Good, Reliable, Cheap(ish) Amp Brands?


Marve_Lous

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I’ve been told I should up the amp for peak performance of my sub. I’m looking for 1200-1500 watts, 1-ohm stable mono. So what brands should I look into? Trying to keep it $300 max.
 

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Bobbytwonames

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I'm afraid to say Taramps. I don't want to get the "Taramps are unreliable" crew fired up. The Taramps MD1800 one ohm version would be a good choice though.
 

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I’ve been told I should up the amp for peak performance of my sub. I’m looking for 1200-1500 watts, 1-ohm stable mono. So what brands should I look into? Trying to keep it $300 max.
I would go with boss audio sound systems there great I have 2 subwoofers and 2100watt and 4 ohms with a boss 1200.2 amp and they knock so well im I play my music at max volum
 

Jeffdachef

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I would go with boss audio sound systems there great I have 2 subwoofers and 2100watt and 4 ohms with a boss 1200.2 amp and they knock so well im I play my music at max volum
You should look up boss audio amp dynos aka where they measure the true rms the amp puts out. You can make better choices later on with amps that actually do real power
 

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US Acoustics Mike. 2 year warranty as well.
 
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Marve_Lous

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US Acoustics Mike. 2 year warranty as well.
Your the 3rd person to suggest this amp so hopefully you can help me understand something since I don’t know amps that well. If the Alpine X is dual 4 ohm, and to my knowledge can only be wired down to 2 ohms; how would this amp be good for my sub when it’s rated to push 750 watts @ 2 ohms.
 

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It wouldn't be ideal. The type X is rated 1000 rms. US Mike does 750 at 2 ohms. It's hard to get big power at 2 ohms. Taramps MD 1800 or Sundown SBF 2000 would be my choice.
 

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For the Type X, it’s not as ideal as others but I was going off your original post wanting 1200-1500 @ 1 ohm
 
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Marve_Lous

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For the Type X, it’s not as ideal as others but I was going off your original post wanting 1200-1500 @ 1 ohm
Ok. That’s the one shredder recommended. I asked him how that would work, and he didn’t answer. So basically I should look for an amp with a 2-ohm load around 1500.
 

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