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Which amp??

I am looking at running to Rockford fosgate P3S subs. They are recommended 400 watt each.

I am looking for a recommendation on a single amp that can power the two. Or if i should get two amps.

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i would run one amp is the 400 Watts each RMS or Peak?
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* Size: 12 inch
* Rec. Sealed Box Dims: 0.60 - 1.20 cu. ft.
* Rec. Ported Box Dims: 1.25 - 1.25 cu. ft.
* Free Air Usage: not recommended
* Sensitivity: 86 dB
* Frequency Response: 43-250 Hz
* Recommended RMS Power: 400W
* Peak Power Handling: 800W
* Impedance: Dual 2 ohms subwoofer wiring options
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i usually go 100 watts above the rms for each sub so a 1000 watt amp would be fine
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Okay.. So i need like a 1000 watt 2 channel or 4 channel? And how does the whole ohms thing work.. sorry my list system was installed for me :x
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also since its a dual 2ohm get a 1ohm stable amp that way if you want you can wire them parallel or in series
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also since its a dual 2ohm get a 1ohm stable amp that way if you want you can wire them parallel or in series
Well has a dual 4ohm option as well. Which is a better way to go?
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http://www.termpro.com/articles/spkrz.html

check out that website it'll explain better than i can im not good at explaininh some stuff when it comes to systems i have to see it and do it but a 2ch or a mono block if you want to bridge them but that website talks about the ohm's
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you can get more flexibility out of a dual 4 ohm if they make them in single 4ohm that would be best
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So i need something that is 1000 watts rms. hmm any recommendations on a company or an amp?
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if you can find directed 1100d i know its 1100 watts but those are bullitproof. try kicker, jbl-crown, audiobahn, jl audio just remember you get what you pay for, $100 1000watt amp aint gunna be worth a dam so a good 1000 watt amp is gunna run $400-$800
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i have a nice memphis st.1000d if your interested in it it'll do 1100 at 1 ohm
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i usually go 100 watts above the rms for each sub so a 1000 watt amp would be fine

why go 100 above? i would be scared to blow it. i like to go at least 50 under.
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That's just what I do an amp isn't pushing the max output all the time that way you don't have to run an amp with the gain all the way up its just not good for an amp to be tuned to max of the amp plus if you ever plan on upgrading your system you can just buy new subs you don't have to buy another amp unless you want
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if you can find directed 1100d i know its 1100 watts but those are bullitproof. try kicker, jbl-crown, audiobahn, jl audio just remember you get what you pay for, $100 1000watt amp aint gunna be worth a dam so a good 1000 watt amp is gunna run $400-$800
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I'd also look @ MTX, PPI, & HIFONICS

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hey i forgot about ppi but the old school i believe artist series was the best they made they're pricey but the SQ is deff better
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