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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:20 pm 
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ok guys ive bought 2 pioneer tsw306c 1000watt max 400wrms subs but i want to know what would be the best amp to run them for under about $500? ive been told that you get better sound quality if you use a 2 channel amp, and ive also been told that you will get double the power out of a monoblock, so any info and ways of setting up would be greatly appreciated as it can all be quite confusing!

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:33 pm 
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i think the Jaycar 830W Monoblock would be a good choice
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:34 pm 
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ohh yea....what price do they generally go for?

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:38 pm 
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you can check it out at Jaycars Website... i think from memory its around the $500 mark, are those subs single or dual voice coil?
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:40 pm 
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they are single. i was under the impression you needed double the power to run dual voice coil subs at the same volume

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:43 pm 
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if they were dual coil you could of run them at the full 830wrms at 1ohm, but because they are single you will only be able to wire them at 2ohm
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:46 pm 
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ahh well thats the best thing to do then?? im flexible, would u reccomend getting 2 dual voice coil ones? coz ive got a mate i can sell these too and get the dual voice coils for myself??

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Up to you, Dual coils are not nessicerally Better, I run singles
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:50 pm 
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meh ill jus keep what ive got then considering i paid below cost price for them lol. ill go and check out the jaycar amps. any other brands worth looking at?? thanks

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 3:08 pm 
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If you have dual voice coils you can only run half the power into each coil.

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 6:25 pm 
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The Jaycar 800W mono is $399 from memory.
The 1500W mono they now have is $499.

 

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$499 for the 1500w is awesome!

Here's a good price on the 820w: Click!

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:05 pm 
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There's Response 820WRMS Mono's on eBay for about that price as well. I bought one for $270 posted to my door and it absolutely pumps. Sadly I'm only running it at 4ohms so I'm only putting 400WRMS into a 1000WRMS capable sub :( I need a dual voice coil.
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:16 pm 
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not too bad at all for that price. is it fine to run both subs off the one? all you do is piggy back them off the same terminal dont you?

 

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I think I'd like to get one of those monoblocks to replace my 4x130w amp.

 

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