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Kicker Sub Help!!!

OK......Circuit City had the Kicker Comps on sale this week. Buy one get one free....so i picked up 2 10's. What is a good amp that will power these things.....i dont want these maxed out but i would like to ahve em both at 150 rms. Should i go monoblock or 2-channel? Also a sealed or Vented box for these subs?
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sealed on our trucks sound better, imo.

i'd power it by a 2-channel.


I'm running a 400w kicker amp to my single Kicker CompVR....in a sealed box.....sounds wonderful!



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so wat size of amp should i be lookin for? 300Watt? (150 for each sub?) im TOTES new at this car audio stuff and have not a freakin clue on what to look for.
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guess it may help to let ya kno i have a 93 extended cab.
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i powered my old 10 comps with a lightning audio 200x2 channel amp...(cheap i know but it is a great amp...still works after 5 years of playing in 3 different cars and trucks) and had the gain turned up 3/4 the way...it sounded great, had no sub problems or anything. Comps do better in sealed, my solobarics are vented and i love it!!!
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I'd get like a 750amp. I like to push more power though.
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The amp doesn't really matter. Find whatever you can that fits your price range. You'll ant a 300-400w at 1 or 2ohm (what coil config did you get?) or a 150-200x2 at 2 or 4ohm.

Sealed boxes can sound just as good as ported, and if built correctly can be louder and go deeper. However, throwing subs in a cookie cutter box wont yield this. The box you want depends on your listening preferences. If you just want to be loud, you'll want a big ported box tuned higher (35Hz +). However, that wont be able to drop.

Give us some details like what sort of sound you like, what vehicle, how much room you are willing to give up, and what your music preferences are.
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I have 93 Ford Ranger extended cab. Im willing to give up the majority of the extended cab region.....i dont want it to fill the whole area but majority would be ok. and i think they are the 4OHM version. Could somebody get me a link or 2 to some good amps for cheap? that would work
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Seriously....craigslist is your best friend when it come to audio equipment. new 1000 dollar setups for 500 and stuff. I got my L7 w/ 1000w amp w/ a huge box for $300. 2yrs old too.
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I'm running an MTX Thunder 502W amp off my 2 10's, it kicks hard, but I'd like a bigger amp so I'm not straining the power on the subs... about the time I hit 27 on my volume they start to thump because of the power.
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