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Would an Audiobahn 2300hcq amp be too much power for 2 12" 1206q subs? the amp is rated 300x4 @ 4 ohm, 600x2 @ 2 ohm, 1200x2 @ 1 ohm, 2400x1 @ 1 ohm bridged. The 1206q's are dual 4 ohm voice coil 1100 watt rms. Maybe the 1208q's would be a better option, but they are dual 2 ohm voice coils, and I dont think the amp can take a 0.5 ohm load if I wire in parallel. Also, would I be sacrificing SQ by getting the 1208q's, which I presume are more focused on SPL.
 

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I dunno what the 1206q's are but the A2300 is a powerful amp. I personally have one and it pushes my eclipse very well. Also I dont believe it can take the .5ohm of daily driving either so its beter to stay at 1. What kind of woofers are these?
 

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Oh the flame series, Yes those should take it with no problem. 1200 watts will push those things fine and they will get ridiculously loud. Also do you have any electrical upgrade? That amp is very very power hungry.
 

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i dont know about the newer Audiobahn subs, but the 99-00 Subs power rating was way too high. I have heard about and seen many of them blow with too much power, and still be well under their ratings. Be carefull with how much power you send to them.
 

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A 130 or 140 would be fine. Its better then the 85 amp or 75 or watever honda runs on their cars. You will need to keep those voltage up in order to take full advantage of this amp. And about the audiobahn subs.. I havnt personally heard of any blowing but my friend said his blew. I also have a friend running his and hes bumping the shit out of it and its taking the abuse like nothing. Its great subs for the price you can get them and they do get LOUD.
 

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Brahmas or IDMAX? They seem to have similar qualities...and price is around the same i think. Does anyone know which is better in SQL, SPL, which is better for price, etc. Maybe someone could do that equation with the xmax to find the amount of air moved for each sub?
 

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that's the same problem i have....i want 2 1208q's with the new flame a2300hcq amp....can someone please explain to me why i can't drive around with .5 ohms or whatever....sorry cuz im a thump newbie...
 

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yup. gets hotter and you don't want it to get hotter... unless its made to be stable at .5ohm. the only amp i can think on top of my head right now that can handle the .5ohm is the Orion HCCA amp. 2 channel amp, each handling all the way down to .5ohm. when bridge..it will support to 1ohm. underrated amp also. :)
 

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GSteg said:
yup. gets hotter and you don't want it to get hotter... unless its made to be stable at .5ohm. the only amp i can think on top of my head right now that can handle the .5ohm is the Orion HCCA amp. 2 channel amp, each handling all the way down to .5ohm. when bridge..it will support to 1ohm. underrated amp also. :)
Any 2 ch amp that can handle a 1 ohm mono load will handle a .5 stereo load.

If those subs are dual 2's you can wire the coils in series and the subs in parallel and get an amp that will give power at 2 ohms. A Earthquake shredder will give 1000 to each sub or a JBL 1200.1 will give 600 to each. Im not sure how much power those subs can handle.
 

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acuradriva said:
Any 2 ch amp that can handle a 1 ohm mono load will handle a .5 stereo load.

If those subs are dual 2's you can wire the coils in series and the subs in parallel and get an amp that will give power at 2 ohms. A Earthquake shredder will give 1000 to each sub or a JBL 1200.1 will give 600 to each. Im not sure how much power those subs can handle.
i was just giving an example of how the amp has to be stable to handle a certain load. :)
 

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its ok to run the jbl 1200.1 at 1 ohm right? will it overpower the brahmas at one ohm? brahmas are 1600 watts rms i dont know what the jbl 1200.1 puts out at 1 ohm. i'm considering buying 2 brahmas and 2 jbl 1200.1s and the brahmas are dual 2 ohm, so i'd just connect one amp to each sub and wire parallel.
 

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the JBL puts out the same power at 2 and 1 ohm. Also, i wouldnt really reccomend the Earthquake D2 because the SQ with those amps are terrible. They have a high THD%. They are awesome for use in SPL burps, and some people use them for daily, but there are better amps out there for a daily driving car, for around the same price. Two JBL 1200's, DEI 2400D, Autotek MX5000's are good, clear amp. Those are all around 2500W.
 

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a JBL 1200.1 wouldn't be overpowering the brahma. it's just about perfect. the amp will put out about 1400 watts RMS with 14.4volts and with the right wire (ground and power).
 
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