I have 2 kicker 05cvr12's . I'm new to the car audio scene. Not sure whether to get mono or another channel and how many watts to get the most bass without blowing sub or overheating amp. I like a lot of bass.
Earlier I said, "My friend has those subs hooked up to orion HCCA-d1200 and that amp lets them get full excursion without distorting. His subs are dual 4ohm coils, if yours are too, then you can get that amp (eBay). If you have dual 2ohm coils, you'll need an amp that produces 800W RMS at 2ohms. Also, be sure to include a budget." Essentially, first I need to know if your subs have 2ohm or 4ohm voice coils. You should find that on the box. If you can't get that info from the number, give me the entire model number and it should look something like this...CVR12-2 or CVR12-4. The last number is the coil resistance.
Like I've been recommending to everyone with those subs, orion HCCA-d1200 amp. You can get it cheaper on eBay. It'll give you a little over 300W per sub at 1ohm. To achieve 1 ohm load you'll need to connect the coils in parallel and subs in parallel. If you're getting all this professionally installed, the installer should know all this from amp's and subs' spec.
It's also worth noting that getting good subs and a good amp is only half the battle. Since you said you like a lot of bass, you should look into getting a custom made ported enclosure designed specifically for those subs. That will ensure you're getting maximum output out of those subs. You can also get a sealed box, which will sound a bit better, but will be a bit less loud.
To you louder may be better, but sealed boxes have a flatter response, meaning it's capable of playing a wider range of frequencies at the same (pressure) level. This is more suited for sound quality applications.
"Cash is not problem...and its 4 ohm...oh yeah thanks for your help"-We can find you amps that are thousands of dollars and we can't be sure what to reccomend you unless we know a budget.People always say budget doesn't matter and then they realize that a system can cost you 10 grand or even more and we also need a limit so we can know what amp or equipment to reccomend for your setup.
oh sorry ...well looking for something under 1000 ....just want to let you guys know i appreciate your honest answers....cause this stuff is confusing but i'm a music fanatic and love good sound quality and bass...to feel the music
You'll need bigger, better subs to spend that much. You can either get the orion amp I suggested above or get the JBL BPX 500.1. It'll give you same power at 1 and 4 ohms, so wire the subs at 4ohms to increase the damping factor(don't worry about it's meaning, it's just the bigger the better). So wire subs' coils in series (pos to neg) and subs themselves in parallel. Again, tell this to your installer and he'll be able to do it for you.
Yeah, sealed is good...that's the exact setup my friend has. With Polk comps, boston coax, the orion, and hifonics zeus amp. Sounds pretty damn loud in a sealed box with good SQ. BTW I've been good, man, just got depressed about the car stereo stuff for a while b/c I didn't think I could get anymore power, but now that I found an HO alt for me, I'm back in biz...
Let's hope those kickers feel the same way. My friend does have those same kickers, and it takes about 250W rms for each for them to get full excursion, so it is better for the charging system in a sense. I'm glad your pioneers are so strong! And that is a really nice amp btw!