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    Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    I recently bought a pair of Kicker cvr 12" RMS up to 400 watts each. I was wondering what the best amp for under 250 bucks would be to power them. I am not looking for amazing SQ. (Which is why I bought kickers.) I am looking for good spl and an amp that won't break after 3 months.

    I am very interested in the Power Acoustik Gothic 1200 watt( I have been leaning towards this amp for some time just want some solid proof to go with it, but in the past I used Sony X-plode 1000 watt and had no problems whatsoever.

    What would be the best amp for spl to power the kickers for less than 250 shipped?

    Also does the brand name for a capacitor under 2 farads matter? I was just going to get any 1.2 farad capacitor, would that be pointless?
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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    you would need a amp that does 800 @ 1 ohm or more if they are dual 4ohm or 800 @ 2 ohms if they are dual 2 ohms.... soooooooo maybe a hifonics amp. I dont really like hifonics but since you said under 250 thats what i would recommend to you. AcidBurn also has 2 CVR 12s with the Hifonics BX1500D and i dont think hes had problems with it and that amp so happens to be around $230




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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Elitemafia
    I recently bought a pair of Kicker cvr 12" RMS up to 400 watts each. I was wondering what the best amp for under 250 bucks would be to power them. I am not looking for amazing SQ. (Which is why I bought kickers.) I am looking for good spl and an amp that won't break after 3 months.

    I am very interested in the Power Acoustik Gothic 1200 watt( I have been leaning towards this amp for some time just want some solid proof to go with it, but in the past I used Sony X-plode 100 watt and had no problems whatsoever.

    What would be the best amp for spl to power the kickers for less than 250 shipped?

    Also does the brand name for a capacitor under 2 farads matter? I was just going to get any 1.2 farad capacitor, would that be pointless?
    I am selling a PPI PC2150 600 watt rated amp. It pushes over 1000 actual watts. This is the good model (1998) before they switched to 5% components .

    I ran two comp vr 12" subs with it. Let me tell you this amp is more than enough for those subs. If interested reply to this post. P.S. ask around in this forum and you will find out how good old school PPI really is.



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    good subs good job on getting kicker





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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    So the Power Acoustik amp would not be good for the cvr's? I have been reading about Hifonics and have seen mixed reviews.




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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Elitemafia
    So the Power Acoustik amp would not be good for the cvr's? I have been reading about Hifonics and have seen mixed reviews.
    Please Please!!! ask around about PPI from some old school audio buffs.



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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Elitemafia
    So the Power Acoustik amp would not be good for the cvr's? I have been reading about Hifonics and have seen mixed reviews.
    i put power acoustik and hifonics in the same boat...



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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by diplexers
    Please Please!!! ask around about PPI from some old school audio buffs.
    I'll look into them and see how I feel. If I am interested however, do you have any good capacitors that you could throw in?




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    ^dont even bother with getting a cap man..not worth it all..more damage than good..do a search on the "Big 3"..im sure youll find alot of threads on it



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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    I will do that. As for the amps out of these which would perform the best with the 2 400 watt RMS kickers. I am not looking for a disgusting system, just so long as the SPL is good and the SQ is decent.

    Hifonics ZX7500
    Power Acoustik gothic 1200- Is there anything wrong with this one, becaus eth more I read about it the more I like it.

    I'm looking into Precision Power, but my budget is keeping me from getting the PPI I would want. If I can get a really good deal, and the promise that a Precision Power with 600 watts will push these I will be open to the idea of buying it.




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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    why tell us what voice coils they are?





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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    They are dual voice coils and the subs are in a center vented box. I think it is a double vent. All I need to get is opinions on what the best amp for less than 250 would be to power these well.

    How well would a KICKER KX800.4, Precision Power Power Class 2150 2 Chan Amp, or a Phoenix Gold Ti 600.2? I'm all over the map because this is confusing the crap outta me.
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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    are they dual 4 or dual 2?

    you dont need a 4 channel to power 2 subs





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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    They are dual 4 ohms. I know that, but the deal was good for that Kicker...




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    Re: Kicker Cvr 12 amp discussion: please help

    I am starting to like PPI's amps...

    This crap is confusing, I need to find someone to talk to around here. SO I can find the best possible amp for these dual voice coil, 4 ohm 12" Kicker cvr's with 400 watts each rms. In a vented box.




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