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Old 03-15-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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Okay, I recently acquired a Kenwood Amp (model # KAC-9152D). It's labeled 1800W Max Power; 500W RMS @4ohms, 1% THD+N; 900W RMS @ 2ohms, 1% THD+N.
My question for you Stereo gurus is what sub should I get (and what kind of box)? and should I go for one or two subs? {and by the way... I DONT want to spend an arm and a leg}
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 03-15-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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What is your budget? I had a thread going here. that you could look at. I hope this helps.

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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go to best buy they have some nice 10" PUNCH subs w/ enclosue for a little $$ dont remeber exactly how much. I have em in my car and they hit hard... just give em proper a break in

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I'm not really sure. I dont want to go high dollar but I dont want to go cheezy. I want something that'll perform for the money, if you get what I mean.
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alpine type x 1000 watts rms 500 bucks crutchfield best sub i have ever had
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Right now (stockpiled) I've got about 4 JL 12's (two are in single boxes and there is one dual box), I had 2 15" Audiobahns but I sold them to my roomate. I'm running one of my JL 12s in my car now. But since I came across this amp I want to add another sub or upgrade to a better sub.
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I just took 2 JBL 12's out of my old focus that were amazing. Leaving them out due to the wife being pregnant. But they were a good brand. Had a MTX amp hooked up.
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I like JLs and wish I could afford some of their better models. I like MTX. Not too fond of JBL. Dont like Punch. Definitely dont want Sony. Not too familiar with Kenwood, Pioneer. Never got to know Audiobahns.
I just dont know. One of the JL's I have is rated for 300W but I dont want to hook it up to this amp and kill it. (plus i kinda poked a hole in the foam surround with a little screwdriver while taking off the grille) Will that affect it?
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To save money, use 2 of your JL subs if they are the right ohm configuration for the power.

Besides the subs I listed at the link focus_guy posted...

Check out these subs ID is blowing out on eBay for $125 shipped:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZidaudioQQhtZ-1

The dual 4 ohm 15" sub wired for 2 ohms would kick.
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Now that goes into the area I am clueless about, wiring. I think I've seen somewhere on how to wire them parallel and etc. I might do that though, after I look into it.
BTW, if you were to punch a tiny hole (like eyeglass screwdriver size) BY ACCIDENT into the foamy surround of the cone... would that cause any major problems?
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