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Old 04-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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What Sub Woofers to get for my amp?

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fairly new to car audio setups ect. been doing alot of reserach and tryed to inform myself the best i can. got a querstion tho

i have a kicker 1x1302 amp that was bestowed apon me guy owed me 100 bucks and gave me this not sure if its worth even 10 bucks, but hey oh well. so i figuerd i would add some subs in my pickup truck here are the spec of the amp (more at bottom of post)
130 watts x 2 at 4 ohms
400 watts x 1 in bridged mode
200 watts x 2 at 2 ohms

kinda on a budjet here so nothing to crazy but nothing dirt cheap ither. idealy im looking to have only one sub (2 could be possible but more money im guessing)

from my understanding its better to have the subs rms higher then the amps rms

my question is, in your guys opinion what would be a good sub or pair of subs whos cost is in reason and would be decent for this amp?

if i had one sub it would have to be over 400rms in bridged mode? or could i run one 250 say not in bridge mode (not sure if you can do this) but im guessing a 250 rms in bridge mode would blow her up.

just looking for ideas/differnt ideas to ponder, if i left anything out let me know, and im just getting into this (and lovin it)

stereo or bridged mono output
Tri-way capable (Tri-Way crossover required)
frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
130 watts x 2 at 4 ohms
400 watts x 1 in bridged mode
200 watts x 2 at 2 ohms
requires 4-gauge power and ground leads wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
speaker-level inputs
preamp outputs
MOSFET power supply
0-18 dB bass boost centered at 40 Hz
0-12 dB treble boost centered at 18,000 Hz
18 dB/octave crossover switchable at 70 or 110 Hz
dimensions: 15-7/8"W x 2-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:06 PM
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Is that rms watts or max watts?

For about that amount of power, it's better to do a one sub solution.
How much space you have to work with for the sub box, length, height width?
What type of music you listen to?
About how much $ would you spend on the sub?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:23 PM
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that would be the max rms watt not exacly sure wht the wattage is its an old amp and can't find to much about it. so 400 rms wattage on the amp.

yeah one sub would be ideal. as for lxwxh its doest really matter to much, will be going in my pickup truck and will have the back seat area. nothing humangis tho. some thing that would fit in the average trunk/ suitable for the woofer. not to picky on that one.

I like rock, classic rock, indi rock, alittle rap. anything with a good beat, but mostly rock.

im looking to spend in the $200-300 range (with sub box and woofer) or a bit less . somthing that a good bang for the buck. would be happy with somthing with a good bass, i know im not going to be setting car alrams off with that kind of budget.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:37 PM
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also dug this up...

Specifications

Dynamic Power Rating (measured at 14.4V):

Bridged Into A 4-Ohm Load: 520 x 1
Per Channel Into A 2-Ohm Load: 260 watts x 2
Per Channel Into A 4-Ohm Load: 175 watts x 2

Continuous Power Rating (measured at 12.5V):

Bridged Into A 4-Ohm Load: 400 watts x 1
Per Channel Into A 2-Ohm Load: 200 watts x 2
Per Channel Into A 4-Ohm Load: 130 watts x 2
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sundown audio e series 12" or 15"
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:13 AM
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The sundown e series is a good choice or the ssa dcon's Sub Woofers - SoundSolutionsAudio - DCON - SSA STORE

For the type of music you listen to, I would choose the dcon's 12 or 15. If you can make the box your self then it would be much cheaper. Let me know I would pm you the box design.
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ssa is good FI makes all there subs
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Thanks all, i ended up ordering the dcon's 12 and going to build my own custom box, thanks for the design sonic!
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Thanks all, i ended up ordering the dcon's 12 and going to build my own custom box, thanks for the design sonic!
No problem mann, you won't be disappointed.
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Make sure it's the single 4 ohm sub you ordered.
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