Yes, they will run fine with 500 watts. You could run even less if you really wanted. James runs 600 watts to his 15" Avalanche with a PPI amp. As long as you get a good quality 500 watt amp, you'll be fine.
Ill be running mine off a jl 500/1 which is a underated amp. As far as what everyone is saying from experience it should be fine at 500rms or over. Im just trying to decide between sealed or ported?????
ya MO im more than likely gonna run it off a JL 500/1 in a snail shell should sound pretty good.
doesent the JL 500/1 put out around 580-600rms?
i told chad i wanted 2 he said 500 to each would be fine
By the way i talked to chad also and he said that the 500/1 whould work out fine.
well MO i know there very hyped but i have heard a w7 in a regular ported box tuned to 28hz then with the same car amp everything in a snail shell tuned to 28hz and on the mic it got 3db louder.
im thinkin about buyin one there $250 which is alot im still decidin if i want to do it
also how many amps does the JL 500/1 draw?
also MO are you or do you have any electrical upgrades (alternator, battery, big 3) i dont want to have to upgrade yet i have a 105amp alternator so i will probably be runnin 700rms total hope my car can handle it.
do you think that the avalanche with the jl 500/1 would reach the at least 130?
Its funny cause me and you are in the same situation. I am trying to run my 500/1 and my ppi art 300.2 and i want the least current draw from my electrical system as possible because i dont have a HO alternator nor have i upgraded my big 3. The only thing i purchased that i havent installed yet is a BATCAP model 800 stereo battery that will help with any dimming and let the subs hit harder on heavy bass hits. I am trying to avoid upgrading to a HO alternator so i may upgrade my big 3 as it helps. Oh yeah, you will definetly hit higher then 130db. Look to be in the 140's with a good install easy.
thx MO for all ur input hopefully will have no dimming ;)