what kinda amp?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by nickpatton_189, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. nickpatton_189

    nickpatton_189 Rockstar 100 Posts

    after all i ended up getting to 12" kicker cvt shallow mount subs. there single voice coil and 4 ohm. but im kinda confused on what amp i should get, a mono or 2 channel?

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    on the amp how it says 2 ohm, will it be runnin at 2 ohms? cause if soo it'll be too much

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    now on this one there all at 4 ohms, with is what i want. cause i had a 1800 watt kenwood mono block in mind, at 4 ohms ill be pushin like 500 watts, my speakers can handle 400, so i'd have to turn it down. is that the right amp or should i go with a 2 channel? if so got one in mind? need help soon trying to get amp by thursday!
     
  2. nickpatton_189

    nickpatton_189 Rockstar 100 Posts

  3. Kaiser-Wave

    Kaiser-Wave Rockstar

    I would go with the kenwood amp not the power acoustik, it would be fine to run the subs at 2 ohm mono u won't hurt them as long as u properly set the gains and lpf etc........after all under powering speakers is the most common way to blow them not over powering
     
  4. nickpatton_189

    nickpatton_189 Rockstar 100 Posts

    so if i ran them at 2 ohm i would have to turn the amp down a lot right? cause at 4 ohms the amp puts out 500 watts at 4 ohms and 900 watts at 2 ohms
     
  5. nickpatton_189

    nickpatton_189 Rockstar 100 Posts

    and why not use the 2 channel?
     
  6. Chevyman224

    Chevyman224 Rockstar 100 Posts

  7. Project1

    Project1 Rockstar 100 Posts

    im running the kicker on 2 10s that are 4 ohm dual voice coil i like it
     
  8. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My money goes to alpine for amps, i have one 600W V12 that I have been running my subs for 14 years now, I would like to if anyone still even has one in their house that doesnt run from that long ago let alone having one that has been pushing subs flawlessly for that many years, hell most people dont even own cars that old!
     
  9. Kaiser-Wave

    Kaiser-Wave Rockstar

    Well that kicker amp wont do him any good becuase his subs are DVC 4 OHM and when wired in series they would be at 4 ohm and that amp sucks for power at 4 ohm because it is a 2 ohm amp and if he wired in them in parallel the subs would be at 1 ohm and that amp cannot support that, so to answer your question that kenwood will be fine and as long as its tuned right its plenty of power. I also agree with the old alpine amps but too bad anything newer is absolutely terrible from them, so i bet your old v12 is a good amp......
     
  10. nickpatton_189

    nickpatton_189 Rockstar 100 Posts

    my subs are svc, that zx750.1 wont be good if i wire them like diagram 1? so should i stick with the kenwood amp? need to kno soon, gettin it thursday
     

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