Hey people.. i'm a total car audio newb and i'm just getting started with my system... so far i've picked up 2 10 inch JL audio subs (10w3d4)... they run at 250w rms each at 4 ohms... can someone tell me what kinda specs my amp should have and perhaps point me in the right direction... this would be much appreciated.. thanx
wow, thats pretty good for a noob. A JL 500/1 would work perefect for you, but it cost a good amount of money as well. That would be the best though because it supplies a steady 500 watts 1-4 ohms and it is underrated. check out that and see if you can afford it.
I only wish I had your problems. You're not doing bad for a self proclaimed "newb".
Really, if I were you and I can pull it off, I'd spend maybe another $60-$80 more and buy a JL Audio 500/1 on a "Buy it Now" on eBay. It would be a perfect match.
There's a 1000/1 that's supposedly a floor model someone is selling for $500 "Buy it Now", that I'm eyeballing myself! Great Deal!! I'd really like to have it, but I can't really justify it with the CFO (wife)!
Good luck with your system...
Second thought... if you're running two dual 4ohm subs, I'm not sure if the 500/1 can push a 1ohm load. However, I know it's rated down to 1.5ohm. Maybe a more experienced guru can answer that.
the 500/1 is a regulated power supply which means it puts out the same amount of power at 4ohms as it does at 1.5ohms. I would get the 500/1 on a buy it now on ebay like stated above and run it at 4ohms.