Money is not an issue, this is going to be my graduation present for my bachelors so i want to make sure i get good equipment. I have never bought an amp that puts out this much Power so i do not know what amps are reliable nor do i know which amps, in this power range, actually do rated power on a 12v electrical. So if you can suggest some amps that are reliable and that will give me a true 2-3kw RMS. Once again i do not have a budget so no matter how high the price i will take it into consideration as long as it is a good product and is worth the extra money. So please make me some suggestions.
Lots of good options out there bro but my personal favourite is the Hifonics XX Colossus II (3,200w x 1 @ 2-ohms).
But you really need to work out which subs they'll be powering and what their coil configs are so you can match them all properly. (You don't want to get an amp that gives it full Power at 1-ohm only to find out your subs need a final load of 2-ohms and stuff like that)
American Bass VFL150.1/200.1
SPL Dynamics EXT-2000/3000
Mmats 2500 and 3000 series
There are quite a few quality 2-3kw amps out there, and these are just a few that I could think of that will put out over 2kw on a properly setup 12V system. All but the Kicker are rated to do that kind of Power at 1 ohm, and I think you could argue that all are rather underrated.
"Scott Owens hit 180db with 52 amps and 13 Pioneer Premier subwoofers. Chuck Norris did the same with a single Jenson amp and 8" Pyle subwoofer (free air)"
LMAO!! This is absolutely classic!!! I agree that you should have a system "plan", this will help narrow down your options. Identify the application, and the choice will be much easier. All the amps mentioned are tried and true performers so it would be hard to argue that one amplifier rules all others. If you like the old school look the Oz Audio VA2000.1 looks good and I have heard they are severely underrated as well, even at 12.5V. But I'm a Florida guy who isn't a JL fan so what can you do? Good luck in your decision and hopefully this gift comes with all of the fixings (alt, batteries, cable, yatta yatta yatta).
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