Originally Posted by bamafan86
i have a jl 12w7 in a jl pre-fab ported box. i will be using it in my house for probably somewhere close to a year and need something to drive it. a clean 1000 watts rms would be nice. and band-pass is a plus although not a necessity. is a plate amp my best bet? sound quality is important to me, and i was surprised to see dayton plate amps from parts express in the sub-400 dollar range. are they quality, or should i look elsewhere? all suggestions would be appreciated.
I wouldn't recommend the Dayton plate amp for the 12w7. It looks like the 1000 watt amp is max watts not RMS. Also the specs sheets say the amp is not recommended for impedances below 4 ohms and may void the warranty.
If you have the bucks check out the PLX2502. the 2502 can put out 1000w at 3 ohms, comes with high and low pass filters. It can run a pair of the 12w7s in stereo mode. You can save $100 with the 1802 but only put out 700-750w. I don't think you would want to run either one of them in bridged mode because the w7's impedance is too low.