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Old 11-04-2008, 03:05 PM
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I just picked up a 6 pill Fatboy amp fo a unbelivable price. I know I need to drive it with something but I'm not sure of whats the best driver for it. Any info would be great. Thanks


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A nice 2 pill.

Set your radio DK so that the 2 pill dk's around 75-80 watts and it will drive the 6 pill nice.
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300 watts to drive six 2879's ?
75 to 80 watts deadkey into 6 transistors that only need 7 to 10 watts each for max clean output ?

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I have a TS 350 and a TS 250. Is one better then the other to use. I know the 250 has 2290's and th 350 has 2879's. Or should I get a 2 pill fat boy

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what radio are you driving this with?

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The 250 or 350 will work fine. Does either one have a variable? I use 2 1446's to drive a 6 pill amp. I would set it so that radio turned down and use variable on 2 pill amp so that you dead key about 250-300 watts and let it swing. This will be easier on electrical system and give you nice sounding audio. You can experiment from there. but that should get you in the ballpark. If you DK 60-70 watts into amp on a stock system your audio will start to get clipped (distorted)

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300 watts to drive six 2879's ?
75 to 80 watts deadkey into 6 transistors that only need 7 to 10 watts each for max clean output ?
Yes booty.


Ask Mackmobile43, he built my 6 pill that is what he recommended.


I use a ts 350 DX as a driver. Might DK a little less it is a rat shack meter after all. Probably more like 40-50 bird.


Never had a complaints about distortion.
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