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    i have a 2001 nissan sentra. i was planning on getting a 52w cd player and 2 10" subs that are 1200w a piece. what size amp do i need for this application or what watt amp should i use?

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    i swear, no one looks at stickies anywhere:

    This forum is dedicated to CarPCs and installing them in your car.

    The car audio forum is dedicated to integrating your car audio system with your CarPC.

    For specific questions related to car audio equipment systems that do not include CarPCs, I would recomend checking out car audio specific forums:

    http://www.elitecaraudio.com
    http://www.carsound.com
    http://www.caraudioforum.com
    http://forum.sounddomain.com
    http://www.realcaraudio.com
    http://www.carstereo.com
    http://www.caraudiomag.com
    http://www.termpro.com
    http://www.the12volt.com
    http://www.talkaudio.co.uk
    http://www.caraudiosecurity.com
    http://www.diymobileaudio.com
    http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com
    http://www.dynamicautoacoustics.com
    et. al.

    There is a chance that someone on here might have an answer for you, I would just hate for you to wait around for it when I know you could get an answer much quicker on a dedicated forum.

    Good luck.
    anyone that can answer that question needs to know model numbers, the rms ratings, and your budget. the more specific you can get (if you have a couple models in mind), the better. my budget for electronics and your budget are 2 different things (i am currently looking at amps in the +$750 category)
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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      I found the sales reps at onlinecarstereo are very helpful in helping you pick what you need.

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        soundman98 is totally correct. a 1200w boss vs. a 1200w jl are two totally different animals..but take in consideration that 1200w is peak power not rms.. rms is the recommended speaker power. and provided that power .. you will get the most longevity,lower you wiill starve your subs.. I highly reccomend that you dont fall into the wattage ratings . wattage doesnt build a great sub. there are other variable like the correct enclosure. But by not knowing your subs or model.. i would reccomend at least 800w to be safe. Just look into something semi decent. Dont go brok but dont cheat yourself either.

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          Originally posted by midnightracer View Post
          soundman98 is totally correct. a 1200w boss vs. a 1200w jl are two totally different animals..but take in consideration that 1200w is peak power not rms.. rms is the recommended speaker power. and provided that power .. you will get the most longevity,lower you wiill starve your subs.. I highly reccomend that you dont fall into the wattage ratings . wattage doesnt build a great sub. there are other variable like the correct enclosure. But by not knowing your subs or model.. i would reccomend at least 800w to be safe. Just look into something semi decent. Dont go brok but dont cheat yourself either.
          good answer, and a quality sub with a max of 1200 watts should be around 600-800 rms, but cheap subs like to play the max game, and rate the max at 1200, but have a 100-250 watt rms-- which are 2 completly different amp categories/price points.

          i would not recomend a 800 watt rms amp(possibly to high-- he might actually need something in the 300 watt rms range) until i see model numbers and/or rms ratings for the subs.
          My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
          "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


          next project? subaru brz
          carpc undecided

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