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Old 09-19-2012, 06:26 PM
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Just bought my Jeep, and it came with 2 10'' sub's in a box for behind rear seat. Unsure on size/channel amp i will need to power them. Im guessing 1000w amp? atleast a 2 channel to power each sub at 500w? Im unsure on the range of the subs (watts/ohm).

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Just bought my Jeep, and it came with 2 10'' sub's in a box for behind rear seat. Unsure on size/channel amp i will need to power them. Im guessing 1000w amp? atleast a 2 channel to power each sub at 500w? Im unsure on the range of the subs (watts/ohm).

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Well for my Jensen 12 inch sub; I need at least 1200 watts to have it sound good.
Go with a 4 channel amp.

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4 channel for 2 subs? U can use a mono amp rated at 1000 and hook up both subs to it. I would say to take one of the subs out to see what brand it is or any other markings. They could only be rated at 200 watts each. And u can use a digital multi meter to measure the ohms of the subs. Contact the previous owner and see if that gets u anywhere
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Take some pics of the subs you have and post them up; we can help you determine the right amp... it's pretty hard to say how much power they will need just based on the size. As Jma20a said, you will need to determine the brand and hopefully the model number to figure out how much power and what kind of amp you will need. Using a mono block amp is always preferable when powering subs - the class D circuitry allows them to be more efficient and will therefore operate cooler. While you *could* use a two-channel or even 4-channel amp, a mono is always the best choice for subs.

Also, when the term watts is thrown around, the big thing to keep in mind is that there are two ways to rate the power an amp puts out or a speaker handles. RMS or continuous power ratings are what really matter, any max or peak power ratings are only seen in very short bursts if at all. The only thing you need to figure out is how many watts RMS they handle and what impedance they are (measured in ohms).
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