Help with getting amp

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  1. SMPilot

    SMPilot New Member

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    So I have 1 12inch sub 800 Watt and 2 small subs that are 400 watts each. What type of amp should i get?
     
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    800 watt rms? unless it's a jl w7 or somethin i'd make sure whether it's peak wattage or continuous

    door speakers or subs?

    depending on the application i wouldn't mix match subs
     
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    no 400 RMS and there small just got them to throw in there
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So your going to run 1 12 inch sub and 2 smaller subs? I'm not sure why you would want to do this but either way I would wire the smaller subs in series to match the ohm load of the larger sub and run a 2 channel amp. 1 channel for the 12 and the other for the smaller subs.

    But once again, no idea why you would want to do this, waste of space and it limits you form getting a monoblock amp.
     
  5. lawngn0me

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    this + it really won't sound good. If you were to use some small 6 or 8" subs, they could be used for midbass and be positioned somewhere in the front. Just mixing and matching various brands/sizes will generally make everything sound terrible.
     
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    yep, as I said earlier I would just stick with the 12" it should be able to do the job with less money stuck into the project and sound better in the end.
     

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