-audio-amplifiers-mhd.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:54 AM
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The HT-2 is a perfect option for 2 pair of Icon-8, and so is the Syn-2 as it will push them with just a little more wattage, but its slightly larger in footprint. Out of the JL lineup, I think I would lean towards the HD 750/1 over the 800/8. Smaller for one, nearly the same RMS output, close in retail cost. The 750/1 has a regulated power supply, so it will deliver the wattage with the engine off as it does with the engine running. Neither is a bad choice though.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:09 AM
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Polk/ppi/clone digital amps are class D and very economical. Im running a couple of the polks and they are excellent!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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The Wetsounds HT-2 is dead on with the thermal power rating of two pair of Icon8s. The Wetsounds Syn2 is a little more power with a little more headroom in my opinion and still safe. So I like the Syn2 if given the choice.
The JL Audio XD800/4, although unregulated, will still maintain it's 14.4 volt rating with a 12.5 volt supply (4 X 200 watts), so that is really strong! This also requires 8-conductors up the tower which is okay if you know that up front. The JL Audio HD750/1, in consideration of the fact it is strictly regulated, is every bit the power of the XD800/4, and only requires a 4-conductor tower harness.
While a fan of the JL Audio amplifiers, and simply addressing the comments of others, I would stay with the Wetsounds brand that your installing dealer sells. They are great amplifiers and there's no reason to go another route.

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Old 06-28-2013, 01:59 PM
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Thank you all for the advice. I think i will stick with the HT-2 for now since it fits in my budget better than the others mentioned. Have a great weekend!
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