I have a sony xplod 1200 watt channel amp. I have it hooked up to 2-12" rockford subs which are bout 400 watts peak power. Sealed box. I also have a kenwood kdc-128 cd player, which isnt very good. It barely puts out bass on my sony xplod 260 watt speakers, compared to a good pioneer cd player. And i wasnt sure if it was also putting out less "power" to my amp for the subs.
My subs now sometimes max out on rap and are really loud. When i play stuff like as i lay daying or avenged sevenfold, my subs aren't sensitive at all and arent even half as loud as they are on rap.
How much of a difference would there be if i got 2-12" sony xplod 1300 watts peak subs, for sensitivity for metal stuff, and also loudness.
And - do i need a new cd player to get more power to my amp?
the HU just sends a signal to turn the amp on, and no HU outs a hole lot of power to the speakers, put an amp on your 260 watt speakers. man quit with the sony crap, thats the root of all your problems.
im really planning on getting the 1300 watt PEAK POWER (using it for reference) subs. all i want to know is how much of a difference will they be from the 400 watt Peak power subs i already have sensitivity wise and volume wise.
PEAK POWER means nothing. They can say anything for this number. Look at rms b/c thats what the sub actually handles. PEAK is just to make ppl go "wwoooww". You definately want to put an amp on the 6x9s, you'll notice a huge difference. Your head unit will only put out about 15 watts to each.
Steven, muddy made a good point, upgrading your subs wont help if your amp isnt pushing your subs now. You need to get a better amp and see how it sounds, then maybe get different subs. How much do you have to spend?
thats exactly what i was wondering. I heard this other kid i knows system and he has the 1000 watt sony xplod amp and his stuff was way louder than mine when he was running 1-10" 600 watt max subs and i have 2-12" 400 watt max subs. i wanted to know if i got new subs they could have a higher sensitivity and be louder cause of the power handling. But it that wasnt making sense to me.
another thing: my subs were the same volume bridged and not bridged...?
Yea...probably because your amp isnt putting out much power. Are your subs DVC, 4ohm, etc.? If you want to get something louder and soudn good try 2 12" AA assasins or 2 10" assasins, which are onsale now. Also, save up and get a better amp. Check out the website http://www.ascendantaudio.com/assassin_page.html
QUIT WITH THE "MAX" WATTS SH!T its useless if you guys are running 600 watts max crap... then your using like 10 inch lagacy's and sht... next time u look at your stuff LOOK FOR RMS not max... u get all your stuff to get the max wattage, u will have real empty pockets and a hole lot of crappy equipment... like right now.
Actually man your not really right. Generally on good brands maybe, but not on things like sonys. you could buy a 800watt max kicker amp, or a 2000 watt max xplod. And you would get more watts rms from teh kicker than the xplod garanteed.
sorry buddy but your wrong about the whole max power thing its not true sony and other crappy companies use max power to draw in people that dont know sh!t about car audio just to wow them if you have a 1000 watt at max your prob only putting ou about 300 and im saying at one ohm trust us on this sony might make good tv's and whatever else but in car audio they have to be one of if not the worst company out there
200 watts RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms 250 watts RMS x 2 @ 2 ohms 500 watts RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm
those are the ratings for the amp.
jordan - you are wrong. a 2000 watt max sony amp can get up to 800 watts rms, which is the peak of the 800 kicker. I dont think that kicker amps RMS is as much as its peak. LOL.
anyways..is that good for the RMS on my amp..because i have seen this amp perform better than mine...and im still wondering if a big factor is the subs i have!!
The subs rms i have is 200 watts.
AND also, the amp doesnt SUCK..when i play rap its loud enough to hear from blocks away and its clear and punches good. I just want it to sound louder on metal music and hardcore music. I have seen the amp perform good before on other peoples system with this type of music, and my subs arent having a response like theres were.
I was just saying in general. Most of the time good brands put rms on there, and dont even mention max b/c its irrelevant. That rms isnt too bad actually, assuming that it actually does that. Is your amp black wit red XPLOD on it? b/c if it is they have potential to sound descent. do you use the LPF? if you do, try turning it to full when you play rock, or adjusting the Filter to a higher frequency for rock.
Definately post a budget. My first system was a Fosgate P1 12 ina bandpass box. At the time i thought it was good, as you are with your fosgates. But now that I've learned alot from these guys I'm bout to have 2 Treo 15s in my trunk . What I'm saying is, that if your looking for sumthin better and have a lil to spend, they'll set you up in your budget, but if you want to stay with what you got, your at about the best your going to get with your set up.