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I just bought myself 2 Audiobahn 1205x's today. First of all, what kind of box should I put these in? Second, the subs say "1000 watts" on them, so does that mean I need a 1000 watt amp for each sub? Sorry, newbie here!
 

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Are these the ones you have?

If so - Wow very nice choice :thumbsup:
yep you need a amp that can supply 1,000Wrms of power to each.
Which means you need an amp that is around 1,500-2,000W max

I would get 2 amps
Its not necessary to get a powerful amp but anything less you wont be able to hear the full potential of these killer subs

A sealed box is fine


Audiobahn AW1205Q $209.00
• 12" Ultra Excursion Subwoofer
• 180 oz. Strontium Magnet
• Power Handling: 1000 watts RMS
• Frequency Response: 23Hz - 700Hz
• Efficiency: 92.9 dB
• PHAT 2" Foam Surround
• Laminated Glass Fiber Composite/Pulp Cone
• 3” Voice Coil
• Dual 2 Ohm
• 1 Ohm or 4 Ohm Operation
• Mounting Dimensions: Depth; 6-3/8” Hole; 11-1/8” Diameter; 12-3/4”
• Lug Lock Terminals
 

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i was told it's good to have more amp than you need so it doesnt have to strain and sounds cleaner and wont get as hot.....am i right?
 

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Originally posted by: CougarKat
Are these the ones you have?

If so - Wow very nice choice :thumbsup:
yep you need a amp that can supply 1,000Wrms of power to each.
Which means you need an amp that is around 1,500-2,000W max

I would get 2 amps
Its not necessary to get a powerful amp but anything less you wont be able to hear the full potential of these killer subs

A sealed box is fine


Audiobahn AW1205Q $209.00
• 12" Ultra Excursion Subwoofer
• 180 oz. Strontium Magnet
• Power Handling: 1000 watts RMS
• Frequency Response: 23Hz - 700Hz
• Efficiency: 92.9 dB
• PHAT 2" Foam Surround
• Laminated Glass Fiber Composite/Pulp Cone
• 3” Voice Coil
• Dual 2 Ohm
• 1 Ohm or 4 Ohm Operation
• Mounting Dimensions: Depth; 6-3/8” Hole; 11-1/8” Diameter; 12-3/4”
• Lug Lock Terminals
Yup, those are the ones. A good choice?
 

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a VERY nice choice! i love audiobahn! not only do they look good, but they sound good as well.
 

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Now all I need is a box, and from what I've heard today from talking to alot of stereo shops - a ****LOAD of power. I guess these are some pretty power hungry subs! They reccomend me getting a 2500w amp, and a sealed box. Can't wait :biggrin:
 

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*cough* ported .... memphis makes a badass center slot ported box and is great .... i dont want to start a big discussion on whats better.... but i think it would also help the life of the system by keeping the subs cooler too. IMO
 
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