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Theyre only 800 rms per pair. 400 apiece.
This Mono Rockford amp is all i would need to power them.
I still dont know what subs I'll end up with though, depends on what i find that is good and the sales that are going on before Chirstmas this year.


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Was this setup in a 94+ Mustang or another vehicle? The Mustang alternators doubled in output starting in 94.
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Theyre only 800 rms per pair. 400 apiece.
This Mono Rockford amp is all i would need to power them.
I still dont know what subs I'll end up with though, depends on what i find that is good and the sales that are going on before Chirstmas this year.
still 1600 peak per pair. and with that you will want head room. you will want a 2000 watt peak mono or 1000 watt peak 2 channel. that will run you around $400 for a good mono amp. and dont get rockford with kicker subs. kicker amps are one of the best. just giving you a heads-up because you may run into many problems running that much power. invest in at least a 2 farad cap. it will save your battery and alternator.

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Couple of things to note:

1) If your looking at peak power on anything your doing it wrong.

2) If your wasting your money on a capacitor your also doing it wrong.

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Well i want to know how to do it right. Thats why I'm asking here. I know that RMS power is what i need to be looking at, thats all that really matters.
What else? Will the 400W RMS subs be loud as hell all the time? Because i dont want that, i want good, healthy bass for my music, because the 5x7 speakers in these cars just cant deliver that. On occasion though, i would like to be able to turn them up and get a little loud.

I have narrowed my choice between one of these two subs, and i will get a pair of the ones i decide on. Which do you guys suggest for what I am wanting from them?

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Loud as hell all the time???? Are you forgetting that any deck AND amp made in the last 10 years will have equalizer settings, and amp gain settings? That's 4 different means of fine tuning the output.

Either one will be enough for what you want. But for only $15 more the VR blows away the other one. (in more ways than the rms rating) You'd be stupid not to get the VR. Not to mention it is spec'd for a slightly smaller box.
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Loud as hell all the time???? Are you forgetting that any deck AND amp made in the last 10 years will have equalizer settings, and amp gain settings? That's 4 different means of fine tuning the output.
Well I'm pretty new to this stuff. Just wanted someone to assure me it wont always be like that. Thanks for that.

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Either one will be enough for what you want. But for only $15 more the VR blows away the other one. (in more ways than the rms rating) You'd be stupid not to get the VR. Not to mention it is spec'd for a slightly smaller box.
Thats honestly what i was thinking. Ive watched videos on both a few minutes ago and the VR really hits when its turned up. Seemed to be better than the regular Comp in every video.
I just dont wanna be one of those guys that drive by your house at 3 a.m. with 150 db bass music playing...
Not for the innocent anyway. People who annoy me well... Maybe thats a different story.

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Couple of things to note:

1) If your looking at peak power on anything your doing it wrong.

2) If your wasting your money on a capacitor your also doing it wrong.
u need a cap if your pushing over 1000 watts. as well as a new alternator. and peak power is just as helpful as rms simply for hard hitting songs. if your amp has a lower peak rating than the subs you wont get the full potential from the subs. if the subs suck too much energy they will shut off. and if your running a cheap amp u can blow the amp and subs.

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Well i want to know how to do it right. Thats why I'm asking here. I know that RMS power is what i need to be looking at, thats all that really matters.
What else? Will the 400W RMS subs be loud as hell all the time? Because i dont want that, i want good, healthy bass for my music, because the 5x7 speakers in these cars just cant deliver that. On occasion though, i would like to be able to turn them up and get a little loud.

I have narrowed my choice between one of these two subs, and i will get a pair of the ones i decide on. Which do you guys suggest for what I am wanting from them?

Kicker 10C104 (10C10-4) 10" Single 4 ohm Comp Car Subwoofer

Kicker 07CVR104 (07CVR10-4) 10" Dual 4 ohm CompVR Car Subwoofer
and cvr's have the capability of being loud but its all in the tuning of the amp/ deck settings as well at the box you use and wiring. if you want it to add some sound it can, if u want it to rattle your car it can. its all up to you. and personally i would choose the dual 4 ohm.

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u need a cap if your pushing over 1000 watts. as well as a new alternator. and peak power is just as helpful as rms simply for hard hitting songs. if your amp has a lower peak rating than the subs you wont get the full potential from the subs. if the subs suck too much energy they will shut off. and if your running a cheap amp u can blow the amp and subs.
Nope and Nope

Never really need a capacitor, its a band-aid at best.

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u need a cap if your pushing over 1000 watts. as well as a new alternator. and peak power is just as helpful as rms simply for hard hitting songs. if your amp has a lower peak rating than the subs you wont get the full potential from the subs. if the subs suck too much energy they will shut off. and if your running a cheap amp u can blow the amp and subs.
Lol wut?

Sounds like you or one of your buds blew an amp by running it at 2 ohms when it wasn't rated for it. Do you even know how you get 2 ohms from one or two 4 ohm subs?
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Lol wut?

Sounds like you or one of your buds blew an amp by running it at 2 ohms when it wasn't rated for it. Do you even know how you get 2 ohms from one or two 4 ohm subs?
i was running at 4 or 8 ohms. thanks though. i do work at an audio shop so i was just trying to help. i guess ill stop. no need to imply that i am dumb. and for the record ive never blown an amp. if you read carefully i said if you run a cheap amp you will blow the amp. running cvr's on a cheap amp is a no no.

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So I guess that's a no, you don't know how to get 2 ohms from 4 ohm sub(s)?
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I'd like to know...

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Wire two 4 ohm subs in parallel. Or if you have a sub with dual 4 ohm voice coils, wire them in parallel (not in series)


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