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Would this work

I am thinking about getting two kicker cvr would this amp be able to handle it

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C'mon man this amps can play anything which comes in its should not be douting this amps.

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Yes, that amp works great with the CVRs as long as they are 12" subs and you get 2-dual 2-ohm subs. I started off with the same setup and it pounds HARD!!

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Overheating amp problem...easially fixed, i think....

depends on the sub rating.

if subs are 2 ohm rated you can ONLY get 1 or 4 ohms..
2x2=4ohm series
2/2=1ohm parallel

if subs are 4 ohm rated wire in parallel

look it up google for diagram if you need one.

Aug 06, 2009 | Car Amplifiers

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What amp will push 2 kicker 15inch cvr's

Hello herb31,

Kicker lists the RMS power handling range of the CVR's from 100-500 watts, with a peak power capability of 1000 watts. There are lots of monoblock amps within that range. It just depends on how loud you want them and how much you want to spend.

In the low range, an amp like the Alpine MRP-M500 will deliver 250 watts to each sub at 2 ohms. And it only costs $179. Currently, the MRP-M500 is out of stock at Crutchfield. I just bought the last one. So my 2nd recommendation would be the Sony XM-1S, which has the same power rating and according to Crutchfield is no slouch either. It's also $179. I really like the Sony, too. It has a small footprint that makes it easy to find a convenient mounting location. Both the Sony and the Alpine are CEA-2006 compliant, so you can be sure that the manufacturer provided specifications are not overrated. Assuming that your vehicle electrical system can deliver the current, both the Sony and the Alpine will deliver an honest 250 watts RMS to each of your Kickers. And 250 watts will make them kick pretty darned good.

In the medium power range, consider either the JL Audio G Series G1700 which delivers 700 watts into 2 ohms. It costs $419 at Crutchfield. Or perhaps the Kicker 08ZX750 with 750 watts at a cost of $399.

To push the CVR's really hard, close to their 500 watt RMS maximum power range, look for an amp that delivers 1000 watts. In this range, you will definitely some heavy-duty wiring, electrical system upgrades, perhaps a 2 farad capacitor, and be ready to spend at least $600 on the amp. Your best combination of power and price would be another Alpine, the PDX-1.1000M, at $799. If you buy one from Crutchfield, they will throw in a 4-gauge amp wiring kit. And if you use a "friend referral code", such as mine, which is p7sdj-hrx8q-9800g, and your order is at least $200, you'll get another $20 discount. And I get a $20 credit toward a future order.

Hope this helps. If it does, please rate as "FixYa".

Apr 23, 2009 | Kicker KX1200.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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Bass 2 powerful?

yes will definately blow them you need bigger speakers! im stuck on ma audio subs great wattage for the price ! and shake hard!

Feb 26, 2009 | Car Amplifiers

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Nedd help kicker kx1200

it should power them fine but you will have to make sure you do not wire them where the ohmn load is below what the amp is stable at most of the are 2ohmn stable you can use a mutimeter in the ohmns setting to determin this

Oct 31, 2008 | Kicker KX1200.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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Should I use this Jensen LXA300 AMP to power my DS930 kicker 6x9's

i have a 2 channel boss amp running my 6x9's & a candence 2 channel on my bass ..they say for ur mids & high's a 4channel is best , but i like the 2 channel better ... so i think u wil be fine with the amp uhave , just be sure 2 tun it down so it wnt blow ur 6x9's...

Oct 02, 2008 | Jensen LXA300 Car Audio Amplifier

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Is it not bridgable

This amp isn't bridgeable. It's a mono amp (only one channel). You need two independent channels to bridge. Some mono amps are bridgeable if you have two identical amps but I don't think Kenwood recommends that with this amp.

Jan 27, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Alpine mrv-t757

Hi Big Nick,


Sounds like you have got almost all the good out of those Subs. You can find the screws you need at almost any hardware store or Auto parts store. The light is becase you are dloading the amp with low OHMS.  You may need use one channel and Run the wiring like written blow to get the power problem to disappear.


S1+ = Kicker comp cvr sub coil 1 positive

A+ = Amplifier Positive output.



A+ to S1+

S1- to S2+

S2- to A- 

Oct 18, 2007 | Alpine MRV-T757 Car Audio Amplifier

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Rockford Fosgate 501bd question

that amp should work fine with those speakers,just make sure that they(speakers)are wired for 2 500-600watts coming from amp, you should be getting 250-300 watts per speaker,just dont crank your gain too high on the amp.

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