Help with amp choice


Jorgito

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Hello i would like to know a few budget friendly amps that could push 2 rockville w12k9s and not destroy them and sound great :) 

 

DRBOOM

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Nov 21, 2018
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So you can wire them up at either 1 ohm or 8 ohm and then depending on your amp , you can either wire them in series to see a 4 ohm or two ohm load.

would recommend a Phoenix Gold RX1100.1 amp  as it does 888rms at 2 ohms according to the certificate supplied during testing so that is close to 1000 watts, not that you would notice the difference if you had the subwoofers in a box and tried them out using different amps.

My 2c worth.  I use one so I am vouching for them! :fro:

 

Boomin_tahoe

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So you can wire them up at either 1 ohm or 8 ohm and then depending on your amp , you can either wire them in series to see a 4 ohm or two ohm load.

would recommend a Phoenix Gold RX1100.1 amp  as it does 888rms at 2 ohms according to the certificate supplied during testing so that is close to 1000 watts, not that you would notice the difference if you had the subwoofers in a box and tried them out using different amps.

My 2c worth.  I use one so I am vouching for them! :fro:
You're 1/2 right. He has 2 wiring options which is 1/2 ohm or 2 ohms, def not 1 ohm.

Prob a Kicker amp, since they do well at 2 ohms.  Even running 2 ohms isn't gonna be as loud as 1 ohm, but will be easier on the electrical....but box rise is gonna be significantly higher.

 
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Jorgito

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Mar 28, 2019
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So you can wire them up at either 1 ohm or 8 ohm and then depending on your amp , you can either wire them in series to see a 4 ohm or two ohm load.

would recommend a Phoenix Gold RX1100.1 amp  as it does 888rms at 2 ohms according to the certificate supplied during testing so that is close to 1000 watts, not that you would notice the difference if you had the subwoofers in a box and tried them out using different amps.

My 2c worth.  I use one so I am vouching for them! :fro:
Yeah but i wanna run two subs and i think they cost too much

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DRBOOM

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Mate, as you know , Phoenix gold has different series of amp, SX, RX.and Elite being the flagship model.  Don't always rely on youtube as most rookies show you blowing up subwoofers or how much the woofers flex, its sound quality you are chasing not SPL otherwise you would look at other big dollar amps.  Depends what you are after and as you know, class D is easier on the cars electrical system, would be good approach to go for class D subwoofer amp and that particular model I advised was class D.

Kicker , Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine also have good reputable gear that generates pretty much what it promotes, and its better then going for cheaper amps that claim 00000 of watts using a 40 amp fuse :nerd:

Whatever amp you would purchase, just make sure you have the correct wiring kit to sustain the electrical current. :suave: , either than that issue, you are free to try out whatever you after.  I would advise to go with middle to high range products as they would be more reliable to take on little abuse. :uhoh: . Also ensure you have adequate cooling if you plan to run the amp on 1 ohm load. 

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