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    need help choosing an AMP!

    i need help deciding a 1000 watt amp for 2 12inch subs which are 700 watts max each. i dont want to waste a lot of money. any suggestions?







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    what subs are they? SVC or DVC? ported or sealed box? then we can help.




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    Originally posted by Moocow16
    what subs are they? SVC or DVC? ported or sealed box? then we can help.
    they are sony's xs-li51pg subs. i dont really know if they ae svc or dvc. i have a sealed and bandpass box i just havent put them in yet. i heard it sounds better with a sealed box rather than a bandpass box?. the guy at best buy was trying to make me buy a jl 1000.1 amp, it was too much. my friend is selling an jbl 600.1 amp for 50 bucks. i am also looking into alpine and ppi.




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    A jbl 600.1 for $50 would be a steal if it works, especially if you go with a sealed box. Those amps are about $200 new on-line. It would give your subs rated power or slightly less.




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    Originally posted by n2audio
    A jbl 600.1 for $50 would be a steal if it works, especially if you go with a sealed box. Those amps are about $200 new on-line. It would give your subs rated power or slightly less.
    I'd give the sony MUCH less than rated...I like sony...just don't like their car audio products...except hu's..only cause I have it.



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    I'd give the sony MUCH less than rated...I like sony...just don't like their car audio products...except hu's..only cause I have it.
    Has anyone heard about "Prestige" amps. They have this on sale for like $150 bucks. Its rated at 1000.1 mono block class d amp?




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    Originally posted by FLEX4U18
    Has anyone heard about "Prestige" amps. They have this on sale for like $150 bucks. Its rated at 1000.1 mono block class d amp?
    ah, good ol' prestige....

    they were OEM stuff on malaysian Honda civics and accords. They're pile of crap, if you ask me.

    your subs are 700 w MAX each.. that'd mean it's probably 350watts RMS... since it's sony, I say 300W RMS...

    does your sub have two SETS of terminals? 2 positive, 2 negative, or single negative, and single positive? Yo need to clrify this point to allow people to know what ohms they are gonna be on.

    Basicaly, you need to get your hands on a 600w RMS amp. the 600.1 sounds just like the one for the job, if your amps can be configured to 2 or 1 ohm.



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    ah, good ol' prestige....

    they were OEM stuff on malaysian Honda civics and accords. They're pile of crap, if you ask me.

    your subs are 700 w MAX each.. that'd mean it's probably 350watts RMS... since it's sony, I say 300W RMS...

    does your sub have two SETS of terminals? 2 positive, 2 negative, or single negative, and single positive? Yo need to clrify this point to allow people to know what ohms they are gonna be on.

    Basicaly, you need to get your hands on a 600w RMS amp. the 600.1 sounds just like the one for the job, if your amps can be configured to 2 or 1 ohm.
    they have 2 terminals. i just need to know what brand name amp is the best. any suggestions on fosgate and alpine amps?




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    Originally posted by FLEX4U18
    the guy at best buy was trying to make me buy a jl 1000.1 amp, .


    since when does best buy carry JL stuff. where the hell is this best buy at??



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    Originally posted by Mac11


    since when does best buy carry JL stuff. where the hell is this best buy at??
    BEST BUY IN VIRGINIA. BUT JL IS TOOOOO EXPENSIVE.




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    Originally posted by FLEX4U18
    BEST BUY IN VIRGINIA. BUT JL IS TOOOOO EXPENSIVE.
    whats the 1000 cost



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    Originally posted by FLEX4U18
    they have 2 terminals. i just need to know what brand name amp is the best. any suggestions on fosgate and alpine amps?
    I'd personally say RF, since I like them a lot. You COULD get a different mftr at a considerably lower price.

    two SETS of terminals (4 terminal posts) or 2 terminal posts? Tell you what, read the nodel number printed on the back of the subwoofer. THat might be easier.



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    it's sony, i'm betting 4-ohm SVC, my friend has two 10's. Oh, and from my experience with it, it can handle most of the rated power, it just doesn't get much louder after about 200-300W.




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    well, if that is true, then...

    you need the following amp:

    600w@2ohm

    respectable mftrs under rate their amps, so you would in fact be getting about 650 or more watts.

    for a budget system, the JBL 600.1 comes to mind.



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    Originally posted by Moocow16
    it's sony, i'm betting 4-ohm SVC, my friend has two 10's. Oh, and from my experience with it, it can handle most of the rated power, it just doesn't get much louder after about 200-300W.
    BETWEEN JBL AND FOSGATE? WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?




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