Hey you guys , i wanted to know what settings i should set my amp on , the bass eq.. and all that , well i have 2 audiobahn 12" 700rms 1400 maxx , my amp is the power acoustic LT980/2 , I am going to be bridging the amp to my subs so each sub will be pushin about 1000 watts , what should i put the settings on the amp to? plz help thanks
Not sure where you got the info that the amp will do 1000W x 2, but it'll only do 280W x 2 at 2ohms. If you push it, your subs will fry. That amp is not enough for even one of those subs. So i suggest you reconsider and return the amp if you can. It's overrated as well, you'll get about 200W x 2 out of it.
nah wire the coils in parallel put one sub on each channel don't bother bridging the amp. no point. you'll get a 2 ohm stereo load. that's about 350-400 watts RMS per sub. dependingon the design quality and efficiency of the amplifier when you lower the load on it.. amps don't really "double" their power with half the load. they try, but they always lose some power.. thus the 350-400 some amps come closer than others
buy a better made, more reliable amplifier. kenwood and power acoustik aren't very good. honestly, audiobahn isn't fantastic either, but it should at least make enough bass so as not to complain so the problem seems to be the amp.
Alright well thanks you guys, but i just decided to go ahead and get the jl audio 500/1 , Just got back from the autosound store , and got the info and the hoook up on my subs to amp , and the tech said the 500/1 would be perfect so yep tahnks you guys for all your help and ill be back if i need some more.
Alright guys , Another propasal, you know how i was saying that i had the power acoustic lt9800/2 and you said that two both subs it was like 440 rms well , i thought about just getting two of those amplifiers and putting one amp to one sub and the same for both subs . What do you guys think bout that? , Glass? , well i dunno the amp is 980 watts i belive so yeah tell me what you think and how many watts it would be pushin.
Actually, now I'm not sure of the set up. You can either wire each of the subs at 2 or 8ohms. You can't bridge that amp at 2ohms and at 8ohms it'll hardly move. Have you already purchased the amp? I actually don't see any possible way to do this unless you leave off one of the coils on each sub, not sure if this is appropriate. Glass?
I wouldn't own anything by power acoustik, nor would I recommend any of it, so my suggestion is still to sell the one you have, and instead of buying another bad amp, spend about $200-250 and buy the JBL 1200.1 that'd solve all of your problems.
i need some fast input , b/c i did by my acoustik amp already and im seeing whats going on so i can return it and what to get so yeah ,, hmm etronics.com is a site ive used im lookin on it now , just needa know some brands that would be good if someone would check the site out maybe and see what they got that would work for me that woudl be great.. im lookin for like atleast around 500rms per sub .. alright thanks.. i found a nice legacy but i dunno bout the quality of them
k But anything from etronics.com ?.. and legacys you know anyhthing about them and there quality? ,Also JBL's cost like 700 dollars and i aint going there. K i looked at the Kicker 1200.1 that would put each speaker at like 600watts correct? and what are the prices lookin at on those amps?
k But anything from etronics.com ?.. and legacys you know anyhthing about them and there quality? ,Also JBL's cost like 700 dollars and i aint going there. K i looked at the Kicker 1200.1 that would put each speaker at like 600watts correct? and what are the prices lookin at on those amps? Hmm im not really lookin for the 1gauge wiring... anything else that you guys know of that would help me out?
please stop e-mailing me with the same questions you're asking here in this thread. I'm not answering you twice, and my profile asks people not to privately e-mail me with audio questions. particularly when I already spend about 3 hours a day here helping.
This should be the 2nd to last message on this thread. Kicker KX1200.1 is $400 shipped on eBay, is that better? If you buy from a seller with PayPal buyer protection, you have nothing to lose. Another choice for $100 less is audiobahn A1300HCT, which would give you about the same power as the kicker. Looking at anything below $300 you're going to underpower your subs. You should've thought about the amp and the budget before buying power hungry subs like these. There're almost no other options for you. The last message of the thread should have you saying that you understand the situation and the advice. If you can't afford $300 right now I suggest you wait and get it right instead of rushing into it and not getting performance you expect.
James, you can find a JBL 1200.1 on ebay for under $300 bucks easily. It puts out over 1200W RMS into either 2 or 1 ohms, and is a solid, reliable amp. It's also pretty much the cheapest good amp you'll find. Legacys are poor quality.