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Old 03-19-2006
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Help me Pick my AMp

http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/Am...ub_Catagory=2B

go there and tell me which amp is the best of those. or tell me which one you would get, thanks
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Old 03-19-2006
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http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/ca...uct+%23=TX4005
Good amp, high quality
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 200W
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 400W
- 2 single 4ohm vc subs with 100W each
- 2 single 2ohm vc subs with 200W each

http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/ca...ct+%23=VIBE221
Good amp, good quality... and you can run the same setup as above

http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/ca...ct+%23=VIBE226
Good amp, good quality
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 400w
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 600W
- 2 single 4ohm vc subs with 200W each
- 2 single 2ohm vc subs with 300W each

http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/ca...uct+%23=PS2520
Good amp, Fair quality, not alot of power
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 250w
- 1 dual 4ohm vc sub with 300W
- 2 single 4ohm vc subs with 125W each
- 2 single 2ohm vc subs with 150W each

Those are probably the only Amps I would look at. If these were to power a subwoofer(s), I would go with one 15" dual 2-ohm VC sub or (2) 12" single 2ohm vc subs. If you build or buy the box, make sure, if you get (2) 12" subs, that the box has (2) sealed enclosures instead of one big box. there's really no difference in the two, but the subs will be working against eachother in the one big box, and won't be as loud.

I believe the (2) 12" subs will have a bigger surface area which will bring out the lower frequencies more, even though most music doesn't go below 35hz, but it's nice to know that your system can handle 20hz and below. Decible-wise, (1) sub with 600W will mathematically be 3dB quieter than (2) subs with 300W each; somebody check my math.

Personally I would get one High efficiency 15" subwoofer as space might not be a problem in an explorer ---to a certain extent--- a 25ft3 box is too big for just about any vehicle... Depending on the subwoofer, anyhting from about 1ft3 to 3ft3 should be large enough.

Did I miss anything??
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Old 03-22-2006
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anyone else? what size amp do you think i would need to power 2 pioneer 10" 500 watt subs
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Old 03-22-2006
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What, was was that not good enough?? HAHA... I had this big, in-depth thing, and something happened... then i retyped about half of it... then My sister came in and clicked on something and I lost it all agian... then i just typed that, I hope it helped.

Power your subs with just a little bit more than what the RMS rating is.
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Old 03-23-2006
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i usually tell people that arnt to hip with car audio to gat an amp a little less than rms because they are probably going to crank the bass boost and gain and everything th HU has on it
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Old 03-23-2006
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Well, yeah didn't think of that...

Otherwise, overpower-->adjust gain-->tune bass boost

That's how I roll...*****es.
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Old 03-23-2006
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buy my JL500/1 for 225+shipping
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Old 03-25-2006
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Well, yeah didn't think of that...

Otherwise, overpower-->adjust gain-->tune bass boost

That's how I roll...*****es.
i 2nd that, because i dont think the MT would like 4000rms+ daily, it might though


i dont play with bass boost, my amps add it at ~45 hz and the MT is peaky
enough as it is already







nothing wrong with a "little" headroom
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Old 03-25-2006
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is the 500 peak or rms???
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for JL its about 630 or 650rms for that amp i believe, they are under rated


very solid amp, although not the cheapest
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