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    Totally new to this and need an amp

    First off, I don't trust the people I know personally telling me what to get for an amp because I know they are not good at car audio.

    So here's the deal, I have a set of Kenwood KFC-W3009. I have two of them in a box. I however have no clue what amp to get. Someone recommended the Kenwood KAC-8105D which is definitely in my price range (roughly 150-ish).

    Would that work with them? The RMS of a single sub was 400 (800 max, whatever that means).







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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    you need an amp that s 1st off a mono block ,and 2nd that will do 800 rms at 2 ohms ,$150 is a small budget for said amp ,unless you buy used ,hit up @audiobaun ; he may have one for you




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    Thanks a lot guys. I was looking at Amazon because I refuse to go to Best Buy and am unsure of the audio places around here. I just don't want to pay an arm and a leg.




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    Now how high can I go for watts? I read it was something like 25% more than peak. Would I be safe with 1000w @ 2 ohms?




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    peak pretty much means absolutly nothing. on mainstream brands such as kenwoods, i would stay pretty close to rms



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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    Refurbished Cadence Flash F700 1 Class AB 1600 Watt Mono Block Car Amplifier 613815572411 | eBay

    Refurbished Cadence Z5000 Class AB 1500 Watt Competition Monoblock Car Amplifier | eBay

    both these are amazing choices and are beign bought direct from cadence themselves. the second one is the better of the 2, there top line and built in the us

    you can call them direct on the phone and talk to them great guys
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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

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    Refurbished Cadence Flash F700 1 Class AB 1600 Watt Mono Block Car Amplifier 613815572411 | eBay

    Refurbished Cadence Z5000 Class AB 1500 Watt Competition Monoblock Car Amplifier | eBay

    both these are amazing choices and are beign bought direct from cadence themselves. the second one is the better of the 2, there top line and built in the us

    you can call them direct on the phone and talk to them great guys
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    Care to explain how the second one is better? I'm looking at watts and the first one is 800 and the second is 750.




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

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    Care to explain how the second one is better? I'm looking at watts and the first one is 800 and the second is 750.
    higher wattage doesnt mean better. @mclerico83 probably means better as in cleaner output and more efficient. just a higher quality



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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    I gotcha. I'm totally new to this so I just focus on a number and assume. You guys have been incredibly helpful thus far.




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    yes the z amp is their top of the line built in the us. 24db crossovers vs 12 iirc on the flash. rms rating a lot of time dont mean anything. the z is the better amp trust me. its the best they make. I think its your best choice direct with warranty




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    I gotcha. I'm totally new to this so I just focus on a number and assume. You guys have been incredibly helpful thus far.
    You gotta start somewhere man! i completly understand what you're saying about numbers... for instance the first cadence amp says 1600 watts but in reality only puts out 800 watts rms and thats in a PERFECT setup... i.e. no box rise or voltage drop which will never happen.



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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D
    check out the hifonics brutus series! puts out rated watts at 2 ohms, which puts you at 900 watts. IMO a great budget amp which puts you right around the 150 mark. i have the hifonics 2100 and honestly couldnt be happier for the money!



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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

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    Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D
    check out the hifonics brutus series! puts out rated watts at 2 ohms, which puts you at 900 watts. IMO a great budget amp which puts you right around the 150 mark. i have the hifonics 2100 and honestly couldnt be happier for the money!
    Or maybe this one. I'm pretty much going to get the one most recommended.




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    Re: Totally new to this and need an amp

    Well my post before this didnt get approved or something but I'm thinking of that Z5000 unless the Kenwood KAC-9105 on Sonicelectronix is a good deal.




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