i cant afford the SX kicker, but i think i may go orion, a 1200D or mabey the one above.
btw: how do your stock speakers keep up with that kind of bass? if you push that sub to about 140db there is now way it sounds like music, just noise.
am i right?
i have an amp on all my speakers and there gettin 60w RMS (around 100-120peak) to each so i dont think ill be in too bad of schape with that... plus i have another 2 channel amp and a pair of sony 6x9s that i could add for more highs
Oh sorry, for some reason I have trouble finding posts, lol. Believe it or not the stock Bose system is pretty loud and clear due to its own amplifier, 2ohm speakers and anti clipping circuitry. It has protection circuitry to keep you from destroying it so actually it can be turned up all the way witout any real distortion and no clipping (friend measured with oscilloscope). Each frequency is separated so you can make out the vocals and stuff but above 140 dbs you are just getting noticed, lol. If you really want to listen to music (in my opinion) your not going to have above that level anyways, you really can't enjoy it withou ear protection. Now I'll bump the sh!t out of it and it sounds great but that is just to bug people, you know. I am a bass nut and do not use my amp gain to control the level but instead I use my bass knob. I'll actually turn the head unit almost all the way up, make sure there s no distortion at this point the sub is flat little to no bass and I will adjust everything around it making sure of no distortion then I introduce bass (via knob) from 40 to 20hz only. Doin this helps ensure that all is clear before it gets to my sub amp and makes it sound like sh!t. I am overdriving my input signal and it allows me to run my amp at 3db out of 12dg gain adjustment. This amp has never had a reading any higher than 90 degs F. One thing you will need to make sure is that you use baffles on the back of your speakers in your back deck ot you can blow the sh!t out of them from the sub pressure and it will distort the sound (found out the hard way, lol) Polo..
Hey Terry, I have a factory refurb Kicker SX1250.1 puttin out about 1290 rms at 1 ohm, and it would work for you hopefully just like Polo's awesome setup. You said you can't afford it, but I can sell it for around $450 shipped, same as the older model KX1200.1 amps, but with more power and the DSP. If you're interested let me know. AIM = Rubberduckysean
1500 is too much for that sub, regardless of what people say, peak 1500 maybe but not a constant 1500. I heat my coils up nicely with my Kicker sx1250.1 , penty of stink going on. If I were you I would take that amp, great amp and is 1ohm stable. Polo