amp suggestion for solobaric L5

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  1. sandstorm

    sandstorm ottc::lakers::chargers OT Supporter

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    i bought a sub, amp, and all the stuff from a friend but the amp i have now overheats pretty quick... i'm not too knowledgeable in car stereo setups and was wonderin what amp i should get to replace the one i currently have... i have a single 12" kicker solobaric L5... any suggestions?
     
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    What amplifier do you have now? What is the nominal voice coil impedence(s) for the solobaric L5?
     
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    sandstorm ottc::lakers::chargers OT Supporter

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    These are the specs i got off the website... dunno if it's what you're asking for...

    Nominal Impedance: 4
    SPL dB 1W/1M: 86.9
    Displacement, cc: 2150
    Displacement, CuIn: 131.1
    Hole cutout, in dia: 11
    Mounting Depth, in: 6 3/8
    Revc: 3.70
    VC Inductance, mH: 3.84
    Sd, SqM: 0.0645
    BL: 15.692
    Vas, Liters: 76.077
    Vas, CuFt: 2.69
    Mms, gms: 222.7
    Fs: 29.7
    Qms: 11.405
    Qes: 0.625
    Qts: 0.592
    Pmax, watts: 600
    Xmax, mm: 12.45


    as for the amp here is a picture of what it looks like...
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    Well a JBL 1200.1, DEI 1100D or Lanzar Vibe 1200D would all work well, and they would put around 500 watts or so into a 4ohm load (which is what your L5 would offer)
     
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    sandstorm ottc::lakers::chargers OT Supporter

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    is there anything i could do to my current setup to prevent overheating of the amp?
     
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    sandstorm ottc::lakers::chargers OT Supporter

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    better yet, can u recommend me some sites where i can read and learn all the basics and such about car audio systems...
     
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    Well you could install some 12v fans to blow cool air over the heatsinks, or you could move the amplifier to a place where it can get better ventilation. How loud do you play it? If you have it cranked to max output all the time, you probably wouldnt have as many shutdowns if you turned it down a bit.

    http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/caraudio.htm is probably the best car audio tutorial that I know of.
     
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    alright... thanks for helpin me out...
     

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