Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

Sign in to follow this  
Cmb396

What amp for 4 WS 8s?

Recommended Posts

Cmb396

Going to be ordering 4 WS 8s for my tower, originally settled on icons, but now thinking may get revs.

Can I run the factory RF 500/2 amp with them? 

Found a really good deal on a brand new WS syn4, would that work better?

Sorry for the noob questions, stereo stuff is like Latin to me, and I can't get the direct answers I need out of my only local audio shop. It's always a "yea, that'll probably work..." Etc, etc.

If neither of those are a good option, what's would work best w/o breaking the bank? 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MLA

Ill answer the question first. Yes, you could run either of those setups on the OEM 500.2.

For 4 icon-8, I like the Syn-DX-2. For 4 Rev-8, the Syn-DX-2 is also good amp. If you wanted to drive the 4 Rev-8 to their potential, Id look into the new Syn-DX2.3HP. More than enough wattage there. 

Now, before I spent money on 2 pair of Rev-8, you have to consider a single pair of the larger Rev-10. This setup will be the best near field and best wake range setup, at a lesser investment then 2 pair of 8" HLCD. 

Based on past info posted by you, you want an 8" coaxial over an 8" HLCD. Doesnt get any more direct then that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skylerchamblee
2 minutes ago, MLA said:

Ill answer the question first. Yes, you could run either of those setups on the OEM 500.2.

For 4 icon-8, I like the Syn-DX-2. For 4 Rev-8, the Syn-DX-2 is also good amp. If you wanted to drive the 4 Rev-8 to their potential, Id look into the new Syn-DX2.3HP. More than enough wattage there. 

Now, before I spent money on 2 pair of Rev-8, you have to consider a single pair of the larger Rev-10. This setup will be the best near field and best wake range setup, at a lesser investment then 2 pair of 8" HLCD. 

Based on past info posted by you, you want an 8" coaxial over an 8" HLCD. Doesnt get any more direct then that. 

I tell you what I enjoy reading all of your post. Detail is great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cmb396

Cool, thanks @MLA

Everyone just has me second guessing the icons from posting on here, and a few shops I've spoken to. Being that I can't demo any of them, I'm completely shooting in the dark.

As for the rev10s, I hate the look of only two speakers on the tower, just a personal thing. Agee with you tho, if not for "vanity", that would obviously be the best option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MLA

@skylerchamblee

Much appreciated, thanks.

@Cmb396

Im confident you are on the right path with the 8" coaxial like the Wet Sounds Icon-8. Power them right, you will be pleased.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...