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Old 05-17-2006, 12:20 PM
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I would like some help choosing an Amp

I'm sorta new to the car audio scene. With the help of some folks here I was able to get plans and build a good slot ported box tuned to 31 Hz for my subs but now come the time to find an amp.

I have 2 Pioneer 10" subs, single 4ohm coils, 350W RMS/800W MAX. Will be wired to 2 ohm with 8gauge wire.

I want a good amp, I am looking around and looking at what my options are, I might buy used, but it looks like going through ebay is REALLY cheap now with our dollar being so good therefore I may buy new from the US.

The problem is I look up some amps and I see what they are rated at but that might not be "true" representation, that's where experience comes to play.

Would something like the Phoenix Gold Octane R 8.0:1 be good for me? or ALPINE MRP-M650? Or JL audio 500/1 or 1000/1?

I'm not sure what would be too much amp.

I usually listen Hip Hop/R&B etc.

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Old 05-17-2006, 12:46 PM
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All the amps listed will work...but upgrade to 4guage cause at two ohms you will be drawing a crap load of power!I would buy the Alpine I love all the features,but that just personel prefrence.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:55 PM
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I have 4 gauge now running to the back so that's good. I wasn't sure if that was big enough?

I really like the Alpine as well, and the price.

The thing I like about the JL Audio is even if it's Mono it seems to have 4 connections for the subs (2+ and 2-) so I can run 8 gauge from each sub right to the amp, rather then splicing the wires together then they wouldn't fit in the terminal etc.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:15 PM
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I'm running an Alpine MRD-M605 and a Kaption SPL 10" in the Kaption ported box. It pounds awesome.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:36 PM
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alpine is good...mtx will also run pretty sweet....
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:07 AM
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Ok, I've narrowed it down to a couple options....

-KENWOOD KAC-9152D 1800w MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KAC-9152...QQcmdZViewItem


-ALPINE MRP-M650 600w MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-06-ALPINE-MR...QQcmdZViewItem


-PHOENIX GOLD X600.1 600w MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-P...6418QQtcZphoto


-MA AUDIO HK2000D 1800w CLASS D MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/MA-AUDIO-HK2000D...QQcmdZViewItem


-PHOENIX GOLD 1500w R15.0:1 MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PHOENIX-GOLD...QQcmdZViewItem


-SOUNDSTREAM 1700w RMS MONO
http://cgi.ebay.com/SOUNDSTREAM-1700...QQcmdZViewItem


Which out of these would be the one to get?
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:12 AM
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Why not ask the Ebay forum instead of a great Canadian forum with Canadian dealers on it? No offence intended dude but considering you and others have laid it out that you are looking to purchase from Ebay, that leaves you with pretty few reliable options at helping you choose an amp. Wonder why this board has so many industry people on it, yet few choose to respond to things like this anymore?
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:31 AM
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he is just looking for some options on where to buy stuff. Buying off of ebay is easy and there is alot of stuff out there for a fraction of the cost. Now people who buy from there know the risk that they might get screwed buyer beware. So if you want to buy something that you are going to have for a long time or that is a big money item I would say buy locally support business. They would be really missed if not there. Ebay is great for hard to find things in car audio or anything. I have bought a number of things from it but it is much better to buy new from a store, warrenty(sp).
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:56 AM
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Iam going to say nothing on this but this. Feel free to make your purchases from ebay and be prepaired to get screwed. Just in case you didnt notice the MA and Sondstream are Re-furb's.

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