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Old 06-22-2009, 04:19 PM
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Question Amp suggestions

ive ran into a dilema with a new amp for my system ,what would you suggest getting between these amps, im currently trying to power a jl 12w7 in a spec ported box the choice is between a JL 1000/1 v2, a JL HD 750/1, Alpine PDX 1000.1 or an ARC Audio KAR1000.2T....what would you guys suggest getting to power my sub?
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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i currently own a pdx 1.1000, so i have lots of hands on experience with them.

i would take this amp over the JL and the Arc. i have heard all of them.

the JL raw power is probably the most powerful amp, its a beast.

the alpine however is EXTREMELY efficient, has a footprint about have the size of either amp, looks better, and still produces lots of power. mine was rated at 1168watts RMS on the birth sheet. granted that is at 14.4V
also, the flexibility of the alpine is great, it provides the same power at 2 and 4 ohm (at least 1000rms), which doesn't restrict any future changes to your system.

also!, the alpine can be found significantly cheaper than the JL.


so despite being a beast of an amp with great durability, the alpine as an overall package is much better than the JL in my opinion.

(i have used the PDX on a 12w7 in a ported box! lol, so your same setup that you are looking at. it sounded exactly how it should, amazing)
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