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    Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Hi all! Looking for some advice. I am pretty new to this. I received 2 Blaupunkt GTW 1000 10" subs. They are single voice coil 4-OHM. Ratings are 200 W RMS and 800 W peak. The amp I received is an Blaupunkt GTA 280. It's a 2 channel amp that is not 2 ohm stable bridged. Ratings on the amp are 2 X 75 W at 4 OHM (RMS) and Max power is 2 X 160 W at 4 OHM. It seems to me this is not enough power?

    Anyway, I bought all of this (brand new - old stock though) for $150. Everything was sealed and wrapped in plastic. Owner just never got around to installing. Did I make a bad choice? I also purchased a 4 gauge amp install kit (Knuconceptz.)

    Also, I still need a dual sub box ( going into a Hyundai accent sedan trunk.). I listen to mostly rock/metal. Recommend ported or sealed?

    Sorry for all the questions, I just don't want to mess up.....

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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    I wouldn't say you made a bad choice. You can sell those subs on eBay for $75 a piece it looks like right now... so, the only thing is the amp is quite underpowered for the subs... I would check into another amp though...




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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Thanks Frenchy. Would it be possible to get a decent amp for around $75-$100? Funds are tight and I still need to either make or purchase a dual sub box. Recommendation for an amp? Too bad the Blaupunkt amp won't bridge to 2 ohms.




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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Are Boss amps really bad? Seems to be radically mixed reviews.....




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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Boss is very close to the bottom of the barrel. Their power ratings are bad jokes in most cases. There's a good bench test of one posted somewhere -- I found it -- Mobile Edge Tests The Real World Output of 2 Amplifiers
    to summarize -- rated at 500w rms at 4 ohms, 2000w peak at 2 ohms.
    At 2 ohms the amp produced 315w rms.

    This is typical of a boss amp.
    Then you have the issue of reliability - which isn't any better than their power misrepresentations.




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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Thank you for the link to the article. I am not going anywhere near those Boss amps. I am looking at either an Alpine or Kenwood at around the $100 range. They are capable of 500W Rms at 2 Ohm. Do you think I will be okay with one of those?




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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by urshurak776 View Post
    Thank you for the link to the article. I am not going anywhere near those Boss amps. I am looking at either an Alpine or Kenwood at around the $100 range. They are capable of 500W Rms at 2 Ohm. Do you think I will be okay with one of those?
    Alpine are decent amps. Have a look in the classified's on this site. You should find something.

    I have a soundstream PX1.2000D I might sell but it's out of your price range.



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    Re: Blaupunkt GTA 280 sufficient?

    That sound stream looks nice. Yeah, too much money for these 2 subs. Thanks for the advice.




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