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Old 03-15-2009, 12:31 AM
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Which amp is best?

I have a 1200 watt JBL sub, can any buddy please recommend me that Sony Xplod 800W 2-Channel Amplifier (XMZR1252) or Sony 4-Channel 600-Watt Xplod Amplifier, XMZR604R is best for this sub.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:48 AM
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First what the model and voicecoil configuration for this sub?

If the total impedance for the sub is 4ohms then the XMZR1252 is the "best" of both.

Why only those 2 amps?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:16 AM
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Save your money.
Xplode is garbage.
Try Audioque 1200d.
Is the sub 1200rms? or peak?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Nightendday View Post
Save your money.
Xplode is garbage.
Try Audioque 1200d.
Is the sub 1200rms? or peak?
It's a JBL sub man, 1200watts peak. Probably 300wattsrms on a good day. It's all BB stuff isn't it? Save your money skip the sony amp and get just about anything else. Pioneer,Infinity,Rockford fosgate,exile, should all be in your price range.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:19 AM
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can i get a 2Ch amp or 4Ch amp and can i bridge my speakers with 2Ch amp.
Can any one tell me whts a difference between MONO & Stereo amp and which one is suitable for my JBL 1200 Watts peak 300RMS (GTO1202D).

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Originally Posted by mike007 View Post
can i get a 2Ch amp or 4Ch amp and can i bridge my speakers with 2Ch amp.
Can any one tell me whts a difference between MONO & Stereo amp and which one is suitable for my JBL 1200 Watts peak 300RMS (GTO1202D).

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You will need a mono block amp, DO NOT USE A 2 OR 4 CHANNEL AMP. 2 and 4 channel amps are made for mids and should not be used for subs(the amps make power in very different ways) besides you have a DVC sub and if you bridge a 2 or 4 channel amp you will drop the impedance to low and damage something.
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i think any amp will be good as long as it's a JL.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:50 PM
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Its too bad you didn't have a subwoofer that was a dual 4 ohm voice coil configuration, instead of dual 2 ohm. You're going to want an amp that does 300-400W for that sub. If the sub could be wired for a 2 ohm load, you could find a smaller amp that does 300W @ 2ohm. But since you're looking at a 4 ohm load, you're going to have to fork out more money on an amp that capable of that much output on a higher resistance.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Products/Car+Audio+Video/Amplifiers/GM+Series/GM-5400T <<< Link to the amp I'd suggest... But you won't get the power you'd need to get the most out of your sub.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Products/Car+Audio+Video/Amplifiers/PRS+Series/PRS-D1200M

You could always get this amp. It does 600W x 1 @ 2 ohm. You'd also have to buy a 2nd sub, identical to the one you have. Each sub would then get 300W. It'd be a nice match.
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
i think any amp will be good as long as it's a JL.


Has anyone ever accused you of being an instigator??

Mike007, because you have a dual 2ohm voice coil driver, you can go one of 2 ways....either find a mono Class D amp that produces 3-500W @ 1ohm and wire the VCs in parallel, or get an A/B 2 channel amp rated @ 75-100W per channel, wire the VCs in series and bridge the amp to run the driver at the correct load.

Of the 2 amps you asked about, the XMZR1252 is a better choice for your driver....having said that, it is not a great amp for sub(s) and may leave you wishing you had saved a little more $$ for a better one.

Even if you decide to get the Sony amp, make sure you get a proper enclosure....it will play a bigger role in delivering good sound than the amp will.

HTH
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