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i have two 10" pioneer TS-W251R subwoofers in a vented box in my car and right now this kid i know gave me a prehistoric amp for me to use while i look for a new one. (im not even going to say what the old one is... its a joke and doesnt nearly cut it, ill leave it at that)

so right now im in the market for a good durable amp that is not going to cost me an arm and a leg cause lets face it, im on a tight budget. so what i do know is the standard stats for my subs they have a norm of 120w and a 600w peak output and they are 4 ohms. what should i be looking at? would something like the Kicker 11DX250.1 be an appropriate option? or should i be looking at a two channel amp instead of that one which is a mono. im not set on any particular brand... just not something thats going to burn a hole in my wallet.

thanks for the help!

-atokad33

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Anything that does ~250w RMS @ 2ohm will be fine. Mono amp is perfectly fine, also a 2-channel amp would be acceptable as I'm sure it's going to be fairly easy to find an amp that does ~100w x 2 @ 4ohm.

Do you plan to upgrade soon or is this system going to last you a while?

Any particular price you are looking to spend?

What amp do you have presently?

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im pretty new to this so it would probably last me for a while, i can spend around $100 maybe $150 max

the amp itself is probably around 25 years old made by a brand called optimus, i cant even look it up because the serial number on it has been mostly scratched off...

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Optimus was a low end brand sold through Radio Shack.

Like I said though.....just look around & find an amp rated either 100-125w x 2 @ 4ohm or a mono amp ~250w @ 2ohm and you're good to go. That Kicker is at the upper end of your price range, looks like it's around $150 shipped on most sites. Should be not too difficult to find one that's still reasonably decent for a little less $$ but nothing wrong with the Kicker either....they build reliable products.

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any brand in particular that you would recommend?

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There will be dozens of amps that would be more than satisfactory for you.

Go somewhere like Sonicelectronix.com or woofersetc.com, sort their mono & 2-channel amplifiers by price & start scrolling to see if there's anything else that trips your trigger. I would avoid things like Boss, Pyle, etc.

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http://www.caraudiodeals.com/audiopipe-apsm1200-p-4833.html

Pay no attention to it being a 4chan amp..

ALL online retailers are claiming it is but it's not.

It's a mono amp @400w @2ohm.

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http://www.caraudiod...200-p-4833.html

Pay no attention to it being a 4chan amp..

ALL online retailers are claiming it is but it's not.

It's a mono amp @400w @2ohm.

90$ :o

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Right around your price range and a solid amplifier.

http://www.woofersetc.com/p-6249-mrp-m500-alpine-mono-500w-subwoofer-amplifier.aspx

This has been a super reliable amp and have had nothing but praises about it. It's a little more power than your subs are rated for, but this will give you some extra headroom, you just have to be careful with the extra power.

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