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Old 01-14-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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Smile Don't know much about audio - can you HELP?

Hey, i'll admit it i'm a dumbass when it comes to car audio stuff. I have a sony head unit on the stock infinity sound system. I just bought 2 Pyramid 12" subs off ebay and i'm gonna stick em my friends old box. The subs are 500 watts max each, and 4 ohms each (Thats what it says). Anyway, can you guys help me pick a good amp for this set up? I don't want extremely loud i just want some nice bass. thanks for the help. also is there anything else I need?
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Old 01-14-2002, 07:16 PM   #2
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Don't buy anything from Pyramid. They're garbage.
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Old 01-14-2002, 09:27 PM   #3
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well too late. i wasn't lookin for anything special just somethin to give a little low end. still need a answer.
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Old 01-14-2002, 11:59 PM   #4
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If your not looking for anything special, just goto your local shop and pick up something like an Alpine 2 Channel mono amp. And, if you didnt want too much, should've find an auction for only one sub. 1 10" is plenty.

Alpine is good stuff for amps, IMO. So are Xtant and JL, but i doubt you wanna pay those pricetags. All else fails, goto Best Buy and get their weekly special. It'll suit your needs from the sounds of things.
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Old 01-15-2002, 12:23 AM   #5
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go for a crossfire tek 400 amp unblowable(within reason) and 86% effecient and a good warranty ...

or go jbl they have a nice over the couter warranty.... good products two

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Old 01-15-2002, 10:29 AM   #6
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thanks for the ideas. so you think 400 watts is good to power these subs?
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Old 01-16-2002, 08:01 AM   #7
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since they are pretty cheap subz, i wouldn't run anymore then 400 to them cause they mostly likely wont handle it....

and if u go with a crossfire amp it will be plenty to use when u upgrade your subz to a better quality woofer...

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(yes im partial to crossfire cause of cheap prices, good quality products and great sound)
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Old 01-16-2002, 08:52 AM   #8
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I currently have a cousitc amp. I had never heard of them but my local shop highly recommeded them I love it... It knocks f i want it to, but i can also turn it down...

https://www.onlinecarstereo.com/cara....asp?sku=11304

thats the amp i have 400 se I like it.

just putting in my $.02

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Old 01-16-2002, 11:40 AM   #9
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so you really think the coustic amp is a decent amp? I like the price! i think i wanna get it. you got anymore details on it, like your experience with the amp?
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are you running the coustic amp through one sub or two?
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Old 01-16-2002, 11:46 AM   #11
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i just found this on ebay. its the same thing you recommended only 600 SE i think. is it a good buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1321332792
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Old 01-16-2002, 12:03 PM   #12
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I honestly think the 600 will be too much... I am pushing 2 mtx thunder 6000 10" and they knowck like crazy... teh coustic 400se is 400 watts rms.. and my subs handle 250 rms each.... usually if your subs handle 500 rms you want 400 ras going to them for the best sound.. and use that as a scale factor for the rest... teh coustic 600s e is 300 rms * 2 so you gotta deside.. but the pyramid's aren't that good of subs at all... just to let you know.

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Old 01-16-2002, 12:44 PM   #13
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thanks so you think the 400 SE would be a better idea. cool later.
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