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Old 05-02-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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well ive been searching around talking to different retailers about which amp would be good enuff and cheap enuff to power my jlaudio W3v2 12"* i want bass and i want it to be loud ... most have offered there opinion in buying the jl audio 500/1 well i really want that amp but its going brand new for about 400 and up and i dont wanna pay 400 dollars for a 500 watt amp and now i dont know the direction i should go as which amp will give me the best sound for the buck ... PLease help
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well ive been searching around talking to different retailers about which amp would be good enuff and cheap enuff to power my jlaudio W3v2 12"* i want bass and i want it to be loud ... most have offered there opinion in buying the jl audio 500/1 well i really want that amp but its going brand new for about 400 and up and i dont wanna pay 400 dollars for a 500 watt amp and now i dont know the direction i should go as which amp will give me the best sound for the buck ... PLease help
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Hifonics ( will do rated power)
MA Audio (slightly over rated)
Profile California Series Only (will do rated power cleanly)
Memphis (little more expensive)
Earthquake (powerhouse series will do more than rated)
Phoenix Gold (slightly over rated)
JBL (will do rated power)
MTX (older models)

just to name a few.. watch out for mass marketing.. Even the ones above.. if you need a full break down let me know
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i think ill need the full breakdown knowing me ill go to the store and buy one of those badboys not knowing which one was good lol anywho basically i dont wanna pay too much but i need to have a good amp cuz id like it to be loud thanks for the help and any more help you can offer
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i think ill need the full breakdown knowing me ill go to the store and buy one of those badboys not knowing which one was good lol anywho basically i dont wanna pay too much but i need to have a good amp cuz id like it to be loud thanks for the help and any more help you can offer
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how much power do you want?

i think a phoenix gold xenon x600.1 is a nice option for you. i own the x1200.1


there are tons of options out there, but lots of gimmicks
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well basically i want enuff power to hear sum nice boomin ... not sure if i wanna rattle house windows and such but close too it how much do 1 of those cost?
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no no no, whats the rms rating on the w3'*?

cardomain is having a sale on PG stuff, this might be your calling
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well heres sum info directly from the official jlaudio website

Nominal Diameter: 12 inches (300 mm)
Continuous Power Handling: 300 Watts
Voice Coil: 2.25" diameter, 4-layer, Kapton former
Available Configurations: Dual 2 ohm, Dual 4 ohm or Dual 6 ohm
Xmax (one-way, linear): 0.46"-0.51" (11.7-13.0 mm) depending on specific model
Sealed Enclosure Range: 1.00-1.50 cu.ft. (28.3-42.0 liters)
Ported Enclosure Range: 2.00-3.00 cu.ft. (57.0-85.0 liters)
VRC™ Technology: YES
Elevated Frame Technology: YES


heres also a pic i have from there site with the rms ratings

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which Ohm do you have? If you have the dual 4 ohm then my Type RF will be perfect
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i do believe i have the 4ohm it says (D4) so im assuming thats what it is .... and how many watts is the RF amp you own bro? and its a monoblock i assume?
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i do believe i have the 4ohm it says (D4) so im assuming thats what it is .... and how many watts is the RF amp you own bro? and its a monoblock i assume?
na its a 2 channel, but its upper 400 RMS at 4 ohms bridged into one channel, I cant remember the exact birthsheet amount
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