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Old 04-08-2004, 04:02 PM   #21
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looks like he'* on a budget if he was looking at punch'* at best buy..........jl, xtant, zapco could be out of his price range
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well if you could find one for cheap let me add
but if you on a budget MTX makes some good amps also
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:37 PM   #23
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ya......mtx thunder amps or rockford POWER Series seem to be pretty good for i'd say an intermediate level amp.......

heres a couple links of possible amps to go with 2 he2 15s
http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/produ...r%20Amplifiers
http://mtxaudio.com/caraudio/product...thunder942.cfm
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the JBL 1200.1 is the best Watts per $$$ on the market. You can find them for about 300 bux.
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ok went to beest buy today and figured that I would listen to some combos

I liked the fosgate P5002 amp powering 2 fosgate 12'* they pounded

subs http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03081

amp http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&cmp=%20%20

and then I figured that I would run my middle sub off fosgate P3001 amp briged at 2 ohm

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03087

i would need to run a dual amp kit
do the fosgate amps feature a RCA preouts to connect multiple amps

how dose this sound?
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I would stronly discourage the use of 3 subs. 2 provide more power than any man on a budget needs.

You see, the problem is that to sound good and be efficient, they all 3 need to recieve the exact same power/voltage. Since they don't make a cheap 3(or 4) channel amp rated for 150 RMS plus, you need to dink around with a 2 channel and 1 channel amp, or mess around with [ohm] numbers like the guys have been talking about, finding an amp that'* suitable for such operation.

If you want a good sound, and want people to feel you coming a block away, go with 2 subs, they'll definitely get the job done. No headache, one amp, better efficiency and sound.

By the way, your selections look fine. Typically, most brands at best buy in the same price brackets sound alike, so picking a correct brand or amp isn't critical at all. Most will suit you just fine. Buy the equiptment that looks nice (subs) and has the features you want (amps).

If you're still confused, ask one of the guys at best buy if you can see they're car. 9 times outta 10, the employees in the audio dept. have they're cars there and will show you what their systems sound like. And out of those 9, 6 of them usually run systems that are what we'd consider normal, like what you'd be sticking in your car.

If you're original intention for using 3 subs is to blow people away, literally, lol, you'll need to think about more than just 3 subs working together--enclosures, rattle solutions, more electrical problems, and how they'll fit in your car.

Hope this helps.
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3 subs getting 200rms will not be much louder than 2 with 200rms, i wouldn't even be noticible. if you had 2 12'* running 130db for example, and you doubled the setup so 4 12'* with each getting the same amount of power, it would only rise to 133db.

get less, but better quality - 2 12'*
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