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    Any recommendations as to a decent, inexpensive, 12v amp to run the driver?

    Looking for "on the cheap". Lanzar and Boss are not my top choices, I'd rather run Jensen. Considering a Pioneer GM-A3702 at 190rms bridged. Want to keep it $70 or under. But I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Laugh if you will but the Scosche 250C2 would work - I've been using its 4-channel cousin (EFX 300C4) reliably with a similar sub + 2 co-axes for several years.

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    • #4
      I would go used off Ebay. Mtx, kicker, crossfire, rockford, jl audio, Orion, Alpine, directed audio. You could definitely find one for $70 <, and these older amps usually put out more power than rated. Just keep it within 10-12 years of age.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by KevinN View Post
        Laugh if you will but the Scosche 250C2 would work - I've been using its 4-channel cousin (EFX 300C4) reliably with a similar sub + 2 co-axes for several years.
        Will check it out! Thanks!

        Originally posted by Jake View Post
        I would go used off Ebay. Mtx, kicker, crossfire, rockford, jl audio, Orion, Alpine, directed audio. You could definitely find one for $70 <, and these older amps usually put out more power than rated. Just keep it within 10-12 years of age.
        Man, I miss my old PPI Art, Phoenix Gold, and really old school "built like a tank" Orion amps.

        I considered the eBay option. Still open to it. But the good tested and true stuff will probably be over my <$60 budget. I only need 100-150rms, single channel.

        Just realized how much I miss that old Orion 2250. What a tank! Never had an hcca Orion....those beasts fetched a premium last I checked.

        Maybe a Jensen jpa260 for about $50. Probably better off for extra $10 with the Pioneer.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by zagnutty View Post

          Will check it out! Thanks!





          Man, I miss my old PPI Art, Phoenix Gold, and really old school "built like a tank" Orion amps.

          I considered the eBay option. Still open to it. But the good tested and true stuff will probably be over my <$60 budget. I only need 100-150rms, single channel.

          Just realized how much I miss that old Orion 2250. What a tank! Never had an hcca Orion....those beasts fetched a premium last I checked.

          Maybe a Jensen jpa260 for about $50. Probably better off for extra $10 with the Pioneer.
          Yes, PG was great before they tanked. Ebay has options in your price range for Mtx and Kicker, probably not Orion. The old kicker zx were good. Those old "tank" amps were very good for many years, but they would have over heating issues today. That' why I'd keep it at 10-12yrs of age. Mentioned brands would be better than jenson imo. Absolute, cheapest I would go with is a lightning audio which was made by Rockford. Good luck

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          • #7
            I put this Boss unit in the kid's car driving a pair of those woofers. He didn't kill it immediately, so that's good. Granted his license was suspended shortly after so the test time is pretty short. It is only running 4 ohms per channel, so you'd be stressing it harder with a 4 ohm bridged load.
            Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
            Wogg Music

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            • #8
              I've used a 1200 W rms Power Acoustic 4 channel amp with 2 channels bridged for a sub.* Built like a tank and built in protection.* Walmart has a 2 x 180 W rms* two-channel unit for $40.

              E-Power POWER RZ21300D Power Acoustik Class D Amplifier 2 CH.

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              • #10
                Son of a... I paid a lot more for my Power Acoustik single channel class D amp of that same line. Definitely a good amp, didn't suggest it because I thought they remained in the 3 figure range to start.
                Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
                Wogg Music

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                • #11
                  Was at Wally world yesterday with the better half...wandered over to electronics with my 18mo old mini me. Amps were craptastic at best, and overpriced.

                  Gonna go with the Pioneer GM-A3702 from crutchfield for $60. 190rms bridged is more than sufficient, with low pass.
                  Also the Belva 1.2ft2 sealed I was recommended by another forum member (https://goo.gl/vBnbos). Should be a decent combination. But God I hate running wires. Received the touch screen HU, mounting kit, and wiring harness 2 weeks ago. Still have to wait for the sub stuff and backup camera to arrive. Not about to pull the head out 2 or 3 times to finish i

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                  • #12
                    UPDATE

                    Finally got the new head unit and sub installed.

                    The $60 pioneer amp drives this sub fantastically. Being 70wrms more than the sub is rated for, hopefully I won't burn out the VC. But hell, for $20, it wouldn't really bug me if I did!

                    The reverse cam will have to wait for another day. After popping the interior tailgate panel off my Explorer, it's going to be a few hour intstall.

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