View Full Version : amp help!!

04-13-2010, 05:20 PM
hey boys, im new to car audio so you have to help me out, my dad just got a new car and in it was a jl 300/2 amp, my dad like keeping his cars original so hes taking it out and gunna give it to me.
and can anyone tell me what this amp can handle power wise and if it could make my ranger shake, with the right subs and speakers

04-13-2010, 08:27 PM
I just put a jl e2150 amp and a jl 12w1 sub in my Ranger. Bridged the amp, tuned the input to about 30% of capacity and for me it sounds great. I'm not an audiophille by any means, but with the upgrades I've done to the audio in mine I couldn't be happier. Rock music sounds like rock music, and old school rap has definite chest pounding lows.

04-15-2010, 02:20 PM
that amp is an AB class 2 channel amp. that mines you can run 2 subs(1 per channel) at 2 ohms. Or bridged at 4ohms. I'd recommend finding something else for subs. Would work for running front speakers though.

04-15-2010, 05:31 PM
could you run one sub at 4 ohms and still be banging the truck around.

04-15-2010, 07:26 PM
yes. i had a pioneer 12 running 4 ohms with a 750w wat amp hit hard. not quite wat i was looking for so i went 2 12's on 1500w :D

04-15-2010, 07:56 PM
Prolly not on that amp.. A quick google of that amp shows at 3 ohms 300wrms.. The problem with JL is that they are trying to "reinvent the wheel" so to speak so it screws with the ratings as only jl subs are 3 ohms. So a 4 ohm sub is going to be less then the 300 watts.. I went your way and tried to make something work. I ran a a mtx tr45(250watts rms) off a small amp. I very quickly sold both to buy a high rated amp and sub. I know you want to make this work but its not worth the wasted money.

04-15-2010, 08:02 PM
cool, thanks for the advice.