corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Subs and Amps.


New Topic

New Poll
  Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author Subs and Amps.
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought a 1000w Kenwood Sub around a month ago and an amp which I dont know how many watts it is.

Anyone have any idea of what watt the amp will be running at

and

If I buy some 1000w 6x9's will I need another amp to power them or would I run it off the amp I have alredy regarless of how many watts it is?
*JonnyG*
Member

Registered: 2nd Jun 08
Location: Lincolnshire
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What model amp is it?


And i would get a other amp for your 6x9's
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the amp is kenwood too

if i was to buy another amp, would i need a 1000w amp for the 1000w 6x9s?
*JonnyG*
Member

Registered: 2nd Jun 08
Location: Lincolnshire
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes, but they is lots of kenwood amps.. I can't just guess what amp you have..


What Watt's doesn't really mean much. You can have 10000000 watts, but like 100rms.. the higher the rms the better.
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the amp model is KAC-716?
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does that mean i need a new amp or is the KAC-716 one good enuf for a 1000w sub?
sand-eel
Member

Registered: 15th Mar 07
Location: carluke/braidwood--IRNBRULAND
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 13:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

After googleing its only 1x120w amp, very old, very underpowered, most headunits built in amp are more powerful.
steel
Member

Registered: 22nd Aug 09
Location: Southport/Liverpool
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you want to use one amp for both the sub and the 6x9s you will need a 4 chanel amp

bridge 2 channels for the sub
and then 1 for each 6x9

1000w 4channel would be good for what your looking at

ive got some crap "3000w" cougar one =S
as previously said, go for rms i got fooled haha
IvIarkgraham
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 27th Mar 04
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 16:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you dont need 6x9's with a sub

get yourself some components or coaxial speakers instead
FAZ
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 24th Nov 07
Location: Coventry
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 16:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its all very well quoting power figures, but are these watts you talk of peak power or rms?
Ollie_B
Member

Registered: 1st Jun 08
Location: North Wales/Wirral
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 16:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Depends if your amps a 2 or 4 channel, if it's 2 you can only run your sub or 6*9's of it (i'de run the sub off it then wire the 6*9's up onto the standard wires), and if it's a 4 channel you can run both your sub and 6*9's off it.
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well now im confused.. i just want a good sounding car with lots of power. I got this sub and amp cuz it really cheap. it made it sound alot better although i want more power and more boom.

what do you suggest i do?

ive been looking at getting some 6x9s? should i just get a better amp instead or what?
IvIarkgraham
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 27th Mar 04
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 17:53   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive just done all mine

got 4 coaxial speakers a sub and 2 amps

4 channel for my speakers and one for my sub

sounds pretty good and the sub makes your hair stand on end when on full
steel
Member

Registered: 22nd Aug 09
Location: Southport/Liverpool
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 18:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Jamie1992
well now im confused.. i just want a good sounding car with lots of power. I got this sub and amp cuz it really cheap. it made it sound alot better although i want more power and more boom.

what do you suggest i do?

ive been looking at getting some 6x9s? should i just get a better amp instead or what?



In my opinion if your going to wire up a sub, you should amp up the speakers as well (eg rear 6x9s or uprated rears) been in afew cars where theres been a big sub but no amped speakers and all you can hear is bass lol (but if thats what you want then i guess thats good)

also buy using an aftermarket stereo most have amplifiers built in which will already amp your speakers (but depending on how powerfull your sub is, it may not be enough) eg. aftermarket stereo usually amps 50w per speaker

what i have done which suits me fine is amp the rear 6x9s with the sub on a 4channel amp and left the front coaxial (uprated) door speakers to be amped by the aftermarket stereo
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 18:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmm. so do you think that. to make my sub more boom id have to get a better amp?

or would i need a better sub as its only 1000w?
IvIarkgraham
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 27th Mar 04
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 19:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1000w is more than enough

you just need to get some decent speakers an amp them
Doug
Member

Registered: 8th Oct 03
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 19:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stop saying 1000watts. That is a peak figure!

What is the RMS rating at what Ohms?
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 20:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im not sure about the RMS or ohms lol. but im guessing that you mean when i look for 6x9s and subs i should be looking for higher RMS rather then watts?
steel
Member

Registered: 22nd Aug 09
Location: Southport/Liverpool
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Jamie1992
im not sure about the RMS or ohms lol. but im guessing that you mean when i look for 6x9s and subs i should be looking for higher RMS rather then watts?


yep, but make sure you get speakers that are capable of taking what the amp is giving them.

basically if an amp is throwing out 100rms per channel you dont want a speaker that can only take 50rms (it'll just ruin the speaker and noting good comes from that haha)
16vJamie
Member

Registered: 11th Oct 09
Location: Leicester
User status: Offline
18th Jan 10 at 23:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok so are these 6x9s any good?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6x9-4-WAY-1000-WATT-CAR-SPEAKERS-2-x-500-NEW-6-x-9_W0QQitemZ230425610654QQcategoryZ14942QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26ps%3D63

thinking of buying them and was wondering would i need to wire them to my amp? or headunit or what?

 
New Topic

New Poll

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Subs and Amps. 22 database queries in 0.0147071 seconds