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    Mid Range

    I just got a Rockford Fosgate P3 and a 12 inch Kicker. I have them hooked up to a 1000w 2ch amp. They have NO mid or high range. I want to get some mid ranges and tweeters, but I donít know what wattage to look for. Does anybody know what wattage I should get?

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    Re: Mid Range

    Welcome to the forum. Thank you for joining.
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    Re: Mid Range

    I'd go for at least 1000 watts so they can match your amp
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    Re: Mid Range

    Rayven, it sounds like you're looking to build a car audio system. Most of this board is dedicated to home audio, so I'm not sure how much real help you'll find here - the two scenes do cross over, but not that often. Are you looking just for amplifiers for speakers you already have, or are you looking to buy both speakers and the matching amps? What is your ultimate goal with the system? Overall sound quality? High-end competition sound? Something loud to impress the crew? Bass to wake the dead, and enough mids so it still sounds like there's music? Also, what kind of vehicle (i.e. a smaller car or a big SUV)? Oh, and of course budget is always a consideration. We don't want to suggest something that costs your entire budget for a single speaker.

    Focal Audio makes nice products for both home and auto, and they have the advantage of producing their own drivers. They're known for being very accurate in sound reproduction, and work well in sound quality competition auto rigs, but might not be the last word in bold and loud. They also tend to be on the more expensive end.
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    Re: Mid Range

    what brand is your amp? You typically won't blow a speaker as long as they receive clean power, within reason. I doubt you find any midrange that will handle 1,000 watts. Generally, it will take more power to recreate the bass frequencies to the sub than those going to the mids/highs.

    You'll definitely need a crossover, if one isn't built in. This will allow you to keep frequencies below a certain point from reaching the mids/highs. Often times a crossover is built into the head unit but then you'd need another amp for the mids/highs, which is probably a good idea if in your budget, for the reasons above, too much power for mids. Pulling the low frequencies out will also allow them to handle more power.

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