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    Amp Question...

    I just bought a Kenwood DPX500BT HU for my 2002 Acura CL. I want to keep my stock speakers but I want to add a single 12" subwoofer. What would be my best option? Thanks for your replies.







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    Re: Amp Question...

    Maybe I need to clarify my question. I'm a newbie so bear with me...

    I heard that for my car, 2 ohm sub is optimal. So do I need a 5 channel amp or can I just get an amp for my single subwoofer and let the HU power the other speakers? What do you guys think?




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    5 channel if you plan on amping your factory speakers, however most can't handle more than 20rms. The hu will put out roughly 12-14watts already. If you just want to add a sub, look into a mono amp or 2 channel and bridge. Are you looking for just a little bass? Alot? Clarity?



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    Re: Amp Question...

    sooo sorry to ruin this thread if i do but i also need help on deciding what amp to get, i am buying 2 Rockford Fosgate p3's 12" 1200 watt peak 2 ohms
    honestly i am just looking for a amp that is under $400 that will give me the best match. Any help will be greatly appreciated




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    Re: Amp Question...

    Quote Originally Posted by RatoCap View Post
    sooo sorry to ruin this thread if i do but i also need help on deciding what amp to get, i am buying 2 Rockford Fosgate p3's 12" 1200 watt peak 2 ohms
    honestly i am just looking for a amp that is under $400 that will give me the best match. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRain17 View Post
    LOL... It's all good. Hope someone helps him out.
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    Re: Amp Question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider4eva View Post
    5 channel if you plan on amping your factory speakers, however most can't handle more than 20rms. The hu will put out roughly 12-14watts already. If you just want to add a sub, look into a mono amp or 2 channel and bridge. Are you looking for just a little bass? Alot? Clarity?
    Just a little bass. I guess I'll just go with mono amp. I'm still a bit confused about 2 ohm and 4 ohm subs. Since I'm going with mono amp, I need to stick to 2ohm subs correct?




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    a d 2 sub can be wired at 1 ohm or 4 ohms




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    Re: Amp Question...

    Does d 2 mean dual voice coil?

    If so, it doesn't matter whether I get a 2 ohm or 4 ohm subs for a mono amp?




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    Re: Amp Question...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRain17 View Post
    Does d 2 mean dual voice coil?

    If so, it doesn't matter whether I get a 2 ohm or 4 ohm subs for a mono amp?
    doesnt matter what ohm the sub is, just that it matches up with the amp. for typical mono-amps, the higher the impedance, 1,2,4 the lower the power, but the less strenuous on your electrical system due to increased efficiency.
    i think youll be great on the 300-500 watt systems. and a dayton HO 12 sub would do great. or a sundown E-12/SD-12, SSA Dcon, Diamond D6



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