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    Looking for 300-400 watts RMS @ 4 ohms

    I'm going to be powering an infinity perfect 12.1 subwoofer.

    I want to power it with anywhere from 300-500 watts rms.

    My price range for this power is anywhere from $200-$300.

    Any input greatly appreciated.







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    Quote Originally Posted by lexiphanic
    I'm going to be powering an infinity perfect 12.1 subwoofer.

    I want to power it with anywhere from 300-500 watts rms.

    My price range for this power is anywhere from $200-$300.

    Any input greatly appreciated.
    WOW, that will be a cake-walk, try as hard as you can to find the best sound quality you can, that is an easy budget to work with.
    check out elemental designs, they are within your price range.



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    I take it you have one of the old school SVC Perfects?

    A JBL 600.1 or something of the like will do nicely. I wouldn't send much more than 300 to it, they blow very easily once you reach the RMS.



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    Old school? Are the DVC all the rage now?



    I was looking at the JBL. The reason that I wondered about overpowering the infinity was that I had come across alot of reviews in which it was powered with 500-600 watts without a problem.

    You think I should go with the JBL? I saw it for 189 on ebay. I was just curious if I should try for more RMS since I am only going to be buying one amp for this sub.

    edit: The JBL is a class D. Therefore, mayb 70-80% efficiency. So I figure 210-240 watts RMS @ 4 ohms. That is the reason that I kind of want to hit 350 watts rms on up. Counterbalance the efficiency of said amp.




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    The 350RMS is a thermal rating, so basically, anything above that will blow the sub. Whoever said they were running 500/600 watts to them on a daily basis is lying through their teeth.

    And the efficiceny on the amp relates to current draw, not output power. You will get 300+ watts from the amp @ 4 ohms.



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    Thanks for the clarification. That small bit of info regarding eff. of amps clears up a lot for me.




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