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    Good amp for my setup?

    Ok, here's my setup:

    I currently have 3 10" Sony Xplod 10's (read: ****) and a Jensen 600Wx4 amp (1 speaker per channel, 1 channel left unused)

    Here's my new setup... 15" Adire Audio Brahma and a sealed 2.0 cu. ft. box. I need a good amp that will push the Brahma, but I don't compete nor do I listen at super high SPL levels. I'd like something that puts out a super clean signal, and maybe around 1000W-1200W max... and stable at 1 ohm...

    I was originally going to go with a 15" JL Audio w3 :p somebody talked me out of it though. He said they were just as bad as Lanzar audio... I don't want that in my car!!!

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    Try the following amps:
    1. Rockford Fosgate 1500.1
    2. Harrison Labs Audio Engine (AE-1600.1)
    3. Kicker KX1200.1
    4. Autotek XS-1500.1
    5. PG Tantrum 1200.1
    6. PPI PC1400
    7. JL 1000/1 (when released)
    8. Memphis 1000D
    9. Crossfire 1000D (great amp)
    10. Zapco 6.0x

    Very expensive, but ALL have great SQ. Just turn the gains down and your straight.



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    I heard that the Rockford Fosgate amps overheat on a constant basis....

    BTW, I don't want to go over 1000 bucks on the amp Especially since I have a hatchback




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    Yes they do overheat a little under 2ohms. All these should be below 1000 on ebay.



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    Do any of the above amps have a fan built in?

    Also, the Zapco claims 1200W x 2 @ 2 ohms. Is this RMS? cuz ****... that's toooooo much...

    Maybe I should add this in as well:

    I hardley ever go above 300-350W on my 10's... simply too loud for me... so my average throughput on the amp will be 300-400 Watts
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    I'm not sure, but you might want to look around and ask. I can give you website addresses if you need them.



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    yes please




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    1. Rockford Fosgate 1500.1- www.rockfordfosgate.com
    2. Harrison Labs Audio Engine (AE-1600.1) - www.harrisonlabs.com
    3. Kicker KX1200.1 www.kicker.com
    4. Autotek XS-1500.1- don't know web site
    5. PG Tantrum 1200.1 www.phoenixgold.com
    6. PPI PC1400 www.precisionpower.com
    7. JL 1000/1 (when released) www.jlaudio.com
    8. Memphis 1000D- www.memphisaudio.com
    9. Crossfire 1000D (great amp)- don't know web site
    10. Zapco 6.0x www.zapco.com



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    Thank you for the links..

    Ok, did some thinking... I am gonna go with say, 800W at the most now... my listening level will probably never exceed 300W though

    I really really like the looks of the JL Audio amps... they will look awesome with my neon accent lighting that I will be installing How much will these beasts run? Also, should I look for a 2-channel or a mono amp??
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    Re: Good amp for my setup?

    Look for an amp that gives you the most power at 1 or 4 ohms. I don't know the dollar amount of the JL 1000/1, but I bet it's up there.
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    I always go with RMS ratings

    1200 peak is only 848.4W




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    Um, I was scoping out the JL 1000/1 and it only claims stablility to 1.5 ohms. Will it be safe to run 1 ohm on this amp?? See, that's my bottleneck. I don't want to jimmy-rig anything, i'd like for it to intergrate seamlessly if ya know what I mean... ****! finding a nice amp is a headache




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    Look at the US Amps 600x. US has some very nice amps., and the 600x probably puts out more like 8-something. Or you could step up to the 1000x



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    hmm, again US amps are not stable down to 1 ohm. unless I get the competition amps...

    Quote:

    600 Watts Bridged into 2 Ohms

    Will 1000W require an upgraded alternator?

    Ok, i'll keep that 4 ohm trick in mind
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    Just wire the voice coils in series for 4 ohms. The US X series puts out the most power at 4 ohm mono.



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