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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Compact 4-channel car amplifier — 45 watts RMS X 4

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Want a simple way to crank up the power of your receiver? Alpine's "Power Pack" amplifier increases your...

Want a simple way to crank up the power of your receiver? Alpine's "Power Pack" amplifier increases your...

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About the Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

More power, less hassle

Want a simple way to crank up the power of your receiver? Alpine's "Power Pack" amplifier increases your receiver's power output to 45 watts RMS by 4 channels. That's a big jump up from the 7-20 watts per channel typically put out by a car radio, and plenty of power to drive high-performance speakers or keep up with a big subwoofer amplifier. Best of all, this compact amplifier is so efficient you can often run it off the same circuit that powers your receiver. A universal plug lets you feed a signal via RCA outputs or speaker-level wiring.
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More power, less hassle

Want a simple way to crank up the power of your receiver? Alpine's "Power Pack" amplifier increases your receiver's power output to 45 watts RMS by 4 channels. That's a big jump up from the 7-20 watts per channel typically put out by a car radio, and plenty of power to drive high-performance speakers or keep up with a big subwoofer amplifier. Best of all, this compact amplifier is so efficient you can often run it off the same circuit that powers your receiver. A universal plug lets you feed a signal via RCA outputs or speaker-level wiring.

You can install this compact amp behind most dashboards, but you'll need 4-channel patch cables to connect your car stereo to the amp's preamp inputs. You can also splice into your speaker wiring to get signal to the KTP-445U.

Installation Note: We recommend running a dedicated constant power wire to the battery for optimal performance from this Alpine amp — we offer an inexpensive wiring kit for this installation. This high-powered amp won't work in systems where an outboard factory amplifier is still active.

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Product highlights:

  • compact 4-channel car amplifier
  • 45 watts RMS x 4 at 4 or 2 ohms
  • 90 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Class D amp technology
  • selectable high-pass filters (60, 80, or 120 Hz at 12 dB/octave)
  • switchable 2- or 4-channel input
  • switchable RCA or speaker-level inputs
  • fuse: 15A
  • dimensions: 7-7/8"W x 1-1/2"H x 2-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KTP-445U
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What's in the box:

  • Head Unit Power Pack
  • 15-amp ATM mini-blade fuse (installed)
  • 30" Power/speaker-output harness
  • 5.5" Speaker-level/low-level input harness (Turn-on lead is 40" long)
  • 2 Metal brackets
  • 4 Phillips/Hex-head mounting screws
  • 4 Wire-ties
  • Owner's Manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Limited Warranty card
  • "Thank You" letter

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Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, KY on 5/5/2019

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Can't be any happier with this little amp! Big bump to the factory head unit/door/rear deck speakers which in return gives your sub a big bump also!

Pros: Big sound from a small amp.

Cons: Get some hissing from your speakers around 10 or 11 o'clock on the gain. Just turn it down s tad and hissing is very minimal.

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 4/28/2019

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Everything the vehical needed for sound and in a small area. Great quality sound.

Pros: Price, space savings. Powerful little punch

Cons: None

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Big sound, small package

Crutchfield customer from Hillsborough, NC on 4/15/2019

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This amp has quite a bit of punch especially for its size. Even though I was unable to mount this behind the dash, I was able to extend the cabling and mount it under a seat. If you want to add some clarity of sound and volume without having to do a full amp install, this is definitely the way to go.

Pros: compact, no need for an independant power and ground connection.

Cons: None so far.

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Great power and boost. Honda 2016 cr v

Karyn from VAN NUYS on 4/14/2019

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The people at Crutchfield very helpful. They really did their homework. I hooked up this amp and was very pleased with the power and performance with my stock speakers. Fit easily behind and under my radio head unit.

Pros: Exactly what I wanted. Excellent power. Nice compact size fit easily in my Dash

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Crutchfield customer from Chinle, AZ on 4/7/2019

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This Lila amp rocks.....got it running my JBL speakers, with a kenwood dpx793bh deck.. All combined . Got a good marriage in my 2007 GXP Grand Prix.. Now she not only sounds good,she's one faster moving Car...

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Crutchfield customer from Huntington, NY on 4/4/2019

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Easy installation nice and small great sound

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Easy install

Crutchfield customer from Lithia, FL on 3/20/2019

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Very slim and easy to fit in the dash near the radio. I wish the input wires were a little longer, but I was able to make it work.

Pros: Small form factor

Cons: Input wires for audio from the head unit could have been a bit longer. It made the work for someone with big hands a little tougher.

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Robert from Okemos, MI on 3/18/2019

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I thought this would fit up under the dash but it didn't so I installed it on an ABS plate under the passenger seat. I'm not impressed with the build quality of the Alpine amp. To install the mounting bracket you have to remove four of the case screws. These screws are cheap, soft, and apparently attached with thread locker. The torque required to remove them is more than the shear strength of the cheap things. I got three of them off, barely, the fourth was impossible to remove using a Philips head. I used a pair of pliers, then I replaced all of them with stronger screws. It's a stupid design. The bracket should have been an integral part of the casing. The connectors are cheap and fragile. The amp had been installed for a couple of days when I noticed the left rear channel was not working. There's no easy way to check continuity because of the connector. I removed the passenger seat, the connector, and the left rear door panel. Continuity was good. That was frustrating. I eventually reconnected the connector and jiggled it. The channel came back intermittently. I removed the harness, Crutchfield sent a replacement, and the new harness worked. Wasted three hours. As for the sound, it's definitely louder and more dynamic but the quality of the sound is not significantly better than my aftermarket Sony head unit. I should have spent a bit more money and gotten a better amp since this one didn't fit behind the dash anyway.

Pros: Small, relatively cheap.

Cons: Poor bracket design, flimsy connectors.

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Nice little boost

David from Roswell, GA on 3/6/2019

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Great little amp for adding to a factory head unit to add that little extra bump in power. It wired up easily and fit nicely behind the dash.

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Juan from Cheney on 2/28/2019

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This power bar improved my sound significantly. It wasn't easy to install it behind my factory head unit to my Crosstrek, but I managed to fit it in, especially with all the extra wiring. Easy install!

Pros: Great way to really boost up your aftermarket sound.

Cons: May be a little bulky when trying to fit behind the head unit.

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Juan D from Beavercreek, OH on 2/28/2019

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This power bar improved my sound significantly. It wasn't easy to install it behind my factory head unit to my Crosstrek, but I managed to fit it in, especially with all the extra wiring. Easy install!

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Perfect for my needs

Crutchfield customer from Slidell, LA on 1/21/2019

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Installed this little amp in a 2018 Silverado. It is pushing JBL club 6x9 components in the front and 6.5 rear. They sound great and am very impressed for the size. I have the gains all the way down and used the Crutchfield amp kit to run power straight from the battery. (I am using an Axxes AX-DSP to interface between the factory head unit and amp. This allows me to have low level outputs and control the chime volume that could otherwise be an issue on this vehicle. It also has a crossover and EQ along with time delay for imaging all in one DSP unit). I made sure to use a reliable chassis ground and have no issues with engine noise or otherwise.

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Nick from New Providence, NJ on 1/20/2019

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Bought unit installed it . 6mo in I thought I blew a speaker I swapped out speaker time went by but it was within the year , when I finally swapped the speaker out I realized it was the amp channel out , sent in to alpine out of warrant , ok they sent me back the amp now it dosnt work at all . On my daughters eyes I'm not lying or embellishing . At least it worked 3/4 of the time now nothing . No more alpine this is a sealed unit cant be fixed stay away

Pros: None

Cons: Poor quality and cust svc alpine cust service didn't want to hear it . Wanted to charge me to diagnose and ship back to me my own equip , waved sent back not working at all insult to injury. I'll document this time can't slack I live in northeast nice days are hard to come by then your warranty is up and alpine breaks your stuff

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Travis from Fuquay Varina, NC on 1/13/2019

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This little AMP made my wife's jeep HU sound great with adding the JBL600C in both the front and the back. The amp was easy to install and figure out. Installed with Metra adapters to not have to cut cables. This is a great AMP for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Trinidad, CA on 1/8/2019

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Ive had the unit in for about 2 weeks. Easy to install and the sound quality is great! Perfect for small space areas! Easy install!

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Easy

Charles from Tallahassee, FL on 12/24/2018

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Easy install, greatly improved sound quality and volume on factory head unit.

Pros: Easy install

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Crutchfield customer from Marion, AL on 12/8/2018

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Good product and sounds even better . Well worth the money

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Crutchfield customer from Catlin, IL on 11/28/2018

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I had this installed for me. I noticed a huge difference to my stock reciever. The car it was installed in was a 2014 Ford escape se

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Crutchfield customer from Mapleton, UT on 11/16/2018

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Great product would definitely buy again.

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Brought my sound, and speakers alive!!!

Colin from Fullerton, CA on 10/31/2018

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I have a 97 Suzuki sidekick, with some kicker speakers in it, I was unsure, a full size amp in a tiny car, or a mini amp, Crutchfield, talked with me, and recommended this unit for what I need, it could not have been any more perfect, the right amount of power, it really does sit behind the dash behind the head unit, out of the way, they recommended all I need to complete the installation, which was a really simple job. The dual bias trim for front and rear speakers, is perfect to set the balance without using the head unit, as the rear speakers are bigger than the front. This did make my 4 inch and 5 1/4 speakers sound alive, and punchy.

Pros: Dual Bias, Easy to set up, easy to hide, no need for a newer head unit.

Cons: none, for me it was perfect, and its Alpine.

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Nice addition to factory head unit

HarryBigD from Texas on 10/21/2018

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I bought this amp for my 2017 Prius factory head unit. I had it professionally installed and I am very happy with the results. The sound is super clean and clear. There is complete silence between tracks. It powers four Morel Maximo's in the front and rear doors, with two Kicker 44ksc3504 in the dash. It sounds great and is plenty load enough when the windows are down on a nice day. I highly recommend this because of its size, clean signal and lack of any discernible hiss or distortion.

Pros: Compact clean sound. Compatible with a factory head unit. High pass filter for tweaking your bass.

Cons: None. Perfect for what I need.

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Terence from Buffalo, NY on 10/9/2018

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I installed this amp in my wifes 2018 Honda CR-V; prior to that I installed Rockford Fosgate Punch front and rear door speakers. As much as were paying for this vehicle and all the upgrades; really shocked the stereo was that bad. Only took about an hour to install the amp. The hardest part was searching the internet and emailing Honda for the wiring diagram. I could not find the diagram anywhere on net and Honda waited 10days to reply to my email only to tell me that they dont know and I should contact my dealer. I am very disappointed in that response. Service tech at Crutchfield found the wiring diagram and I know it wasnt easy for him to find it. I was on hold for 10-15mins but I didnt care because I needed the diagram and wasnt calling my local dealer. LoL. Another terrific product from an outstanding company!!!

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Great little amp

Stan from Wake Forest, NC on 9/29/2018

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This is a great little amp. I installed a set of Alpine SPV-65X-WRA 6-1/2" weatherproof component speakers all the way around in my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and while they sounded much better than the base OEM speakers, there simply wasn't enough clean power to drive them with the front panels off and the windows down. I simply wasn't getting the full benefit which I expected with the components. This little unit tucked perfectly in the dash just to the left behind the glove box door, and now I've got as much power as I need to not only hear but actually "experience" the music during the "open air driving months". I kept my original head unit, and the wiring is super-clean; it's really nice not to have to run separate power, ground, etc. wires. For the price, this is almost a "must" if you've invested in decent aftermarket speakers.

Pros: Great price point Simple, clean installation Enough power to enjoy music with windows down

Cons: None, unless maybe you count that I can now easily recognize the lower original recording quality on the "80s on 8" satellite radio chanel... :(

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Mark from Redding, CA on 9/13/2018

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Great little amp with good power that makes my infinity speakers sound awesome. Easy install and thank you Crutchfield

Pros: Easy install with good power and small enough to place behind receiver in dash.

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Just what the doctor ordered

Ken from Marlborough, CT on 8/21/2018

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Just right to amp up my head unit

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Made a HUGE difference

Crutchfield customer from Benicia, CA on 8/12/2018

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This bad boi made a huge difference to the alpine type r s65 coaxial speakers I put in my smart 451. After swapping the speakers, I was pretty disappointed by how they sounded powered off the head unit. This amp (bridged to 2 channels) really woke them up! I velcro'd It under the dash so it's hidden, but i can still adjust it if needed. Also wired it to the battery with the small amp kit from Crutchfield, since the battery was under the passenger seat and easily accessible.

Pros: -Easy to install -Lots of power for two channels -Doesn't need it's own power -Extremely small compared to similar amps

Cons: None for the price- it is a simple amp that does one thing well but doesn't have bells or whistles

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Nice sound and easy install

Guest from Chester, VA on 8/5/2018

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I bought this from our local big box electronics store... but purchased speakers and Powered Subwoofer from Crutchfield as a Charlottesville Store walk-in. I found the installation easy. The biggest time consumer was taking the Amp harness, receiver harness and car harness side... and putting it all together (I chose to solder and heat-shrink & I also used line level converters so I could use the RCA inputs at the amp). I ran the pass through remote turnon to the powered Sub. KTP-445U went behind my radio in the dash, so I have to make sure I set the gains and filters correctly before tucking it away. My cars OEM radio power circuit was a 15A circuit and have had zero issues using to power the 445U. 6-1/2" 3-way Rockford Speakers with Crutchfield provided factory pigtails and brackets in all 4 doors made install easy, and the house brand 10AWG amp kit for the powered Sub was good quality and had everything I needed.

Pros: Size, Sound and ease of intall

Cons: nothing if you know what to expect from it.

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Crutchfield customer from Enfield, CT on 7/8/2018

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Improved the sound quality and clarity while keeping factory system with upgrades Infinity speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Trenton, IL on 6/24/2018

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Very small and compact. It fits behind the radio in the dash. Powers 4-51/4 alpine type s. Have them all installed in a jeep and with the top off o can still hear the music crystal clear at highway speeds

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Ralph from Sebastian, FL on 6/15/2018

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Great little amp. Installed it to the stock head unit of a 2014 Silverado. Also installed new kicker components. The amp made a big difference. The kickers sound crystal clear with no distortion. The alpine fit perfect behind the head unit. Very happy

Pros: Easy install. Sounds awesome

Cons: None

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Exactly what I needed!

Alan from Richmond, VA on 6/4/2018

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Installation was straight forward. I was concerned that it may not fit in my dash but I was pleasantly surprised it fit without issue.

Pros: small plenty of punch for two pairs of speakers

Cons: none

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Andrew from West river, MD on 4/27/2018

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I could not be happier. I was apprehensive about adding an amp. I was into loud stereos when I was younger and remember wires everywhere and never having trunk space. Not the case with this little beast. Clear, crisp sound, coming from all my speakers. From Beethoven to Metallica, this thing handles it all. Wish I'd found it sooner, and hunter was a great help at showing me what I needed.

Pros: Awesome sound. Minimal installation time. Compact size that hides behind the dash.

Cons: None.

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Worth it's weight..

Rufus J. from NW/IN on 4/4/2018

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This amp surpassed expectations, it really brought to life my front & rear 6.5's. It was a easy hookup & it fit right underneath the head unit. I did run a dedicated power wire to the battery as instructed by Crutchfield but to be honest, I think I could have used the factory harness because of the near proximity of the amp to the harness. The sound of my highs & mids are so much clearer, my single 12in sealed sub blends in well & doesn't completely overpower the 6.5's.

Pros: Small form factor, big sound.

Cons: Just make sure you adjust your gain levels before you tuck it away, not really a con but a pain to do it it's under the head unit or behind it.

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Michael from Antioch on 4/3/2018

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loved helped make all the other good stuff sound great

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Great little amp

Dana from Sioux Falls, SD on 3/30/2018

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Purchased the amp for my motorcycle. The old one died and I needed a replacement. I have the other model KTP 445A and thought this would be perfect. The amp sounds really good and went in very easy. The amp fit perfectly under the deck and the sides stuck out enough so I could screw it down. The only downside about the amp is the really soft screws for the brackets. I almost thought I'd have to drill them out to get the brackets on. I can't say enough about how soft they were. Do yourself a favor, after you get them out go get some new ones. I would have given it five stars, but the screws were very hard to deal with.

Pros: Sounds awesome! Easy to install. Very small footprint.

Cons: Bracket screws are very soft.

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Very good compact amp

Kevin from Roswell, GA on 3/20/2018

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Upgraded head unit to JVC 430BT, but was still lacking the overall sound I was looking for driving Kicker 6504 speakers. Advisor recommended more power. The advisor was right on. I'm not looking to shatter windows; just want good, robust sound. The Alpine 445 was an excellent choice for my price conscious needs. With it's use of a wiring harness, there was a whole lot of splicing to do (perhaps the biggest drawback), but it is a great little amp. And I wanted little (although I still chose to mount it under my driver seat). It fits easily completely up under the seat and out of harms way.

Pros: Sound, ease of use, size

Cons: None

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4Runner, better sound

John from Rosamond, CA on 3/17/2018

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2016 4Runner. Crutchfield told me that there wasn't a harness. Buy a Male and Female 1761 from Metra or elsewhere - boom - plug and play wire harness (you'll have to connect the speaker wires of course.) The stock radio in the 4Runner is pathetic when it comes to output. I have to run the volume at almost three-quarter to get decent sound out of it. Finished installing the power pack today. This is exactly what I wanted. In 4Runner there is room inside the dash (above glove box) but the shape is so irregular that unless you wanted to wrap it in foam and shove in in the hole, I didn't think that was a good place. I installed it beneath the passenger seat. Great price, very good results. I would definitely recommend this unit. There is a very small amount of hiss when sound is not playing.

Pros: Small size, cheap to buy, easy to place in vehicle, From a well known company, has gain control and a built in cross over.

Cons: Don't know how long it'll last, a little hiss when music is not playing.

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Sounds Great

David from Quanah, TX on 3/11/2018

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2011 F150. Easy to install and fit under the head unit, tucked away nicely. Sounds great.

Pros: Fairly easy install. Getting to the head unit was the hardest part.

Cons: Tucked away in the dash, you can't change the gains very easily.

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Fadi from Munster, IN on 3/4/2018

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Great amp especially if you're just wanting to get more sound without replacing speakers or stereo. Recommended it to my brothete5and now they all one one.

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Great sound

Ash from Morgan Hill, CA on 2/8/2018

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Installed this in my 1998 Toyota 4Runner. I didn't want a large 'system' and was only looking to do a modest upgrade. With fresh speakers and a new double-din HU I realized the 18rms in the HU wasn't enough and I couldn't wire in the original factory amp. Reading the awesome reviews of this little Power Pack I went for it. Fortunately it fit just nicely behind the dash. It wasn't more volume I was looking for as much as it was the power to feed the new speakers with richer and deeper sound that an amp offers. This Alpine Power Pack has not disappointed and the sound is fantastic in my Runner. It does crank more obviously but the most important aspect for me was that cleaner and richer sound quality the amp provides. As an aside comment, during my installation I utilized the free phone-in technical assistance Crutchfield offers and it was absolutely stellar all the way. Scott was amazingly friendly, polite, helpful and easy to understand. He corrected my thinking as to why the wiring was confusing me and got me on my way in very short time. A+ all around.

Pros: Easy to install. Compact and powerful.

Cons: None at this time.

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Cruz, CA on 1/21/2018

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I installed this to increase the volume of the stock head unit in my 2010 Toyota Tacoma, which didn't get very loud, especially the AUX input. It did the trick, and the stock speakers seem to handle the output fine.

Pros: Boosts the power of the stock head unit nicely.

Cons: A bit tricky to install in the vehicle, more an issue of the car than the unit, which is pretty small.

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Crutchfield customer from Lupton, MI on 11/14/2017

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Blow my hair back?? I didn't think there was going to be that big of a difference in loudness or clarity. Everything is much better with Crutchfield and their staff. Thanks to staff like Paul.

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Crutchfield customer from Cool Ridge, WV on 10/27/2017

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Was very surprised at the amount of power supplied by this small amp, more than enough to double the sound and quality of any factory system, highly recommend.

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Adds plenty of volume and upgrades detail!!

Dexter from Norton VA on 10/18/2017

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I love this amplifier! I'm a big Jeep guy, and nothing upgrades the sound in your JK quite like this little amplifier. For the newer (non Alpine or Infinity models) Jeep Wrangler's, this amplifier is completely plug-and-play. Just pair it with an Alpine stereo and you're good to go! Drop the top or take out the roof panels, turn up the radio, and enjoy excellent quality music LOUD!

Pros: completely plug-and-play in many cars.

Cons: It could be more powerful, but that's an issue I'm always faced with.

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RICHARD from Tacoma, WA on 10/11/2017

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Awesome product!!! I expected nothing less from Alpine. Powers my Kicker component's for both the front and rear doors with zero distortion. sounded great with the stock speakers as well. easy wiring completely plug and play and can fit anywhere.

Pros: great power great sound compact size great price easy install

Cons: havent found one yet...

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Nice amp

Steve from Morrilton, AR on 9/5/2017

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Perfect amp for the Miata

Pros: Perfect fit for a in dash install. Really makes my JVC head unit sound great.

Cons: None as of yet

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BFC from Seattle, WA on 8/28/2017

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Last February 2016 I gave the amp a poor review because of a hum noise I was getting thru my speakers , using the oem Clarion head unit and upgraded Subaru Kicker speakers. Used speaker level connection. I've since replaced the stock head unit with a Kenwood Excelon DPX792BH bought thru Crutchfield and decided to try using the Alpine again, this time using RCA connections and the amp was powered and grounded again using the car's radio power and ground wires. No hum or any other issues so it seems the switch to a better head unit w/ rca inputs did the trick. I also followed Crutchfield's advice on using test tones to help set the gains. I wasn't expecting a huge jump in power (Kenwood head unit 22 watts/channel, Alpine 45watts/channel) but there is a bit more oomph and clarity to the sound now so any issues I had before weren't due to this Alpine amp.

Pros: Small size, relatively cool-running, uses RCA connection, good value

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Great amp

nathan from Kansas City, MO on 8/20/2017

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Great little amp with lots of power.

Pros: Bought this amp to power the door speakers in my 2016 Dodge Ram 2500. Used in a previous vehicle. Sounded great and was easy to hide. Most people thought I was using a much bigger amp to power my speakers. Loved it and will suggest to anyone looking for an easy clean install amp to purchase.

Cons: When turned up it would cut out. It may have been due to heat. This was an early generation amp, I would expect Alpine to have corrected the issue over the years

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Happy

James from San Antonio, TX on 8/3/2017

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This little guy has way more power than advertised. Had good features, can install pretty much anywhere. Great solution if tight on space or just trying to beef up any deck.

Pros: Power, size, ease of use

Cons: None

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Sparky from Newport News Va. on 7/20/2017

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Install this on my 2009 Street Glide to power to Alpine 6.5 Bridge and it's a perfect product fits in the fairing perfect.

Pros: Compact size and power when bridged

Cons: Really none for the application that I had for my motorcycle

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Amazing power from a small package

James from Wappingers Falls, NY on 6/21/2017

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Great power and sound from a small package. Install was a bit annoying due to the numerous and bulky wires.

Pros: Amazing power from a small package. Easy to find a space to install. Surprisingly loud given modest specs. Would buy again.

Cons: Having wiring harness on each end makes installation more difficult. Prefer to see all wires on one side for better "fitability". Simply the wiring as well.

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I cant feel the difference

Don2 from Aliso Viejo on 5/8/2017

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I bought mine at a local dealer. This store is in Rancho Sta Margarita in California. I purchased this to give my Pioneer Avic 5200 NEX an extra power. Honestly i cant feel the difference. I have a friend who has the same head unit and has a cheaper speaker component speaker and his sounds louder and cleaner than mine. I will have mine removed next week. It was not worth it. If you expect more power, this wont serve the purpose. Do not get this one. I am an audiophile for decades and I will go back to either Rockford Fosgate or JL audio. Alpine is not very popular with amps. Again do not buy this. I gave mine a chance but didn't satisfy me

Pros: Cheap, can be installed bahind the dash

Cons: Cant feel its presence, its just like as powerful as a head unit

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Blue Ridge, va on 5/8/2017

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Have not connected it yet but the size was very compact. Exactly what we wanted.

Pros: Compact size

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Great sound improvement

Robert from Olympia, WA on 4/22/2017

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Love the sound this little amp kicks out. It gives the speaker in my Tundra the extra boost of power to really improve the sound quality. It's size allows you to mount it just about anywhere.

Pros: Great sound, compact size

Cons: None!!!

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Barrigada, Guam on 4/18/2017

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Powerful Amp for its size. I ended up mounting it on the driver's side kick panel for easier access for tuning the amp.

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Makes Honda CRV a pleasure to drive

dominic from Wakefield, MA on 4/16/2017

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Small and compact but plenty of power for 4 JBL speakers, fit where the factory amp was, 2014 Honda CRV EX-L, Has output to turn on your subwooker if you need it.

Pros: small and compact plenty of power

Cons: input wire harness to short.

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Amazing clarity

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 3/26/2017

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Wow what a difference in my 2017 crewmax Tundra. It really gives it an extra punch

Pros: Small and can put anywhere

Cons: Nothing

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Slight power boost, and a bit of hum boost too

Anurag from Chicago, IL on 3/13/2017

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As a part of my car stereo upgrade, I first went on to change the stock speakers to get a little boost to the low-ends (The mid and highs were good enough) The Polks I ordered made no difference to sound quality, so I went on and got the Alpine KTP-445U. After installation, I did not notice any boost to the lows. I then went on and replaced the Polks with the OEM speakers and that made all the difference. Contrary to what I expected, the OEM's despite their smaller magnets delivered a better punch with the Alpine power pack than with the high(er) end Polks. Overall, I am a (tad bit) more satisfied with the sound quality of my car's stereo with the Alpine KTP-445U installed. So why the 3 stars: The Alpine KTP-445U is an amplifier, and like (most) amplifiers, it will also increase noise. Not quite what I expected from an Alpine unit, but it is what it is. At low volumes, bass output is better as compared to the stock setup but at very low volumes the noise can be heard a bit, if you are my types with sharp (dog-like) ears. I got the unit installed by a pro, paid about a 100 bucks for the installation, but they did a good job at setting the gain. Check the Crutchfield Subwoofer Tuning article for some references you can use to set gain at the correct level Nevertheless, if you are looking to boost your existing setup without a sub, then the Alpine KTP-445U sure is a good way forward.

Pros: 1. Tiny little invisible unit, fits inside the dash 2. Slight boost your existing set-up, decent boost to the low-end frequencies

Cons: 1. Expect a slight hum from your speakers at low volumes, which is not noticeable at higher volumes

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Adam from Las Vegas, NV on 3/12/2017

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Would definatly recommend this amp if you're looking for something small that packs a decent punch

Pros: Small, good price and sound

Cons: None so far

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Tom from Warwick, NY on 3/1/2017

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Everyone at Crutchfield is AWESOME!! I love the sound after adding my new Alpine 4 channel amp. This was so small I was able to fit it in the dash behind the glove box, so I can easily access it for future adjustments. I installed this on my new Jeep Rubicon and what a difference!!! Thanks everyone @ Crutchfield another great job.

Pros: extremely easy install , and can pretty much hide it anywhere , very pleased with this purchase

Cons: I really don't have any !!

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Keep looking...........

wyatt from Livingston, TX on 2/23/2017

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Lot of noise and hiss....Lot of power, but a lot of hiss..Tried different grounding locations and every trick in the book and in the end, I switched to a Clarion brick amp...Big disappointment from such a big name...

Pros: Size

Cons: Too noisy....

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 1/9/2017

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Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase. I am surprised that when RCA jacks cannot be used, the solution is to cut the already short wires and extend them. A non-rca harness should be included with sufficient length.

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One more please

Tom from Grant twsp, MI on 12/19/2016

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This is the third ktp-445 amp I have purchased from Crutchfield, installed in boat car and truck. If your plan is simply to make significant upgrade to an existing sound system with stealth, space savings, and cost savings, you can't beat this amp. Inputs, auto turn on, adjustments, and reliability are the features I was looking for.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Huntingdon, PA on 12/13/2016

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I installed this unit with the purchase of a new JVC head unit because after installing my Kicker speakers, I still didn't have clear sound. This little amp (really little) totally brought my speakers to life. I can now hear all of the instruments clearly. The best thing is that this amp is so small I was able to install it just behind the head unit without trouble!

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Jonathan c from Okanagan, wa on 12/11/2016

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Nice sounds good

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Works well, easy solution

Crutchfield customer from Marlboro, NJ on 11/28/2016

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Definitely makes a significant difference. Driving JL C2 690tx (which were asleep with the aftermarket Pioneer HU) and JL C2 350x which were fine without an amp. Was able to fit it behind the stereo

Pros: Big difference in sound, works well powered from headunit power line. Easy solution if you don't want the hassle of installing an amp. Very happy with the sound.

Cons: Pricey for what it is, you are basically paying for convenience which is fine. The version that works with alpine headunits is cheaper

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Magic in a box!

Rick from California on 11/20/2016

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Love this small amplifier! I needed something to drive my JL C3s and this amp pushes them nicely! I'm used to the larger 4 channels from the past and this fit in my glove box

Pros: Small footprint yet powerful. You have to try this thing

Cons: I wish the exterior was a little fancier like the other Alpine models (LED lights)

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Tim from Whittier, CA on 11/20/2016

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Added to basic sound system in 2016 mustang gt it sounds really good now

Pros: Upgrades sound system fits behind dash nicely

Cons: None so far

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Lebanon, PA on 11/14/2016

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Easy install and sounds great!

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Harpers Ferry, WV on 11/8/2016

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Just what I needed to boost the volume.

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Makes a big difference over stock head unit with aftermarket speakers

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 11/7/2016

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Brought a pair of JBL Stage 600Cs to life after the stock headunit in my 2016 HR-V couldn't cut it. I am amazed at the difference in quality and bass punch.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Vaughn from Alpine, TX on 10/28/2016

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This is a great little amp. I mounted it on the ceiling of my glove box, and the cables were long enough to make it to the head.

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Plus-Up

Brian from Dedham, MA on 9/1/2016

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I bought this amp to plus-up my stock stereo system in my 2012 Subaru Impreza. The sound was better after the installation, but the factory speakers were not good enough to handle the power.

Pros: better sound

Cons: needed to buy speakers (which i was eventually going to buy later this just sped up the purchase)

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Does the job!

Douglas from Raleigh, NC on 8/25/2016

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This amp is part of a complete audio system I put in my 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ. I'm using it to bump up the power to four Polk Audio db651s speakers mounted in the stock locations. I set the cutoff at 60 and am running a RF Punch P300-10 for the bass. It has its own built-in amp. The Polk Audio speakers sound great so the amp must be doing something right. It's mounted behind the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X300 in the dash. Out of sight, out of mind.

Pros: Wiring was easy. It matched up nicely to the Kenwood harness and the vehicle adapter harnesses. Just a little head scratching, but it all worked out.

Cons: Got nothing. It works for me.

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Great little amp!

TerryM from Luray, VA on 7/24/2016

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This little amp packs quite a punch when you're short on mounting space. Going from stock head unit to an aftermarket always ends up sounding flat and tinny. I had purchased a larger amp to address this, however my plans to mount it under a seat ultimately turned me off. I bought this unit and installation was quite simple. No running wires from the engine bay and running a ground wire to somewhere on the floor. Just need RCA cables, radio wiring kit, and crimps. 90% of the installation prep was done before opening the car door. The size of this amp is great! It fits right behind my head unit with room to spare. I definitely recommend!

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AMAZING

CP from Blackwood, NJ on 7/17/2016

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This little alpine amp is Amazing! For the money and the convenience there is nothing out there that can compete. My piece of advice is use this amp bridged at 90 watts rms x 2. Using the 45 x 4 is ok for increasing clarity but will only give you a small power boost over your head unit. At 90x4 this amp comes alive and can compete with some bigger wired amps in power and clarity. I definitely recommend this amp for a small component set and it will bring it to life.

Pros: Definitive Clarity and power boost at 90w x 2.

Cons: 45 watts x 4 is just ok. I wouldn't buy this amp if I wasn't going to bridge it.

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It has its pros in cons in my opinion.

audiophile from Grand Rapids, MI on 5/13/2016

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This is definitely an improvement to a stock head unit. It sure does pack a punch after tapping into the stock head unit power and ground, as described in the manual. Some maybe skeptical that splicing into the head unit power will be sufficient for an amplifier but I think it supplies plenty of power. I replaced the stock speakers with JL audio C2 series and had the gain on this amplifier at nearly 20-25% and it was quite loud.

Pros: Small and fairly easy to install depending on your vehicle. Provides a good sound upgrade for a stock head unit, so you can keep the factory head unit and still have searing wheel controls with out purchasing extra hardware. Small size also makes it easier to install with the ability to mount it in the front of the vehicle without needing to run wire across the whole car.

Cons: -No power indicator light or over current light. Hard to tell when the amp is actually drawing power. -A low level line out would also be really nice. -The speaker wire with the white/brown stripe was extremely hard for me to find for some reason, it almost looks identical to the white/grey stripe.

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Great amp for tight spots!

Thomas from NJ on 5/8/2016

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I was replacing y 2002 WJ Grand Cherokee's Infinity radio, which meant I could not use the factory amp anymore. I was going to run the speakers off the Kenwood head unit- then I found this Universal Power-pack online. I patched it into the factory amp's wiring harness under the back seat, even re-used the factory power/ground wires. I ran two sets of 11.5 foot RCA cables for my signal from the Kenwood to the amp because I wanted a nice clean signal. I already had full range 6.5 speakers in the front doors (was not using the old stock dash speakers anymore). WOW it blows away the original amp, nice clear sound with enough bass to shake my seat (jazz/blues/rock) from the four 6.5's in the doors. I can't believe I didn't have to sacrifice cargo space or run huge wiring for it! Nobody even knows it's there- perfect!

Pros: Small size, easy and clean install (re-used factory amp harness), nice clean sound

Cons: None after a year and a half

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Excellent value and quality

Mjm from Honolulu, HI on 5/7/2016

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I researched small amplifiers for my jeep. I just wanted little more power to my aftermarket speakers. This is the amp if you want a boost to your factory or aftermarket radio.

Pros: Color coded wired for ease of installation of you are using aftermarket radio

Cons: Non so far

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Works great!! helps a weak aftermarket deck with sound output

P Brokaw from Tacoma, WA on 5/4/2016

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Installed in 2006 Wrangler. Put amp underneath steering column dash panel. Fits like a glove. Deck is a marine grade Sony media center and speakers a Rockford Fosgate 5 1/4s front and rear.

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Matthew from Schuylerville, NY on 5/1/2016

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alpine has gone down hill this amp is a pain 2 install gets really hot idk what happen with alpine but thay are junk now

Pros: none

Cons: 2 meny

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Such a powerful amp for the compact dize.

Jerry from Ft Worth, TX on 4/10/2016

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Excellent amp to my existing factory radio. My radio is 300% clear and loud with gain turned down to zero for my factory speakers.

Pros: Compact, easy to install in your dash console. Plug and play remote. Other words, I did not need to attach the remote wire.

Cons: None

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I have a alpine 9425 &6×9 Rs nothing but awsome,Now its time to upgrad

David from Inkster, MI on 3/16/2016

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I have loved my 9428 and 6×9 for about 10 yes. Time to HD149BT & 6×9R the processors are top notch have to get more, but Im on ssi so 1 peace at a time. Please never change. I will only buy Alpint. Thank you. Always wanted you cence I was a young boy. Thanks for all the great music.

Pros: No cons,it is best audio I haver heard in my life,a please dont make to many childish changes, like flickering lights this is not a toy factory, you dont make toasters or disco balls,you have the best processor's in the business. Dont screw it up ,like Sony did I the mid 90's,they have there fingers I to many things.Your doing great.I would love to buy a t shirt or hat.Love to show off Alpine,that's all I want. Thanks

Cons: No cons even after all this time,time now for the hd149bt&hopefully a bit more.But no cons here. Thank you

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Great upgrade

Frank D from houston, TX on 3/12/2016

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Easy install, fit in glove box, 4 channel amp improved the output of the Pioneer 4100NEX head unit with RCA plugs. After setting the optimal level gain, the sound was full and rich. Using Kicker aftermarket in front and rear.

Pros: Ease of install. No need for separate power supply. Rich sound gains.

Cons: Lower power output than larger amps.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Jason from Madelia, MN on 2/25/2016

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This Alpine power pack rocks! It pushes way more power to my door speakers than my in dash receiver did and definitely makes a difference in sound quality. It's small and compact and actually mounted behind my double-din in dash receiver so it's a clean install and hidden. I this in my 2012 Chevy Colorado powering my 4 door speakers and I am definitely impressed with the difference this Alpine makes. If I had to purchase it again I would no doubt.

Pros: Powerful, compact, easy to mount in-dash behind the receiver. Buy one, you won't regret it. The only thing that will wipe the smile off your face after hearing the difference this thing makes is the powerful sound coming from your speakers melting your face. Haha.

Cons: I can't think of any yet, I've been happy with it since the install.

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Small but powerful

2015 Toyota Tundra Crewmax from columbia, MD on 2/16/2016

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Excellent sound

Pros: Small, easy to install kept factory head unit sounds great

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Hum after install in 2015 Subaru Forester

BFC from Seattle, WA on 2/16/2016

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Installed two different KTP-445u amps in my 2.5i Forester Premium with factory head unit CF625UM, (non-navigation, non-Harmon Kardon) and Subaru Kicker upgraded speakers- had a low steady hum in background thru speakers. Followed Alpine instructions to a "T" , tried wiring thru head unit power and ground as well as a separate fused power wire from battery and three different ground locations nearby amp location. Changing amp gains didn't eliminate hum. Amp inputs set at speaker level. Spent a lot of time troubleshooting to no avail. Doesn't seem to be a ground issue or wiring interference etc. Hum is loud enough to be annoying at low or no volume on radio /CD/USB. Other than that the sound was a noticeable improvement from factory- a bit of power boost and clarity. It may be this factory head unit using speaker level connection is just noisy when amped. Research on the web after this issue has found enough feedback on humming and hiss with this amp in Subaru's that I just want to put this out there fyi.

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Super powerful

Juice from rockville, MD on 2/10/2016

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Great amp, great price, super powerful. What more do you want

Pros: Power power power. Price is even better. Very slim you can put it anywhere

Cons: none

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Great Amp

Clinton from janesville, WI on 1/25/2016

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After changing out the speakers I didn't feel like there was that much of a change. Added this amp, it made the speakers come alive. It was easy to install and fit neatly behind my dash.

Pros: Small, easy to install. Gets louder then I would ever want to listen.

Cons: None

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Powerful little punch

Martin from reedley, CA on 1/22/2016

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Great for people who need an amp in a very small space (does not require a separate wire kit, it piggy backs on the receiver). It even fits behind the dash in most cases. It is also a great idea if you are adding new speakers in the door along with a new receiver and want more than what the receiver alone provides (usually less than 23watts)

Pros: very compact, better power than a new receiver alone

Cons: if you like bass you will have to add a separate sub (i recommend one that is compact, can fit under the seat and has a built in amp such as infinity BassLink SM)

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Nick C from Texas on 1/22/2016

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I purchased this product along with 6 Kicker speakers for my 2015 RAM 1500. I had this amplifier installed professionally and it was mounted inside the glove box of the truck so that I could adjust the gain controls if needed. The amplifier was wired directly to the factory HU (8 inch touch screen, no Alpine) but I can't comment on installation, only sound quality. The quality is AMAZING. I had to have researched the Power Pack for at least a year before finally making the purchase, and man was that a good call. I literally have the gain turned down to almost zero, and this bad boy rocks the house. Such a noticeable difference before and after. The Kicker speakers really opened up and sound great with NO distortion what so ever. Anybody looking to upgrade their factor HU on a new model vehicle, I highly recommend this product. One comment I will add, I had quite an annoying hiss and static from the speaker after this was set this up, which typically I hear is from a Ground issue. For my particular case, it was not. The gain was too high!! So if you hear static through the speakers, turn the gain down (counter clock wise) until it sounds crisp with no distortion.

Pros: Small size, Huge sound. Price. Compatibility with factory HU. Gain controls.

Cons: None, time to buy this Power Pack.

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Nice, small power

MattO from North Carolina on 12/6/2015

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I installed this in a 2008 Tundra. I removed the panel to which the glove box is attached and put this on the back side of it. It is out of sight but I can adjust the gain easily by looking under the glove box. I'm sure that description is clear as mud. It made the stock speakers really come alive. I almost didn't change the speakers out as planned because they sounded so good.

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Crutchfield customer from New Franklin, ohio on 11/23/2015

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Nice unit, made a big difference

Pros: Small- easy installation-versital

Cons: None yet

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Great solution

Pmen from Outer Banks, NC on 11/18/2015

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Part of a three sided attack (door speakers, Subwoofer, amp) to improve upon the crappy Ford / Sony non DSP 700W setup in a late model F150 Screw. The input leads as pointed out many times, are very short. Since I wired them to the speaker line of the Sony amp under the center console, it wasn't that big a deal. Set the amp up as a 4 channel. The amp delivers very clean sound through aftermarket JBL coax's in the rear doors and Focal components in the front. One small complaint is that the Kicker soundstage subwoofer replacement under the back seat will not come on until the volume is up beyond 1/3 which is kind of loud for some. It would be nice if everything worked together, but that's another story. Not much help from Tech support. All in all, very compact and fits well under the center console. Delivers clean, much improved sound, in place of the crummy Sony amp.

Pros: Compact design. Clear quality sound.

Cons: Lame instructions. Leads too short.

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Clean sound, substantial improvement

Karen from Tennessee on 11/9/2015

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I originally tried the Clarion XC1410 with the factory head unit in my Tacoma (with all new speakers), but had some issues with functionality and sound quality. The unit was professionally installed here locally. We swapped it out for this Alpine unit, and the improvement in sound quality was substantial. The Alpine produces a much cleaner sound, with good dynamic range and a better sound stage. The Alpine unit has a gain control and crossover, and the S/N ratio is higher, resulting in less high frequency noise. This unit, combined with new Focal and JL Audio speakers, produces excellent sound quality.

Pros: Clean sound, more control capabilities

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Pennsylvania on 10/6/2015

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excellent speaker for the price

Pros: could have a little bit more bass

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Great little amp for any application

Chris G from Illinois on 9/20/2015

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I have used 1 of these amps in 2 different vehicles and it has been great in both! I installed one in a 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a Kenwood head unit, along with Alpine Type S speakers. It was a great boost in power to the speakers. I also upgraded the factory sub to a small Kicker 6 3/4" sub and powered with an MTX amp. High pass frequency settings on the KTP-445 work wonders! I also just recently used another KTP-445 in my 2016 Subaru Legacy and installed Focal components. Amazing difference! Speakers were installed first and the factory head unit was obviously not enough to give the speakers what they want. Installed the KTP-445 shortly after (within 4 days) and I am beyond pleased!

Pros: Small, Easy to install for anyone with basic car audio knowledge, Very versatile

Cons: None that I can find yet!

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Great little amp for Stratoliner Deluxe

R H from Kansas on 9/6/2015

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I needed a mini amp to fit inside of a Stratoliner Deluxe fairing. I looked at the Clarion, it is also a four channel but it is not brigeable. I only needed to channels and wanted that extra power. Fits perfectly. Wow, what a difference. The factory motorcycle amps are drastically underpowered for hi way use. If anyone wants to know how to do this upgrade, contact me.

Pros: Small, light, great power and sound.

Cons: I don't really care for having to dust off the RCA leads to use them formspeakers level inputs. It's not a problem, just seems like they could have supplied both inputs.

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Nice amp

Josh from Ohio on 7/2/2015

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I am happy with this amp. I have it installed in my 00 S10 regular cab. It is tucked in behind the radio & A/C controls. It fits in there great with both factory deck and aftermarket radio installed. I tapped into the extra aux/cig lighter port below the dash to power it. Perfect spot and is 15AMP rated. Power is enough for me. Anyone with a small standard cab pickup knows that space is at a premium and this small amp allows me external amp power while taking up no room behind the seats.

Pros: Great size. Bridgeable.

Cons: I wish that there were replacement harness for sale. To use the amps speaker level inputs, you have to cut off the RCA ends (i.e. if using factory radio) If you later wanted to use the amp with aftermarket radio, you would have some issues with not having the rca inputs.

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Decent amp

Spicy mchaggis from Norfolk va on 7/1/2015

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Nice little amp that you can tuck and hide away, the instructions are simple and install is simple. BTW you don't need a 12v turn on, unless your using the 12v remote turn on output. Goes good with alpine type a.

Pros: Simple install

Cons: Needs longer wires, the output wires should be twisted together to aid in install, a drill will do this for you though.

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Great for stock HU

Eric from Illinois on 6/29/2015

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This amp is installed in a 2004 Ford Freestar. I have the stick HU still in placed. With the help of Crutchfield I was able to ID the right wires. Taped into the HU power and ground. Took about 40ish mins to install. Really that was just cutting and stripping the wires. But once installed the sound improvement was very noticeable. I have Focal 5x7's up front. And Alpine 5x7's Type S in back. I say it made them clearer and cleaner. Got this amp from a friend for ($20) so all in all great deal. In the end its a great buy. Note* If you are using this with out a sub. As in my case. Remember to take off the HPF.

Pros: Easy install. Good improvements

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Alpine Power Pack

Crutchfield customer from Texas on 6/17/2015

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Great little amp

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Great Upgrade

Dennis from Iowa on 6/15/2015

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Small compact and easy to put in even inside the fairing on my 2008 Road Glide. I could have used some direction on wiring in the power. Had to loosen my gas tank up to run the power wired.

Pros: Great amp with low distortion

Cons: Was a little difficult to wire the power.

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Pushes out the sound. Compact

ScotM from California on 6/14/2015

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Small size makes it easy to stash inside a crowded dashboard. Sounds great. Bold strong sound with no distortion.Great for upgrading your system without going broke.

Pros: Compact Delivers quality sound

Cons: You still need some knowledge of car wiring. It's not a simple "plug-it-in-and-go device."

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great solution to no having to run an amp

steve-0 from omaha ne on 6/8/2015

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Pushes the non factory speakers just about to RMS like I wanted. The brand name equals quality and that's what you get. It's compact hides well and isn't fighting for battery space against my dedicated mono amp. Speaking of, it keeps my mids and highs in perfect balance against my two 12' fosgate subs running at 800w rms each. It's a mighty little guy and met my expectations.

Pros: Space power frequently range and distortion specs

Cons: I'll have to get back to you on that. I've really tried to come up with something helpful on cons but so far there isn't any. OK they're not giving them away free?

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Great sound system!

TS from USA on 6/5/2015

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We replaced our factory equipment in our 2008 Toyota Tacoma with a JVC receiver, six JBL speakers, and an Alpine amp. It sounds amazing! We had it professionally installed and they said Crutchfield was always so good about including everything that makes their job easier. We even saved money on the installation because everything went together smoothly and was made to fit in our truck. The customer service staff at Crutchfield was VERY good at putting together a system specifically for our truck and took the time to make sure everything would work together to give us the best possible sound at our price point. When it comes time to get the subwoofer, we will be buying it, and any other electronics, from Crutchfield.

Pros: Great sound system!

Cons: none

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Does the trick

Craig from Colorado on 5/22/2015

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Easy to install if you have 15 amp fuse radio line. Does what it says it will.

Pros: small, Don't have to connect to battery

Cons: can get hot

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Not as good as I was hoping

Manny from San Antonio,Texas on 4/18/2015

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This amp is so small it will fit anywhere. Had it hid inside my dash next to my speedometer cluster. It gets hot w/o air circulation, never cut off though. I have all my amps set with SMD DD-1 so there is no distortion in my system. Bought this amp for my tweeters up front, have a Fosgate T1000 for my sub(NVX VCW122) and an NVX JAD800.4 for my Alpine Type R 6x9s and Crescendo 6.5s. This amp is probably best for factory stereos and not so much for aftermarket HUs. I have a Pioneer DEH-x8500BH headunit which distorts at vol 61, max vol is 62. I can't turn up this amp past 54 bcuz it distorts even when amp vol is at min, but I am using the speaker wires to hook it up so maybe that could be a reason. Either way it's a nice amp just not for my application.

Pros: it's Alpine, small fits anywhere, no need for running power/ground lines, only uses 15 amps instead of 40 or 50 amps, connects straight to stereo power line with 15 amp or higher fuse at fuse box

Cons: not the best for aftermarket stereos, speaker inputs are very short and don't reach far, amp get hot w/o air circulation, no veriable filters only set filters, no bass boost

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Awesome!

Bryan M from Illinois on 4/16/2015

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I installed this amp to the factory stereo on a 2013 Honda Accord LX. It took a bit of doing as Honda is not generous with the wiring under the dash. It was very tight. I spliced into the existing speaker wires which were only 18 gauge but so far, they seem to handle the power pretty well. As other reviewers have noted, the amp does not come with very long wires on one side so I had to delay the install until the next day so I could pick up some additional wire to expand the connections. I went direct to the battery for my 12V power source as the factory stereo only had a 10 amp fuse and this amp requires at least a 15 amp fuse to allow you to tie into the stereo's hot lead for power. For those of you installing this amp on an Accord, the pass through on the fire wall is hard to find. I said a prayer and stumbled across it. It is behind the brake pedal and a bit to the left. You have to cut some of the sound proofing material to reach the grommet. You can first locate it by sticking your hand behind the sound proofing material until you feel the grommet. Once you find it, you are not home-free. The opening passes through a frame member and exits after a 90 degree turn. You will need a flashlight to shine into the grommet hole and locate the exiting light under the hood down below the brake reservoir. Have fun. Once installed, the difference is huge! I have 6.5 inch Kenwoods in the front and 6.5 inch Kickers in the back. The Kickers take the extra power better!

Pros: Great sound! Compact and relatively easy to install for a novice. Contact Crutchfield for a wiring schematic for your specific vehicle. Makes the job easier.

Cons: Needs longer wiring

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Big things do come in small packages

Crutchfield customer from Opelika al on 4/14/2015

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Thought I needed new speakers. All I needed was more juice.alpine all the way

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Power Pack

Tim from Monroeville OH on 4/9/2015

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This really improved the sound. Great service. I even called them on Easter with a question and it was answered right away. Thanks to my FORD dealer for telling me to call this company.

Pros: Way better than factory crap they put in it now.

Cons: Takes a little time to do all the wiring but worth it.

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Great purchase

JeremyD from Kansas on 4/6/2015

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Was greatly impressed by the quality of such a small package. Fit back up under dash no issues find it a home. Wires all all color coded to match nicely. I didn't use the RCA portions I cut them off to eliminate a ton of extra wiring. If your patient and wire it up it's easy. Like not having to install amp kit.

Pros: Great little amp to power speakers using factory wiring.

Cons: Should have spent the extra money to purchase a alpine head unit so that everything just plugged in instead of all the wire connections. The amp would be cheaper this way but woulda had to spend extra cash to get the alpine head unit i wanted with features I wanted. Lessen learned on my side.

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Very impressive.

Mac_will2 from Wichita, Kansas on 4/2/2015

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I purchase this amplifier to increase the mids ,highs, in my head deck and I totally noticed a Enormous impact on how my front and rear speakers perform. With the 2000 watt amplifier in my trunk on my subwoofers, everything just connects together almost like meeting your date for the very first time.

Pros: A smaller unit with a greater impact.

Cons: Nothing.

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Works good

GMeyers from Illinois on 3/29/2015

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Lots of power in a small area

Pros: Compact Strong Power

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Good way to go when you don't have $$$$

JT from Georgia on 3/23/2015

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A solid piece of equipment to give you the small boost necessary to make your factory stereo sound less anemic.

Pros: Gives necessary boost to wattage w/o having to replace the entire system

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The first and the best

Isaac from Wisconsin on 3/10/2015

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The first mini-amp that was worth a darn, in my opinion. This little fella has been used on many installs where we weren't looking for full 4ch amp power. At 45wrms it's a touch overrated, based on the old meter, but it really breathes life into some starving speakers vs 20wrms or so that headunits put out. With the ability to be bridged to a 2ch @ 4O output, too, it's very versatile (keeping a honda factory sub working, ya dig!). Most recently I used it to spank on some 120wrms Morel Tempo Ultras, and it got them moving well. Can't recommend this thing enough. The only, only downfall is that it's not waterproof, so if it goes in a Harley fairing don't blast it with water.

Pros: Small, versatile, powerful, affordable. A no-brainer upgrade to any system where some new speakers aren't being powered to their full potential but you don't want to mess with a fullsize 4ch amp.

Cons: Not waterproof

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Great amp

WRX owner from Nevada on 1/7/2015

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This amp fit in the dash of my 2004 WRX behind the glove box. Using some weatherstrip foam and zip ties it attaches to a horizontal tube found in the dash of Subaru's. The weatherstrip went between the metal tube and amp it cushions the amp from vibration and helped hold it in place. I find that I often use most of the power this amp provides. In hindsight, I would have bought more efficient speakers in the front doors.

Pros: 3-4 times the power of deck with no hassles locating the amp or powering it. Just what I needed.

Cons: None

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Great things to come

super soobie fxt from ny on 12/28/2014

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I'm doing a tablet install on 2012 forester xt touring and this little gem will be my speaker driver. Looks well built and the wiring harnesses are really plug and play .... I bought the Metra wiring kit and like how the radio power can power this up ... Go me.

Pros: Small . meets the basics for amplifier

Cons: Needs a subwoofer companion

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Nice Little Unit but Short on Help

SYates from Orlando, FL on 12/14/2014

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I bought a 2014 Accord Sport with the understanding it had a basic head unit and low end speakers. I started by upgrading to some Blaupunkt Blue Magic speakers but the head unit is so bad, it could not push any sound through the speakers so I did some research and landed on this little unit. I will say I had some trouble with the settings. For some reason, I have to turn the gain completely off because otherwise it will cause the amp to kind surge through the speakers and the whole car vibrates. It took me some time to figure that out and is really the only reason I dropped a star on it. I am no stereo expert but I am no novice either so I was surprised at how little information there was available to help me troubleshoot. Thankfully the staff at Crutchfield was patient with my questions. The speakers sound great and it still gets plenty loud. I will not win any car stereo competitions, but it is so much better than the factory stereo and I am enjoying my music one again!

Pros: Small, compact unit that does a great job for the average install.

Cons: Not a lot of tech support or information. Also, I found the input harness that comes will it a tad short. I had zero clearance with my factory stereo and it was tight work back there and the short harness did me no favors. I got it to work, but not with out some effort.

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Great little amp for the price

xJoeMama78 from Chandler, AZ on 12/9/2014

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I purchased this amp to power a pair of Focal 165VRs in a 2015 Forester. I wanted to keep the system upgrades simple and had heard that the power wire to the factory head unit was sufficient to power this amp. I wasn't looking for the ability to play music at really high volumes, but just wanted to provide the Focals with more than factory head unit power to increase clarity and for it to be audible with all of the windows down and the moonroof open while on the highway. This amp delivered everything it promised. It is small enough to fit behind the dash and the head unit power and ground were sufficient so I did not need to run a separate power wire. My head unit does not have RCA outputs and I did not want to cut off the female RCA connectors from the Alpine harness so I simply added male RCA connectors to the front speaker outputs from the head unit. I followed the instructions to set the amp into 2 channel mode and connected the appropriate amp speaker outputs to run the speakers bridged. The instructions were clear and it was easy to install, setup, and tune. Overall the amp sounds great. It is not going to be as clean or loud as a more expensive, high end amp, but for the price it is great. Now volume level 10 on the head unit is louder than it used to be at volume level 30. Volume level 10 is sufficient to hear music on the highway with all of the windows open. The amp distorts at higher volume levels but only after the volume is too loud to be comfortable.

Pros: Small size that can fit behind many dashes or in a glove box. Low enough power requirements that it may be able to be powered by the factory head unit power wire. Sufficient clarity and power for the price and size.

Cons: No high level input harness. High level input is possible but you have to cut off the female RCA connectors. This itself isn't an issue but the instructions don't mention which wire is positive and which is negative, and this could be an issue for someone without experience. Trade-off between value and size. There are amps that provide more power and are cleaner for the same price, but they are all much bigger.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Cliff from Arizona on 12/3/2014

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Compact power pack. Easy to mount under the dash

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Powerful

Crutchfield customer from Bardstown, KY on 11/24/2014

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This little box has some kick. I have it on 2 6x8's and 2 6" I think in my Ram. Oops...blew one of the rears. Looks like I'll have to replace soon because the rattle is nerve wracking. I only have the gain at half or barely past...I guess I need to make sure they can handle it.

Pros: Great power at a decent price. Use with any radio? That's thumbs up!

Cons: Make sure your speakers can handle it.

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love it, exactly what I needed, but READ MY CONs

tom from Denver, CO on 11/10/2014

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Great little amp, not too difficult to install, makes a noticeable improvement in the sound quality of my aftermarket speakers. Read my comment in the Cons. I would actually give this amp 5 stars, but I want to draw attention to this error.

Pros: small enough to fit behind dash, just enough power so that i don't have to replace speaker wires

Cons: The diagram explaining the switches in the instruction booklet and the diagram printed on the amp are conflicting... since one was printed in black ink on a white background and one the inverse, it leaves the one on the amp telling you the opposite of the switch selections, meaning if you follow the instructions, you'd have your crossover set up incorrectly and you'd probably think the amp was worthless. Some of these negative reviews make me think that's exactly what happened.

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Just what my Harley needed

John from Chesterfield, VA on 10/3/2014

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I put a Kenwood KMR D558BT on my 2011 Harley Street Glide along with Hogtunes 5.25" fairing speakers and Polk Audio DB691 6X9 speakers in the saddlebag lids. I was hoping that the 22W RMS power the Kenwood pushed would be enough to push this setup since I'm not looking for thunderous bass just good clear sound at highway speeds. Well that setup sounded great in my garage but once on the highway I had to pump it up all the way past 30 of 35 on the volume and it sounded very shallow and a little distorted. I saw this amp at the store and I loved the small size for an easy add on under my fairing were space is limited. Setup was easy if you can follow directions. After installation...WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!. It really gives the system depth and clarity. At highway speeds it sounds awesome. Now at 30 of 35 volume I can't hear myself scream. I have the gain set at about 11 o'clock so it doesn't clip. You can hear all the notes so clearly. I couldn't be happier. It's doesn't have super bass but that is because I don't have a sub. This is for someone that just wants good, clear, deep sound. Don't knock it because it doesn't do what a larger amp does, it's not supposed to. Get the right size amp for the job you need it to do.

Pros: Small size Easy installation Great sound

Cons: None, it does what I asked of it.

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Great factory amp upgrade

schambo from Bergen County, NJ on 9/22/2014

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If you want to keep your factory head unit this is the answer. Doubles the power output and is simple to install. I have been using it for over 8 months with Infinity Reference components and it sounds even better as time goes by. For me it is almost too much volume. It's not going to blow your doors off but will satisfy your needs.

Pros: Good power output. Compact size allows for install in tight locations. Built in selectable crossovers let you adjust for best speaker response. Can double power for 2 channel output.

Cons: None as of right now.

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Big bang in tiny package

phaelax from ohio on 9/17/2014

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My application was a little different than the average user as the car was a '73 Duster. I did not want to cut into the factory dash to fit an aftermarket radio nor have one hang from under the dash like you commonly see in old cars. This tiny amp easily fits behind the dash. I made a custom harness to use an 1/8" audio jack for the input source which I fit into a pre-existing hole where an old radio knob used to be. Using my iphone for music instead of a head unit, this little amp is enough to power the rear 6x9s loud enough (and without distortion) to actually hear the music over the thundering rumble of the 440 block, which is nice on longer highway trips. Only thing I wish it had was an external line to control the volume rather than the dials on the amp itself. I'd rather be able to adjust the volume from a knob than on my phone.

Pros: Small size, clean sound

Cons: No remote volume

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Super power pack

Bob L from Cranston, RI on 9/12/2014

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Unbelievable compliment to any stereo. I put this in my Harley Road Glide. Had Kenwood stereo with Kicker speakers installed without it at first and when riding I had to crank the stereo. after about 15 minutes, the speakers started to cut out. I thought I had inferior speakers. After talking to awesome tech support, they told me to buy this amp. the radio could not handle being maxed out that long. Once installed, which was super easy, I was blown away with the results. I would not install another radio without this must needed add on. Again, cudos for tech support

Pros: small compact size, fit great in motorcycle fairing. Just enough power for a great price

Cons: Sorry, don't have any

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Joe from Wesley Chapel FL on 9/5/2014

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I installed this in a F-150 Out standing little amp. Easy to wire up and fit right behind my H/U with some zip ties no crazy amp wiring . If you are like me and are looking for great sound quality this power pack will bring out every little sound. Here is a tip the RCA jacks are female and if you get a new H/U like I did the jacks on the back of that are female get some adaptors when you order or just get some RCA wire because the one that come with it are only about 4 inches. I was in the middle of the job I just cut off the RCA and just wired it up to the harness.

Pros: GREAT SOUND QUALITY Small size / easy to hide Wiring was very easy Crutchfield did help

Cons: Setting switches a little tricky RCA to short

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

James from Hilton Head Island, SC on 8/24/2014

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It is an okay amp and does what it promises. You can definitely hear the power boost right away. So that's good and don't mistake me. But it leaves me a little wanting as it quickly reaches max gain without distortion. Then the sounds become tinny and you have to back off. I've had mine about 3 weeks. I want a full 75 RMS and this isn't enough for me. And it doesn't' generate more power at 2 ohms. It's all right if you know you aren't going to want more, but I'm going to be ditching mine and getting a regular 75 watt per channel 4 channel AB amp for about a Franklin more. It is supposed to fit up under behind your head unit or someplace else close, and it does, barely finds enough room there. It attaches easily to the cigarette lighter power and ground in the dash with a tap connector. That's the best part. Also, I've had my two regular AB Alpine V12 amps go out on me recently. So I'm not too high on Alpine right now.

Pros: Ease of connection. Just barely fits behind the head unit.

Cons: Reaches max gain quickly and leaves me wanting for more. It's great if you aren't into the big time.

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a little more juice

Stan from michigan on 8/12/2014

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I have added aftermarket speakera to my doors and dash and they were sucking the juice right out of my cd player. i hooked this little guy up and and now it sounds better than ever and has power left over.

Pros: compact, works great, good quality manufacturing

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Awsume Amp

Mack from LaGrange, IN on 7/8/2014

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Totally made my speakers come alive!

Pros: Compact size fit behind my stock head unit!

Cons: none

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2011 gmc sierra extended cab

Scott from Ky on 6/30/2014

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Awesome little amp , installed it with factory unit with some alpine 6-1/4.

Pros: Small, compact ,and a lot of power , different crossover points on amp a plus . Truck rocks now , need to add subs. Crutchfield customer service provided all the schematics on the wiring diagram. Overall good amp .

Cons: Definitely not a plug and play , didn't like having to cut into factory wiring harness . If you have any experience in installing radios should be fine , was time consuming and had to lengthen speaker wires after cutting RCA 's off .

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That added punch

RMJ from Fredericksburg,VA on 6/24/2014

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This amp gives my system that added punch that makes the tunes blast.

Pros: Awesome little amp

Cons: Nothing

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Nice little Amp (2nd review)

Juan on 6/16/2014

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Please read my previous comments of this amplifier for a more in-depth review of this product. After removing the power wire that ran from the amplifier and piggybacked off of the head unit. I decided to run the wire directly to the vehicles battery by simply piggybacking off the 8 gauge wire that ran to the amplifier powering my subs and this amplifier no longer suffers from clipping much better performance with the gaines adjusted at the 1 o'clock position

Pros: Clean sound, better base and super tiny

Cons: Running this Amp to the head units power supply doesn't work if you like it loud (must have its own power wire from the battery) despite what the instructions tell you!

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works well

Crutchfield customer from st. peters, mo on 6/14/2014

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Paired this with a new Kenwood kdc-x598 and my older polk speakers in my fox mustang so that I could even be able to hear my stereo over my loud exhaust at cruise speed, but didn't want to have to mount it back near my sub and amp that I have setup for quick removal on track day. Was easy to wire up, plenty of extra wire in the harness to put it just about anywhere in the dash (and small enough too), used the rca inputs, and it sounds really good even without messing with the gain settings on the amp. I just used some strong velcro to mount it on the floor behind the reciever. Gives enough power to actually get clean mids and highs with the windows down at speed (bass was never a problem).

Pros: Easy install, compact size, good power for a small amp

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Nice Boost and stays hidden

Hit the road from Moreno Valley, CA on 6/13/2014

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It was nice to fit inside the dash and gave my speakers some more boost especially the bass.

Pros: Nice and small. More Kick.

Cons: Putting all the wires together.

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Great little AMP!

Rob H. from Milner, GA on 6/3/2014

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Great little AMP sounds great, easy to install and hide, would give it 5 starts however I had issues using my Infinity speakers rated at 3 ohms, amp kept going into protect, worked with the tech team and found that to be my issue so if your speakers are not rated at 4 ohms buy the Universal but great product!

Pros: Easy to install and sounds great!

Cons: Does not work on 2 ohm speakers

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Small package big quality

Harley rider from Chickasha, OK on 5/31/2014

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I installed this in my 2012 Streetglide in less than an hour. Amazing difference. It sets easily on top of stereo inside fairing. I had already upgrade the factory speakers so adding the amp gave me great sound and plenty of power left over if I decide to put speakers in my bags. Highly recommend for bikes

Pros: Small, easy to install, good quality

Cons: None

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Alpine KTP-445U

John from Northeast Ohio on 5/27/2014

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I purchased this a while back to install in an Impreza. I finally got around to that and I am very satisfied with the improvement in sound volume and clarity. A very compact unit that delivers well for its price point. It is also easy to conceal. I would highly recommend this unit to those looking for a little more power in a package that will not take away from space. Others have complained of the poor instructions. I didn't have any trouble understanding the wiring or switch settings. Everything worked right the first time. If you understand wiring diagrams and color codes, this should be no problem.

Pros: Small, good value, sounds great.

Cons: none

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The little amp that could...

MisterMike559 from Sanger CA on 5/3/2014

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You can not go wrong with one of these Alpine amplifiers. Whether, you go with the plug-n-play(KTP-445A) model, or the universal model; like the this one. This is the one to get, if you are not using a Alpine head unit, or a head unit that is not plug-n-play compatible. I started off with the the KTP-445A for my front and rear speakers since I have a Alpne CDE-147BT head unit. Sounded clean; and loud. But I was missing the sound imaging I was looking for. I finally added kick panels with components to tie up the mid, and high's in my system. I used this universal model amplifier to send the power to the kicks, via RCA cables. Wasn't sure if I was able to run both models, but a quick response from Crutchfield, reassured me it was possible. Wow, all I can say. Components in the doors and kick panels are the same Alpine models, but now; the system sounds so much louder. Sound imaging sounds so much more equal now. You can't go wrong with these amps. So compact, and simple to use. Hardest part was finding a place to place these. An with the size that they are, it didn't take long. When picking up this amp, get a 8 gauge amp kit, and some good quality RCA cables. Crutchfield can help you out, if you are not sure which ones to get. Make sure to set gain levels properly. That way you optimize this amplifier, and prevent any noise interference. The internet is your friend, when you don't know how to set amplifier gains.

Pros: Compact Low power consumption Adjustment on crossover points 2-4 channel setup

Cons: Requires a 8 guage amp kit. Con, only if you are not ready to run power wire from battery to cab. Setting gain too high can pickup noise. Setting gain to match head unit signal is vital in making sure you don't any noise.

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Powerful little amplifier

White Wolf from Arlington, TX on 4/28/2014

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Small enough to fit in my fairing but powerful enough to hear at 100+mph. I am extremely pleased with this amp.

Pros: Small, powerful, easy to connect.

Cons: Dip switches underneath for settings.

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Small amp, just right power

Jason from Portland, OR on 3/28/2014

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Works as it is supposed to. Easy install. Fits in nicely under my glove compartment.

Pros: Small, easy to install.

Cons: None that i encountered.

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Big improvement, Small Package!

Russ from AR on 3/4/2014

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Bought this along with a Kenwood head unit to replace factory Silverado radio. I listened to the new door speaker I bought on just a head unit then on a small amp so I knew I wanted a bit more power. This little amp really livened up the JL Audio's in the truck! Easy install and sounds awesome! Called Mike at customer service with some concerns about not wiring straight to the battery but with his assurance that my trucks power wire was enough I went with the install as per instructions and have had no problems with clipping or distortion. I have an 18 year old son and he was amazed at the difference this little amp made to balance out the system!

Pros: Very Small, runs off head unit power at full tilt with no problems! Great improvement over running just head unit power, really brightens up good speakers.

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Deceiving Little Amp

manooti from east stroudsburg PA on 1/21/2014

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Installed this amp with a new hu from Crutchfield. It is powering the stock speakers in a 2006 Passat B6. All I can say is w.o.w. I expected clarity and got both ear bleeding volume and clarity. The amp is tucked in the glove box and still stays cool to the touch. Have no problems with install except the tiny little xover switches under the amp. Had to use a fine flat head. Next test is how they run components after my stock speakers blow. >:)

Pros: Wires are thick. Thicker than a new head unit from pioneer. Long leads. Stays cool due to class d. Front and rear crossover and gain control. Can be bridged in 2 channel mode for more power. Sounds awesome.

Cons: Amp is nice but not when it needs its own power cable when radio fuse is under 15a. At this price, and then running power cable, might as well pick up a stronger amp. It is good if you know it will work for you. Also have a very slight hiss/hum with no audio. Lower gain, less hum but still there. Will not run power cable and use separate ground as it defeats the purpose of this amp. Crossover controls are too tiny to switch. Need a hobby flat head screw driver or a knife.

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COMPACT YET POWERFUL

BJK from OKC on 1/18/2014

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COMPACT AND POWERFUL FOR SMALL SPACES.

Pros: VERY CLEAR CRISP SOUND AT NORMAL VOLUME. NICE COMPACT DESIGN.

Cons: GETS A LITTLE DISTORTED A HIGH VOLUME

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Nice little Amp but not if your using component speaker set up

Juan from Chicago Heights on 12/20/2013

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Nice little Amp if you want a cleaner sounding system and can afford an expensive amplifier or simply don't want to bother with installing one.... I installed this Amp in a 2006 impala with a set of Kicker components in the front and Kicker 6x9's in the rear using my RCA 5 Volt preouts from my double din eclipse deck ... Its not much louder than the head units amplifier but it will deliver deeper bass and crisper highs at a lower distortion rate, but if you turn up the volume to high for to long, this little Amp will CLIP!!! At least it does with my set up... I'm gonna try supplying a better fused power wire directly from the battery to see if it solves my problem and if that doesn't work than I'll turn down the gains on the amp... However the gains were adjusted using the method described in the instructions (standard method of adjusting gains)... I hope something works, otherwise I'm taking it out and running a real external amplifier.. To bad too because it sounds very good, I've NEVER had an amplifier clip at non-distorted volume levels, so I'm really hoping that piggybacking off the head units power wire is the problem

Pros: GREAT SOUND, EASY INSTALLATION, SAVES MONEY

Cons: Not Recommended if you like your music loud... This Amp will clip at high volumes

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Big sound in a little package

B-RAD from Indianapolis, IN on 11/22/2013

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This is a great solution for some who wants a simple solution to add some kick to your factory installed stereo.

Pros: easy to install, small enough to fit behind your radio in the dash. Great company in Alpine and not alot of money for what you get.

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Amp

Kevin from Arcadia,WI on 11/12/2013

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Excellent and affordable upgrade from factory system. Paired with 4 Infinity Kappa 62.11i speakers and they sound great.

Pros: Crutchfield customer service is the best

Cons: None

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Great amp

Butchie from Washington on 11/12/2013

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Great little add-on amp. I am playing this in my boat, so power consumption was a concern.....don't want to run down the batteries while at anchor in a remote harbor. My existing Bose161 speakers sound much better and the added base far better than before. I especially like the output control screws for front and rear channels, which allows for setting the initial balance between channels. The plug and play convince is great!

Pros: Good sound, easy connections

Cons: None

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Alpine KTP - 4450

Tim K from Sanford, NC on 11/6/2013

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I have a 14 year old GMC Sierra Z71 truck and the factory stereo system finally bit the dust. Called Crutchfield for guidence and recommendations for replacing all of the factory equipment. I was a little apprehensive in purchasing this amp because of its size, but truly pleased I purchased it. There is noticeable difference with it and a really great product to be so small. The ol' truck sounds great now and extremely pleased with the performance. It is also very easy to store with its size. If your looking for a boost in your system this little amp does a great job.

Pros: Sounds great, easy to install, compact size

Cons: none

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alpine amp

Crutchfield customer from metairie la on 10/29/2013

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I bridged it down to 2 channel's & have it running a pair of focal coaxial & its soundd great plus with it small size it fit it the dash

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Wow

CalN from Bloomington, MN on 10/27/2013

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Wow, what a great little amp! I found the amp very easy to install and easy to adjust the gain etc per the factory instruction sheet(well written by the way)and a big plus is that it is so small it fit behind my Pioneer double din deck in my dash. The clarity and volume that it gives to my 4 Polk speakers is excellent, it really brings out the fullness of the low end in my 6X9's. This little amp is so worth the money and I am very happy I decided to get it!

Pros: small size, easy to install(if you have a 15 amp or greater fuse), very easy to set up

Cons: absolutely none

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Mighty little amp!

Mike K. from Chicago area on 10/23/2013

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What a great compact amp. I bought a 2013 Santa Fe and I wanted to keep several features made available to me through my stock stereo and I did not want to change the cosmetic look of the vehicles interior by swapping stereo heads. Having said that my stock stereo had no bass and lousy volume and I knew a stereo upgrade of some kind was in my near future. I turned to Crutchfield for advice and this amp was recommended to me. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for so I made the purchase and installed it myself. This amp made the difference I was looking for and I could not be happier. I want to mention that the compact size of this amp made it very easy to stash inside the dash board. If I ever need to gain access it all I have to do is remove the passenger side AC vent and it is right there. This is a mighty little amp that makes BIG sound! Add the Kicker speakers and you have a great system!

Pros: compact size, ease of installation, big sound

Cons: none

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great amp

Crutchfield customer from Altoona, PA on 10/20/2013

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Great amp really makes my system shine now installed behind my head unit with a little modification and makes a huge difference with my polk speakers you won't be disappointed if you buy

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Good product

ch from kentucky on 9/30/2013

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product works well enough for what i wanted to do. I can't complain about it. I merely couldn't hear the radio when the Jeep top was down, and it boosts enough for me to hear now. Eventually i will get some higher end speakers and a sub to make it a bit better sounding.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

wortman from gaston, sc on 9/16/2013

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The little amp that could and will

Pros: small, light, easy power hook up, clear!

Cons: cant think of any unless you are hearing impaired and need much more power.

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PLEASE DO THIS BEFORE INSTALLING

Jon from San Diego, CA on 8/23/2013

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Like others have said, this amp has RIDICULOUSLY short input wires, which just makes it impossible to install. Do yourself a favor and either buy extra RCA cables if you're going to be using an aftermarket deck, or use long speaker wire to make the input wires longer. I spent about an hour connecting everything with the short wires, then discovered when I wanted to put everything back together I couldn't get the amp to fit anywhere because the wires were sooo short. I have a ford edge and there's plenty of room behind the dash too. Like I said, just do yourself a favor and lengthen all the input wires, and you can also map out all of the color connections to your specific stereo while you do this as well, it will save you TONS of time. As for how it improves the sound, there is a definite noticable amplification of sound with this installed. I upgraded my speakers first, added a sub, and then about 2 weeks later installed this power pack, and it does make a huge difference. I had to turn the gains all the way down and I still feel like I get a little distortion at higher levels so I wish you could turn it down even more, but maybe my Ford head unit just puts out of a lot of voltage or something...not sure. I have it set with 120hz HPF and it definitely helps my 5x7 speakers with distortion, the sub takes care of anything below this. I tried 80hz and it didn't sound right, I kind of wish there was a 100hz setting but I can't complain...it sounds a LOT better.

Pros: Small, space saving, no need to rewire your car.

Cons: INCREDIBLY SHORT INPUT WIRES, you MUST lengthen them if you want to move this anywhere and have access to it! Also, it's not a very straight forward install -- if you have never done car stereo stuff, I would just take it to a shop and have them do it. No 100hz setting, only 60/80/120

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Boom boom

Super fish from West michigan on 8/17/2013

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I love the size of the unit, the power output is awesome and the size allows me to stick it under my front seat which is great. Perfect for what I needed for I love Alpine.

Pros: Size, power output, ease of hooking up

Cons: I wish I had stronger power output maybe 100 Watts so I could run a sub.

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GREAT LITTLE AMP !

John from Bethany Ok on 8/11/2013

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I bought this amp to clean up the power to my factory speakers in my 91 Dodge van, and it did that with gusto! The sound from my stock speakers is great now,for what they are. I can not wait to upgrade the speakers to Alpine Type S next !

Pros: Easy to install Clean sound

Cons: none yet

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good amp in jeep jk

Crutchfield customer from GA on 8/10/2013

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Easy to install except the wires are too short. Used speaker-level lines for the connections. Good improvement in clarity for driving with the top down.

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focus amp mini

tutman from michigan on 7/16/2013

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nice compact size. crutchfield recommended this using my stock car wiring. they matched me up with some polk speakers that works very well. the sound rips!!! i decided to keep my stock radio with the cd player and still sounds great. this little amp pounds those speakers and sounds great. just make sure you get the correct speakers, crudchfield will advice you on the crooect stuff.

Pros: small size, was able 2 install it behind the radio with some zip ties

Cons: speaker inpit wires were 2 short, had 2 splice them with longer wires than splice that 2 the radio. just a little bit of extra work is all.

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Alpine KTP-445U

Justin S from Indianapolis, IN on 7/14/2013

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Great power for the size, quick and easy to install. The instructions were fine (not rocket science). I tried to adjust the built-in crossover and didn't hear much of a difference. My stereo sounds great, its crisp and clear while interstate driving with the windows down :)

Pros: Size, easy to stash away almost anywhere.

Cons: Careful where you put the amp, it gets hot! I'm considering relocating the amp with fan to cool it. Currently, my daily commute is 20 min. each way so not too worried about prolonged heating yet.

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Clean power - but use the RCA level inputs!

PatrickM from Plano, TX on 6/29/2013

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This unit was recommended to me by a Crutchfield advisor. The head unit in my system is a Kenwood KDC-X997. When I installed it, I used the speaker-level inputs and clipped off the RCA connectors and set the amp's jumpers. per the instructions included with the amp. With the gain trims set at halfway, the sound was screaming with the head unit level at only 10. I have an Infinity BassLink sub connected to the Kenwood's sub outs, and there was no sound coming out of the sub. The culprit: the sub-out signal from the head unit was simply not strong enough to drive the powered sub. The solution: turned both gain trims on the Alpin amp to minimum which then allowed the head unit to be turned up enough to get a good signal to the sub.

Pros: Clean power and clarity.

Cons: Make sure you use the RCA-level inputs on the amp

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Great Sound Poor Instructions

JimB from Lake Stevens, WA on 6/20/2013

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This little amp pumps out the power and really makes the receiver sound great!

Pros: Great power and clean sound!

Cons: The instructions are horrible! I had to call Crutchfield for help for the first time ever and blowing 4 fuses. The tech was great and got the stereo and amp running in a matter of minutes!

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Perfect Power Booster for Jeep Wrangler

Josh from Vail, AZ on 6/17/2013

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If you are looking for a mild power boost that can be mounted out of sight behind the dash (at least in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler), this is an excellent option. My Wrangler looks like it has the original factory sound system, but it sure doesn't sound like it anymore!

Pros: Compact (should fit behind dash) Noticeable improvement in sound

Cons: Mild power boost May require running a separate line to the battery (1997 Jeep Wrangler only has 10A fuse on receiver circuit)

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The Perfect Choice

RobertP from Clemmons, NC on 6/8/2013

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The Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack was suggested by a Crutchfield salesperson as the one that would accomplish my goals of more power and cleaner sound. I would be installing it between a Pioneer DEH-X6500BT receiver and 4 Polk Audio DXi650 speakers, replacing the factory installed system in my 2008 Toyota Matrix. For my type of listening, it was the right choice. The sound is powerful and clear, but not overbearing. Installation was easy, using the straps provided with the unit, even though I had to adapt the unit to fit my particular situation. By using the StreetWires Zero Noise 5 Stereo Patch Cables that I purchased, the amp is proving to be exactly what I wanted.

Pros: Compact size, clean sound, and powerful enough for most standard applications.

Cons: None

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Great upgrade

tomg from WI on 6/3/2013

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Great product, what an improvement from before. Very easy to install.

Pros: compact size

Cons: none

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Little big amp

Boz from Blue Ridge Summit, PA on 5/21/2013

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A mighty mite. Good enough power to wake up most and quartet of speakers. Currently pushing a pair of Alpine Type R components and some soon to be replaced Polk db's. Yes , it makes the Polks cry. But the Alpines ROCK! I needed a good compact amp and this fit the bill perfectly. It allowed me to mount a 4 channel amp AND a monoblock amp in a very small space.

Pros: Powerful, small, ease of use.

Cons: A bit salty for its size/power.

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WOW!!! Truly amazed!!!

chaces1 from NYC on 5/16/2013

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I bought the Polk db651s speakers to replace the stock speakers and to see if they would improve the music from the stock radio/cd player in my 2010 Accord. The speaker upgrade was fine but not enough volume. I bought the Alpine power pack and WOW!!!, at least a 100% increase in volume, and the clarity/quality of the music was significantly better. I went to a professional installer and at first he was skeptical because of the size of the Alpine 445U Power pack, but after he had it playing all he could say was WOW!!!

Pros: Size (easily hidden) Lots of power, WOW factor.

Cons: Had to go to a pro for a seamless install.

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Nice little factory upgrade

Jeremy from Indiana on 5/15/2013

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This little Alpine amp is a great upgrade to my factory 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited factory radio (U130). It at least doubles the power to be plenty loud to damage your hearing, you can pretty readily find somewhere behind the dash to stick it, and it just splices right in to the factory radio wires including no need to run power wires from the battery (which I did anyway for a Kenwood KSC-11 powered sub). I didn't have preamp outputs on the factory radio, so all I had to do was cut off the RCA connectors on the Alpine and splice line level wires right in to it. I do recommend adding extra wire to the inputs side for placement flexibility if using line level inputs (speaker wire works fine); I don't fault Alpine for this because preamp inputs would have used a longer RCA patch cable. I haven't heard any noise either adn that is just using the factory radio harness inputs. Some nice aftermarket speakers, like the Kicker 6.5" CS component and 2 way sets like I added go well with this and their 100 watt RMS power handling mean zero distortion and no way I can blow the speakers.

Pros: size, relatively easy wiring for an amp

Cons: Crutchfield didn't have a current wiring diagram but sent what they had & I figured it out by looking at the wires & cutting one set at a time, "only" 45 watts per channel RMS, adding a full amplifier with 60 or 100 W RMS like one of the new small digital ones wouldn't be much more complicated and pricing would be similar

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Mike from Western PA on 5/12/2013

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I didn't realize what I was missing! I needed to replace the factory amp in my 2002 Chevy Avalanche because it literally burned up leaving me with sound only on the left side. The install was not easy because wiring different colors from the amp to the vehicle harness could get tedious. The biggest problem was that the amp control wire from the Sony head unit and the wire from the amp are blue and white; in this Chevy, though it was pink. If I would have read a little more in the Avalanche Service Manual and the Crutchfield online sheet, I could have recognized it. But it went in and immediately I noticed the difference. It might not be a butt kicker, but it is a huge improvement over the factory amp that overall I was satisfied with. With new Kickers in the rear and recent Kenwood compnents up front, it's now a beautiful thing in my old Av!

Pros: Small size made it easy to mount where the old amp was, and I even temporarily had it in the glove box. Easy connection to head unit. Plenty of wire length to tie output to the factory harness. GREAT sound.

Cons: Terrible installation chart and directions- not logical and hard to read partly because they put 3 languages onto each line of the diagram. Also "instructions" for dip switches and remote wire were useless. Short RCA leads to head unit.

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Cost effective upgrade

angryshuna from Boston, MA on 5/7/2013

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I have 2012 Impreza. Love the car, like the features of the head unit, bluetooth, aux cable, usb input, etc. Hate the sound. From reviews, I discovered that the speakers were fine but that the head unit put out a measly 10w per channel. I looked into and bought this product thinking that I could improve the sound without rewiring anything or gutting the head unit. Sure enough, paired with a breakout harness (mfr in, mfr out, all splicing between connectors), I was able to get this up and running in about an hour. Huge improvement!!

Pros: Great sound for little work and little $.

Cons: Need room in dash for extra box and wiring behind head unit

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Great amp

gasman from michigan on 5/6/2013

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Who says good things don't come in small packages? This one does. I was looking for something to add a little boost to my RV sound system. The magnadyne head unit just didn't have enough oomph. I started out by changing the speakers to Polks, but not enough power to drive them sufficiently with the receiver alone. I was on the fence about an amp so small, but didn't want the hassle of wiring a big amp if I didn't need to. With Crutchfield's 60 day try it or send it back if not happy policy, I figured I had nothing to lose. The other reviews of this amp were also good. Well, I'm glad I did. The system came alive. The only issue that I had was that there was initially some interference/ noise present. This was resolved by turning the gain down on the amp. I mounted the amp behind my seat, so I had to make a longer harness to reach the radio. The whole process was straight forward and the directions were accurate. I highly recommend this amp.

Pros: Great price. Great power and clarity for a small form factor amp. Easy set up. Crutchfield service...

Cons: none

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Perfect fit

Harley from USA on 4/30/2013

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This unit fit in the tight space I had on my motorcycle. It was a perfect compliment to the Alpine IDAx200 head unit. I have the Polk Audio MM series speakers and the additional power gives them great sound at high volume.

Pros: Great price, small size, RCA connections

Cons: It took a little time to figure out wireing but not a big deal.

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Powerful, Small Amp

Aaron from Indianapolis, IN on 4/28/2013

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This little amp is awesome. I have a 2004 Honda CR-V and recently replaced the factory speakers with a couple pair of 6.5" Polk Audio db651s. I didn't want to replace the head unit but wanted more power coming through my speakers. One of the Crutchfield reps helped me find this amp which was a huge sound upgrade. This thing can really make the speakers scream. This was my fist amp install so I wanted a relatively simple one. Through a lot of research, YouTube videos, and a little Crutchfield technical support I had this guy installed an sounding great. Can't recommend Crutchfield enough. Great products, outstanding customer service, and an incredible company.

Pros: Small Size. Lots of Power. Able to mount behind the dash.

Cons: Most of the wiring is too short unless mounting directly behind the head unit, but nothing some additional speaker wire can't fix. Instructions could have been designed better.

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Overall pretty good, but.....

Patrick from Chester, VA on 4/28/2013

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I bought this little amp as a quick add-on and wanted some extra power, also to bypass the built in crappy IC chip amplifier that is found in just about ALL car receivers. What drew me was the bridging capability of "90 X 2" claim, it's small size, and can piggy back it's power from the car radio circuit. I use this in an older hatchback style Honda Civic with just the 2 door speakers. Plugged into a Pioneer DEH-9500BHS, with some Pioneer 6.75" D170's, it was a significant improvement over the radio's built in amp. I did notice that this amplifier can "clip" easily if overdriven, which can potentially damage your speakers. I called Crutchfield and they said maybe the gain was set too high. I don't think it's the amp, just what it is. Not sure if it will clip in 4 channel mode, but I'm only driving the 2 Pioneer door speakers-which are super efficient. I played with the gains taking note not to set them above the halfway mark. I turned them down a bit and was about to get a little more out of the amp, but it will still clip if the volume/bass is set too high. Overall not bad for the money, but don't expect a miracle or to blow the doors off. Kind of reminds me of the "add-on power boosters" sold at cheaper dept stores from the late 70's & mid 80's. If you're looking for more power in a small size, they're other amps out there for about the same price, maybe a little more. The only downside is you'll have to buy an amp wiring kit and long RCA patch cords.

Pros: Size, Price, Sound improvement

Cons: Can clip easily, touchy gain controls, short RCA plugs

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Just Right

Steven from Charleston, WV on 4/27/2013

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Installed in a 97 Jeep Wrangler. Install along with Kenwood KMM-100U reciever and Polk Audio speakers. Being in a Jeep (i.e. tent on wheels) I wanted to get something to push a little more power to get more volume and to also get a little more clarity. Based on Crutchfield reps recommendation this was perfect. It is small and fits behind the receiver and is out of sight. (invest in zip ties) Wiring it was a bit tricky but made sense once I did it wrong the first time. Wiring still went fast. You basically end up wiring all of you main wires was from the input side and you speakers you wire in from the output side and you are good to go. This unit does as advertised. A lot more clarity and detail in the sound. More power what was 35 on the volume scale of my reciever is now a 25 -26. No distortion at the higher volumes either.

Pros: More clarity and detail Great recommendation for something I would never have found on my own Out of the way

Cons: For non Alpine units you have to think through the wiring (you may need extra speaker wire as well as the output side is a bit short)

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"Power Pack" says it ALL! Class D amp = A+

Toddman from N.Tx on 4/27/2013

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I have been looking for a small amp to power my Infinity front & rear door speakers in my '00 Sierra. I upgraded the head unit & the speakers awhile back & didn't feel the need to get an amp at the time. I didn't know what I was missing until I hooked this baby up. My sound system came alive with the sound I new it could produce. It wires right into the factory harness adapter that was used when adding the Pioneer head unit. Everything is color coded for easy installation. You can use preamp input or line level inputs depending on your head unit. ** Don't forget to get some Posi-ProductsT Car Stereo Connectors they'll make the job A LOT easier. ** It has all the controls you'll need like crossover points & gain controls in a small compact case. It will really surprise you for it's size & it's a CLASS D amplifier! To round out my system I added the Sound Ordnance B-8PTD under the backseat to fill in the bass.

Pros: Class D amp Compact size, compact price Easy to install (wires inline with radio) Alpine quality sound 4 channel or 2 channel application

Cons: Wire leads a little short

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WOW

Guest from clinton md on 4/8/2013

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I was very hesitant but im glad i chose this amp. It brought my speakers to life with no distortion at all alpine 6/9s next thanks for your advice crutchfield all the advisors are great

Pros: Fair price

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04 Wrangler Sport Stock HU

wedu22 from Groton, CT on 4/8/2013

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Great item and was exactly what I needed to for my Stock Radio in my Wrangler. Small & easily concealed from prying eyes. Really surprised at the boost it provided to my OEM HU.

Pros: Small, powerful & great sound!

Cons: Original concept was for plug & play into Alpine stereo's easy to connect. The 445U (U for Universal) concept would have been better designed with longer RCA connections.

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Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack

Anthony from Houston, Texas on 3/9/2013

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This little thing blew me away with the power it has. I have it running a set of Boston SR-60 components in the front and a pair of Alpine SPR-69 in the back of my 2010 Nissan Altima coupe and this amp gave an immediate sonic improvement. Detailed mids and perfectly bright highs along with adequate bass (for what my current speakers are). Once again, Alpine makes another landmark item for car audio enthusiasts.

Pros: Great concept for my needed application, very high quality

Cons: Wish Alpine would make a 100 watt version, short RCA cables, tricky crossover location if its mounted to a solid surface

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Good product.

9859limited from Massachusetts on 2/3/2013

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I had my doubts this amp would make any difference but let me tell you it has cleaned up the sound of my system very nicely.

Pros: small, easy to hide, inexpensive, and pretty simple to install.

Cons: non really just wish alpine could make one with more power output.

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sound quality

Crutchfield customer from Washuington state on 1/14/2013

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I messed up by ordering the univeral unit instead of the plug and play unit, my fault. Crutchfield offered to exchange it but I proceeded with what I had. It works very well and I am pleased with the high power output. However when I increase the volume to a level I would not normlly use, it cuts out momentarily. I set the dip switch as recommended but something is wrong here. Overall a huge upgrade. I combined an Alpine CDE-134HD with this for use in a class C motorhome. I did a speaker upgrade last year.

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe (Stock Radio)

mobrien1968 from Long Island, NY on 1/3/2013

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Purchased this amp for my 09 Hyundai Santa Fe w/ stock (Non Infinity) system. In order to install this without cutting any of the factory wiring (and to ease the installation), I purchased the Parrot bluetooth harness ($30, Crutchfield). Without the harness this amp would have been a whole day project. In agreement with the other reviewers, the wiring harnesses included with the amp are WAY too short. But all said and done, it is a huge improvement. The separate front/rear crossovers help in tuning it, as the front speakers are different from the rears (component vs full range). I was able to cancel out the low freq. bass from the rears, which could not handle it very well. I would have rated it 5 stars if it wasn't for the short wiring harnesses included with the amp.

Pros: Small size, can mount almost anywhere, does not require direct power from the battery (low current draw)

Cons: Included wiring harnesses way too short, unless you can mount the amp directly above or below the radio. Instructions somewhat hard to read (small print).

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2005 Camry LE (JBL)

Maxberry from Cincinnati, Oh on 12/21/2012

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This Alpine Power Pack works great on my 2005 Camry (JBL) system. I upgraded my factory JBL receiver to the JVC KWAV60 and put this Alpine on and new speakers. Whole new ball game. This thing is great. Make my speakers sound so much better. If you have that factory JBL Amp in your car you must get the "Metra 70-1761 receiver wire harness For select 1987-up vehicles" also sold by Crutchfield. This Metra 70-1761 harness will bypass the old JBL factory Amp so you can put the Alpine Amp on - connect these (comes as two harnesses) to the car harnesses just below the receiver.. So make sure you don't get the "Metra 70-8113 Toyota Receiver Wiring Harness For select 2000-07 vehicles with factory amplifier" because this harness will integrate the factory JBL Amp than you can't use another amp. I had to find out the hard way. Hope I helped other Camry owners..

Pros: Sounds great and it's almost plug and play.

Cons: None

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Great product!

Matt from Santa Fe nm on 12/8/2012

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Great product and sounds great!

Pros: Easy to install and sounds great!

Cons: The wires on the unit are short, which limits where you can mount it.

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2012 Ford F-150 XLT with Sync

Joseph from South Carolina on 12/5/2012

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I was able to make this a plug and play amp by following online instructions. Just Google it. By doing that I was able to drive a pair of Infinity speakers giving the truck a much clearer sound. The install is easy and the sound is great. I recommend highly.

Pros: Ease of installation. able to use a Metra Bluetooth harness to make it plug and play.

Cons: Had to take dash apart several times to adjust sound and move wires. The sound to the front right kept cutting in and out.

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Does the job

Midniteradio from gainesville ga. on 11/21/2012