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I am looking into getting a 12" kicker L7 solo-baric and it says its 1500 watts max and 750 rms. duel voice coil. My question is I have a alpine mrp-m500 amp. Will this amp do enough to make the sub sound good or should I get bigger? If so what would you suggest. Im gonna put it in a extended cab chevy 1500. Also would you suggest a ported or sealed box? uim just gonna set it on the back seat. Thanks, Kyle

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That will push it but you could use more power. Like a kicker zx750.1 which is designed for the s12l7 and s15l5. As far as ported or enclosed all depends. If you want deep sounding base then ported. If you want to feel (rattle your chest and truck) the bass then enclosed. If you use the alpine amp then i would wire it parallel. If you get something more powerful (kicker zx750.1) I would wire it in a series to provide some protection for the speaker so you don't overload it even though it can handle that much power.

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http://kicker.com/sites/default/files/SoloBaricL72006.pdf that has the wiring options, you will need a pdf reader **** as adobe or foxit..

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the price is 150 plus 10$ flat rate USPS shipping and yes I accept paypal Wyattconnolly@msn.com .

the warranty starts the day you buy it for 12 months but kicker will not cover burned or blown voice coils, that is why i recommended the hifonics (which is what i use to compete with now) because they put out better quality sound and alot more of it and they will take alot of abuse, if you want boxed speakers ready to go in kicker brand ported boxes I can have them drop shipped right to your door as well, the only reason i am selling the 1 L7 i have so cheap is because a customer ordered it then never paid for it so I am selling it at cost. be careful if you are buying on ebay as you have no warranty at all and you cant force the seller to give you 1 even if they say it has 1. because authorized dealers are not allowed to do internet sales at all so kicker and most other companies will not honor the warranties.

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