SPL has never been my thing, I'm more of a single sub SQ type of guy. But I'm going for my version of SPL this summer. Which isn't truly SPL at all but should be fun, regardless. I'll be running 4 LMS 12's in a very large sealed enclosure built up in the rear floor of a Torrent. The last time I ran anything approaching an SPL type setup was a trio of 15W6's way back in the day, but that was when a guy could do that with very little upgrading to the electrical and still get pretty decent results.
This time around will not be so easy as these drivers have relatively low BL and are horribly inefficient. Their reactive component makes them extremely difficult to drive as they demand both high voltage and high current from the amplifier to perform their best. Normally one could alleviate some of that by using a small enclosure to keep the impedance profile in check and just throw more power at it, but the low BL product and high Q pretty much mandates a large enclosure. Which is fine, I would rather be limited by mechanical excursion on lower power in a large enclosure, than by thermal compression on high(ish) power in a small enclosure. Anyway...
I need realistic tips on things like what type/how many batteries I would need for one, possibly two, BB2400.1 or similar. I don't want overkill, just reliability. The biggest amplifier I have at this point is a Clarion DPX11551 with a run of 1/0. Do I need another run when I get up into the 2k-3k region?
With the batteries.. you guys running isolators, or no? Do you guys like your BB2400.1's? Any other amplifiers I should be considering for the job of 2k-3k @ 1ohm?