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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    As much as I dislike kicker, I have to agree with Bosstradamus hurrh, as the OP already has the subs.

    OP, are you interested in buying new only or are willing to look into used?



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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    100$ more than its worth each
    i see these on cl all day, for 50 bucks for 2 or close to it, i also see 2 kicker cvrs only 1 works. shotty construction.
    Actually, this can be attributed to the fact that every noob and their mom buys Kicker because they know they can be loud for cheap. These are the same people, however that think the gain knob is a volume control and that remote bass knobs [QUOTE (yes some idiot said this in the shop the other day) "I told my brother to come get a remote knob or it'll sound like **** because you know that's what makes them sound good and get loud"] make their system sound good. The reason so many are for sale with one blown is these morons keep screwing with the settings after someone who knows what they're doing installed it for them, or they and a buddy installed it and wired it backwards or at .5ohm with a BS "1600w" amp with 40A of fusing that has a damping factor of 40 and sends straight clipped after 300w RMS



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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ville Audio J View Post
    100$ more than its worth each
    i see these on cl all day, for 50 bucks for 2 or close to it, i also see 2 kicker cvrs only 1 works. shotty construction.
    i ran 2 CVR 12's on a ZX750.1 and also at .5 on a hifonics 1000 watt amp. Never had a problem with them besides them sounding like pure ****.




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassin Buick View Post
    i ran 2 CVR 12's on a ZX750.1 and also at .5 on a hifonics 1000 watt amp. Never had a problem with them besides them sounding like pure ****.
    Idk what you did wrong but my CVR 15s sound pretty **** good.



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    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    believe me , they didn't sound bad by kicker or most mainstream standards. But they couldn't hold a candle to the RD sonance 15 that took their place.




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosstradamus View Post
    Why everytime someone brings up kicker some fa9 comes in the thread and talks ****? The op did not ask you opinion on kicker and i bet most people don't even know what their talking about.
    have you ever heard kickers before? lol we make fun of them for a reason.




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassin Buick View Post
    i ran 2 CVR 12's on a ZX750.1 and also at .5 on a hifonics 1000 watt amp. Never had a problem with them besides them sounding like pure ****.
    I almost want to sig this



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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    have you ever heard kickers before? lol we make fun of them for a reason.
    I have kickers and I don't even see why they are hated on so much.



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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    I have kickers and I don't even see why they are hated on so much.
    Name some other subwoofers you have owned and the boxes you had them in. I personally tried 1.5 sealed per for 2 12" cvr , 1.75 ported @ 35hz per speaker for 2 12" cvr's , and 2.25 ported @ 32 per speaker for 2 12" CVR's and IMO they sounded like **** everytime. They got loud and moved some air. SEE HERE





    This was in 1.5 per sub. I know the video isn't the best example because there are other subs hooked up too but i would venture to say the CVR's were getting about 250 watts each here. They got down decent but sounded like ****. Sounded a little better in 4.5 @ 32 hz for the pair but it took up more space and wasn't as loud as this crapfest setup in this video.




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    i guarantee your listed subwoofers will clue us in to why you think the kickers sound so good. LOL




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    All my systems have sounded exactly the same, just some louder than others. All had a nice clean bass sound. But all I've ever had was sealed. Most ported systems I've heard sounded like poop, but then again, most people in my city don't know anything about car audio

    Also sounds just like the four 15s I have in my room, just louder. Maybe I'll have to hear some good ported setups with better brands and maybe it will change my view, but for now I like my setup.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    Actually, this can be attributed to the fact that every noob and their mom buys Kicker because they know they can be loud for cheap. These are the same people, however that think the gain knob is a volume control and that remote bass knobs [QUOTE (yes some idiot said this in the shop the other day) "I told my brother to come get a remote knob or it'll sound like **** because you know that's what makes them sound good and get loud"] make their system sound good. The reason so many are for sale with one blown is these morons keep screwing with the settings after someone who knows what they're doing installed it for them, or they and a buddy installed it and wired it backwards or at .5ohm with a BS "1600w" amp with 40A of fusing that has a damping factor of 40 and sends straight clipped after 300w RMS
    i have only ever had one good experience with kicker. some old xpl 12s. pounded like crazy for bein on a alpine mrp 500 and good lord the sq was out of this world, but those were oldies and goodies, they dont do em like that anymore.




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    Re: Advice on amplifier for kicker L5's?

    thanks for all the input on recomended amps guys!




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