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Kicker KX400.1 with VS12L5

Old 09-10-2004, 07:02 AM
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Hi,

I was originally considering a JL 250/1, but I think that may not be enough for a Kicker VS12L5 (Kicker box with 12" L5 ported box 600W-RMS). I know that the JL is a quality built amp but it seems a bit overpriced.

My other choice is a Kicker KX400.1. It is rated at 400 at 2ohms and also has a builtin subsonic filter which is important for ported boxes. I can get the amp for around 450.00.

Do you think this is a good amp and sub combo? Is that amp powerful enough? I've been told that thise Kicker amps are under-rated and should really put out close to 500WRMS. It would also be nice to have all the equipment the same brand name.

Thanks for your input guys.
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The Kicker amp will be great for that box.

I've got about 600w RMS going to my 12" L5 and it's great! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Yeah , but you're pushing 600RMS on a 600RMS rated L5 Sub. I was just wondering if the Kicker 400.1 (400WRMS) is enough power?

Also, do you think $450.00 is good deal for this amp?
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Just because the sub is rated at 600w RMS doesn't mean you HAVE to give it that much power.

I'm sure the 400w would be enough.

I can't really comment on the price though because I'm not that familiar with pricing on Kicker amps. At first glance it seems like a decent price though. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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