I Was wondering if soundstream amps are underated. Because i found a SoundStream RUB500-1 Rubicon II Series 1 Channel Amplifier rated at 200 watt rms @ 4 ohm and 500 watt rms @ 2 ohm. I need about 600 watt rms for my 2 subs. Will this power them or should i find another amp.
Soundstream ain't what it used to be but since thats a fairly "older" design you're probably ok. I have a Rub300-2 and it sounds great for mids and highs and pretty decent in bass applications as well.
I'm not sure about that 500 watts. The Rub500-1 is basically the same as the Rub501.
just built after Soundstream was bought out. The 501 develops 400 watts at 2 ohms and 500 at 1 ohm. Soundstream also usually rates the lower impedance power of its amps at 14 volts so you're gonna need a good alternator to guarantee full power at 2 or 1 ohms.
Regardless, your subs will sound good altho I'd say a JBL BP600.1 would be a bit louder.