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    IDMAX12 D4's?

    I can get two IDMAX D4 12's for $400. Is this a good deal? How do these subs compare with other subs, like the type x's, w7's, re xxx's, brahma's...?
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    Hell ya thats a good deal those subs are fantastic. My only word of warning is make sure that you have enough power to run those monsters. I am a big fan of all ID subs. Keep us updated if you get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verbal kent
    Hell ya thats a good deal those subs are fantastic. My only word of warning is make sure that you have enough power to run those monsters. I am a big fan of all ID subs. Keep us updated if you get them.

    Todd
    I will, I'm talking to the seller right now. He says that there is a small dent on the metal cone of one of the subs, but it's purely cosmetic and doesn't affect performance....getting me worried, but it's probably still a good deal.

    What do you think is enough power? I think my amp right now might be able put out 800 watts to each sub.
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    the best way to know if ur amp can power those 2 subs is to call ID or email them or post on their forum. I am a total ID fan boy and totally support you buying those subs, they only need about 600 watts apeice to run off. but are you sure you'll be pushing the right amount of ohms for 2 of em? if not check this out too http://www.cardomain.com/shop/wooferwizard.pl

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    I just paid for the subs (it was $460 after shipping). The seller said that the dent was purely cosmetic and that they sound perfect...so looks like i got hooked up.


    The way I would wire them would depend on the amp that I'll be getting. I am thinking about upgading to either a Nine.1 or a jl 1000/1. If I go with the Nine.1, I'll be wiring the subs to 1 ohm and that should give them 600 a piece. If I go with the jl, I'll be wiring them to 4 ohm because the jl can only handle 1.5 - 4 ohms.

    Those are the only two amps that I've considered so far. Another option would be to have 2 jl's or 2 Nine.1's...one for each sub. The only problem is that the jl is $600 a piece. The Nine.1 is $350, so it seems like a much better buy. I don't know if a jl is worth the $250 difference. The only reason im considering it is because it would match my jl 300/4.

    Basically, im thinking that i can go with the Nine.1 amp and have 600 watts per sub for now (versus the jl's 500 watts per sub) and later on I can add another and have 900 watts per sub @ 2 ohms a piece.
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    go with the Nine.1 for sure < very underrated amp imo, and with JL ur just paying for there name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeney
    go with the Nine.1 for sure < very underrated amp imo, and with JL ur just paying for there name
    That's what I figured....thanks
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    I just got the Idmax's last night and I couldn't wait to install them, so I threw them in right away. The magnets on those suckers is huge...i thought my audiobahn magnets were huge, but these things were at least two inches taller....easy. I have them running off my excelon amp which has the following specs:

    KAC-X810D Class D Mono Power Amplifier

    Maximum Output Power: 1600 Watts x 1
    Power Output at 2 Ohms, at 12V (1kHz, 0.5% THD): 600 Watts x 1
    Power Output at 2 Ohms, at 14.4V (1kHz, 0.5% THD): 800 Watts x 1
    Power Output at 4 Ohms, at 12V (20Hz-20kHz, 0.05% THD): 300 Watts x 1
    Power Output at 4 Ohms, at 14.4V (20Hz-20kHz, 0.05% THD): 400 Watts x 1

    I hate it when they give you a maximum output number that can never be reached. I don't know how much power I'm giving the subs, but I wired them down to 1 ohm (even though the amp probably isn't 1 ohm stable) and they sound awesome. I'm guessing that I'm currently giving them around 4 or 500 watts a piece. This is only temporarily until I get the Nine.1.
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    Power (wattage) = Current x Amperage x Efficiency

    find the fuses on the amplifier, plug that number into the amperage part of the equation.

    Figure 14v for current as a high, 13 might be more normal (err on the safe more conservative side)

    Efficiency is listed at ?? for the efficiency number

    and you'll have your true power

    one question I have about that ED amp....it claims 64% efficiency...yet it's a class D?

    Class D amplifiers are usually > 85% efficient and have a s/n of maybe 70

    that's one hell of a clean, EXTREMELY inefficient amplifier if it's really a class d amp....might want to look into that
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    Thanks Red,

    I never really noticed that about the ed. I'm on the website right now and it says it has a signal to noise ratio of -95dBA and an efficiency of 64%. It has four 30 amp fuses and has a max current draw of 130 amps.

    The only reason I was considering the ed was because it's so ridiculously cheap compared to the 1000/1 (but then again, what isn't?) I was asking around on caraudio.com/forums and they said that the ed with the idmax's would be a good combo. I found a used one for $250 shipped, so I jumped on it, but do you think I should reconsider?

    I was also considering the kicker sx 1250.1, the orion 2500d and the orion 1200d. I also saw a viper 1200d refurb for $125 on ikesound, but i wasn't sure if this was a good amp or not. I've heard a lot of good things about the ed, but for $250, do you think there is a better alternative?


    Some more misc. info:

    I did the wattage calculation for the ed (im not sure im plugging in the right numbers): power = 14 x 120 (4 30amp fuses) x 0.64 = 1075.2

    The amp is rated at 1200 watts @ 1ohm (12.5v), but it should put out around 1450 because it's underrated (so i was told).
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