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Will a kicker zx400.1 amp power my kicker dcvr122 sub box or do i need to go w the kicker zx750.1 thank you

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Recommended maximum for the sub boxes is 1600/800 here is the link to the manual if you need it; If you really wanted to get the maximum from your subs then a zx750, or possibly a zx1000 would be the ideal choice. Either amp you suggested will work, but you will have more fun with a 750 which should do fine. Hope this helps :)

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