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Old 07-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #21
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Alright from what you guys had said I've been looking around for a mono amp, around 600W that is 1Ohm stable.

From what crash93ssei said, I think that this is the amp that would be perfect for what I need. Also this amp comes with a bass remote which is one of the things I wanted with my amp.

600-Watt x 1 RMS @ 1-Ohm

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=16363

What do you guys think about this amp, and has anyone had any experience with Hifonics in general?

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:31 PM   #22
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Run Mick Run stay away from it..


Look for a MTX mono block...

like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/MTX-Thunder-TC40...QQcmdZViewItem

IMO for what you are looking for and the price your trying to do it for MTX is likely the best bang for your buck.. you might even set out for a larger amp and set yourself up later on down the road.
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I looked at that amp, but it doesn't say anything about running at 1ohm? Does that mean its not 1ohm stable?
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Let me look thru the specs I'll post findings

edit: I'm unsure on the MTX being 1 ohm stable but for around 250.00 you could go with an Orion 1220d
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So I pulled the Fosgate 600Bd from stock and checked the manual and its like I thought it is Not 1 Ohm stable.

MTX is a good brand. Stay away from HiFonics.

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Alright...

I looked at MTX amps but I didn't see anything that would run around 600 watts RMS at 1 ohm. I didn't really find alot of amps in general that would run that, without spending a lot. It was either too much or too little. Does it have to be 600 watts RMS? Can it be a bit under or over that? I find alot of them that are 500 watts RMS @ 1ohm.

Heres another one I found..

Pioneer
Hi-Current Mode RMS Power Rating :
1 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/PIONEER-PRS-D1000...QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone else have any other amps they know of that would be good for my subs?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/AVIONIXX-AXT-800...QQcmdZViewItem

..its 800 watts at 4ohm RMS.

actually closer to 900W RMS at 13.5V (tested a few years ago)

I paid $400 for that amp 3 years ago and now its half as much...been a great amp for me.
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Thanks for the reply Hans, but I'm trying to find a mono amp that is stable at 1 ohm.


I found this one - http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-ROCKFORD-FOSG...QQcmdZViewItem

500 W X 1 @ 1 OHM

I remember someone had said to look for one that was 600 watts RMS, so is this one way too low for what I have?
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That Fosgate amp looks alright according to the specs listed by the seller but I would verify that by checking fosgates website. Download the manual and take a look at the specs before you buy it.

It is going to be hard to find a Mono Amp that is 1 Ohm stable on a limited budget without sacrificing quality.
You may have to go with a 2 channel amp because they are cheaper and will work better with the subs that you already have.

Check out this website they have lots of good deals and you can shop by brand on the right side.
http://www.woofersetc.com

Here are some links for some products that I think may be in your price range & appropriate for your subs (just guessing how much you want to spend)

2 Channels:
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=2518

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4460

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4463

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...Product_ID=516

Same as the ebay one
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=5675

Mono:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4672

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4675

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...Product_ID=474


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Thanks for everything Dutch2005, I appreciate all of your help.

I wanted to get a mono amp because you had told me about them being more efficient, and others have also told me that i'd be better off going with a mono block amp rather than a 2-channel.

I looked at the amps you showed me, and have still been looking around on the net.

I think it will be between these two :

Orion
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4675

and

Rockford Fosgate
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=5675


The rockford amp is a little bit less powered than the orion, but I read in some reviews about it that this amp is rated less than it actually is. Also I have heard lots of good things about rockford fosgate, and have seen it in action since some of my friends have rockford stuff. It comes with the bass remote which is one thing I definitely wanted.

I have not heard much about Orion. It is rated a little bit more for power than the rockford one.

On eBay they are almost the same price for buy it now. Orion is $204 shipped, and the Rockford is $208 shipped.

I think right now I'm leaning more towards the Rockford amp.

Whats your thoughts guys?

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