I have 2 Image Dynamics ID max 12s (dual 4 Ohm) subs. im looking at a good amp able to handle both. i was looking at the Soundstream VGA1600.2 amp so that i could run one off each channel at 2 ohms at 800W RMS. I understand the new soundstream stuff isn't like it yous'd to be but i have read the Van Gough Amplifier range was designed by one of their old engineers and that they are excellent. I am trying to avoid using a mono block amp @ 1 ohm because i would like clean power to the subs.
Does any one have any alternative amps in a simmilar price range ($300-$400 off e-bay) to suggest? (I am willing to consider a good 1 ohm stable mono block if they are SAFE at this resistance. Any expert opinions/ suggestions would be great.
By the way, found out the engineers name... Karl Cummings, if that means anything.
$300-$400 bucks I'd recommend getting two JBL 600.1s or something similar. The ID Maxes will work very well off of 600-800 watts. Running that much power you'll need all the amplifier efficiency you can get.
Thanks for the advice on the JBL amps. Do you mean the GTO range?
Also does someone have an opinion regarding my soundstream question. The VGA1600.2 is rated at 2 x 800 watt RMS at 2 ohms. If this is the case, I would have thought this would be also be a good choice (assuming the good reports i've heard about these amps are true).
also for anyone that has thought this...yes i wish i bought the dual 2 ohm version, it would have made life much easier.
thats why Jonathan said get two seperate amps. 1) because you will be able to run each at 2ohms and optimize each amps power, and 2)2-600 watt amps will be more efficiant then 1-1200 watt amp. 3) if you do 1 amp you only have the option of 1 or 4 ohm loads. Now that soundstream I dont believe is 1 ohm stable if I am wrong I am sorry. The other way you could go if you really only want one amp go with the JBL 1200.1 and run it at 1ohm it will give you 1200 watts.