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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:26 pm

I bought this amp from Radio Shack waaaaaaaaaay back in 1986/7 and never installed it. I've had it out a few times over the decades just to look at it and try to get myself to do something with it, but it never seemed right for some reason.

So now I'm working on my daughters 74 and am considering using it for an 80's vibe on the car. Should I use it or not?
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:30 pm


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Post by Joe73 on Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:53 pm

I dont see why not. Not costing you anything to try it. Let us know how it sounds.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:00 pm

This is how the rear speakers are currently wired. Running four 6x9's on just the two rear channels of the head unit. Had two in the doors that I took out
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:04 pm

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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:58 pm

That is an old school amp! Being a Sherwood... It wasn't the greatest but by all means they worked well and kicked. That's a 100x4 or 200x2 amp, so you could power some 10" subs. All you need now is an equalizer to complete the 80's vibe. Omg do I need to dig out all my stereo stuff from the 80's/90's??
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Yeah, it's not the most powerful, but I remember a friend of mine had one powering just two 6x9's, and I thought it was the bomb. But this was when a 3 head cassette player was state of the art, lol.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:24 pm

The only thing out of sync with the 80's vibe, is that all four of those 6x9's are Scosche. The deck is a Kenwood, so that works theme-wise.
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Re: Old school amp

Post by EricFrugal on Thu May 03, 2018 11:40 pm

That isn't a radio shack amp, they might have sold them, but it wasn't theirs.
I'd run it , I'd not try to power a sub with it. but 6x9's sure.
It is most likely better than much of the newer digital amps of today. not as powerful per the "spec's". but better dynamic headroom. just keep it out of clipping, as that is hell on tweeters .
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Post by bigredlaguna on Fri May 04, 2018 12:01 am

It is still in the box, lol!

I got done with the mechanical stuff on the car, and she doesn't mind not having a radio for now. I'll get to it after I spruce up the 76 I have. Way back when these were new, my friend had this exact amp powering just 2 6x9's and it thumped like it had a sub.

I'm not sure I want to use the speakers in the car anyway so I'll research those when I get ready to finish up the stereo.
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