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    Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    i have a zx1500.1(not hooked up yet) and a Mag 15. I was wondering if the zx1500.1 could run at 1 ohm daily? My friend whos a kicker rep tells me not to do it, its a 2 ohm stable amp. I was considering buying another Mag 15 to get a 2 ohm load but don't really want to spend the money. I wouldn't buy another sub if mine was a dual 4 ohm sub(obviously they don't come in that configuration).What would you guys suggest, run the kicker amp at 1 ohm or buy another Mag. Money is tighter than a virgin though. Thanks for any help in advance







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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    im not on the list to answer, but i know someone on Phat Hertz is running theres at like .25 or .5 for burps...




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    my zx 2500 is runing @ 1ohm daily just run it @1ohm



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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    thanks for the replies. I only listed t hose names because it semmed they had the most experience with the zx amps. I appreciate anybody that can give any insight to my situation. So you guys think the zx1500.1 should be o.k at 1 ohm daily?I just don't want to blow up the amp and not get warrantied, but would like to put 1500 rms on the Mag 15. Right now the Mag is getting 1000 rms from my crossfire vr1000d but would love to see what the extra 500 rms would do. Plus i really like shocking people with just the one 15.




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    Icon10 Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by t-money View Post
    thanks for the replies. I only listed t hose names because it semmed they had the most experience with the zx amps. I appreciate anybody that can give any insight to my situation. So you guys think the zx1500.1 should be o.k at 1 ohm daily?I just don't want to blow up the amp and not get warrantied, but would like to put 1500 rms on the Mag 15. Right now the Mag is getting 1000 rms from my crossfire vr1000d but would love to see what the extra 500 rms would do. Plus i really like shocking people with just the one 15.
    yea it should be ok runing @1ohm



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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    the zx1500.1 can run 1ohm easy




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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    and you can be pretty sure to get more then 1500 out of it.



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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    thanks for the replies, you guys are getting me excited because i really can't afford to buy another Mag 15 for a couple weeks but would rather run just one 15. Like i said if the Mag 15 could wire to 2 ohms i wouldn't get another sub. So it really excites me to think i may be able to keep my one Mag and run the zx1500.1 at the same time. Thanks guys anyone else want to boost my confidence with this amp at 1 ohm. I really do appreciate all the replies as well.




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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    500 watts isnt going to make an audible difference...someone correct me if im wrong I think you need to double your power to gain 3dbs or something along those lines, keep the old amp and sell that kicker.



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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by thesandman View Post
    500 watts isnt going to make an audible difference...someone correct me if im wrong I think you need to double your power to gain 3dbs or something along those lines, keep the old amp and sell that kicker.
    you're almost correct. Doubling power theoretically adds 3 db's but an audible difference doesn't have to be 3 db's. 1.5-2 db's can be audible. Also 2-300 watts usually isn't audible but 500 watts will be. Thanks though, and i really can't sell the kicker amp. long story




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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    i have been running my ZX2500.1 at .7 since the day i got it, anything below that was when we did the testing in TypeR's car. The amp will be fine at 1ohm they are very stronge, I have seen them put threw hell and they always work perfect in the end.



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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    The ZX will run @ 1 ohm daily just fine. 1/2 for burps, 1/4 for burps also.

    I believe .7 is the lowest it will run daily at.

    and doubling power you will not gain 3 dB.
    1.5 dB at the most usually.





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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeRBass View Post
    The ZX will run @ 1 ohm daily just fine. 1/2 for burps, 1/4 for burps also.

    I believe .7 is the lowest it will run daily at.

    and doubling power you will not gain 3 dB.
    1.5 dB at the most usually.

    well that's why i said "theoretically". But i should still hear a difference from 1000 rms to 1500 rms, souldn't i? Well these were the replies i was hoping for, looks like my zx1500.1 will be installed and ran at 1 ohm daily. I'm also going to run 1/0 awg and a second battery




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    Re: Question about kicker zx amps - ngsm13,abel,typerbass please help!

    Considering you're only talking about a 1.76db difference in a perfect world...after factoring in things such a power compression, you're probably talking a realistic difference of 1db on a good day.




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