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What's a good amp?

Just got a new Kicker 10" from another member here. 600 peak, 300 RMS, 2 Ohm. Now I need to get some power to it. I already did a search, and got about 15 pages with the word "Amp" or "Amplifier" in it. Don't really have the time nor the inclination to look through all of that! Just need a few suggestions.

I'm not looking to blow out my windows (too old for that now), just wanted to gain some better bass and low end. I'm a Country/Classic Rock guy...none of that BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM stuff here.

While I'm at it, I was thinking about hooking up my four existing speakers to the new amp. Can that be done, or do I need a second amp for that?

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hmm. im not too fond of sony. and what model is the sub? is that dual 2 ohm voice coils or single 2?
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Boston GT28 here and loving it.
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had everything from sony to kicker, love kicker amps they push more then what they are rated at and last forever, but recently got a jl audio 1200 watt amp and man, does that thing really push, i know u dont want that much wattage but for me i needed it, (have a 07 l5) stick with kicker, jl, jbl, or boston, some of the best i have had
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i just bought a profile baja ha700m to push my 12" pioneer 1200w watt 400rms sub and it pushes it really good. the amp puts out 700w peak and 350rms at 2ohms. the amp is a mono
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I've heard some good things about Rockford Fosgate. Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with one of those?
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had everything from sony to kicker, love kicker amps they push more then what they are rated at and last forever, but recently got a jl audio 1200 watt amp and man, does that thing really push, i know u dont want that much wattage but for me i needed it, (have a 07 l5) stick with kicker, jl, jbl, or boston, some of the best i have had
i fell in love with JL after my buddy got a W7 and powered off a little JL 250 rms x1 amp. its pounds for such a small amp. we hooked up my jank volvenhag 400watt rms amp and it sounded like it was only getting like 1-200 watts.

so im very fond of JL after that. everything i've had of fosgate was diffinately not worth what its priced at.
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I've heard some good things about Rockford Fosgate. Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with one of those?
I've had two of the punch series amps and they both were awesome. I am currently using the p6001 to push my JL w6v2 and it sounds amazing.
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go with the baby belle...from memphis... or actually called the mch600. its a five channel that will allow you to run your sub and your doors off the same amp. definately more than $50 but well worth it.

you can find info look under amplifiers
http://www.memphiscaraudio.com/
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JL amps are over priced but nice. Be prepared to pay for one. Not a bg fan of Rockford again overpriced a little bit for what they are. All you need is a mono amp if you like country etc. The door speakers that you are probably using wont need an amp. Look at Hifonics also. I would say Hifonics, JL, belle, Kicker. Brands to stay away from are Sony, Volfenhag, walmart stuff, etc. Use common sense.
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What do you guys think of this one?

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...oss+GT980.html
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you can get the same amp from your local pawn shop.
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JL is pricey but these days u get what u pay for.....
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Alright, you guys convinced me. That Boss looked good for about a minute and a half until I read some reviews on them...total crap. Think I'm gonna go with a Kicker ZX300 I found on ebay, 95 bucks...not bad. Should do what I need it to.

Thanks for all the help guys!
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That's a damn good price for 375 watts.
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they are remanufactured....i was looking at the zx 750 before i got my jl
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It had better not be a re-man. The listing specifically stated "Brand New". Is there a way to find out if it is a re-man when it gets here? Already bought it.
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give me a link and i can tell u, i was going to buy one and did some research on the company and they did only remanufactored amps
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I bet it is because onlinecarstereo.com which has awesome prices too was a lot higher for this amp.
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give me a link and i can tell u, i was going to buy one and did some research on the company and they did only remanufactored amps
Here ya go.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8863&rd=1&rd=1
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Rockford fosgate!
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It look brand new to me.
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no thats the new one, but most kicker amps have 18db bass boost and that one has 12, i had the 200 watt version of it and had 18dbs and it was the same kinda of amp....now thats wierd...try it, but as a rule that u already stated, its always better to over power the sub so the amp does not have to work as hard
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