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i currently have a subthump stealth box and a 10 cvx kicker sub, now i am just trying to determine which amp to go with. any one have any suggestions??

specs on the sub are

Nominal Impedance: Dual 2-Ohm
Resonance Frequency: Hz 33.6
Power Handling Peak: 1200 Watts
Power Handling RMS: 600 Watts
Total Q-Factor: 0.376
Equivalent Volume: 1.0 ft3
Outer Frame Diameter:10-11/16"
Hole Cut-Out Diameter: 9 1/4"
Mounting Depth: 5-15/16"
 

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That depends on how you have the coils wired.

Not a bunch of amps go into a 1 ohm load.

Wire them in series to get a 4 ohm load.

What is your budget?
 

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If it's dual coil you can run 2ohm, you just need a amp that can handle it
 

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If it's dual coil you can run 2ohm, you just need a amp that can handle it
Only if you run each coil on its own channel of a 2ch amp. NOT recommended. Wire it 4ohm for a cleaner, more stable sound or wire it 1ohm for all out BOOM. You must have a 1ohm stable amp of course.

I suggest an amp that has about 20% more power handling than the sub (RMS) but no more than 50%. 720w-900w RMS.

That will keep you from clipping the amp which will blow it faster than over-powering it.
 

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^This
 

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k now is that 750-900w rms at 4 ohms? or the overall output? for me i would probably go for the 4 ohms for clearer sound. i'm not really looking to rattle the teeth outta my head, just a nice solid thump and a good low end to fill in where my infinity ref speakers are lacking.

now one amp i was looking at was the kicker 10dx500.1

with the following specs
mono subwoofer amplifier
140 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (275 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
500 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
CEA-2006 compliant
Class D amp technology
variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 18 dB/octave)
selectable bass boost (0, 9 dB at 40 Hz)
variable subsonic filter (10-30 Hz, 18 dB/octave)
frequency response: 20-200 Hz
preamp and speaker-level inputs (adapter required for speaker-level inputs)
4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
includes ZXRC wired remote control with 20-foot cable
fuse rating: 30A x 2
10-3/8"W x 2-3/16"H x 8-3/8"D
 

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A class D is much easier on your electrical system for sure.

What is powering the other speakers?
 

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That will work.
 
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