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Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-10-2009, 12:36 PM Reply   
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)
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-10-2009, 12:43 PM Reply   
The Wet Sounds Syn 1 is stable at 1 ohm mono, but I don't believe cost effective and 1 ohm stable go together.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2009, 12:44 PM Reply   
You mean Syn 1 and cost effective don't go together...

(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on March 10, 2009)
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-10-2009, 12:47 PM Reply   
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?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2009, 12:47 PM Reply   
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
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-10-2009, 12:55 PM Reply   
nubu, how about this one? not enough juice?

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_22&products_id=45
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2009, 12:57 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-10-2009, 1:01 PM Reply   
thats 600W RMS which is 150W higher than rated for the sub. wont that kill the sub?
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-10-2009, 1:05 PM Reply   
More power = less distortion.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2009, 1:05 PM Reply   
Nope the kickers are tough... Keep it in small sealed box and it will be fine.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-10-2009, 1:56 PM Reply   
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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