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My setup has been sitting for quite a while and I'm finally going to try to fix it.

I have decided to replace the current amp setup in my stock z5500 box for an aftermarket one so i have a couple questions.

Does anyone know what kind of power the stock driver can take safely? I assume its atleast slightly highe then what the factory amp could do sinse there are lots of ppl whove modded it for more punch.

Do you guys have any suggestions as to what kind of amp I should get? I've been digging around sites like partsexpress.com but i welcome suggestions.
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lol that sub is garbage compared to a decent dayton plate amp @ 500 watts. you might as well rebuild your entire sub/sound system. there are FAR BETTER options.

logitech uses tang band's lowest end drivers in their highest end systems. they have no tweeters making the audio sound tinny on the highs above 2000htz, the lows are muddy and not detailed due to cheap drivers and garbage amplification, not only that, but how are you going to get a pre amp signal to the plate amp with an rca cable? sending an amplified signal to a pre amp rca input can easily damage the amp in question.

i reccomend getting a decent reciever, some $29 dayton bookshelves and a polk audio psw10 if you are on a budget, it will cost around the same as your current sound setup and sound 10 times better.
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lol that sub is garbage compared to a decent dayton plate amp @ 500 watts. you might as well rebuild your entire sub/sound system. there are FAR BETTER options.

logitech uses tang band's lowest end drivers in their highest end systems. they have no tweeters making the audio sound tinny on the highs above 2000htz, the lows are muddy and not detailed due to cheap drivers and garbage amplification, not only that, but how are you going to get a pre amp signal to the plate amp with an rca cable? sending an amplified signal to a pre amp rca input can easily damage the amp in question.

i reccomend getting a decent reciever, some $29 dayton bookshelves and a polk audio psw10 if you are on a budget, it will cost around the same as your current sound setup and sound 10 times better.

I am looking for a receiver. so yea that part will be taken care of soon.

One of the main reasons I was thinking of getting the amp was that the box (and the "crappy" driver) is in perfect working order and I am very unimpressed with the quality of boxes available for sale in most audio stores over here.

Perhaps I should shove an amp that drives it near as hard as the stock one did in there and sell it?
I'd really love to build my own anyway. Ofcourse due to the cabinet issue I'll have to get one custom built after some research.
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