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Questions about amps and subs

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Derf00, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Can anybody tell me anything about Autotek amps? Had a salesman try to sell me 2 10" Memphis subs and said it would only take a 200W amp. Out the door cash, $350.00. I don't know much, but this sounded fishy.

    How big an amp should it take to run two good quality 10" subs? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. unick

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    I dont know about those subs but Id think you would need more power for 2. Im gonna run a JL 12W3 and each one is rated at 250 W but Im gonna run 300 to it.

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    I do know the Memphis subs are a decent speaker, i have the 400 watt Memphis amp running 6 speakers, 2 of them are 15" Kicker CompVR's. So i know their amps are good, i heard the sub at the store where i bought my system, as far as the power, you will get good sound out of 100 watts/speaker, thats all i have going to my 15's and they pound. I think i would still opt for a little larger amp though, just to have MORE POWER!! ARGH ARGH ARRGH!!

    Can't say much about the Autotek amp, as i have really never heard of them,,, /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    As far as how much you should run to speakers, hmm, as i mentioned, i have 2 15's capable of 900 watts each, the amp i have coming for them is a 1500watt amp, so 750 each is pretty stable and not overkill, i guess it just depends on whatthe speakers can handle, i would keep the wattage down somewhat just to protect the speakers from being overpowered and blowin them.

    Just my opinion,,, /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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