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Amp for a single GCON 10?

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I'm still waiting for the GCON 10-D2 to actually arrive, but figured I'd take the time to look for a amp to power this beast now. It will be in a sealed box, in a saturn ion 2003. Looking to present a 1ohm load at amplifier, since I'm assuming that power at 4ohms is asking too much for my budget. No HO alt, or big 3 done yet, assuming it won't be needed yet though.

I was mostly wondering if I'd need to feed it the full 750w, or if I could get by with less, near the 500w level? Just wondering as my budget is a bit tight currently, and I was hoping to grab the amp for under $150.

Given what I've listed, would any of these amps work well, or are there others I should be considering? All listed are CEA-2006 compliant, so I'm assuming they all do rated.

1. Concept CC-D1200 (Apparently 750W @ 1ohm stable, manufacturer refurb, so not new)

2. Massive Audio N2 (800w @ 1ohm)

3. PPI BK650.1D (650w @ 1ohm)

4. Hifonics GLX1000.1D (1000w @ 1ohm)

5. MB Quart ONX1.1000D (1000w @ 1ohm)

Thanks for taking the time to look, hoping I get some great feedback!

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You don't need the full 750. I really like my PPI Bk amps. The Mb Quart is also another solid budget amp. Nice choice on the sub!

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You don't need the full 750. I really like my PPI Bk amps. The Mb Quart is also another solid budget amp. Nice choice on the sub!

Thanks, can't wait for it to arrive! and I wasn't positive on the amount needed, just figured those ones looked to be good enough, and the price was right.

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The RMS rating of the subwoofer has nothing to do in the slightest with the amount of power you will need to reach a certain output level.

The RMS rating of the subwoofer has nothing to do in the slightest with the amount of power you will need to reach a certain output level.

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The RMS rating of the subwoofer has nothing to do in the slightest with the amount of power you will need to reach a certain output level.

The RMS rating of the subwoofer has nothing to do in the slightest with the amount of power you will need to reach a certain output level.

So nice he said it twice.

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First rule of fight club is not to talk about fight club.

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So...I'm assuming that going with PPI, or the MB would be a good choice though, or has anyone heard about the others on list? Or has anyone else heard about alternatives to those on the list in my price range?

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Boston GT2125. 600wrs @ 4ohm for ~$120.

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With out the budget, the IA 5.1 is a great choice.

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Boston GT2125. 600wrs @ 4ohm for ~$120.

GT-2125, if I'm looking at it right, is only 600W bridged at 2ohm...Unless I'm completely out of it.

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Boston GT2125. 600wrs @ 4ohm for ~$120.

GT-2125, if I'm looking at it right, is only 600W bridged at 2ohm...Unless I'm completely out of it.

Ah yes my mistake, I would still get it, it'll bump on 400wrms

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Sonic has GT-2200 for only $149, might get one to just keep under the bed till needed.

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Sonic has GT-2200 for only $149, might get one to just keep under the bed till needed.

It seems like most people are liking the PPI BK650.1D, and I'm leaning towards it now. The other three amps I'm debating between still are either Massive Audio N2, Boston Acoustics GT-2200, or the Audiopipe APSM-1500

Anyone know if I'd be ok to run the GCON @ 1ohm on the APSM, or would it have to be 4ohm, as it's almost double the rms? (Assuming gains are set correctly of course.)

Also, would I need to do the big 3, for any of these amps, or would I likely be ok?

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Yes do the big three for any of the amps.

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Yes do the big three for any of the amps.

I'm assuming big 3 need to be done in 0 awg, or would 4 awg be enough? Just not sure as I have some long runs in my car as the battery is in the trunk.

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Big 3 can be done in 4 gauge, but if you plan on upgrading in the future then use 1/0 for big 3 wiring.

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Big 3 can be done in 4 gauge, but if you plan on upgrading in the future then use 1/0 for big 3 wiring.

Good to know on the wiring, I'll have to see the cost difference between the 2 sizes then. Any opinions on the 3 amps, from a budget build standpoint?

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i just bought a gcon too and have been looking at some of these same amps. which one did you go with?

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i just bought a gcon too and have been looking at some of these same amps. which one did you go with?

I decided to go with a Massive Audio N2, going to pick up the sub tomorrow morning, and waiting on the amp to arrive shortly too. Will post back after it's all setup! I'm assuming you went with the 2ohm version, otherwise this amp won't be ideal.

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