I am new to the forums, but there seems to be a lot of good info here.
I need to power a Powerbass ES 10DS in a custom built, smallish sealed box
its a 2 ohm DVC, and i have it wired in series, so 4 ohm impedance, but could wire it parallel for 1 ohm if necessary, 500W RMS/1000W Peak power handling
Nowadays, I only have the one sub in my car, (used to have 10 years ago two 12" L7's with a good 1500W RMS Hifonics amp), and really have it so that that I can hear the bass guitar in rock songs and listen to some rap the way it is supposed to be listened to from time to time.
I am a poor graduate student, and unexpectedly replacing a 4 year old POS amp that worked ok for a while, and consequently, only have about $100-115 max to spend.
I am skittish about buying used amplifiers, and so have limited my search to new
I want to push it at between 300-500 watts if possible
I found 2 amps that are within the price range, and push that amount, and are brands i have heard of and/or that have some credibility (i.e. no boss, pyle, pyramid, lanzar, etc.)
Crunch GPV1000.2 $70
[email protected] RMS/1000W peak
Hifonics Hfi100.2 $90
[email protected] RMS/800W peak (so 340x1 then)
according to maxxsonics tech support crunch rms is 1/2 of Max power, and the hfi line (the only non-CEA rated Hifonics line) is listed as rms on the hifonics pages, but overrated by 18%
any suggestions/advice would be appreciated. THANKS!