Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Audio & Video

Notices

Understanding amps?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #21
Jpf8653 [OP] Jpf8653 is offline
Senior Member
Jpf8653 is on a distinguished road
 
Jpf8653's Avatar
Name: Justin
Joined: Jan 2009, #13073
Location: Baton Rouge,LA
Gender: Male
Posts: 250
Jpf8653's Tacoma Gallery
Your great man! Haha alright the stumper now. This is what I'm going
to do. Buying a P3 shallow 12 from my buddy. Need
to buy an amp. Should I go for an amp that I could later add another sub to and get those 600 watts?
Or get one that gives me what I need now and later get a new one?

The stumper. Both speakers will be dual 2 ohms. Which amp size and kind can wire to these?

Your so getting some rep on ur name tomorrow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 08:56 PM   #22
Jpf8653 [OP] Jpf8653 is offline
Senior Member
Jpf8653 is on a distinguished road
 
Jpf8653's Avatar
Name: Justin
Joined: Jan 2009, #13073
Location: Baton Rouge,LA
Gender: Male
Posts: 250
Jpf8653's Tacoma Gallery
Kind as in mono, 2 channel,ect..
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #23
Best Hack I Know
KAPendley is on a distinguished road
 
KAPendley's Avatar
Army: Sergeant, 63B...Honorable Discharge
Name: Andy
Joined: Jul 2009, #20407
Location: Hickory, NC
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 127
KAPendley's Tacoma Gallery
That would be pretty hard to set up where you could add the other sub later. I would probably get dual 4 subs bro. With something like that you could run a 2 channel amp at 2 ohm stereo. ie: The Arc Audio 300.2 does 350 per channel at 2 ohms stereo. You could use one sub on that........and when you get the other dual 4, using the same amp, you get 700 watts bridged at 4 ohm. With THAT configuration, you could wait for the other sub.

If thats not an option, I would get BOTH subs now, and use something that is going to be 2 ohm stable mono, like the Arc 500.1 (cus its really 600 watts. The one I had discussed previously.)

Its a bit harder to set up the way your going bro. Hard to offer good advise that wouldnt require you to either change the subs, or get a new more powerful amp later. Keep in mind that even if your underpowering 2 subs, it more than likely will be louder than 1 of the same subs with more power. More cone area=louder.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 08:38 AM   #24
Best Hack I Know
KAPendley is on a distinguished road
 
KAPendley's Avatar
Army: Sergeant, 63B...Honorable Discharge
Name: Andy
Joined: Jul 2009, #20407
Location: Hickory, NC
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 127
KAPendley's Tacoma Gallery
The Arc 500.1 does over 400 at 4 ohm. You could wire it one sub up for that. Then when you buy the other one, you get just a hair over 300 per sub at 2 ohm. I have used that amp in several applications. Its a bad ass lil amp, and I dont think you would be dissappointed. I still think you would need to be careful and not clip the amp, or those subs will not last long. lol. Good luck dude. Hope you get it all taken care of soon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #25
Jpf8653 [OP] Jpf8653 is offline
Senior Member
Jpf8653 is on a distinguished road
 
Jpf8653's Avatar
Name: Justin
Joined: Jan 2009, #13073
Location: Baton Rouge,LA
Gender: Male
Posts: 250
Jpf8653's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by KAPendley View Post
The Arc 500.1 does over 400 at 4 ohm. You could wire it one sub up for that. Then when you buy the other one, you get just a hair over 300 per sub at 2 ohm. I have used that amp in several applications. Its a bad ass lil amp, and I dont think you would be dissappointed. I still think you would need to be careful and not clip the amp, or those subs will not last long. lol. Good luck dude. Hope you get it all taken care of soon.
Man I really thank you for all the help. Ima figure out the best way to go. And not sPend all kinds of money. If I wasn't buying this sub from my buddy to start with all, this mess would never happen. Haha thanks again.

Just curious where can I find the arc audio line?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 09:53 AM   #26
Best Hack I Know
KAPendley is on a distinguished road
 
KAPendley's Avatar
Army: Sergeant, 63B...Honorable Discharge
Name: Andy
Joined: Jul 2009, #20407
Location: Hickory, NC
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 127
KAPendley's Tacoma Gallery
www.arcaudio.com

Look in the dealer locator, or buy direct. Sometimes you can find it used on ebay, but I dont suggest that. I will admit that it is not the cheapest stuff, but it is much cheaper than JL, and the quality is on par with any high end stuff out there IMO. Im not trying to be a spammer for Arc, ID, and Second Skin, as it seems in my post. But those were the only lines that I carried at my store that NEVER failed to impress, and they ALWAYS took care of me and my customers.

Im not trying to pressure you into buying any specific line though. You have to get what fits your budget. It is just easier for me to use the equipment that I am familiar with as a reference. Know what I mean?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Understanding relays... chadderkdawg Technical Chat 5 09-24-2011 10:10 AM
Understanding Off sets badguybuster Wheels & Tires 5 08-31-2010 09:02 PM
Got Alignment. Need help understanding. redrum430 Suspension 11 03-22-2009 12:38 AM
Need help understanding weights PropJet Towing 14 03-10-2009 09:34 PM
understanding sizes stratton Wheels & Tires 8 08-17-2007 02:36 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.