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06-14-2011, 10:32 AM #1
Founds subs, dont know what amp to get
Ok so i found the subs i want, i plan on getting 2.
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but i picked these cause they just fit (top mount depth wise) in the the sub box i plan on getting for my truck. I know you not really to look at the watts its uses but rather the rms which is 700 for these. And its a dual coil 4 ohm sub. I tried to do some research but its confusing. I understand that dual coil 4 ohm can be wired together to make it 2 ohm, but the confusing parts comes when trying to pick an amp.
I saw this one and thought maybe it was good
This one sars it has 1750 rms (which i read is sometimes better just to be slightly higher in rms than your subs so you dont over work you amp)
but im confused, do i need an amp that pushes 700 rms or 1400 rms? Im confused when reading the specs of an amp and it says something like
this is for the amp there
Max power 2 ohm 2500W x 1
RMS power 4 ohm1000W x 1
but then i would see this on another one
Max Power @ 1 Ohm: 2600W x 1
Max Power @ 2 Ohm: 1800W x 1
RMS Power @ 2 Ohm: 1200W x 1
Max Power @ 4 Ohm: 1400W x 1
RMS Power @ 4 Ohm: 750W x 1
It just confuses me, can anyone help me out here?
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06-14-2011, 01:30 PM #2
Those subs you are lookimg at are 700 watts rms...that's the power they can handle all day long according to the manufacture. 1500 peak is what the max power spike s it can handle. iam not familier with that brand but I would not run more that the rms power to them.
You can run those subs at 2 or 4ohm and you should get an amp that is around 800 rms at 4 or 2 ohm
06-14-2011, 01:52 PM #3
ok thanks so if im running these both these subs that have a 700rms rating on an amp that pushes 800rms it would be enough to power these right without under powering them or over powering them?
But would i look for one that would say:
RMS Power @ 2 Ohm: 800W x 1
RMS Power @ 4 Ohm: 800W x 1 ??
think this one would be good enough? http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...rm_F2600D.aspx
Ive read the SoundStorm may be a cheaper brand but they actually work very well.
06-14-2011, 05:24 PM #4
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06-14-2011, 11:55 PM #5
One thng I have found going with cheap audio brands you usually end up buying something better down the road and spending more money in the long run.
I have seen guys run these subs:
They run 300 watts and I have even seen some guys run 600 watts and these things pound in the right box. You can have the best subs and amp but if the sub box sucks so will the sound. Those guys running 300 watts sound better and louder than guys I know running 1500 watts sometimes.
On the other hand I have seen guys at competitions with setups ( two 12" subs, amp, box) that were purchased for under 500 bucks that sound decent and hit hard - but even those guys upgrade once they can afford it.
Your sub enclosure is the most important component - it can make or break your system. More power doesn't always mean louder and better sounding.
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06-15-2011, 12:18 AM #6
ok thanks for all your help man, yea i aint looking for nuttin to shatter my windows, just something decent
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