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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Car amp question.

im no audio guy.

I have 2 jl audio 10w1v2 4ohm in a sealed box. Dont know what amp to purchase. It will be in a trunk of a car. the inside of the car has stock system.

Im not looking for a bangin sound system. just alittle more bass

each speaker have a power handling of a 150watts continous.

Here are the 3 amps im looking at

-hifonic bx1000d
250W X 1 @ 4 0HM
500 watts x 1 @ 2 Ohms
1000 watts x 1 @ 1 Ohms

-boss audi rt1500d
4 ohm: 540w x 1
2 ohm: 800w x 1

-audiobahn a1801t
4 Ohms Mono : 400 x 1
2 Ohms Mono : 560 x 1

or if there are any that u recommend?

when looking at a amp to handle the speakers, what should i look for?

lookin 2 stay under 200 for the amp.

any advise is apperciated.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 01:35 PM
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If you have a stock head unit you want an amp with speaker level inputs. You slice into the rear speakers to provide a signal to the amp. If that's what you will be doing, any of the amps will be fine. People will tell you those amps are crap, which they are, but for the money you want to spend they will do nicely.

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i dont know all the JL model number, what impedence are the subs and are they dual voice coil?

Ebay has great prices on amps.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 02:25 PM
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First off, since you have TWO subs, why are you looking at MONO amps? If you plan on running the subs parallel, you'll get a 2 ohm load and the power those amps you list will destroy the subs if the watt ratings are RMS......NEED more info.

If the RMS for the subs is 150 and you have 2, you want a amp that puts out: 150 watts RMS x 2 at 4ohms (stereo) with a selectable crossover
switch set that can be set at ~80hz.......not to mention all the box parameters to make a box suitable for the subs.

Then the wiring configuration.......

This is more complicated than most people think....not quite a DIY if you have no clue.

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