What kind of amplifier would be best with my 15" subs?

I am thinking of getting 2 Boss P156DVC 15in 5000W (each) subwoofers and I am wondering which amp would be best to get with these... I drive a 2001 Buick Park Ave and all suggestions are welcomed

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  • 8 years ago
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    Do you know what it takes to power two 5,000 watt speakers. First of all you MUST upgrade your electronics. To power 10,000 watts, you will need 2 or more High Output alternators and customized brackets for it, a HUGE battery/capacitor bank, an amp that can handle the amt wattage output determined by the ohm load, and the list goes on.

    If you are looking for an amp JBL has one. JBL gti a6000 amp. It is a beast. It may set you back about $6,000 to $7,000 for this one amp. You will nee 2 of these amps. that is over $10,000 for 2 amps only. After everything is said and done, you will spend at least $25,000 to $30,000. That is why it is a "demo" vehicle.

    The bottom line is do your homework.

    Check these sites out...it is a good reference.





    - Also check this out http://www.youtube.com/ and all related videos...Look for the guy in the blue collared shirt. Type “car audio systems” in the search engine. He gives a lot of very good info.

    If your headlight dims with the bass notes, the “BIG 3” might work. If not an H.O. alternator will be needed, or else be prepared to pour a lot of $$$ for batteries.

    This site explains the "BIG 3" upgrades.


    I've designed my car for SQ (Sound Quality) not SPL (Sound Pressure Level) my imaging is very good. The bass sounds as if it is up front and my 12 inch sub (picture as shown) in the trunk. I LOVE how it all worked out.

    GOOD LUCK and have fun…

    List of items for my ride:

    Head Unit: Alpine DVA - 9861


    - EpiCenter (by: Audio Control)

    - Apex (by: Kove Audio)

    - EQ (by: Clarion - EQS746)

    Amp: JL Audio 300/4 and 500/1 (constant 800 watts)

    Cap: One Rockford Fosgate1 farad Cap

    Front: MB Quart 216

    Rear: Boston Acoustics (6x9) SX65

    Sub: 1 Eclipse 12" Alum. 4 ohm DVC (Dual Voice Coil)

    Battery: DieHard AGM Battery, Platinum P-4 - Group Size 34/78DT

    Alternator: 200amp, rebuilt

    Using a dual ANL fused D-block in the engine bay

    1/0 ga wire to D-block (input and output)

    - ANL 200 amp fuse (used for H.O. Alternator)

    - ANL 300 amp fuse (used for power wire to amp)

    - Hyper Ground System (by: Sun Automobile U.S.A. Inc.)

    - “BIG 3” upgrade

    Please comment…


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