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By Adam R (wakecumberland) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'm really struggling with finding the right amp for my sub. I have one 10" Kicker L5 with dual 2 ohm voice coils thats rated to handle 450 RMS (900 peak). If I wire it in series it presents a 4 ohm load, parallel a 1 ohm load. I'm trying to be as cost effective as possible here so keep that in mind.

As background, I am running a pair of Wetsounds Pro 80s off a JL e4300. Im open to making changes to that if it will work out better. (e.g. new amp to run sub and towers, sell the JL)

(Message edited by wakecumberland on March 10, 2009)

 
By John Bauer (jonyb) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The Wet Sounds Syn 1 is stable at 1 ohm mono, but I don't believe cost effective and 1 ohm stable go together.
 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You mean Syn 1 and cost effective don't go together...

(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on March 10, 2009)

 
By Adam R (wakecumberland) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
so I need to wire it in series if I want to remain cost conscious? Is there a disadvantage to running at 4 ohms other than less power?
 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This amp would be cost effective, heard it's decent. Plus plenty room to expand with it.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_22&products_id=44

 
By Adam R (wakecumberland) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nubu, how about this one? not enough juice?

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_22&products_id=45

 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
If you wanted to save a little money I would at least go with this one http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_22&products_id=47.
 
By Adam R (wakecumberland) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 1:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
thats 600W RMS which is 150W higher than rated for the sub. wont that kill the sub?
 
By John Bauer (jonyb) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 1:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
More power = less distortion.
 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 1:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nope the kickers are tough... Keep it in small sealed box and it will be fine.
 
By Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 1:56 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I agree with everyone, feeding it a little more than rated RMS will be fine.

I have one of my kicker L7's on a mmatts amp @ 1ohm. The amp runns very cool. You can find them used for around 200$

 

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