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Old 03-24-2006, 07:14 PM
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hey guys, i was wondering which one of these two amps would best power an old JL 12W6, its dual 6 ohm so it would be a 3 ohm load, any help would be appreciated thanks guys justin

Amp #1 - http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0042622&catid=

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Amp #2 - http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...40&catid=20103

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Old 03-24-2006, 10:33 PM
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easy to answer

MTX definately
the ken wood amp is a lower end model
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:11 PM
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lowest acceptable wattage for woofer

<sigh> would give a few more watts in my opinion
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:05 AM
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I have a 10w6 old ver and it likes 100-200 watts per coil (200-400) nominal power handling.. either of those 2 amps would power it alright but for 350 $ bux.. with that being said i'm sure if you looked in the classifieds on here you could find an amp in that power range for around 100-150$ .. sometimes people even sell them under warranty still..
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I would get the kenwood amp for the JL sub of yours

but if u asked me i would not get any of the 3 items u have listed but thats just me

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Old 03-25-2006, 06:13 AM
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all of this has helped alot, thanks guys, im going to be buying a used one now, thanks for the advice, dont wanna waste $400
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do you think i got a good deal, i got a 12w6 perfect shape, and a box, for $120 cnd? and also, what should i be feeding the w6 at all times?
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most woofers are designed to run at half max for logevity
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would this amp work for the 12w6?

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=16408
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Originally Posted by juggernautxtr
most woofers are designed to run at half max for logevity
Actually most woofers are designed to run at no more than max power, hense the rating. I run my woofers at max power and don't expect any issues. If I run them at more than max power, I could see some problems. The box is what's important, just because a woofer is rated at so many watts it doesn't mean it will handle it in the box you're running. There are so many variables in car audio ratings can be a joke. 100 watts in 1 box, 300 in another.
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