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post #1 of 12 Old 08-22-2007, 09:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Like the title states, I need a decent budget amp that'll do at the very minimum 1kw at either 2 ohms or 6 ohms. The sub is a 15" TC-3000.

What i mean by decent is.....I bought a Buttkicker amp about 3 months ago before the official tested stats on it came out from the measuring amps thread. so ended up with like 700w @10%THD+N. frankly...that just isnt decent at all.

i really dont want to spend more than like 350. i found a 1300w@4 ohms plate amp from elemental designs, i would assume at 6 ohms it would do like 950 watts? obviously not much difference between 1000 watts and 950 watts. if thats the best you guys think i can do then ill do that but i was hoping for a bit more. please let me know what you recommend. i could probably go up to $400 if i really had to.
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How is this one?

It supposedly over 1000watts into 4 ohms.

Never mind it will only do around 768 into 6 ohms.
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lol yeah i looked into that one. i got screwd cause i have the quad voice coil tc-3k. hell i got it BNIB for 250....damn good deal if you ask me....just have to deal with the load problem now.
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ideas anyone?
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Don't be fooled by specs, There are some lower wattage amps that can drive many subs to insane levels. Hard to find and expensive unless used. The ed plate amp looks very good. Do you want just a monoblock or more?
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personally i dont care if its 2 channel and i bridge it or if its a mono. whatever's less expensive. you think eD's one can take care of the job?
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Well, ED's powers their A7-900 to insane levels that has dual 18 inch woofers. I should be plenty for 1 15 inch or 18 inch sub. Here is an example of less wattage:
I had a Samson s-2000 powering my 2 subs(685 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 1000 watts into 4). It was great, soft clipped alot during big bass movies and shut down when I ran 10 db's hot during WOTW. We are talking 125 db's now uncorrected. I then put in a very expensive but only $400 used(if you can find one) 250 watt amp into 8 ohms and 450 into 4 ohms. It drives my subs with more control and at 10 db's hot during the same scene it just keeps going. don't be fooled by specs.
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wow. aighty then. eD it is.
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I don't think you will be dissapointed.
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Does someone have a link for the ed plate amp discussed here?

Im also looking for a new amp for my 4 Q18s...I currently use a EP2500 (2400W at 2 ohms) but I want to try something else.

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