How do i know what Ohm's my subs are

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  1. adelacruz

    adelacruz New Member

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    I bought 2 10" kicker comp in a box for 50 bucks, theyre the really old style and the guy doesnt have any technical specs. How would i find out what Ohm's and wattage they are to buy an amp and radio?
     
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    Find the model number.
    Type in google
    Click first result.
    ?????
    Profit.
     
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    ohm meter
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    ohm meter should work just fine, or just look on the sub.
     
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    old comps were either 4 or 8 ohm IIRC. look at the model #. if it has a 4 in the # (C10A4 or B4 or C4 or D4) it's a 4 ohm sub.
     
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    wire them in parallel (positive to positive/negative to negative) to achieve a 4 ohm load. And don't buy a Sony Xplode...buy just about any other amp on the market (from a known name) and I will almost guarantee they will be better than a Sony Xplode.

    For the most part, head units of a given price point are very comparable...it comes down to the features & aesthetics of the unit you are looking for. Of course, having higher voltage pre-outs is a good thing as it (generally) allows you to not have to set the gains so high on the amplifier which should help to reduce noise in the system.
     
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    thanks for the advice, I cant really find any info on the wattage of the subs and i didnt see anything next to where it states the ohm's so i think for kickers 1000 watts would be safe.

    BTW mines look like these but they are 10's

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kicker-12-in-a-...ryZ18803QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    i read somewhere they are 125 watts peak, and 63 rms which sounds low and really shitty.
     
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    if you have those comps in a 10, stay around 150 - 200 watts.
     
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    does that mean i should get like a really small amp as in under 500 watts?
     
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    Get whatever you want to. Just be conservative with the volume.
     
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    thanks for the advice i appreciate it.
     

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