What Amplifier Powers Your SR Sub?

BradimusMaximusBradimusMaximus Posts: 60
edited July 2008 in Car Subwoofer Talk
I am thinking of getting an amplifier with a little more ompf. I am curious as to what everyone else is using to power their SR subwoofer. I have a single SR124 powered by a Kenwood Excelon KAC-X520 that provides 500RMS bridged at 4 ohms bridged mono.
Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT
Alpine SPX-137R
Alpine SPR-69LP
Panasonic CY-PA4003U
Kenwood KAC-X520
Polk SR124 :D
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  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited July 2008
    pdx 1.1000 is a good pick
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
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    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • black magicblack magic Posts: 799
    edited July 2008
    Right now I'm using a Polk c500.1 for each of my SR124 dvc subs at a 2 ohm load for 500 watts each. Next summer I will (hopefully) be upgrading to two of Polks new amps... the PA1200.1
  • BruizerBruizer Posts: 27
    edited July 2008
    I've got 2 Polk SR124-DVCs wired in at 1ohm with a Kicker SX1250.1 (birthsheet rated 1410watts).
  • CanukerCanuker Posts: 7
    edited July 2008
    I have a SR124dvc powered by a older PPI4100, bridged to each coil it pushes around 400-450 for about 900 watts. Truthfully I was thinking about going bigger still as I find it a little underpowered when compared to my SR6500's which are ran by a PPI 2100(2*100).

    I was thinking about moving the 4100 to the fronts and having 100 watts going to each driver and getting a PPI 2350 which does about 1350 watts when bridged. Just don't know how I would wire it....but we shall see. I've only had it all in the car for a week or so.
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited July 2008
    Polk Audio PA1200.1 running at 2 ohms. Plenty of oomph. Ive got the sub channel turned down 9 db just to blend in!
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  • BradimusMaximusBradimusMaximus Posts: 60
    edited July 2008
    My Pioneer head unit has an auto calibration function to set the distance, and gain levels for each of the speakers for my listening position. It does an auto-eq set up as well which does a pretty good job. It sets my single 12 down about to what it refers to as -10. I prefer a little more bass than a totally flat setting so I put it at around -7. I find with some bass heavy music the amp I have will simply run out of steam and clip. I was thinking of getting a second sub and a new amp or maybe just a bit more amplifier power. The amp I have is probably 5 years old and well used. I doubt its making anywhere near its power specs anymore.

    You guys all have some nice stuff!
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT
    Alpine SPX-137R
    Alpine SPR-69LP
    Panasonic CY-PA4003U
    Kenwood KAC-X520
    Polk SR124 :D
  • killerbkillerb Posts: 390
    edited July 2008
    i have a massive audio p1500 powering 2 12" sr's with 1500 watts @ 1 ohm.
    kenwood excelon kdc-x991 h.u.
    Rockford Fosgate 360.3 DSP
    Rockford Fosgate POWER1000 running entire system
    Image Dynamics IDQ12 Sub
    Morel Elate 6 front stage
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited July 2008
    Alpine PDX 1.1000, but running 750 RMS aprox

    nice clean power
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • black magicblack magic Posts: 799
    edited July 2008
    Kinetic, have you gotten around to installing your SR components? How do you like them?
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited July 2008
    Kinetic, have you gotten around to installing your SR components? How do you like them?

    i havent recived the speaker cables from Knukonceptz (they where supposed to be here since last week)

    so i havent try them properly, as soon as i try them i will let you know...

    i have the interior of car in pieces, ready to be wired up.
    i buy these:
    http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KAR16SS-100

    to connect the drivers to the crossover
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • black magicblack magic Posts: 799
    edited July 2008
    Kinetic wrote: »
    i havent recived the speaker cables from Knukonceptz (they where supposed to be here since last week)

    so i havent try them properly, as soon as i try them i will let you know...

    i have the interior of car in pieces, ready to be wired up.
    i buy these:
    http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KAR16SS-100

    to connect the drivers to the crossover

    Cool. I hope everything goes well.
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