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Old 11-06-2006, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is this amp good enough?

i need an amp to power two 10'' kicker comps
these are the specs on the subs:

10" 4-ohm subwoofer
polymineral cone with double-stitched foam surround
high-strength steel basket
frequency response: 30-500
power handling: 50-150 watts RMS
peak power: 300 watts
sensitivity: 87.3 dB
mounting depth: 4-13/16"
spring-loaded nickel-plated terminals
sealed box volume 1.0-2.4 cu. ft.
ported box volume 1.25-1.75
works in free-air applications




would this be a good choice to power them?

eBay: FACTORY TESTED BAZOOKA BA1500 500 WATT MONO SUBWOOF AM (item 220044394905 end time Nov-08-06 09:45:45 PST)

the subs will be bridged since the box only has one thingy (lol) to connect both subs


any other suggestions as to what amp to use?


this is the amp that my cousin is using to power these exact subs, and it sounds awesome, just wondering if there is something better i could use?
eBay Motors: DEI XTREME XA-5001 500 WATT MONO BLOCK AMPLIFIER (item 290034926218 end time Nov-28-06 10:54:03 PST)
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A good rule of thumb, is look at the fuses. The Extreme has 2-30amp fuses, or 60 amps. R-O-T: take the fuse rating, multiply it by 6, that'll give you the power it actually does. So 60x6=360. 360 is the actually RMS power that it will do. D-class amps you can multiply time 9, since they are more efficient. So in the case of the Bazooka, it has 3-20amp fuses, so it should do the same power.

There is a big, long formula for figuring out actual power, but that will get you close enough.

You see how your subs have an RMS power and peak power. Throw the peak/max power in the trash on anything mobile audio, because it is a made up number by the manufacturer. Concentrate only on RMS power ratings, that's what matters. Max/peak power usually is twice what the RMS power is (or close).

I have installed both amps, and there is a reason that the Xtreme one is more, its a slightly better amp.

Ok, my fingers hurt from typing , gotta go to work, hope that helps...

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Old 11-06-2006, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm, i think i understood what youre telling me, so then i guess i should go for the xtreme amp then, is there anything else along the same price range, or do you recommend that i jsut go wth the xtreme amp???
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Not really, thats pretty cheap, for what you are getting. Just make sure that if you get anything electronic on ebay you make sure its from a reputable seller and ask about a warranty.
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i was gonna get the bazooka amp on ebay, the price was nice and 2 year insurance on it is 8 bucks, but since u think that the extreme amp would be better, im gonna buy it locally, its like 89.99 here
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Kewl, I always prefer electronics from a brick-and-mortar store, just for the fact you can chew on someone if it goes wrong. Its worth the extra little bit just for that fact.
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yea, i do too, just that square trade offered 2 year insurance on the amp for 8 bucks, still, ill get the xtreme amp

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