How do you think this amp whould do on a ID MAX 12v3d2. Ive been using this amp on my CDT HD62 set and im impressed with it but i have not used it on any subwoofers yet. Just curiuos to hear it on possibly the ID MAX 12 at 600 x 1 @ 4 ohms bridged. ?
Did you ever end up getting an ID MAX MO? Can't remember, I haven't been around the boards for a few months.
I'm sure it would push the sub fine, but there's really no reason to use an A/B amp on a sub. If you have it and want to use it, then yeah, I would. I found though, with running an Orion G4 to my Avalanche, that you really can't hear the difference between A/B and D when your pushing a sub. If I had to do it again, I'd just get a class D for my sub.
I agree with Joe but I would be a liar if I told you I never thought of running my a600 to a id max I ran my 3-12w6v1's with it, and my ava 15 with it and it never missed a beat and sounded clean,pure, and had terrific detail! I love that amp and can't wait to use it again whenever that will be.
Joe, the thing with G4 is, it not only can drive a sub with ease, it can also function as a bandpass, as well as drive full range speakers. Keep this in mind, class D's will function well till it's pushed to the limit, then it'll distort very badly, blowing your subs. The severity will depend on the quality of the amp.
Optidriven, to a some degree, "power is power" is true. If however, you analyze the actual "power" from various amps, you'll notice the difference. Class D when driven within it's "limit" will function well. If you do search on google, you can easily find out the characteristics and limitations of different amp classes. Have you seen the "blown" subs from some cheap class D amps?
Doubt you will notice any differance Lil jon. Only reason im not going ported with my ID MAX 12 is because i dont have a subsonic filter on the ppi art 600.2 amp and sealed offers a wider freq range in most cars as opposed to ported.
Thats a interesting link. I dont think there is anything wrong with putting a Class AB or a class D to a subwoofer as long as you know how to set your gains and match up the rms requirements and tuning your system with the crossovers and etc....
I cant wait to put my ppi art 600.2 on my ID MAX 12
Isaac, I have the Premier 860 with excellant crossover control and lpf and hpf and slopes... It will sound great. For right now im using the 600.2 on my cdt comps. But soon on the ID MAX 12 and use my Head Unit for all the crossovers..
I have never run any of my subs off of a class d amp in 12 years! I have always run class a/b and have always been more then satisfied I have run subs off of the ppi a600 and the orion g4 and the orion when wired down to 1 ohm is louder but granted it is 800 watts vs 600 watts, well more like 900 watts vs 600 watts because of the underrated power of the orion. I say go for it MO and let me know how it sounds I had the same idea of getting a idmax and running it off of my a600 so let me know