2 part question enclosures at the top, amps at the bottom I appreciate the advice in my previous thread. After careful consideration and remembering this is my first "system" I decided to go the cheap route as far as subs are concerned. Until I have a better understanding of what im doing I dont want to waste loads of money. That being said I purchased 2x12" kicker solobaric L7's. Before I get hated on I may purchase xxx, or w7's or solo x when I have a better understanding. But at a minimum of 500 bucks a speaker before droping another grand into amplification its not makeing sense for me to do right now. So I purchased 2 speakers for 300 bucks this way I dont cry if they get fried. After reading alot of topics on enclosures I still have no idea what I should put them in. The simplest and easiest route seems to be a sealed enclosure. I have no problem building this type of box and will probably end up going that route, but I really enjoy the look of a bandpass box. Considering the enclosure will be rear faceing whenever I open the hatch on my jeep I think a bandpass would be much more visually appealing. Opposed to a rather large grey carpeted box. Something like this http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:aBA5JjOIKh8J:www.dragondistributing.com/pictures/dbp10.jpg After doing some looking around I have yet to see the L7's mounted like this. Is it possible? Is there any major complications to building a bandpass box? I am a skilled woodworker. But never built anything like this. Any suggestions or links are greatly appreciated. I read the sticky and the walk threw box building steps all seem to focus on sealed enclosures. Part 2 I need a amp\amps. I found a kx600.1 at one of our pawn shops and am able to pick it up for 150.00 dollars. Its only been used for about ten minutes. Long story but it has been verified. practicly for all intents and purposes brand new. Looking around on ebay I see the same amp going for around 300 dollars so that puts me in the price range of 600 dollars to under power my speakers. But It is less likely I will blo them right? Can anyone point me to a reliable amp in the 600 dollar range that is capable of 1400 w rms? I know this is probably going to be a tall order but where better to ask.