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Old 05-29-2014, 01:18 PM
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Wow thats an impressive sub! How often do you guys need to tighten the bolts on your boats? LOL

You guys take your music way serious!
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:56 PM
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Ry, desone, Swat, bcd & JRW: Thanks for the beta on the sub. stuff.

David mentioned efficiency re: amps, although rated same. (?)

I understand many times you get what you pay for, but it's hard to ignore the PPI for ~ $200 vs. Polk 400.4 for ~ $300 vs. Syn 4 for ~$600.

From what I can understand reading many posts, is that the higher end amps guarantee power down thru 12v, while others lose the rated power if it's less than 14v? Then I'm trying to understand the spec sheets and what it means to the end user...

The other reason for switching amps (obviously to power the speakers) is hoping for less draw on our system. I was told that the digital amps would be more friendly, cutting the draw down... So I looked at that Alpine for the in-boats...

I'm going to guess here that the tower amp I'm looking at is digital (?) I truly wanted to understand the "why" behind Class AB, D, G/H etc., but each manf. seems to have a little different take so it sends up questions.

We have 2 batteries and the Perko currently. And the stock LTR alternator (guessing its the 50ish amp?). When idling around it's charging great, just when getting to boarding speed I see the volts drop a bit (weird)... but turn on the stereo? Beeeeeeeeeeeep of the low volt alarm. So we were hoping to knock out a few birds with the new Speaker/Amp set up.. Better tunes for sure, and lower the draw? Maybe I'm totally in left field on this one.....
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:56 PM
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Well.... Pulled the trigger finally... (sigh).

After grabbing the Rev10's w/ the removable mounts, its eating the budget...

So, to make the amp side work, I went with the PPI 900.4 so I could still upgrade the In-Boat/Sub amp, and stay under our budget limit... I hope (fingers crossed) that it will be somewhat sufficient to power the pair.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:52 PM
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That PPI as mentioned is a huge fan favorite for $$$$ to performance. It's a class D and it has the power and Sq needed to get the performance out of those rev10's I guarantee you'll love the way they sound for sure.

Btw I believe your stock Alt is 70amps
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:44 AM
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Yeah, that is a great amp. You will love it. Unless you want to spend $700+ I don't think you could have chosen a better amp for rev10s.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:59 PM
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That's good to hear...

So most everything should be showing up in the next few days.

Question: Being these are a bit bigger (in about all aspects), should we 'up' the wire size to the tower and sub while we are at it?

I'm not sure whats there now...maybe 16g or 18g? Recommendations and/or experience?
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:59 AM
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I ran 12g up to mine, but 14g should be fine. I always use this to figure out what size wire to run.
http://www.bcae1.com/images/swfs/spe...rassistant.swf
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:08 PM
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Hey... That's a really cool tool. I really appreciate the time to share that!! Thank you.

Got the old cans off last night and are ready to install the swivel mounts. Looks like you mounted them to the forward (bow) hoop (??) Any issues attaching to the rear (stern) tower hoop?
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:18 PM
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The issue I had with mounting them on the rear hoop was getting the wire there. One guy on here did it, but I couldn't figure out a good way to get the wire there without drilling a lot of new holes. I already had holes in the forward hoop from the wire for my old pro80s, so I just used the existing holes.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:35 PM
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If needed, the new "Rev" pods can be converted back to an actual pod connector like the old Pro series. This may be the route for some to take in that case when extra holes are not desired.
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