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    Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    I currently have 2 12 inch 4ohm kicker l7 and a mbquart 1500.1 monoblock amp pushing them, but they sound horrible. I was thinking rf t1500, What about kicker?? I'm not too familar with all the ohm loads and everything, so plaese any input b4 i spend a lotta $ on wrong amp would be highly appreciated,Thank u







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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    Those subs are not know to sound good but in a huge box they will sound better. Like 3 cubes per sub



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    thats about what there in, its a huge box, i didnt adjust gains cuz i really dont know how, but i think i just need a better amp, because i hook up one and it sounds good




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    what kind of box do you have it in? Anything ordered through the internet will sound like sh*t to be honest. Kickers need BIG BIG boxes to sound remotely good. You probably have too small and inefficient of a box which makes the sub act like its not getting enough power and its struggling to breathe. Box = power handling, too small = needs larger amounts of power to get things moving, bigger = requires less power to reach mechanical limit

    Edit: Learn how to set your gains correctly before throwing money for a new amp. how is it setup right now?



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    the box takes up most my space in my dodge intrepid




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    That does not mean it is right but like it was already said, set the amp up right first.



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    i have main gain half way, bass boost all the way down, sonic halfway




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    alright ill try gains tomorrow, thanks........but wouldn't a rf t1500 push them way harder than my mbquart 1500.1




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    Quote Originally Posted by dray67 View Post
    alright ill try gains tomorrow, thanks........but wouldn't a rf t1500 push them way harder than my mbquart 1500.1
    1500 is about all i would put to a pair of them ..if ur mb does rated ..i bet they would blow pretty quick of a rf




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    Most squares ive heard and seen ..even in decent boxes can get somewhat loud but womt take much over rms and sound like a muddy fart




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    I dont care for any maxxsonic amp but I dont think that is the problem here. Box, settings, or the subs themselves



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    Quote Originally Posted by dray67 View Post
    thats about what there in, its a huge box, i didnt adjust gains cuz i really dont know how, but i think i just need a better amp, because i hook up one and it sounds good
    i would check wiring, if only one sounds good u may have you wires backwards on the subs. what ohms are those kickers?




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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    use a multimeter and oscilloscope to set your gains. You might be experiencing weak input voltage from the head unit causing you have to set the gains a lil higher to match the head unit's voltage.



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    Turn you sub sonic filter to bout 28hz and low pass to 80hz.



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    Re: Help on what amp to push 2 12 inch kickers to fullest

    mb quart is a decent amp, both those amps you named are way better, but i have to agree with alot of members on here, get custom box and if you put that rf amp on them it will blow them!!! i can be a testament to that... get a dmm off ebay (i paid i think like 4.99) and set it right... something is not right though because i've heard those subs on a discus1000 and they got down... your ears also adjust to the music so if you are constantly trying to go up it may just be time to get new better subs....




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