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racer427 
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I use the the internal crossover in my head unit and I love it. I also use the sub adjustment all the time in the head unit as I listen to a wide variety of music and I love having the sub adjustment at my finger tip.

BTW: the 500.5 will take up roughly the same amount of space that 2 amps will. So, if you are looking at the route, then I would consider it. That is a vary nice amp but, it carries a hefty price tag as well.

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Personally, I would go with two separate amps simply in case one of them goes out in the future.  I'm sure you would much rather replace one amp rather than having to get another full system amp.

As for the crossover settings, I always use the one on the amp.  It tends to sound cleaner and have better overall control than the ones in the deck.  When you are dealing with a deck, you need to remember how much stuff they're cramming into a single product.  They need to skimp here and there to make it fit.  I recommend using the one on the amp, you should be much happier.

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racer427 
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Well, I would have to disagree with the crossover. The crossover in this Apline is very clear. My local shop also recomended using it as they use the crossovers in the higher end Alpines all the time.
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I doubt you could really tell the difference in sound between the deck's crossover or the amp's crossover. If you use the deck's crossover you can adjust it up front if you ever need to though.
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I'm what you would call a "JL-Fanboy" ... I can assure you, either series of amplifiers is outstanding. For the speakers you're looking at running, go 'slash' all the way.
To be honest, if I had my way, I'd trade those amps u see in my sig for the 300/4 and the 500/1. You needn't that much power for a single 10" tho, grab the 250/1 and the 300/4.
Heads up tho, try to listen to a 'slash' amp before you lay out the $400.. they are so clean they're 'sterile' ... some people don't like 'em.. say they don't sound 'musical' ...
If you can grab the 500/5, that is easily your best choice for the equipment you're running. Be a wee bit cheaper than a 300/4 and a 250/1 at that.
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I would use the x-overs on the amps because they are continuously variable. They will give you a bit more ability to fine tune. The JL remote bass control is actually a 60hz boost not a gain control.
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback! 

Now for the next two questions:

1.  Is there anything better than the JL Audio line I should consider?

2.  Where can I get the best deal on amps - JL Audio or otherwise?

Ray Kane
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