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Old 08-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question New amp suggestions?

Hey all, I've had this subwoofer set up in my previous car, and it didn't sound too good, so i need your opinion on what i should power it with.

it is a Kicker 10" L3 solo-baric, here are the specs below:

10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
square SoloKon™ polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
stamped steel basket
power range: 200-400 watts RMS (200 watts per voice coil)
peak power: 800 watts
frequency response: 25-500 Hz
sensitivity: 85.3 dB

I know a lot of forum members here are against kicker, but this is just temporary.
if anyone can point me in the right direction with buying a good amp to power this sub, please comment!

also, I'd like to replace all the speakers eventually, which would be a good brand/setup for that as well!? thank you all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Burnex,

I don't know if you are still looking, but I went with an 8" L7 solo-baric and am powering it with a Precision Power i650.1. My last amp was a Boss 1500 watt unit and it would go into thermal shutdown after about 20 mins. So far very pleased with the i650. It is a class D amp so doesn't dump out nearly as much heat as a class AB amp. My car is a '04 vert and there is not much room on the sides of the ski pass so this amp fits perfectly.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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My advice would be:

-Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D

Here is why:
You will be able to run this at 4 ohms if you wire the dual voice coils in circuit (not parallel). Then, you can adjust this amp and just not run it totally full blast. It is rated 450w @ 4 ohms and I know that you can push kickers a bit over if you want to, or you can run light and keep it safe. Buying this amp will let you extend your plans into the future. Since you say this is temporary, you can then move on to something wired @ 2 ohms and use the same amp at 900w. This way you can get better speakers and not have to upgrade your amp. Personally, I have a Kicker Solo Baric L7 15-inch running on a Hifonics Brutus 1600.1 and it is working awesome. Here is a little vid below of how that is:


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