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Just got 2 10" kicker L5's.....what amp?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by DSpivey, May 29, 2010.

  1. DSpivey

    DSpivey New Member

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    I know kicker recommends the Zx750.1 amp, but I was wondering if anyone is running these subs with a different amp that may not be as costly?
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    Man go ahead and get a good amp. you dont want the cheap stuff. I have two 12s on a 600 watt, and now i want more, so go big, or you will wind up wantin a bigger amp.
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    yea i talked to a buddy about that this morning.....im still debating on whether or not to get a bigger battery too.
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    i have those subs in my s10 and i have the zx750amp, and it hits i also have an optium yellow top just for the system.... i wouldnt go the cheap route in an amp u paid the money for the subs now dont makem sound like the civic kids who go and buy junk subs from bestbuy and dnt dyno matt the trunk so all u hear is the rattle on the trunk lid
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    ok.....just needed a couple opinions but i think everyone has the same one. Im gonna try to get the amp soon, im about to die to hear these things.
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  6. ZSI52

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    You don't Need the kicker amp, you could go with another amp that puts out the correct rms watts at the correct ohm rating. As long as it's a good quality amp from a good quality brand you should be just fine. How much have you found the kicker amp for?
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    the cheapest I can find it is around $220.
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    Is that on eBay? What ohms are the subs?

    Try checking out audioque. I've heard nothing but good things about their products and customer service. Their lowest amp is 249 and it's perfect for those subs. You'll get a warranty Also when you buy the amp.
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    they're 2 ohm. The 220 is on ebay & hifisoundconnection. A lot of people hate hifisoundconnection, but they have some pretty low prices. Ill check out audioque tho!
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    I would get the audioque. I think it's the 1200D.

    You can get it directly from the manufacture at www.audioque.com
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    Just remember A good Amp is about $1.00 per watt.. The Kicker 750 will give you about 300-350 watts at 4ohm at 12 volts ( what it will see from your truck) At 2 ohm about 500 watts...
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    $220 aint bad for that amp, i would totally spend that much
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  13. ZSI52

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    I've been looking at the audioques for awhile and a lot of people say they are under rated. Meaning they actually give more watts then what the papers say they do. A lot of people also say they don't need a lot of power to perform at their potential. So more watts at a lower voltage.

    If you go to their website they have some links to some audio forums that talk about them a lot more.
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