Question about Pioneer Car Amplifier GM-5100T - 2CH 760 Watts Car Audio Amplifier
I have a Sony Xplod 12" Sub. with a Rated Output of 380W and 1200W peak power. I have powering that, a Pioneer GM-5100T 2-Channel Power Amplifier with 760 Watts Max Power.
Now my question. I was given a perfectly fine Sony Xplod the same as above, but the amp isn't enough for both. I'm thinking sell the amp I have and buy one that will power both subs. FYI. I installed this all myself without knowing much about how amps and subs work in any detail...anyone with knowledge would probably laugh hysterically at the setup (or lack thereof). If you answer, please explain in detail if necessary. So, what is the max power I need in a amp to power the 2 subs? Thanks in advance!!
Actually the amp should be able to power both of your subs. You have a 2 channel 760 watts amp
380 x 2 = 760 watts. If you want to go with a more powerful amp I would go with a 2 channel 2400 wats amp 1200 per channel = 2400 watts total. Which the peak power of your subs if you go over 2400 you have the risk of blowing your subs easily.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
You are going to need an amp that can supply the right amount of rms power to make it sound good. these sony subs are rated for 380 watts rms. so in order to find an amp that will supply two, you must multiply that figure by two. so you will need an amp that can supply around 500 to 750 watts continuously (or rms). also you are going to want an amp that is either class d or class ab rated. these amps are built to push subwoofers exclusively and will give you the best efficiency and sound out of your subs. you will also want to get an amplifier is a monoblock amp, and not a stereo amplifier. make sure the amp can put out that rms rating at 2 ohms as two 4 ohm speakers equal 2 ohms wired in parallel. i have a kenwood kac9152d that puts out about 2000 watts max at 2 or 1 ohms (900 watts rms) that i used with my two sony xplod 10's for about 2 years. it was kick ***! now i dont know if you need that much power but they will handle it as long as you dont push them too hard for long periods of time, otherwise you might end up blowing them up! (depending on the box size that is, and the quality of it as well...)
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Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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