recommend me an amp

kardain

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alright audio gurus... have at it.

I have one of these sitting in my closet (one of these days I'll build a stealth-box) with the plan of just to fill out the sound. If I want *thump*, I have that already... Clarion WF2510D (WF-2510D) 10" Dual 4 ohm Shallow WF Subwoofer -- If you just need the basic specs, 300w RMS, 900w peak..... DVC, 4 ohm each coil.

Looking for an amp that is a suitable match in the two ohm category, bridged or mono... Preferably in the sub $200 range, but will consider sub $300.

TIA
 

MAY03LT

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MAY03LT

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kardain said:
Yeah, I'll pass on the kicker and the fosgate you posted specs out to 500x1 @ 2ohm.... would this one be a better alternative?

Amazon.com: Rockford Fosgate Pbr300x1 300 Watt RMS BRT Series Full Range Mono Channel Amplifier: Car Electronics

I had a feeling you'd pass lol...everyone hates kicker:cool:

Where'd you see 500@ 2 on the RF?

I saw the 300x1 on Meades youtube vid, and it looks like it got that woofer moving, but the size of the case makes me wonder how hot it runs.
 

kardain

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my bad... 500x1 @ 4 ohms. That's what I get for posting when I should be working :tongue:
 

blazinlow89

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I would just pick up an Autotek or similar off of sonicelectronix. Good budget amp, ran a few different models without any issues. I know even more people hate maxxsonics.

Or you could pick up a California Profile amp. For real cheap, stout little budget amp.
 

MAY03LT

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kardain said:
my bad... 500x1 @ 4 ohms. That's what I get for posting when I should be working :tongue:

I was wrong as well, it's 250x2 @2ohms. My excuse is....my dog ate it:redface:

It's a shame they don't have a P500-1bd on the cheap.
 

kardain

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Reluctantly, the kicker it is then... If it doesn't work for my needs, I'll pass it off to my father. The amp in his car needs replacing eventually anyway (old Jenson 4 channel driving a Fosgate 10")....

I looked at the autoteks and they were all rated too high for two ohm loads.
 

kardain

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One more quick question... on the UQA amps, the connector pre-amp is low pass and the connector post amp is high pass?
 

DFWWIZ

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kardain said:
Specs don't give rms at 2 ohm, just max. Thanks though.

•Max power 2 ohm 600W X 2
•RMS power 4 ohm 230W X 2
•Bridged power 4 ohm 1200W X 1

Is there a way to cross reference it from these specs? Like using algebra? LOL
I have this one in my TBSS and it thumps HARD with one 12". I've always liked SSL products. VMI is really good on shipping it fast and their price can't be beat. :yes:
 

kardain

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There isn't really a true conversion as amps do not produce pure sine waves. If they did use pure sine waves, the conversion would be

peak = 2^(1/2) * RMS -- or -- peak = (sqrt(2)) * RMS

This brings the approximate conversion on that amp to 464W RMS... over what the sub can handle (300w RMS, 900 peak @ 2ohms). It's up to the manufacturer to release what the RMS value is.

If it could handle 450w, I have a spare Alpine MRP450 in my Sunfire that I could use (one of the two subs let loose the magic smoke)... but alas.
 

kardain

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Marking the amp search as complete. Bought a Fosgate Punch P300-1 from a friend for $50, new in box w/receipt. Can't beat that price. 300w rms x 1 @ 2 ohms, 900w max.
 

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