This will all be reguarding the optimal setup for 2 R1's.
As of now my setup goes as follows. There are 2 RF R1's wired to 2ohms, RMS at 300, Max at 600.
Now here's where my questions are. I dont know much about the amp they're running on. It is a 600w 3/4 channel sony xplod. (got for free) As of now im only running the 2 r1s off the amp. The thing is, I dont know how much that amp is pushing on one channel. I've looked online and cant get a definate answer for much much its pushing at 2 oms/1 channel.
Another thing is the amp seems to over heat a lot at higher volumes. Sometimes after only a minute or 2. As far as I know the amp is 10+ years old. I know a possible problem might be the power wire I have ATM, it's pretty small, i'd probably say 12 or 14 gauge. Im going to upgrade that in the next few days to come. But could that be a possible culprit of the problem?
Ideally, I should get a 300w mono amp. Maybe one from RF which is perfect match for these subs. They're pretty loud right now as it is, but if it's only running at a fraction of what it could be running at, i would love to bump it up a little.
Just a little bit of backgroud information. I'm 17. Got my first car this past Febuary. Knew nothing about car audio. Researched it a little. Saved up some money for a decent system. Bought and installed everything on my own, with the supervision of my uncle. Was very intrigued by car audio. As of now I've installed subs, speakers, amps, stereos for a few friends. I love it.