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    jl 500.1 or audiobahn 1300 hcx? HELP!!!! quick

    hey im looking<br />at the jl 500.1 or a 1300 hcx amp

    im getting an audiobahn alum12<br />rms of 1200<br />it can be wired down to 1 ohm

    1300 hcx amp<br />1200 rms at 1 ohm<br />and has a remote nob to turn volume up or down

    the jl amp only goes down to 1.5 ohm is this ok? <br />and is only a 500 rms constant from 12-14 volts

    which amp will be better







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    The JL has to run at 2ohms to get 500 watts so go with the Audiobahn..

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    Based solely on quality of equipment and allowance for future system expansion. The JL Amp is the better choice.

    This is Audiobahn that you are trying to compare to JL Audio; Audiobahn hasnt really earned that right yet. As long as there is chrome, there will be audiobahn, when they ditch the chrome and make some significant improvemnets on thier circuitry then mabey.

    As for now, they really do not belong in the same sentence.

    Take it easy,

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    Good point Zane..I realize that Audiobahn overrates their equipment, but not by 500 watts.<br /> Just a thought..

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    ok thanks for the help about the amp but i still have a few questions

    i want an 12" sq sub with little bit of spl

    ive asked around and herd that the audiobahn alum12x is what i want? i was choosing between that the polk momo, jl w3, or infinity perfect

    whats your opinion on the subs?

    and so audiobahn over rates there subs? what would be a good rms to have to go to one rated at 1200 <br />would the amp putting out 1200 rms at 1 ohm be to much?<br />would it better to go down to like 600 at 2 ohm?

    i still havent bought the amp yet so im still looking around if u have and sujestions but i think my mom allready bought the sub for me for xmas, even though i do have the option of returning it

    here is the system im running right now

    front<br />6.5 infinity kapa comonents - running off of alpine 307 v12 amp at about 80x2 rms at 4 ohm<br /> -pait of audio controll eq controlling the components<br />6.5 coxial jbl<br />rear<br />6x9 jbl

    8 guage wire in now, have another amp kit going to add 4 guage (so i think i will have 8 guage going to alpine and 4 guage running to 1 farad digital cap then to the sub amp) does that souind good?

    all running off of blaupunt munchen HU

    thank you so much for any help u can do

    -=-eric-=-v




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    I would suggest checking out the MTX class D amps, I have listened to the 6500d(775watts rms at 14.4volts into a 2ohm load) and the 81000d(1500watts rms at 14.4volts into a 2ohm load) both amps sounded rich and powerfull to me. The JL 500 is a nice clean amp but it lacks power(500watts rms at 12 to 14volts into a 4 to 1.5ohm load, because of its regulated power supply)<br />Another amp to look at is the JBL 1200.1 it has a regulated power supply and puts out 600watts rms at 12 to 14volts into a 4 ohm load and 1200watts rms at 12 to 14volts into a 2 or 1ohm load.<br /> I hope this helps out a bit.




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    JL 500/1

    Just so you know the guy who said the JL 500/1 has to be at 2 ohms to get 500 watts is wrong. That amp will produce minimum 500 watts anywhere between 1.5 and 4 ohms

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    YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH JL AUDIO. IF QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THEN JL IS THE WAY.



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    I recently installed a 500/1 in my girls car.(nissan sentra) I higly recomend it. =p



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    go with the JL

    the audiobahn amp you r looking at is for COMP ONLY!!!!
    the HC in 1300hc stands for high current, with means you well need a 200-250 amp alt just to run it without blowing it up. i know this from experiance. i tryed to hook up the 2400hcx amp to my car and frided 7 days after install. i gat a A18001dq amp now wich is a class d 1800 w rms at 1 ohm. but that amp YOU MUST HAVE THE CAR RUNNING or els it too, will fry!!! als you need a 1 farad cap to run it at 4 ohm and 2 to run it at 2 ohm. audiobahn amps TAKE UP LOTS OF ENERGY TO RUN but i think it is worth it to see the faces of everyone around who dis audiobahn. they all think the kick SB is the way to go!! LOL its up to you really though.
    i dont know any thing about the other amp cept its not as loud as mine is!!!
    and i think i do have better SQ the the jl amp too. the SQ only gose away when i turn it up. but when i hittin the same SPL as the jl, i have better sq.




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    Originally posted by zane
    Based solely on quality of equipment and allowance for future system expansion. The JL Amp is the better choice.

    This is Audiobahn that you are trying to compare to JL Audio; Audiobahn hasnt really earned that right yet. As long as there is chrome, there will be audiobahn, when they ditch the chrome and make some significant improvemnets on thier circuitry then mabey.

    As for now, they really do not belong in the same sentence.

    Take it easy,

    -zane

    [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: zane ]</p>

    LOL My a$$ audiobahn has not earned there place $hit whatever man... lol



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    Originally posted by G-WIL
    YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH JL AUDIO. IF QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THEN JL IS THE WAY.
    Sure you can you spend to much money with bahns do it much better for lower prices.



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    Originally posted by mykeys
    Good point Zane..I realize that Audiobahn overrates their equipment, but not by 500 watts.<br /> Just a thought..

    Mike

    Not true...


    All I have to say, I owned them, and they are not overrated.



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