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I would like to know what drivers you are using. Why, because I have to agree with racerraul. 50 x 4 is more than enough for your mids and highs. At those frequencies you just don't need a ton of power. I know it is nice to have the extra headroom, but in most cases the mids and highs in a 3 way system it is not needed, unless you have some big midranges that have a very low sensitivity. I had to learn this one also. Save myself some money on amps also. For Midbass and subs I say yes get at least max rms rating of the driver. At these frequencies it seem to consume and need a little more power to keep the system dymanics good.

Take a look at the DLS RA40 bridged for the midbasses or the RA20 depending on what midbass drivers you have, the RA20

http://www.dls.se/english/fstark/RA40.htm
http://www.dls.se/english/fstark/RA20.htm

And the RA50 for the Mids, highs, and the sub

http://www.dls.se/english/fstark/RA50.htm

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Finleyville said:
I am beginning to believe the little current needed for the tweets [Seas Lotus silks or Scan/Alpine] and mids [Trius 3" if I can find them]. I will still need copious amounts of power for my midbass [current 8ohm Adire extremis or Seas nextel]

Among my biggest problems are space constraints and install timeline. I had planned on accumulating everything over the winter and installing it all in one fell swoop. But budget concerns will force me to do this over a long time. Therefore, initially I need: 2x50-100 tweets, 2x150-250 midbass(range). Later, I will add a 8"-10" sub. Finally, I will add the dedicated midrange [Trius 3"] with the second amp while the former midrange drivers will slide to midbass duties. This whole process may take up to two years. So in order to be happy with each stage of the install I have to pick the right parts of the system chronologically. I am afraid that if my first amp purchase is something like 4x50W + 1x200W then my midrange drivers will be underpowered like my Seas Lotus 6.5 w/ 75W to them in my other car.

The DLS reference line looks fine if I could find prices. The power and size both match what I am looking for.

So far the amps I am considering:
Xetec Gravity 4x110, 2x250, 1x390 $1200
JL Audio slash 2x25, 2x100, 2x150, 1x250 $900 ebay
DLS reference 4x50, 2x220, 1x250 $?????

Any other ideas?
Drop me an email I can get the DLS amps for you with warrenty. And to tell you the truth the Reference line is just as nice as the Ultimate line, Maybe a a little bit nicer. These are some really nice amps super clean.
 
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