Amp for 12W7

 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 485
Registered: Mar-06
I got a friend that needs a new amp for his 12W7. He doesnt wanna blow 750 on a new JL1000/1 and a kicker or a orion would be fine. he just needs a amp that will push it and i know the 3 ohm impeadance complicates things. what do you think?
 

Gold Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 2552
Registered: Nov-05
kicker zx1000 would work perfect
 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 486
Registered: Mar-06
you can wire the w7 at 2 ohms correct? and would the hifonics bx1606d work? it does 1000-900 at 2 ohms
 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 487
Registered: Mar-06
bump
 

Gold Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 2553
Registered: Nov-05
the 12w7 is single 3 ohms
 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 488
Registered: Mar-06
so whats the lowest impedance you could wire the W7 at?
 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 489
Registered: Mar-06
he bought a hifonics 1206d, he doesnt have any electrical upgrades.
 

Gold Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 2554
Registered: Nov-05
the hifonics will be okay for that sub

the 12w7 is a single 3 ohm voice coil... it can only be wired to 3 ohms...and it is 750 rms

the amp....

RMS @ 4-Ohm: 1 x 450-Watt
RMS @ 2-Ohm: 1 x 900-Watt

so it will give the sub somewhere between 450-900 watts, but hifonics overates their amps a little...so it will get maybe 500-600....700 max

so that amp will be fine...

more watts would be better tho for that sub
 

Gold Member
Username: 420alldaylong

Post Number: 2491
Registered: Sep-06
This will be perfect.
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=475
 

Gold Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 2556
Registered: Nov-05
u can give that sub alot more than 600 watts though
 

Gold Member
Username: Skibum12189

Cleveland

Post Number: 1454
Registered: Mar-06
just get a 500/1
 

Gold Member
Username: Loc_out

Santa Ana, Ca Resonant Eng...

Post Number: 1026
Registered: Feb-05
You could get a used JL 1000\1 for under 5 on ebay. That's a really nice sub and desrve a nice amp. Stay away from hifonic.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6420
Registered: Nov-04
If you're going to buy a cheap amp for JL12W7, then you might as well trade in that sub for Pyle/Pyramid/Sony.
You can't drive a Porsche and use regular unleaded gas.
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 4330
Registered: Jul-06
"You can't drive a Porsche and use regular unleaded gas."

BULLSH1T!WATCH ME!VRRRRROOOM!
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6423
Registered: Nov-04
Have you checked the label/warning on the gas cap?
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 4332
Registered: Jul-06
"Have you checked the label/warning on the gas cap?"

Hang on let me go check it on my Porsche parked in my 50 car garage.Oh wait...I can't afford a Porsche,damn.Lol...oh no...6 octane difference.Put regular in that tank and I guarantee it will run.It won't perform as it's supposed to but it will still run.Pretty much the same thing with Audis,they say only premium but I know a guy that runs his on premium only in the winter and regular in the summer/spring and his car still runs/drives.Is it good for the car?Probably not.Does it work?Sure but with pros and cons.
 

Silver Member
Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 490
Registered: Mar-06
yea this guy did not want to blow alot of dough on an amp. he had a JL 1000 on it but it was going into protect because of voltage drops. the hifonics will be fine. might not pound as hard but hes past the stage of loud bass, just wants some bump with great sq.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6424
Registered: Nov-04
Rob I'm guessing you just like to argue. You, however have missed the boat.
Analyze my statements VERY carefully and you'll see. Never said you couldn't use regular gas on Porsche, just as you can use ANY amp with JL12W7. The comparsion was, like spending extra money to get something good, then cutting corners. As you know, anyone rich enough to own a Porsche, will never ever use regular gas on it. It's clearly stated on the gas cap and manuals.
So by using Pyramid/Sony/Pyle amps on JL W7 is similar in comparsion to a Porsche and regular gas. You could do it, but makes no sense at all.
C. Reming, if your original problem was JL amp going into protection cause of voltage drop, what makes you think lower quality amp like Hifonics would perform better? It might even distort/clip more and eventually blow the sub.
It's ironic that you mention "great sq" with Hifonics.
 

Gold Member
Username: Loc_out

Santa Ana, Ca Resonant Eng...

Post Number: 1027
Registered: Feb-05
Why would you spend over 500 buck on a sub to run it off a 200 amp. Makes no sense. Just save money and buy the JL 1000\1.
 

Gold Member
Username: Ctmike

Ct.

Post Number: 4977
Registered: Feb-06
or you could buy my last bnib sundown sae1000d:-)
 

Silver Member
Username: Thed42

Post Number: 104
Registered: Jun-06
Quit being stupid and saying a pg or kicker would be the perfect amp. The only PERFECT amp would be the 1000/1 or next quaters maybe (early 08 2000/1). JL subs are designed and tested with JL amps. The w7 specifically is tested and designed with a regulated power supply. Why would anyone say an unregulated power supply is the perfect match?
 

Gold Member
Username: Ctmike

Ct.

Post Number: 4978
Registered: Feb-06
yeah, that makes no sense at all^^. so you're saying since kicker subs are tested with kicker amps then those are the only PERFECT amps to run their subs off of?
 

Silver Member
Username: Thed42

Post Number: 105
Registered: Jun-06
^ Look up PERFECT in the dictioary. Other amps are usable. You make yourself sound really dumb with a post like that^.
 

Gold Member
Username: 420alldaylong

Post Number: 2502
Registered: Sep-06
Perfect

Having all the desired qualities.
Having no flaws or shortcomings.
Correct in every detail.

And the Phoenix Gold X600.1 falls under the above.IMO
 

Gold Member
Username: Ctmike

Ct.

Post Number: 4987
Registered: Feb-06
mark d, you really are stupid. please stop posting, i haven't read one smart thing from you.

oh, and while you're at it, why don't you try and use your "dictioary" yourself.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 4268
Registered: Feb-05
I recommend a JL 500/1 for a 12W7. Especially if you go ported for the box.

1000/1 for two 12w7's.
 

Platinum Member
Username: James1115

Use a simple...

Post Number: 10337
Registered: Dec-04
exactly what MO said^ a 1000/1 would better suite a 13w7.

Hey Mike how much you want for that sundown?
 

Gold Member
Username: Ctmike

Ct.

Post Number: 4990
Registered: Feb-06
$280-270 shipped. could go lower for you since you live in ct. (you still do right?).
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