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Welcome back to the audio addiction! One thing I've learned over the decades working in a high end stereo shop is that power ratings leave a lot on the table. Amps are usually over rated and speakers under rated. It's like car makers and horsepower lol. IF you have a clean signal (that means quality head units and amps) you can drive speakers way past their ratings. It's distortion that kills them not raw power.

Have you purchased the Epicenter yet? I have a brand new one I bought two years ago. Used it briefly in my setup before I realized it was not the solution for my system. It's a great unit. I LOVE AudioTek! Awesome American quality.
 

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Max used it on the bug some when he did the big stereo install.
It does as the internet has stated it will, helps kill the road noise and sheet metal harmonics. He didn't use a ton of it though as when the car was mine, I went to the junkyard and pulled a bunch of sound deadening out of luxury cars. Then I glued it in behind the interior panels with contact cement.

I will have more information on it when it comes to me having the time to install all this stuff into the truck. Then I will have a full report that will be posted on this thread.
Does it work pretty good. i got some cheaper sound deadening insulation off fleabay or amazon or both i dont remember.
 

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Welcome back to the audio addiction! One thing I've learned over the decades working in a high end stereo shop is that power ratings leave a lot on the table. Amps are usually over rated and speakers under rated. It's like car makers and horsepower lol. IF you have a clean signal (that means quality head units and amps) you can drive speakers way past their ratings. It's distortion that kills them not raw power.

Have you purchased the Epicenter yet? I have a brand new one I bought two years ago. Used it briefly in my setup before I realized it was not the solution for my system. It's a great unit. I LOVE AudioTek! Awesome American quality.
I do have a Epicenter for a different vehicle I have been gathering parts for.

But if you are looking to sell, I may be interested....

Clean power is a must for all my junk whether budget build or not.
For the truck I will be using a Kicker ZX400.1 on the subs and I have not decided on what amp for the doors. I have a vintage Eclipse EA3422 4 channel amp that may get the job. I puts out 50W RMS x 4 ch at 4 ohms. That should be enough to work well with the sub amp.

I have been chasing another Kicker ZX200.4 amp on Ebay that has a broken channel, but the seller thinks it is worth way to much in its current state. I only want it as it matches the sub amp, other than that, I don't know why I want it.

So for months I have been lowballing the guy and he just keeps on relisting it for $90.
 
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The max power rating is mostly for warranty purposes and has VERY little to do with what the speaker can handle. I have a pair of Teledine acoustic research. AR_9's (from 1978) that have a max power rating of 400 watts. I ran them for 10 years with a Crown macrotech 1200 watt amp and never had a problem, still have them and use them every day. Sold the amp for big bucks tears ago.
 

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