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I have 2 12 inch jlw6's and need a amp but dont know what would be better, if i get 2 jl 500/1 or 1 jl 1000/1, or if other amps out there would be good for a reasonal price, any advice would help...

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Yea the jl either setup will be good for those woofers but for the money an to get the power i would try a hifonics 2000 or the 2600 brutis or mtx or2 poweraqustic 4000 planet audio they will work great or give me a call there are a lot of amps to choose for the money an the power

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