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It'll work fine. Ignore the haters. Just set your gains, subsonic, and filters correctly, and use common sense when listening....and it'll work fine. $100 for that amp is an OKAY deal, not the greatest deal, but not the worst either. I'd do it, especially if you plan to go with bigger subs later. You can also join the club in my sig smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by Alfwich;12182569 
The truth in this thread. Spend thousands for a substandard sound stage and imaging ... no thanks.

@ OP: If you can get the amp for a great deal go for it. Just be careful with the gain (and hopefully you know what distortion sounds like).

Its a time thing for me i dont spend time in the car and the car is acoustically horrible even with good gear its not worth it. If i spent time in the car i would do some serious DIY to incorporate a mic that would let me hear other vehicles and when needed while i drive and then i would use some good headphones or IEM like the ue18 pros.
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It'll work fine. Ignore the haters. Just set your gains, subsonic, and filters correctly, and use common sense when listening....and it'll work fine. $100 for that amp is an OKAY deal, not the greatest deal, but not the worst either. I'd do it, especially if you plan to go with bigger subs later. You can also join the club in my sig .

I dont think there were many haters. Its just there are people out there that dont understand the risks and would drive them to hard and for those people its better to not have the power.

What to take away from this thread is be cautious.
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To answer OP concisely. Yes you can use that amp with any sub.

The amp is class D topology with low S/N and high THD. Not exact audiophile grade, but it's made for driving subwoofers so it will be fine.

You already know how to dial in the gain, subsonic filer, and you can even increase your crossover db slope.

If that still concerns you, you can wire you subs in series and that will cut the ouput draw from the amp in half.
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Originally Posted by Lombax;12179124 
Can I use a VERY overpowered amp for two subs in my car?

Theres a deal on Craigslist for a 1200W RMS mono channel amp. JBL GTO1201.1ii to be exact. And I was going to wire two subs rated at 200W (RMS) each, totaling 400W. So the amp would be 3x more powerful then the subs.

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