Of these 4 amps which would you pick?

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  1. Neo22

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    I know I've posted about this before but am still undecided. I'm going for an amp around [email protected] to run a jl 10w3d-4v2 in a sealed box in a 05 single cab dodge ram.

    Here are the amps and the prices I can get them for.

    Phoenix Gold Titanium 400.2 $320 (unauthorized dealer)
    Jl E1400D $289+Tax (authorized dealer)
    Mtx Thunder421D $165+shipping(unauthorized) OR $270 locally(authorized)
    Jl 250/1 $339 authorized dealer

    Thats about it as my choices. I'm very undecided. I'm leaning towards the phoenix but if all the amps will sound the same then why bother with the extra cash?
     
  2. ledzep73

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    I have a Cadence amp that I need to get rid of for a bigger one. If you don't want to spend so much I will let it go for a good price, 400w RMS Z100. I have it on 2 10w3's right now, which is to weak for 2 of them, but still makes a good amount of sound. But if you are wanting something new, I would go with the JL audio, that amp is about as close to perfect as you can get for a 10w3v2.
     
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    Go with the 250/1. I have that nearly the same setup (12, not 10) in my car and it is very nice. The 250/1 is a perfect match for this sub.
     
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    Not quite perfect, better to be overpowerd than underpowerd is what I have always herd, and the 10w3v2 can handle 300RMS. It will still be f'in bad, but not as good as it could be. But is still a great combo for them.
     
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    Are you sure the 10 is 300? Maybe you mean max, not recommended. Yes, it is better to have a larger amp than you need so that you will not clip the amp and introduce distortion into the sub, but I doubt you will run into that situation with the 250/1 and a 10w3v2 unless you were really pushing it too hard. I guess if you are being reckless that could happen.
     
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    [​IMG][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The 10W3v2 is a superb choice for high-output, high-quality sub-bass in compact enclosures. Exceptional excursion capability and highly linear motor and suspension designs combine to deliver maximum performance from moderate to high power levels. This driver works well in sealed, ported and bandpass enclosures and its dual voice coil design gives the user a high degree of application flexibility.

    Nominal Diameter: 10 inches (250 mm)
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    Right off of JL's site. The 10w3 is 250 rms, the 10w3v3 is 300.

    http://www.jlaudio.com/subwoofers/10w3v2.html
     
  7. 04

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    I'd say get the Jl E1400D. It puts out a good amount of power (more than the reccomended power for your subwoofer) and isnt TOO expensive either. Plus it helps ou keep the single manufacturer theme (if thats important).

    You're right about the "sounding the same" part though. If you dont listen at really high levels, then those amps are gonna sound really similar to each other. And honestly, IMO, any of them would be a fine choice. However, if price is a major concern, you could probably do with an even cheaper amp and still be fine.
     
  8. Neo22

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    Price isn't that much of a concern. I will pay whatever necessary to get it right first time. I was leaning towards the phoenix because it was one of the best amps they have ever made but was concerned about 2ohm mono. The sites explain they are 2ohm stable but don't have the power ratings at 2ohm mono.
     
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    for quality I feel thge PG is the best choice
     
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    Jl E1400D would be my choice.
     
  11. DJ_Mittens

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    PG is the top dog in the list you gave. MTX is the best bang for the buck. I would go with PG myself. Clipping an amp is an awful thing to have happen to you.
     

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