I personally would buy a Soundstream TN1.1200D or PPI Phantom D1000.1. These share the same board. It's an honestly rated amp that will give 1000watt RMS power with 2ohm impedance and about 600 at 4ohm (there is a discrepancy in power output ratings because the PPI was supposedly underrated by an accident). I'd suggest this over MB Quart, Hifonics or their derivatives. If you head unit can send only stereo signal on subwoofer outs (like many Kenwood excelon), then this could be a problem because MB Quarts do not sum their left and right signal, requiring using an rca splitter (see the quart manual on this). I have some SQ recordings, where, to my ear, left and right signal is different even in bass region, so I wouldn't want to throw away something from bass frequency response by using just one channel for subwoofer amp input.
sir if you want a general amp i would get a jblp power 1200 for one reason it runs at 1 ohm and 2 ohm final load with the same power. so if you are testing subs out you will have a lot more options.
JBL BP1200 Amplifier | eBay
JBL Power Series BP-1200.1 600W x 1 Mono Subwoofer Amp at Crutchfield.com
underrated amp that does 1200 plus watts at 1 ohm and 2 ohm.
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I am in the same boat. I have a Sundown SA-8 2ohm DVC, and I need a small (under my pass seat of Jeep Cherokee) powerfull amp that does not draw a lot of power and is 1ohm stable.
I am almost 100% sold on the Earthquake MiNi D2000. I like that it is effcient, small (ish), not too expensive, and when I called Earthquake, Boom: Answered the phone and my questions about build quality. They said this amp is assembled here in the US, and I know that's not the same as built here, but it's still kind of good.
I haven't been into car audio since 1996, so I am trying to learn what is right or wrong. I used to have a 1993 Mustang hatch with 2 Hollywood Excursion 12" pushed by a 2400W Power Aucustic amp. It did 147.3dB on the dash.
Obviously I want the most bass possible, but I also need the amp to be small and powerful. Thanks for your help.
MMATS Amplifier Class D D1600.0 1ohm stable | eBay
much better amp and deal
Does this amp require me upgrading my battery and altenator? What kind of power can I expect at 1ohm?
Sub: Fi SSD 10"
Amps: Alpine PDX M12 - Alpine PDX 4.150
Speakers: Morel Tempo 6c (Front) Incriminator I69 coaxial (Rear)
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