Hello. I am new to this, so please be gentle on the new guy. I have had subs in my car for a while now, they were a package of a 300 watt Alpine amp and 2 JL 12's. The RMS on the amp is 300(bridged) and the RMS on the subs is 600(total). Each is running at half power, but that isn't where my question is. That is back story.
My question relates to my upgrade I plan on doing in a few weeks(when the paycheck comes in). I plan on adding Fi's BL18 to my system. I have a friend building the box, but I need an amp that can power it without breaking my wallet. My manager, who used to be really into car audio(until he got too old and it gave him headaches) recommends getting a 1,000 watt amplifier so the sub doesn't get damaged. It is 1,500 RMS and was wondering exactly how this all plays together. I came to ask you guys what you would recommend. I am having a hard time finding a 1,00 watt RMS amp that isn't pretty expensive. The cheapest I've found is the Boss cx2000m, which does seem to be pretty good.
Thanks for the help! I'm new to this amount of variables. On my current stuff it was all together before( the subs are in a box called a basswedge) and the amp was with them before, so there were no worries about RMS and wattage at all.