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    I'm looking for a beefy amp. Comment on this find.

    I've found this:

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    Says 1200w (I'm assuming peak) and 350w x 1 (RMS?)

    Anyone give me an idea whether this is a decent amp or not? Or maybe suggest a different amp?
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    are you looking for a subwoofer or mid/high amp??? if you are looking for a subwoofer amp look no further than the jbl p series amps (150.1, 300.1, 600.1, 1200.1)... best bang for the buck... you can find them all day long on ebay starting at $50ish for the 150.1 and up to $250ish for the 1200.1...
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    I'm looking for a Sub amp. I'll check the JBL out.

    Anyone else have a suggestion or two?
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    you cant beat bang for the buck with the JBL BP1200.1. not even the hifonics brutus can compare.

    earthquake D2 is on par sound quality wise with the hifonics brutus, but weighs in at a whopping 2000 RMS, the brutus is 1500. price tag should be similar on ebay.

    how much power are you looking for at what load?

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    like 1200w peak, 600 max rms. I'm looking at putting 4 Kicker S10L7s in my setup.
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    600 watts rms on 4 kicker L7's? doubt it. it'll work but they can handle alot more, my 2 kicker comp 12 use 400 watts each. a 1200 watt amp for $157?? ahahahahaha, umm no. realisticly figure $1 a watt as a guide for a good amp. the 600/1200 watt rating is MAX as in they zap it with like 24 volts for about 2 seconds till it hits the highest wattage it can and they stamp it with those numbers. a good amp is measure with 12 volts at max power and then under rated.

    if you really want to power those subs look for a good class D mono amp, Xtant, Zapco, JL audio
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    4 subs and 4 amps is the plan. I'll check out those brands..
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    why not four subwoofers and one amp? that earthquake D2 would power all four nicely, if you purchased the D4 versions. 500 RMS per driver. thats 150 rms more PER driver than getting FOUR of those 350 rms amps!

    much less a pair of D2 per pair of L7's.... or pair of 1200.1's per pair....

    and price compare the cost of a single D2 versus the cost of four of the amplifiers you are looking at.... youll notice ones WAY cheaper than the other

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    A pair of D2's sounds awesome. Any suggestions on where to get some decent deals on them?
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    ebay. look up earthquake car audio online, you wont even get the company website, jsut internet retailers. you can try for those. probbaly expensive

    al;so check out the classifieds at www.termpro.com. the hardcore competitors swap amps every major show. so you can get once or twice used amps for dirt. And we arent talking about beefy as in 350 watts, here. we are talkign beefy as in 3500 watts

    but they have plenty of 1500-2500 watt amplifiers as well. and thats 1500-2500 true watts, not 3000 peak watts and 350 rms watts.

    If I needed 3000 rms, id definitely go to either Ebay or termpro, or www.caraudioforum.com, or www.elitecaraudio.com.

    or www.soundillusions.net.

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