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Old 24th January 2009, 01:13   #1
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My current ICE setup in my Cedia is as follows :-

Kenwood 7539U
JBL Power Series 6.5" comps
Stock Rear fill
1 X JL Audio 12w1 Sub
Infiniti 475a 4 channel amp ( currently giving 90W*2 (2 ohm) + 180W*1(4 ohm) )

I want to get a dedicated mono amp from the US under $300 along with 4AWG wiring kit and add another 12" JL sub. The Infinity amp will then power the comps unfront and rear fills.

As 2 JL 12W1 subs can handle upto 500W comfortably, i am looking for a Mono amp which can deliver around 500W at 2 ohms. I have shortlisted the following options :-

JL A1400 (500W @ 2 ohms) - $280
JL G1700 (700W @ 2 ohms) - $280
Zapco i-600 (600W @ 2 ohm) - $295
RF Power T500 (400W @ 2 ohm) - $300
Diamond Audio D3 800.1 (600W @ 2 ohms) - $300
Audison SRX 2S (600W @ 4 ohm) - $300

I almost ordered the JL A1400 amp in dec but my friend's india visit got postponed and now further research had widened my options and confused me further.

What would you guys suggest ? Especially between the 2 JL amps and the Zapco one. Also, Audison amp is not stable at 2 ohm , so can i run 2 subs off it ? or i have to run the two subs in stereo mode without bridging in which case its probably out of the reckoning.

I am looking not for SPL but more for SQL.
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Old 24th January 2009, 01:15   #2
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Choose between JL / Audison. You wont regret it. JL A1400 is $220 on sonic.

Audison is 2 ohm stable in stereo mode AFAIK.

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JL A1400 is on backorder on sonic, couldnt find it for less than $280 on other sites.

For Audison, even the audison site says clearly not 2 ohm stable at bridged and so does woofersetc.com

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JBL 7001 gives 700W @ 2 ohms

Its a good amp.
Haven't heard about stuff like Zapco before.
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zapco is a very reputed brand!
anyways, JL audio makes very good amps, and so does audison.
but the JL G1700 (700W @ 2 ohms) - $280 looks the best bet!
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Go for JL then. They are good amps. If you are going for 2 subs better get JL G1700 and it fits your budget perfectly
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JL G1700 is a better amp go for it.
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JL G1700 (700W @ 2 ohms) - $280
I am looking not for SPL but more for SQL.
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but the JL G1700 (700W @ 2 ohms) - $280 looks the best bet!
without listening to these amps I cant comment in detail but there is a lot of good stuff said about the JL G series on the other forums.
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I had recently got a kenwood mono 9104d for about $187 i am loving it

Kenwood KAC-9104D Amp: Mono

it has got smooth bass and is performing flawlessly

as your budget is more i would suggest

Kenwood Excelon KAC-X1R

Kenwood Excelon KAC-X1R Amp: Mono
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Just go for Eclipse XA-1000. 300W @ 4 ohms and 480 W @ 2 ohms. Superb amp, lovely bass, You will get it for $150.
I got in Nov. 2008 from US at $150 from crutchfield.com.
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