What kind of amp do I need? Kicker CVR 12" 4 OHM


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Username: Gatordangles

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-11
I'm really confused about the amount of power I need to power this subwoofer, its in a custom ported encloser if that helps.

Please point me in the right direction. Examples of what woiuld be good?

Would this amp work well?
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Username: Alonzoub

Post Number: 153
Registered: Apr-10
Kicker CVR 12" can handle 400 watts RMS. You said its the 4-ohm model so it has two 4-ohm coils. What you will want to do is wire the 2 coils in parallel to get a final load of 2-ohms. Like this:

Now you will want to look for MONO (that is 1-channel) amplifiers that can output 400 watts RMS into a 2-ohm load.

Something like this:

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Username: Gatordangles

Post Number: 2
Registered: May-11
Thanks!! This all makes a lot more sense to me now. Are there any other specific amps you would recommend?
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