new setup for chevy nova

Hi, I just made ordered a alpine 164bt, alpine ktp-499a, polk db651 6.5 for the front and polk db691 6x9 for the rear. I was going to just power speakers off head unit but every post i read says install a amp. I just didnt want to run the wiring until after i get a sub in about 6 months+. I went with the ktd but couldnt find any threads using this setup. I was wondering what your thoughts are on this setup? I was told by crutchfield that the alpine ktp-499a is a true 45x4 rms 180 watts. Is 45watts enough for the db651 and db691

This will be going in a 76 nova ss. with a custom built center console. the console with have the 6.5" mounted in it and the cd player. The 6x9 will be in the rear deck.

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  • setting cross over with no sub. I have no bass right now the 6.5 are at 100hz 24 slope 6x9 80hz 24 slope and i want more bass their is none right now
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,599
    edited December 2016
    Love to see pics

    The head unit should drive the db651 but a good external amp will do better.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
  • skrol wrote: »
    Love to see pics

    The head unit should drive the db651 but a good external amp will do better.

    He is right, it will work fine without but would always be better with an external amp. If you want what you can do is get an amp for the speakers and run the power and ground through a distribution block. This will split the ground and power wire from one wire into two or more so if you want to add another amp for the sub later it is already basically wired for you.

    At least that's what I would do because if you don't upgrade now...you will in the future.

    I loved my DB speakers and they sounded great with a class A/B amp and just off the head unit.
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  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    Good to see another Nova man on the forum!
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,563
    Good to see another Nova man on the forum!

    You saw, he went. Hasn't been back in 4 months....
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  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    Darn I thought he really meant "No Va" which means "doesn't go" en Espanol.

    No voy a ir a ninguna parte sin embargo. Polk hombre para toda la vida!
    POLK AUDIO SRT
    (Signature Reference Theater)

    2rqdrna.jpg s6k686.jpg 11rgneu.jpg
    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
    (4) SRT Subs & Satellites
    (2) SRT Center Speakers
    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
    (4) f/x1000 Surrounds
    (2) PSW650 Subs
    Pioneer Elite SC-09TX AVR
    Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Blu-Ray
    Pioneer Elite BDP-33FD Blu-Ray (Region-Free)
    Custom HTPC w/Multi-Lane SATA Hot-Swapable Drive RAID Tower
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,599
    Darn I thought he really meant "No Va" which means "doesn't go" en Espanol.

    No voy a ir a ninguna parte sin embargo. Polk hombre para toda la vida!

    Yeah, I heard that was an issue selling the car in Mexico, though some say it was not true.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
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