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    I'm look to replace 4 in-boat speakers with 45KX654 (65 watt RMS ,195 Peak) Looking for the right amp? And add 2 tower 45KMTC 8 9150 watt RMS 300 peak)tower speakers Looking for right amp. I want to control volume separately.

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    Do you have a budget for this?
    Controlling the volume separately could cost more than some of the less expensive amps if you go with a WS 420. Or you can pick up something like this: https://www.overtons.com/roswell-dua...RoCmGoQAvD_BwE

    For simplicity, I'd recommend a 6 channel amp. This could potentially save money on install cabling as well. Kicker has one for $400.

    https://creativeaudio.net/categories...6-channel.html
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    45KMTC 8 9150
    Can you clarify which? 8" coaxial or 9" HLCD"

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    Kicker KXMA800.8 or Wet Sounds HTX-6 would be go-to's.

    A couple of basic line level control knobs would give you tower and in-boats volume. The WS-420 SQ or BT would give you 3 zone level control, so you are setup for adding a woofer later.

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    Sorry for sounding dumb but would I wire the 4 in boat speakers to outputs/Channels one and two and bridge the towers to the other outputs
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    It would be a little different configuration between a 6 and 8 chnl.

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    Using a 6 channel amp for 6 speakers would be 1:1. If you choose the 8 channel listed, I would run channels 1-4 direct to the in-boat speakers and bridge 5/6 & 7/8 for each tower speaker.

    Using the knob listed in my first post inline between the head unit and amp would allow you to adjust the gain between in-boat & tower speakers.

    Like everything else, it's budget dependent.
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    With a 6 chnl like the HTX-6, id still bridge the tower pods, then run a pair of in-boats per chnl, on the remaining 2 chnls. Only a 75W rms difference to each in-boat, but a very noticeable different to the tower between 100W rms and a 300W rms potential when bridged.

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    Thanks guys will be ordering this weekend. I have about two grand to play with and want to get the bang for the buck. I don't have plans for a sub yet but may throw that in the deal.
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