i have a good 800watt sub, (pioneer TS-305DVC) and a kinda good amp...a 600 watt legacy. i kno that legacy isnt a real good brand, but its doin its job so far n i'v had it for about 6 months. i just got two more of the 800 watt pioneers, and i need a good amp. any suggestion. i kinda have a budget of around $150
LA480 is the model #...and i dont want 1600 watt RMS, i want 1600 watt peak. just to power the other 2 subs ad then run the single sub off the legacy still. i was lookin at a 1600 watt volfenhag, and every one i ask about volfenhag says hat they are a good company. should i go that route?
Being Dual 4 ohm subwoofers, the only good amp you'll get for that price is a JBL 600.1, which would push those subs well. It's underrated, it typically puts out around 700 watts RMS with 14.4V. Those Pioneer subs will work well with 300+ to each sub.
One thing to keep in mind guys is to never pay attention to the peak wattage. They get that number in a way you will never really duplicate in a car, especially your cheap brands like legasy. Thats why we say to look at your RMS rating. RMS is basically how much power you CAN EXPECT from your amp at full output. So if your speakers have an RMS rating of 300 watts you want to get an amp with close to the same rms rating.
In a perfect world, 300W amp will give you 300W to your 300W sub. However, since lot of the amps come with bass boost/crossovers, if you set the controls to max, you will get much more than 300W from the amp. So be careful with those controls.