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    WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    Looking to upgrade from 800 watts, need a new amp to power my 2 skar 12s at 2 ohms. Need around 1200 watts RMS, price around ~$150. Will entertain all offers.







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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    You won't even hear a difference going from 800W to 1,200W. I just saved you $150 that you can put into a better box, sound deadening, etc.




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    You won't even hear a difference going from 800W to 1,200W. I just saved you $150 that you can put into a better box, sound deadening, etc.
    Even if the subs are rated at 600wrms and currently only receiving 400wrms each? Thanks btw, I've always been deciding whether it would be worth upgrading or not.




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    I have been running more than 1,500 watts to my Skar VVX's for over a year now with no problems




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    What amp u using?




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    Custom built to spec box makes all the difference.



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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

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    What amp u using?
    Cadence F-700

    And yeah, I already have a custom box tuned to 30hz. Loud as hell on the lows, just wasnt sure if upgrading the power would make any difference




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    You could always get a 2k @1 ohm amp so you could push a clean 1200 or so watts @ 2 ohms, and have room to upgrade at some point if you chose to. I run a Boston 1k @ 2 ohms amp. Love me some 2 ohm power!



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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    So would there be any noticeable difference going from a Cadence F-700 (800wrms @ 2 ohms, 400 watts per sub) to something like a JBL bp1200.1 (JBL BP1200.1 (bp12001) Monoblock Car Amplifier, Power Amp) ~1300wrms @ 2 ohms? I'd be able to sell my old amp so it would only cost me like $50 to upgrade, but I still don't know what difference there would be if any.

    The thing that confuses me is I know you need a double in power to have a 3 dB increase, but I've also heard that if you increase power, it might not make it louder, but make it 'hit harder'. What does that even mean, though?




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    Quote Originally Posted by tf3090 View Post
    So would there be any noticeable difference going from a Cadence F-700 (800wrms @ 2 ohms, 400 watts per sub) to something like a JBL bp1200.1 (JBL BP1200.1 (bp12001) Monoblock Car Amplifier, Power Amp) ~1300wrms @ 2 ohms? I'd be able to sell my old amp so it would only cost me like $50 to upgrade, but I still don't know what difference there would be if any.

    The thing that confuses me is I know you need a double in power to have a 3 dB increase, but I've also heard that if you increase power, it might not make it louder, but make it 'hit harder'. What does that even mean, though?
    I would do it.



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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    i've got a jbl bp1200.1 that i might be interested in selling. Might be a bit outside the 150, but we could prolly come to an agreement.




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    I have a mtx 1501d




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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    I have a Kicker ZX1500.1. Birth sheet reads 1700+@2 ohms. It's MINT. $300 shipped.



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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    I have a Hifonics HFI2000D with a plexiglass back id sell ya for $150 shipped to your door. 2000 watts rms @ 1 ohm, 1300 watts @ 2 ohm.



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    Re: WTB ~1200wrms @ 2 ohms

    On paper, it's a 1.76db gain (qualifying as 'noticeable') but not worth the $150...
    I agree with the rest though...

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    You won't even hear a difference going from 800W to 1,200W. I just saved you $150 that you can put into a better box, sound deadening, etc.
    Last edited by n8skow; 12-27-2012 at 10:00 AM.




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