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Old 06-20-2004, 06:12   #1 (permalink)
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ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

just wondering if my Factory amp in my car would be good enough to run a 600w max 12" pioneer sub? i know it already runs a sub but its a poxy 8" paper cone thing.
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

I would be led to believe that it wouldnt, simple because its a factory amp that wouldnt have much power. Hook it up and see, if so, leave it, if not, buy an aftermarket. Either way, ur not in a position to lose.
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

even thogh its a factory amp its basicly like an aftermarket one, it just doesnt have gain control or anything like that. its not like those shitty ones you find in the consoles of DA LTD's or anything
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even thogh its a factory amp its basicly like an aftermarket one, it just doesnt have gain control or anything like that. its not like those shitty ones you find in the consoles of DA LTD's or anything
Yes they will run a 12 I put a 600w 10 in my XR8 worked a treat, By the way the amps are Alpine as standed & the gain control is there you have to take the outer case off to get to it......
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Yes they will run a 12 I put a 600w 10 in my XR8 worked a treat, By the way the amps are Alpine as standed & the gain control is there you have to take the outer case off to get to it......
in laymans terms adjusting the gain control will do what???
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

Has anyone removed the factory amp??? I want to take mine out and notice that the backing plate it sits on is pop rivited in place, do I need to re-rivit it when I take it out???
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in laymans terms adjusting the gain control will do what???
I did'nt touch my gain, I just fitted the sub and it worked fine as is......
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

Attaching a low power amplifier to a high power sub will work however don't turn it up too loud because as soon as the amplifier starts clipping then you'll get a very large current draw through them. Better to overamplify than to overspeaker.
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

I put a EF Ghia premo sound amp in my gf's telstar and its powering a 10" sub ok.
I tested it with my 12" sub and it had no hassles aslong as u didnt crank it (we didnt try)
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Re: ED Factory Amp, Good enough to run 12" sub?

yeah they work fine
the early ebII amps are the best cause they have all the gain and pass and mono controls ,where they removed the controls on the ed only the gain control is there
the older ones will happly run 2 ,12"
they are alpine 8402's ( or 8403's from memory ) 4/3/2 channel anp 50 watt X4 (early ones )
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