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    what type of amp should i get

    i have a 12' jl audio w3 with a bandpass box adn im not sure what type of amp and wattage im looking for..

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    It all depends on the type of bass you want really. If your looking for "I can hear you 5 blocks away" then get anything from 500-800w If your looking for good all around bass including surround sound, then get something around 150-300w

    I used to have a jl 10" in a single cab truck being powered by 150W 1ch. amp and it was fine for me. Keep in mind that my setup was different because it wasnt in a trunk the speaker was in the cab with me making it louder naturally. I also had a single cab small truck with not a lot of space.. this also made a difference because I was sitting on the speaker, so to me it was pretty loud.
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    i want something good but i dont want to blow my speakers

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    What voice coil is the sub? D2, D4 or D6?
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    D2 voice coil

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
    It all depends on the type of bass you want really. If your looking for "I can hear you 5 blocks away" then get anything from 500-800w If your looking for good all around bass including surround sound, then get something around 150-300w

    I used to have a jl 10" in a single cab truck being powered by 150W 1ch. amp and it was fine for me. Keep in mind that my setup was different because it wasnt in a trunk the speaker was in the cab with me making it louder naturally. I also had a single cab small truck with not a lot of space.. this also made a difference because I was sitting on the speaker, so to me it was pretty loud.
    Actually his JL W3 will only hold 300 Watts RMS. I recomend a Elemental Designs NINE.2 amp for your JL W3. It will feed 400 Watts RMS @ 4ohms, just be careful setting the gains and you will be fine. More info on the amp here:
    http://www.edesignaudio.com/edamps.htm

    Good luck, let me know if you need anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altimat
    He can't get that one. His woofer is Dual 2 ohm, which means he can hook it up at either 1ohm or 4ohm to the amp. You need something that puts out 300-400 Wats at 1ohm OR 300-400 Watts at 4ohms. That amp is not 1 Ohm stable and 250 watts might not do his bandpass box justice.

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    i have a crossfire 600 watt amp.. and i cant get it to work ive tried everything so im tryin to get a new amp or soemthign so i can get my damn system hooked up

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidunknown
    He can't get that one. His woofer is Dual 2 ohm, which means he can hook it up at either 1ohm or 4ohm to the amp. You need something that puts out 300-400 Wats at 1ohm OR 300-400 Watts at 4ohms. That amp is not 1 Ohm stable and 250 watts might not do his bandpass box justice.
    Ohh I didn't realize that. Assumed it was 2 Ohm. The D6 threw me! I had that same problem with my ED12A and ended up using two MRD-M300 Alpine V12 Amps since I had one already - one on each voice coil. Works great!
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