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i'm getting a pair of 12w0's and i was told to get this one 700w 2ch alpine amp. I'm just wondering if theres anything better to go with these for less than 200
 

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Are they 4 or 8 ohm?
 

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Is that 700w RMS @ 350 a channel?

Yowsa! That's quite a load you're putting on a W0 series subwoofer. You must really like your headroom.
 

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Hey, i got a pair of 8 ohm 12 W0 s in my camry. You dont need that much power bud. Im running a power acoustik gothic series 2 channel thats 520 peak and i cant run full load on the subs, but trust me, the mothers hit.
 

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so besides the power acoustik, are there any other suggestions for an amp?


also, would a single box for both subs be best or 2 individual boxes be best...or doesn't matter?
 

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You only need an amp that will produce 500 watts bridged at 4 ohms, like an MTX, or you can run a 700 watt amp and keep the gains down on it. I have a high end amp if your interested for 425 shipped.
 

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not lookin to spend that much scratch :hammer:
but do you have any model #'s i can look at for the mtx or should a 500w mtx ebay search do me fine?
 

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MTX 502 about 185 bucks
 

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there werent too many 4 ohms on ebay :thumbdown:

but how bout the box now? should i get one dual box or 2 singles, or doesn't it matter? i'd kindof prefer 2 singles so i can stick them in the corners but i want the most bang for what i've got
 

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The sub can take a little more than 125w, my friend is running 300 to a single 12, and he has no problems.
 

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ok, new development :)

they are 4ohm, i just got them today and i decided to check what they said for shits and giggles, they said 12w0-4. the ebay add said 8 ohms...oh well.

so what do i want in an amp now?
 

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You need an amp that will bridge down to a 2 ohm load, most class D's do, but I like the class A/B amps, many will argue that they are the same, but they are not. Finding a class A/B down to 2 ohm will cost you a little more than a class D though, so if your trying to save money then just get a class D. Otherwise the 250/1 will work perfect you can get a good price on those too.
 

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Arc Audio, Tru Technology, DLS, Zapco are all class A/B amps

Arc makes a class T amp (combination of both A/B and D

Rockford, Phoenix Gold, Hifonics, Kicker, Cadence all make class D amps of some kind
 

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You might wanna look at these amps
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13761
they are about as good as they come. Power Acoustiks are good too for the money. Don't buy a Rockford, or you'll pay for the name. I've seen a lot of bad Sonys too. Anything other than that is good. I have a q logic box that is two seperate boxes in one or it looks just like a regular box, but has a divider in the middle. I'd go with one box and mount the amp on the back. I made mine theftproof too. Too bad you don't live around here, I want to sell my 12's in a box for $125, and you could have got a real nice amp. Check www.thezeb.com for poweracoustik amps; they have about the best price and free s/h. I'd recommend getting a warranty, as amps become a disposable item when broken. Good Luck.
you might wanna try www.cbrstereo.com too
 

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is it ok to mount the amp on the box? i was thinkin of puttin it on the back of my seats since they are fold down but the box would work decently too
 
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