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us audio made a good one not sure if they still do was about $400 to $500 and was a 4ch 75wrms per channel so each sub would have 150WRMS which is all most subs can handle. Other than this alpine typeX 1000WRMS ;)

Although i think these are a little pricy. i'm not sure but i think they were $800


Haha The Kicker L7 is 750RMS WATTS not 150RMS WATTS :P would finda Stuff the sub up

 

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thats 150WRMS each sub if you have 2 subs

 

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howsie wrote:
thats 150WRMS each sub if you have 2 subs

no thats 1500Watt rms if i had 2 of em :)

 

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thats 150WRMS each sub if you have 2 subs

no thats 1500Watt rms if i had 2 of em :)


Ok first an underpowered sub is preferable to a overpowered one its overpowering a sub that kills it. Obviously you try to match rms rating as close as possible.

I think there is a misunderstanding i was saying that the amp would be putting out 150WRMS to each sub not 150WRMS for the sub itself.

http://discountpowerparts.com/catalog/p ... ts_id=1344

this link is for a nice fusion monoblock that might be worth considering if you have the money, not sure of the price but i imagine it'll be expensive

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:33 pm 
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Get a 2nd hand Alpine MRD M1000 to M1005.
Will cost 200-500 depending on model, but is an absolutely fantastic amp. Digital tuning & readouts, and its build quality is fantastic.

 

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nah im lookin for a 750 watts rms or a 1000 watts rms (then turn the gain a lil down)
thats over powering it by like nearly double :)

 

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howsie wrote:
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howsie wrote:
thats 150WRMS each sub if you have 2 subs

no thats 1500Watt rms if i had 2 of em :)


Ok first an underpowered sub is preferable to a overpowered one its overpowering a sub that kills it. Obviously you try to match rms rating as close as possible.

I think there is a misunderstanding i was saying that the amp would be putting out 150WRMS to each sub not 150WRMS for the sub itself.

http://discountpowerparts.com/catalog/p ... ts_id=1344

this link is for a nice fusion monoblock that might be worth considering if you have the money, not sure of the price but i imagine it'll be expensive



Nah buz, its not overpowering, its sending the sub a clipped signal - DC current which burns out the core.


I think you'll find most subvs are rated at far greater than 150rms, the cheapie $100 Pioneers are 400rms +.

My sub is 750rms, and is being run off the Alpine Monoblock I mentioned at 1000rms, but its getting a clean signal, with the gains set to 0 (digital setup, completely different to dials).

For the Kicker you'll need at least 750rms, if not far more.
If you opt for a higher rms amp, and tune it correctly it will be working less than a lower rated rms amp to produce the same rms. This means your amp will last longer because its running cooler and is not straining.


Always over spec your amps - Just be sure you can tune them properly.

 

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Yea wat he said :) i was lookin at the alpine amps i mite end up gettin one of them of the one that kicker made for the sub dunno yet gotto get some me $$ up first

 

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Just because its the same brand doesnt mean it was made for the sub, or anything at all really.
I'd put the high end alpine gear above anything from kicker.

 

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Yea i will put alpine above all the brands out there.. and i kno its not made for the sub but it has the right power i need for the sub and it means less f**k around but i did say i was looking at the alpine monoblock

 

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