I have one Samson SX 3200 in bridged mode on each subwoofer wired to 8 ohms. Maximum power in bridged mode 2000 watts at 8 ohms. In normal use they sound pretty good just getting three to six hundred.
I drive all subs at 8 ohm load as Damping factor and thus Woofer control, and bass accuracy is much better, the higher resistance load is better for the amplifier, Capacitance is doubled resulting in better hitting lows, and in general you get twice the power at half the voltage making it easier to drive any load.
The Mofos are rated for 1700, but i just round all subs down to 1000 rms, as very few subs are compliant like the rockford subwoofers. They are no match for my
rockford t2s or the cerwin strokers, but they still are surprisingly good.
Have fun blowing the cones out. I guess at 70.00 a recone, one can afford to be a test junkie. )) Do the same to a T2 and your simply out 500.00 a sub.
A Good amplifier requires a adequate power supply, It does not matter what the amplifier is capable of if the power supply will not provide the power required. Most amplifiers have under rated power supplies. It is up to you to make sure you get the ones that are least under rated if at all.