I have a L7 and it's currently running on 1000max watts crunch amp. I'm not sure what the rms rating on the crunch is as it was never given but I'm guessing 500rms. I want to upgrade to a ROCKFORD FOSGATE PUNCH P8002 which is advertised to push 800rms. It's a 2 channel so bridged, it might push just enough to meet the L7 requirement of 750rms limits. I was offered the punch amp for $150 used. What do you guys think? Good deal or not? If not, any suggestions on what I can spend the $150 on? Thanks.
the L7 is Dual 4-ohm Voice Coil so that means the AudioBahn A8000T Amplifier would only push 400rms right? I just realized this with the RF punch amp as well,.. it only pushes 400x4ohms. Am i pushing the limits of the sub here?
So most likely I'm leaning towards the RF right now because I'm not familiar with the quality on the audiobahn. Unless it's the audiobahn is part of the High Current (HCT) series, I probably won't get it.
I'm looking for reliability also and I've had friends that have had problems with it. Although I might mention the price of the audiobahn to the guy selling me the RF in hopes of him lowering the price. What would be a good price for the RF?
I'm curious Chauncey, what setup are you running? It's pretty rare that people suggest getting an audiobahn. I've personally never owned an audiobahn no Rockford but I know RF has been in the business for a long time and makes good quality equipment.
About the end caps,... audiobahn are rated on the box as identical to the RF. If anything I heard that RF pushes more at caraudioforum.com and the audiobahn is overrated. I'm not sure about the truthfulness of this as I haven't done that much research on it, but this is what other people say. I'm definately interested into looking at this a bit more before purchasing anything as it seems I have a conflict of interest.
ok, since both of the mentioned amps only put out 800rms @2ohms,... they aren't what I was originally looking for. I want something that's 800rms @4ohms. THe RF states that it pushes 800rms @2ohms and also 800rms @ 4ohms when bridged. Is it what I'm looking for or not? Thanks.
For a sub yes, the 4ohm bridged to 800rms would be the way for you to go. I'm kinda partial to RF myself. The 8002 should more that do what you want. Does the owner happen to still have the birth sheet for the amp? It would give ya a better idea of what to expect out of it.
I ended up bargaining with the guy and got it for $130. Seems like an awesome deal. Now I'm thinking about upgrading the 8 gauge wiring to 4 gauge wiring. But first,... is it necessary to upgrade the wiring to 4 gauge if I push it to 800rms?