just because it says 1600 watts RMS doesn't mean you need to put that much to it. No sub will "need" a certain amount unless it is horribly inefficient or insensitive. The brahma however, because of its linear BL curve, does more with 1200-1600 watts than do other subs... Originally posted by XDrkmanX Do I have the amp to power those subs? The Brahma was 1600 rms.
as you apply more power to normal, non xbl subwoofers, they need more and more power to acheive their maximum excursion, wheras xbl allows more maximum excursion with less power, not to mention the sound quality advantages of xbl.
if you really wanted an amp to power the brahma right, wait until www.ampmanaurdio.com comes out with their 1600 watt amps, they will cost only 369 each, or in the mean time, go with a proven combo of the jbl bp 1200.1 at 285 shipped each.
DEQ-P9 (30band eq L/R, time alignment, 36dB/oct 4 way crossover)
Soundstream Tarantula (for subs)
Precision Power PCX-4125 (for horns and midbasses)
Image Dynamics CD2 comp mini horns
Scan-Speak 7" 18W/5535A midbasses
Subs still pending.