Powering a 3000watt sub at 1ohm, help plz!


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Username: Esprit

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jun-08
I have this sub:

Audiobahn 1208Q 12" Subwoofer
12" 1500 WATTS RMS POWER, 3000 watts max

Should I power it at 1ohm or 4ohm? Id rather just buy a monoblock amp to power it at 1ohm. Is this a good idea?

What WATTAGE do I need from a monoblock amp? Specs on amps dont list what RMS power is at 1ohm, so Im confused.

For example, would this amp power it:

Bronze Member
Username: Neptune07

Grand Junction/Golden, CO

Post Number: 29
Registered: Jun-08
they are cheap and don't put out near what they are rated at.
what is your price range?

you can wire it down to 1ohm on a mono amp but don't get an amp rated over 1500w rms @ 1ohm cause audiobahn subs are known to FRY

Silver Member
Username: Exige

CDT, Audiopulse Dealer

Post Number: 468
Registered: Nov-07
Something such as an Audioque AQ1200D would work. I would suggest finding a better sub though. To be very frank, that Audiobahn sounds like complete crap compared to anything else on the market. All you're purchasing is a fake chrome f@rt machine. If you would like some suggestions of where to go for a QUALITY subwoofer, let me know and I'd be happy to help.

Bronze Member
Username: Neptune07

Grand Junction/Golden, CO

Post Number: 43
Registered: Jun-08
ya audiobahn makes flashy looking overpriced pieces of cr@p

sell it and find a better quality sub

Bronze Member
Username: Esprit

Post Number: 11
Registered: Jun-08
Anyone got suggestions for a new sub? I have a 1200watt amp running at 1ohm. Thats how Id like to keep it.

I blew my audiobahn. You guys were 100% right
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