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now that i got my subs and box done, its time to look for an amp. not looking to spend too much on an amp right now. would like to send 600 rms to each sa12. trying to stay under $300, ive been looking around the web and found a couple that i might be interested in. but i wont get it unless you guys say its a good buy.

this one i just came across, not sure about the brand though

http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7635-bamf-20001d-power-acoustik-monoblock-2000-watt-class-d-amplifier.aspx

heard soundstream was pretty legit, so i found this one

http://www.woofersetc.com/p-9571-dtr11700d-soundstream-1700w-d-tower-series-class-d-monoblock-power-amplifier.aspx

read on Steve Mead Designs that this was good for the money, but is power hungry.

http://www.woofersetc.com/p-8840-brz17001d-hifonics-brutus-series-1700w-rms-1-channel-monoblock-super-class-d-amplifier.aspx

those are the 3 that i can recall right now. are any of them worth getting as a temporary amp?

suggestions?

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read on Steve Mead Designs

^^^^That was a mistake.

How many subs do you have? What impedance?

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read on Steve Mead Designs

^^^^That was a mistake.

How many subs do you have? What impedance?

2 subs, 2 ohm. would really like to send 600 rms each, just so i can meet the recommended rms. but i have one hooked up to my jl 500/1 and it doesnt sound to bad

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I like the Brutus. My personal opinion. Remember: you get what you pay for. So that 200$ amp is most likely overrated.

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I like the Brutus. My personal opinion. Remember: you get what you pay for. So that 200$ amp is most likely overrated.

yeah i dont think i would wanna spend less than 200, probably get like 400 rms if im lucky. i like the brutus too, do you think it will put out the 1200 rms it says it will?

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Best, you can't afford.

Best value isn't new.

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I'd get another 500/1. Should be able to easily find one used for $200 or under.

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used is the best way to go IMO. you can get a great amp for good money if you look around. Hell, i bought a DD Z1 for $200 thats very close to brand new.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AUDIOPIPE-APSM1500-1500W-CLASS-D-CAR-AUDIO-AMPLIFIER-AMP-1500-WATT-APSM-1500-/280981337777?pt=Car_Amplifiers&hash=item416bcaf6b1

Best watt per dollar amp around. Small foot print. Has been clamped and proven to do clean, rated power. Have one on 2 SKar Audio MA-8's and love it.

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Just a little food for thought, the RMS is NOT a reccomendation for how much power you need. In fact, it has nothing to do with that whatsoever.

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Just a little food for thought, the RMS is NOT a reccomendation for how much power you need. In fact, it has nothing to do with that whatsoever.

could i get this explained a little... sorry to thread jack just new and would like to understand

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The RMS rating of a subwoofer is the rated thermal limit of the voice coil. It has nothing to do with how loud a driver is, how much power it needs or how efficent it is.

The most determaining factor in power requirment is enclosure, not RMS rating of the driver.

The only reason an RMS rating is given is to simply let you know how much power a voice coil can accept on a continuos basis before thermal failure. Thats it, nothing else...

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Meaning....you don't need 600 watts each to get loud or sound good.

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im a big believer on the AP budget amps 120$ for a amp that puts out a good bit of power.

Read the review dont know if its a trusted source but interesting on what he did.

http://www.vminnovat...Amplifier-.html

Pro and con review.

Edited by Dictator

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http://www.ebay.com/...=item416bcaf6b1

Best watt per dollar amp around. Small foot print. Has been clamped and proven to do clean, rated power. Have one on 2 SKar Audio MA-8's and love it.

Clamping is pretty useless and it's only proven to do clean, rated power if it's been verified by an independent 3rd party using proper measurement equipment and techniques.

I'm not saying it's a bad amp, it might be spectacular. But I dislike it when people use clamp tests as testimony to an amplifier's performance as there are a huge list of problems with clamp tests when used as an accurate measure of an amplifier's power output, especially when trying to compare it to rated power.

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As 95Honda said RMS power is not a power requirement. The enclosure is significantly more important than RMS rated power.

Along with that, it takes a significant difference in power to create an audible difference. The difference between 800w and 1200w, for example, is not going to be audible.

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alright, im looking on craigslist for another jl 500/1

i would also roam around caraudioclassifieds for something Edited by ChILL

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