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EricDoody95
02-06-2013, 09:59 PM
I need a nice amp or 2 seperate amps to power my two sundown SA-12's.
I do have a budget, its around 300 dollars. Thanks so much! need some suggestions <3

Tenacious
02-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Your options are pretty limited at $300 unless you go used. Especially at 2 ohms.

Even a Hifonics BRZ2400 would barely be giving them RMS power at 2 ohms and it's $280 and probably the cheapest option you've got.

You could strap 2 Audiopipe APSM1500s and turn the gain down, too.

EricDoody95
02-06-2013, 10:06 PM
uh, they are 600 RMS each, at 2 ohms with the BRZ is around 850 RMS. i dont want to push them too far, like i'll go to 1000RMS but i dont wanna risk hurting them.

Bigmann6374
02-06-2013, 10:09 PM
uh, they are 600 RMS each, at 2 ohms with the BRZ is around 850 RMS. i dont want to push them too far, like i'll go to 1000RMS but i dont wanna risk hurting them.

If you have 2 SA-12's wire them at 1 ohm and get the BRZ-2400 or Soundstream rub2500 for 281... Ether way they will do fine..

EricDoody95
02-06-2013, 10:12 PM
1200 RMS each sub? isnt that like...double their power handling?

jungstah
02-06-2013, 10:14 PM
If you have 2 SA-12's wire them at 1 ohm and get the BRZ-2400 or Soundstream rub2500 for 281... Ether way they will do fine..

he has D2's

Bigmann6374
02-06-2013, 10:14 PM
1200 RMS each sub? isnt that like...double their power handling?

Have you ever seen an SA-12 on youtube.. Those things can take double their power all day and not even warm up...

EricDoody95
02-06-2013, 10:16 PM
yeah, but i want to be careful, you know?

Thumpersplbassx
02-06-2013, 10:20 PM
They can handle that easy, just set your gains right and you'll be fine.

Bigmann6374
02-06-2013, 10:21 PM
yeah, but i want to be careful, you know?

Wire them at 1 ohm.... Then turn your gain to 1/4 and not a notch past until you feel they are capable of handling more. A sub will tell you when its given too much power or clipped. You can not only hear a difference they will smell and heat up. Smell is an easy way to tell you are overpowering or clipping though.. Just pay attention to them and you will be fine its better to overpower subs and not clip than underpower and turn the gain to 100 percent trust me I know from experience..

ThatChevyGuy
02-06-2013, 10:40 PM
Wire them at 1 ohm.... Then turn your gain to 1/4 and not a notch past until you feel they are capable of handling more. A sub will tell you when its given too much power or clipped. You can not only hear a difference they will smell and heat up. Smell is an easy way to tell you are overpowering or clipping though.. Just pay attention to them and you will be fine its better to overpower subs and not clip than underpower and turn the gain to 100 percent trust me I know from experience..
they are d2

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soundstream rubi 1600 at .5 sounds like winner

esmokah
02-06-2013, 10:41 PM
Since you have 2 d2s, you can't wire them at 1 ohm, unless it's each to its own amp. an amp that puts out 2400 @ 2 or 4 will be expensive. I think two smaller amps would be easier/cheaper. OP, if you're going to run 2 subs, get two d4s for future reference!

BassMechkanic
02-07-2013, 11:11 AM
wire them as 4 ohm each speaker, then together back to 2 ohm, find an amp that does 1500 at 2ohms, box will deteremine if they can take more power,

here is 4 d2 12's in a 4th
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/7A69E75D-F8E9-4F09-AB30-3478FA1A0B16-10041-000009CB1BE6E697_zps55556c47.jpg
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/C4CAA879-D63B-41E8-A321-FEF879BD503C-10041-000009CB0B90BF54_zpsbfef1a99.jpg
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/3B211309-FCC9-4A7A-A25D-7A0A7AFEDBDD-10041-000009CB00A15BBA_zpsa1102e69.jpg

148 db at 37hz.

04silverz
02-11-2013, 11:15 PM
If still looking ill sell u my memphis 1500. Does 1500 at 2 ohm, would match up perfectly
300 plus shipping

Austin175
02-11-2013, 11:19 PM
audioque 2200d you should be able to find used on here or caco.

timma100
02-12-2013, 12:29 AM
If you get lucky you can find a used SAZ-1500Dv.1 or v.2 for a little over 350. With good electrical it would drive that pair @.5ohm and get very.. very loud. But like BM said, its the box that will determine what they can take

splwj47
02-12-2013, 12:58 AM
B2 Audio Quota wired to .5 will work perfect for the pair of subs. 250 new, and is a power house for its small foot print.

mylows10
02-12-2013, 01:00 AM
B2 Audio Quota wired to .5 will work perfect for the pair of subs. 250 new, and is a power house for its small foot print.

that price is for the old black ones doug , the new white ones cost more but put out more power to

raptor727
02-12-2013, 01:00 AM
my kx 2500 I just sold for 300 crackhead price lol thet took it like a champ couldn't even get the dustcaps warm lol

raptor727
02-12-2013, 01:02 AM
wire them as 4 ohm each speaker, then together back to 2 ohm, find an amp that does 1500 at 2ohms, box will deteremine if they can take more power,

here is 4 d2 12's in a 4th
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/7A69E75D-F8E9-4F09-AB30-3478FA1A0B16-10041-000009CB1BE6E697_zps55556c47.jpg
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/C4CAA879-D63B-41E8-A321-FEF879BD503C-10041-000009CB0B90BF54_zpsbfef1a99.jpg
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/s2000stuff/3B211309-FCC9-4A7A-A25D-7A0A7AFEDBDD-10041-000009CB00A15BBA_zpsa1102e69.jpg

148 db at 37hz.

that is a ****** box what are cu ft specs just curious??

splwj47
02-12-2013, 01:05 AM
that price is for the old black ones doug , the new white ones cost more but put out more power to

ya, the mkI model is still a power house tho. taylor clamped 1800rms rising to 1ohm and 1400 rising to 2 ohm. cant go wrong with it for the price, and will match his paid of sa's perfect with his budget of 300, and he wont have to run half *** equipment like hifonics or soundstream. are the new mkII models available yet? what is the price?

splwj47
02-12-2013, 01:05 AM
dbl.

mylows10
02-12-2013, 01:10 AM
ya, the mkI model is still a power house tho. taylor clamped 1800rms rising to 1ohm and 1400 rising to 2 ohm. cant go wrong with it for the price, and will match his paid of sa's perfect with his budget of 300, and he wont have to run half *** equipment like hifonics or soundstream. are the new mkII models available yet? what is the price?

yes they are ,i can pm you a price if you like

splwj47
02-12-2013, 01:17 AM
yes they are ,i can pm you a price if you like

naa, i dont need a price. was just currious if it falls in the OP's budget.

mylows10
02-12-2013, 01:18 AM
naa, i dont need a price. was just currious if it falls in the OP's budget.

it doesnt ,but mine will when i get it back

ewadz3006
02-16-2013, 09:40 AM
mine are on a aq2200 at 2 ohms, it gets quite loud. and if your electrical is stout enough you could go to .5 ohms (mine is not.........Yet)

nikolas812
03-28-2013, 08:41 AM
My vote would be for a used Sundown SAZ-1500D. Wire to a 0.5ohm and set the gain accordingly...

EDIT: just realized how old this thread is. Need more coffee!!

I wonder what the op ended up getting?


Nik

timma100
03-28-2013, 11:37 PM
My vote would be for a used Sundown SAZ-1500D. Wire to a 0.5ohm and set the gain accordingly...

EDIT: just realized how old this thread is. Need more coffee!!

I wonder what the op ended up getting?


Nik

OP probably went with dildoes... I totally agree with the saz-1500, I had a v.1 before and it would take abuse all day and not break a sweat. My rear batteries got disconnected from the front mid demo for my brother, (setting car alarms off in an Old Chicago's parking lot) voltage dropped to 8 volts and the amp kept thumping. Can't argue with that.

Timmy13091
03-28-2013, 11:42 PM
Used kicker zx1500