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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:50 pm 
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hey guys i have two 1200W Peak Power, 300w RMS, 4 OHMS kenwood subs. i want to put them in my car although not sure on what amp i need, should i get a 4 channel incase i want to run splits or somehting off it later or should i get one of those 1 channel sub amps. not too cluey on this topic, i really dont want to spend alot, maximum $300, would consider a second hand amp, how many whats should it be and how many channels to get good qualtiy bass from these subs?? any particular amp anyone recomends?


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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:03 pm 
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id look at a good amp, cos u dont wanna wrek ur drivers, look at aarons jbl 6ch itll run those 2 subs easy and all ur interior speakers with room to spare, its in the for sale sect, 450

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:04 pm 
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Best bet would be to mono block and run them in parallel look at a alpine clarion or pioneer mono loking at maybe 300 - 350 from memory unless on special they may be under 300!!
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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:06 pm 
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hey mate.. i have a alpine mono MRD-M1001 1800watt 1081RMS watt for sale if your interested PM me mate
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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:21 pm 
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ill see what aaron has, i really dont want to spend more than $300, what kind of power should i be looking at from an amp to run these? thanks for the input...

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:23 pm 
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you want someone with around the 300RMS power.. a boss amp or bose.. even a kenwood amp will run them but could be worth a little more ten $300
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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:32 pm 
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What you want is an amp that will give you around 600watts rms at 2ohm to fully utilise your subs.

Wire up the 2 subs in parallel to get a 2ohm load and then to the amp. Monoblock is prob best bet, otherwise a 2 channel amp that handles 2 ohm loads.

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:35 pm 
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Arent BOSS a very cheap nasty amp, also Bose dont even do car sound, sorry but a Kenwood amp will probarbly die soon after the subs! I would go with the Alpine for sale.
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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:43 pm 
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Personally I would go the alpine and I did..

Now they are for sale, PM me if interested.

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:09 am 
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Yeh the MRD-M500 would do a brilliant job. 567.8wrms would be plenty and you won't find anything close to it for that price.
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:38 am 
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i got a coustic 400W rms amp for $300 new and very similar sub specs and that runs them beautifully for the price plus you get a remote bass controller,
They get a great write up in car mags.
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mono blocks are good but id still choose a 4 or 6ch for your car if you want to amp the speakers inside aswell

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:16 pm 
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id look at a jaycar reponse monoblock.

 

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hey guys thank you all for your input, i ended up buying daniels alpine amp.
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ahhh good choice, they are wonderful amps :D hope your happy with it

 

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