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    Are you still running those 667's. If you are how is it holding up. I just got me a texas star dx 500 with toshiba pills for 400$ and in 2 months I will have a texas star dx 667 with toshiba pills also for 475$ . Deal was to good to let go. But the only thing is that I only have 2 radios a galaxy dx 45mp and a galaxy dx 94hp I'm hoping to match each radio to each amp or 2 of them to 1 amp, I don't know I'm still looking into it. Hope I don't have to buy another radio but if I do I will. Just want to do what's best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chu gie boogie View Post
    Are you still running those 667's. If you are how is it holding up. I just got me a texas star dx 500 with toshiba pills for 400$ and in 2 months I will have a texas star dx 667 with toshiba pills also for 475$ . Deal was to good to let go. But the only thing is that I only have 2 radios a galaxy dx 45mp and a galaxy dx 94hp I'm hoping to match each radio to each amp or 2 of them to 1 amp, I don't know I'm still looking into it. Hope I don't have to buy another radio but if I do I will. Just want to do what's best.
    It's been posted previously that your 94HP has way too much output for a 4x2879 Texas Star amp, even more so a 667. A dual final export radio such as your 45MP will drive a Texas Star DX500 amp to full rated capacity of the 2879 transistors. What you are proposing with the 94HP is akin to filling a water glass with a fire hose. Sure, it CAN be done but it's terribly wasteful and inefficient. The 94HP basically has a 2-pill amp output-wise in it already, you'd have to cut it's output back severely to make it work. Not worth it IMHO. The 94HP would be better matched with something like an 8x2879 amp.

    The 667 at best is considered a "finicky" critter by many people. It's designed to be used along with a single final typical CB radio, something along the lines of a Cobra 25 or 29, NOT anything with dual-finals or higher output. You'll read where many people have had the driver pill disconnected in their 667's and are using them as a straight 4-pill with better results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chu gie boogie View Post
    Are you still running those 667's. If you are how is it holding up. I just got me a texas star dx 500 with toshiba pills for 400$ and in 2 months I will have a texas star dx 667 with toshiba pills also for 475$ . Deal was to good to let go. But the only thing is that I only have 2 radios a galaxy dx 45mp and a galaxy dx 94hp I'm hoping to match each radio to each amp or 2 of them to 1 amp, I don't know I'm still looking into it. Hope I don't have to buy another radio but if I do I will. Just want to do what's best.
    Neither of the two listed radio's will work well with a 667. At best if you had the 45MP backed way way down you could run a 667 with it. Something like 1-1.5 watts swinging 10-14 watts would work. Your best bet is run the 45MP with your TS500, skip buying the 667, and run the 94HP barefoot or buy a 6 pill for it. Those are your realistic options.
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    10 - 4 got it I'm going to run the 45mp with the dx 500. There is 1 thing that I hadn't mentioned my 94hp has a switch that by passes the amp it cuts it off completely like it doesn't exist with the variable on the radio all the way open it puts out 2 watts dk and 24 swing with the amp off I could use it with either dx 500 or dx 667. The dx 500 with the galaxy dx 45mp with the variable all the way to the left off. The 45mp dk's 1.2 watts and swings 32 watts . Was pushing out 578 watts out the amp
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