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Old 2nd January 2009, 03:33 AM   #1
Slink is offline Slink  United States
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Ok, so I just bought this box for my Trans Am that has a space for 3 10'' subs. I also bought 3 Kicker Comp 10's (300w) to fill the holes, because they were relitively cheap, and in my hatchback, I dont need rediculous subs (Especially with 3). Now I need to get an amp that will power all 3 of those with hopefully at least 150wrms per sub, or wire 3 mono D's up one to each sub, but I don't even know if you can do that lol. Any recommendations? Thanks
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Old 2nd January 2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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In order to answer your question, it would help if we knew a little more about the speakers you bought. 8 Ohm, 4 Ohm, 2 Ohm, Single Voice Coil, Dual Voice Coil?
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Old 2nd January 2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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If they are the 4ohm version you're going to need a pretty stout one channel that is capable of 1ohm operation, just to be safe. If they are 8ohm, most 300watt rms one channel amps will do the job safely. Those subs only handle 150 rms each so you won't need much. You will need to wire them parallel.. all plus together and all negative together, then to the amp.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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....or wire 3 mono D's up one to each sub, but I don't even know if you can do that lol.

one amp per sub? of course u can, but a single more powerfull amp will be cheaper
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Old 2nd January 2009, 02:48 PM   #5
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I was assuming you bought three new comps, the black cones with yellow emblems. Most of the time they are the 4ohm version but you can buy 8ohm as well.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 11:58 PM   #6
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They are each 4ohm, Svc, 150rms, 300 peak, to be sure, I would rather have a single amp to power them all, cause like I said, I have no clue how to run 3 amps at once, but I could wire 3 subs into one amp, I just don't know the right amp heh.
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Old 3rd January 2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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if you wire these in series, it will present a 12ohm load to your amp, and you wont get much power out of that, but if you run them in parallel it wil present a 1.3ohm load, so just like ppia600 said, u need an amp that is 1ohm stable. you can't make a series\parallel combination either 'cos you r using an uneven amount of drivers.
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