Kicker 500.1 $160 shipped, excellent condition
Kicker 500.1 $160 shipped, excellent condition
I found the JBL sub for $115 online w/ free shipping.
You guys really spoiled me with the cheaper amp:crazy:, found it for $121. Great price, but apparently it's not good? The other amps you just recommended seem great but they are more than double the price and would take longer to purchase. I've never had sub in the trunk and have actually been impressed by a walmart sub. For the price, what's a good amp that can match the JBL sub listed? What would you recommend for something a little cheaper?
D4 for 1 ohm and D2 for 2ohm. For the current amp and sub(APSM-1500 + JBL MS12D), what should I do? What if I plan on buying a second sub with this same amp?
I looked up the Soundstream RUB1.700 and it costs $161. Not bad, but would you say it's worth it for this sub?
So do you think if I were to get the APSM and JBL sub, I'd need a second battery? For the sub you listed, isn't that way to cheap to not be crap? Says 400W RMS which is hard to believe.
Thanks for everyones' help. I greatly appreciate it+any extra tips given.
He also needs a sub.....
I do not know why you are so fixiated with the JBL M series, but whatever floats your boat..just don't skimp out on the power amp you choose.
4 gauge amplifier installation kit
I'd do this b4 that JBL..It will take 500+ watts like a champ, x2 would be even better
WoofersEtc.com - E-12D4 - Sundown Audio 12" Dual 4-Ohm E Series Subwoofer E12D4
just my .02
I'm really pushing towards the JBL because I found it really cheap, and I've been told that JBL is a quality brand and for the money, nothing compares for the price(quality-wise).
The 4 gauge kit looks good, but since everything is already wired in my car, wouldn't I just need to replace the power wire? Correct me if I'm wrong. I'll need an alternator right? Which one would be appropriate?
The subwoofer you posted, is it a good brand? I've never heard of that brand, but I don't know if that's a good/bad thing. I want something that can last and isn't complete crap(walmart).
go with what quackhead posted. the E series is a very good sub for the money($100 range). and as for the AQ amp, the reason why you can't find it is because only AQ sells AQ stuffs. the amps are solid and won't let you down.
In car audio, big brands are not always what you want because the popular companies usually sell overpriced products. not saying the equipment itself is junk, but better can be had for the money.
You probably wont need a new alternator until you run 2k rms, most stock alts can handle a ~1000w system.
The AQ750 will come out to around $215 shipped(that's if there's no tax). The previously mentioned amp(APSM-1500) is $121 shipped. Is there that much of a difference to pay close to double the price? I'd rather pay less and get the APSM but....
As mentioned above, my car is already wired. Will I just have to replace the crappy power wiring and put in a 4 gauge wire?
So no extra alternator right?
You won't be pushing the APSM-1500 very hard at all, so if budget is an issue that's where I'd go. It's not as good an amp as the others, but it will do the job.
Get a good box design, @Moble Enclosurs ; or any of the other designers here can help you with that.
Alright, so I'm for sure going to get the APSM-1500 with the E-12D4. Probably doesn't even come close to what some of you guys have, but it's a start.
This is a dual voice coil sub right, so this can be wired at 4 ohms with the amp right? and maybe eventually with another sub combined at 2 ohms?
I'll go buy the 4 gauge wiring right now and place the order for both amp and sub if everything looks right. That's all I need right? The APSM-1500 amp, Sundown sub, a box and 4 gauge wiring? I think I'm set to order.... Just waiting on replies to finalize....
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the difference between AQ and Audiopipe?..AQ makes rated power unclipped, Audiopipe APSM's do not. The AQ 750 and the APSM1500 probably share very comparable clean output levels...and we have not even discussed any reliability issues with the ASPM amps...you can search that.
There are reasons Ap is the cheapest class d amps money can buy. I would rather see you buy a pair of $50 subs, but it is ill advised to skimp out on the power that feeds them.
The AQ750 and the 1200 look to have good reviews. I guess, since there is no real rush, I can wait for a deal in the classifieds on this site. Is it generally safe? Is buying used a problem at all? Some people might push them too hard no? or am I being to paranoid?
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If this is a temporary deal, or you know if it is no sweat if the amp blows, get the Audiopipe...but if you want to buy once and not sweat over reliability, shop around.
They are definitely not the best amp you can buy, but the issues I've seen people have with them are 1. user error, running below 1 ohm and 2. they clip when maxed out. You could get pretty loud on 2 of the 12's and not push the amp hard. I think you would be fine, and I doubt anybody would hear a difference in it and any other class D monoblock in a blind test in your application.
Audiopipe is kind of the bottom line of decent amps. Everybody would prefer a GREAT amp, a DD, MMATS, whatever... but budget sometimes won't allow that. If I had to I would run Audipipe, there are a TON of brands out there that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.
Like I said before, the box is going to make the biggest difference in how the sub performs... i.e. what you HEAR.
Skip lunch a couple of days, or a happy hour at the bar, and use that money to hit up @Moble Enclosurs ; or one of the other designers here and let them know what YOU want out of the sub. They can design the box that will make it happen for you.
By the way, what 4 gauge kit are you getting? Audio Technix, a vendor here, has 4 gauge CCA kits for under 30.00, just take a look in their sub forum.