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Old 07-06-2009, 05:27 PM
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what amp to get?

hey guys im upgrading from a old power acoustic 2ch ( rated at 960rms bridged at 4 ohms)

the amp i need must put max power at 4 ohms (so i think that means 2 ch brigible is best for me)

im leaning towards more sq then spl, and this amp will power a 1 15" sub (proly kicker comp)

as of now i live in US so i will be buying from sonicelectronix, oh and i have 100$ before shipping to spend LMFAO

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:23 PM
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Question for you dude, why do you need max power at 4 ohms if you don't even know what subwoofer you will be using?
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lspade69 View Post
Question for you dude, why do you need max power at 4 ohms if you don't even know what subwoofer you will be using?
It most likely be 15" kicker comp svc 4ohms

ps: I also drive aveo hatch
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:53 AM
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One 15 eh??? You should get two of those bad boys with about 1500 watts RMS and you'll be able to hit 150dB in that little hatchback. LOL

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:05 AM
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One 15 eh??? You should get two of those bad boys with about 1500 watts RMS and you'll be able to hit 150dB in that little hatchback. LOL

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I used to run 2 tens with 1000 rms, now I want 1 15 with 300rms
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:10 AM
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theres no way your gonna get an SQ outta an amp that cost $100
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jalat View Post
theres no way your gonna get an SQ outta an amp that cost $100
I know but out of that list of amps, some have to be better then others, and put out more power and less cliping
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:41 AM
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So you are upgrading from a Power Acrapstick at 960w rms into amplifiers that are all of less power..... explain this one to me, I have not heard of this approach before.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:00 PM
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So you are upgrading from a Power Acrapstick at 960w rms into amplifiers that are all of less power..... explain this one to me, I have not heard of this approach before.
Ok that amp is old and proly does not put out that much. My car has a small alternator and a stock crapy battery so the amp with it's 80 amp draw is killing my car.

I'm selling this amp for 175 usd and picking up a brand new kicker comp 15" so that leaves me with a 100 for an amp.

How does PG 500 watts rms at 4 ohms Briged amps stack up agains other amps on the list?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:37 PM
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Most would just turn down the gain on the existing amp and keep it.

An amp will only draw as much power as it uses anyway. Given this a 200 Watt amp running at its max will use say 15amps, thus a 1000 watt amp running at 200 watts will also pull 15 amps, minus maybe a few watts for the additional circuitry. But on the same token, a larger amp can run cooler at lower power because it has a larger heat sink that isn't being utilized, so that could help make up for any power losses.

With a careful ear, you could easily keep your existing amp without damaging your sub.

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