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    I Finally Decided

    Hey guys! Whats going on? Well, I finally decided on what to do with my sub situation. I was having trouble deciding between two 10"s or 1 12". I decided to go with one 12" sub. I got a 12" Kicker CompVR 05CVR124 Dual 4-ohm sub and a Q-Logic QLH-1.2512SE.

    I hope I made a good decision. What do you think?

    Now, I have to figure out what amp to get. I am trying to spend as little as possible, but I obviously do not want crap that is going to die on me. I know I have heard that companies like Boss supposedly have bad reputations, so I avoided looking at those. Is there reputation true? Anyway, I was thinking about maybe one of these two subs: Profile Baja HA700M or a Profile CL600M

    Would these amps be okay to power that sub? Which would you recommend? Are there other amps I should consider? Thanks.[/url]







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    Re: I Finally Decided

    That sub and box will work well together. As far as an amp goes something that puts out around 400-500 watts RMS @ 2ohms would work fine. If I were going with one of the cheaper amps like you listed I'd go with one that puts out 600watts @ 2 ohms since they are usually overated a bit. I'll make you a heck of a deal on this amp.

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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Well wouldnt 1 x 700 rms be too much since the sub is rated at 400 rms?

    And what does "heck of a deal" mean....




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison486
    Well wouldnt 1 x 700 rms be too much since the sub is rated at 400 rms?

    And what does "heck of a deal" mean....
    LOL, a heck of a deal is an old saying. I would sell that amp to you $150 plus shipping, I used it for about a month and I still have the box and the bass boost etc. You can buy a digital multimeter (see link below), and you can use this to set your amp on exactly how many watts you want it to put out. Read through the gain setting tutorial on the amp section or I could walk you through it. Is is very easy to do, this way you can buy an amp that has the ability to put out 1000 watts but set it only to put out 300 or 400. That way if you decide to add another sub you can wire it down to 1 ohm and use the full 1000 watts.



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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Haha... I understood what "heck of a deal" meant... I was just wondering the price...

    I would like to have that amp, but I really would rather not spend that much money




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    your problem lies in the fact that you can wire to 8 ohm or 2 ohm. and the cheapest amps on the market WONT work with 2 ohm because they are not stable 'bridged' that low.

    so you will need to find a class D amp that will put out that kind of power.

    this amp is stable at 2ohms mono, but its 600 watts - so id say you would have to turn this down via the gain knob too. and FYI - you can only turn it down SO FAR. there is a limit to the minimum input voltage via the head unit signal.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...764364233&rd=1

    this would work perfect for ONE dual 4 ohm voice coil kicker CVR
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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Don't both the amps I posted say the run at 2 ohms?




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Anyone?




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Does anyone have an opinion on the two amps I posted? Will they be okay?

    I am just worried because someone on another forum wrote:

    "You're most likely going to want an amp that can put closer to 500 watts or more into a 2 ohm load. Typically I'd recommend a sub-to-amp power ratio of 1:1.5, meaning that if you've got a sub that can take 100 watts RMS, give it 150; a sub rated for 500 watts RMS, push it with 750.

    For one, this will prevent you from stressing your amplifier since you won't be pushing it to it's limits as often (if at all).

    Secondly, you'll be able to lower the gain on the amp, thus lowering the risk of clipping the signal from the amp to the sub (not only does it sound bad, but clipping is a *huge* factor when it comes to the lifespan and well-being of any audio driver). I'd much rather put a clean 100 watts through a 50 watt speaker, over a clipped signal at 50 watts."

    Is this true? Or will the amps I posted be okay? Please help!




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    This is true, I'd rather run an amp at 50% than one at 100%, especially if we are talking about cheaper amps. If it were a high end amp you could run it at 100% for 10 years with no problem.




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    Its just that I dont have that much money to spend...

    The two amps I listed really wont work well enough with my sub?




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    Re: I Finally Decided

    They will both work fine when it is all said and done. I'd go with the one that puts out 450watts @ 2ohms.




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