Car Stereo Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

172 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok so I ordered a DIYMA 12 and am looking for an amp to power it. I have a pair of SS D200's for my frontstage and right now have a JL Audio e6450 that I can bridge a pair of channels for the sub. I know that the e6450 is highly underrated and was listed as putting out something like 335 watts when bridging channels 5&6 with nothing on the other 4 channels. I know this is probably good enough for the 12" however it's a huge amp and it'd be a waste to only use it for a sub. Had originally planned on using the e6450 for my entire system though I got the D200's cheap and now the JL Audio is overkill.

Found an MTX 3802 on my local craigslist for 75$ and can probably even get it for 60$. Here are it's specs:

RMS Power measured at 12.5 Volts DC:
75 Watts x 2 into a 4 Ohm load with less than 0.1% Thd+N
150 Watts x 2 into a 2 Ohm load with less than 0.1% Thd+N
300 Watts bridged into a 4 Ohm load with less than 0.1% Thd+N
Dynamic Power (IHF-202 Standard) measured at 14.4 Volts DC
120 Watts x 2 into a 4 Ohm load
212 Watts x 2 into a 2 Ohm load
425 Watts bridged into a 4 Ohm load
Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥110dB A-Weighted
Damping Factor: >200
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ± 0.25dB
Maximum Input: 8Vrms
Thunder EQ: Variable Bass Boost (0-18dB) centered at 40Hz
Crossover: Variable 40Hz to 200Hz, 12dB/octave high pass,
24dB/octave low pass with mono output
Dimensions: 9.2" x 9.75" x 2" (22.8cm x 22.8cm x 5.1cm)
11.5" x 9.75" x 2.1" (29.2cm x 24.8cm x 5.3cm) Including IsoFeet™​

These are also supposedly underrated so it'd probably be plenty for the DIYMA 12. If I get this I can sell my e6450 anyways but I'm wondering if anyone has experiences with these amps and if they'd do the DIYMA 12 justice. Was originally considering a class D mono amp for it but since it's a 4 ohm I'm not sure how many class D's give full power at 4 ohms. Amp has a small footprint and seems like it'd be an easy underseat amp though it's class A/B and if I could find a decent cheap used class D to power the 12 I'd consider it. Any suggestions?
1 - 1 of 1 Posts