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ken_woofers. 
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I'm putting a new system in my car, but don't have a whole bunch of money. I have 2 Kenwood 10' that run at 300 watts continuous. They're dual voice coil and 4 ohm subs. What kind of amp do I get to keep them sounding decent but keep my wallet from hurting. Lets go with 300 dollars max. If I wire them parallel, they should only put a 1 ohm load on a mono amp correct? Right now Im looking at Rockfor Fosgate, Alpine and Infinity. Someone help.

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djrankin004 
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most of the brands you are looking at run at only 2 ohm stable. you can present a 1 or 4 ohm load. Hifonics and Mtx are some of the names i can think of that support 1 ohm loads
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Memphis car audio and DB have some class D amps that are1ohm stable.
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How good are elementaldesigns amps? i know they have a good warranty,but are they as good as they say??? i have a elementaldeisgns nine.2x amp and it was powering a kenwood KFC3011 12 4 ohms single vc. The amp required soo much juice!!! I have a small alternater, I have all rockford wire and an optima red top up front. I think im gonna go back to memphis audio
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Running a 1 ohm load on a smaller amp can be pretty strenuous on the amp, as far as bang for the buck goes, the Jbl amps use to be a good bang for the buck amp bang for the buck. -- posted image.
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Why not wire them up for 4 ohms and get a 2channel amp and bridge the channels.  you'll get pretty decent output and should be lighter on your wallet too.  Also, your amp will run cooler preventing any thermal shutdown problems that might occur from running an amp at 1 ohm.  just a thought... 
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bumpinexploder 
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Directed D1200 is the way to go. bench tested at 694 watts when i had mine on 2 cvrs. 143.7 on a term lab. 1 ohm stable and ran cool all day. 4 gauge connections and only like 75-110 bucks on fleabay. amps made by orion so you know its good quality. one of the best bang for your buck DEFINATLY
Pioneer DEH-400UB
Kicker 150.2 mids/highs amp
MB Quart fsa 216 front stage
AudioPipe gd-6001 mono amp
AUDIOQUE SD 15S PREFAB BOX!
C&D Technologies Battery, 1500 CCA, 134 amp storage
149.5 DB's
truebassjunkie7 
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The was @4OHMs So i dont know why it would have thermal shut down?
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ken_woofers. 
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Just figured out my subs are SVC. I took them out of the box and sure enough they only have one coil. But, applying the suggestions, if Ibridge them on a 2 channel amp and wire in a series it creates an 8 ohm load? correct? That'll make the amp run cooler and wont drain my battery as quickly. So as far as power goes... 300 rms per sub. Does this mean I need an amp that runs 600 continuously? Not very many subs have specifications for SVC.

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bumpinexploder 
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in that case you can get a kicker 600.1 for like 100- 150 bucks.
Pioneer DEH-400UB
Kicker 150.2 mids/highs amp
MB Quart fsa 216 front stage
AudioPipe gd-6001 mono amp
AUDIOQUE SD 15S PREFAB BOX!
C&D Technologies Battery, 1500 CCA, 134 amp storage
149.5 DB's
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