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    What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    I'm looking at an upgrade. I currently have a PoS setup with 2 10" orions and a 500w crunch amp. So these 10's are getting about ~150w rms each. Horrible.

    So I've pretty much decided that getting this 1 SA-12 will hit a LOT harder than what I have now. I'm looking at getting a ~600 to ~1000w amp. I've heard Sundown underrates their woofers and that these SA-12's can take a lot more than their rated 600w RMS.

    So what are my options? I'm not very familiar with car audio in general so I've come for help from some enthusiasts(hopefully, enthusiasts).

    I've heard the MB Quart Onyx 1000w is a good amp for the price(about $150).







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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    yeah just get that onyx



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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Ya a budget would be nice...




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Ya a budget would be nice...
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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Ya a budget would be nice...
    When I said the MB Quart it should give you an idea. Around $150 for the amp. Can be higher but I'd really prefer it not be over $200.




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Confessed View Post
    When I said the MB Quart it should give you an idea. Around $150 for the amp. Can be higher but I'd really prefer it not be over $200.
    I would go with the 1500 myself...




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    I would go with the 1500 myself...
    I don't want to get very much power. I don't want to have to do electrical upgrades. I figure if I stay under 1k I won't have trouble. I have a solid battery.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessed View Post
    I don't want to get very much power. I don't want to have to do electrical upgrades. I figure if I stay under 1k I won't have trouble.
    Who says you have to use all 1500 now? lol




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Who says you have to use all 1500 now? lol
    Very vague. I don't know **** about car audio so I definitely don't know how to limit the power output of an amp. If I have a 2ohm woofer and I just hook it up standard will it be running at 2ohms? You see, I have no clue about this ****. It's all a learning process for me.




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Confessed View Post
    Very vague. I don't know **** about car audio so I definitely don't know how to limit the power output of an amp. If I have a 2ohm woofer and I just hook it up standard will it be running at 2ohms? You see, I have no clue about this ****. It's all a learning process for me.
    If it was a Single VC 2 ohm sub yes but its a dual 2 so you will wire like this vvvv down to 1 ohm...




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    If it was a Single VC 2 ohm sub yes but its a dual 2 so you will wire like this vvvv down to 1 ohm...
    My brain hurts. So a single SA-12 D2 will be running @ 1ohm?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessed View Post
    My brain hurts. So a single SA-12 D2 will be running @ 1ohm?
    This is the easy stuff lol... Yes if you wire its like that, if you wire it other then that it will read 4 ohms...




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    So If I got the 1500 I'd be running @ 1500w RMS @ 1ohm? Do not want 1500w. Well, I do, but I don't want to spend the money on another battery or a capacitor or ANYTHING if I don't have to.

    Sorry for being an idiot, but you're really helping me learn believe it or not LOL.




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    Re: What amp for a Sundown SA-12 D2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Confessed View Post
    So If I got the 1500 I'd be running @ 1500w RMS @ 1ohm? Do not want 1500w.
    That is where the gain setting comes into play... By setting your gain correctly you wont be getting 1500 rms... Even if you did crank the gain after box rise, voltage drop, and efficiency you wouldnt be getting 1500 anyway...




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    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

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