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Old 11-24-2010, 11:57 PM
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Do I need amp for subwoofer?

I'm looking to buy a Kicker subwoofer (the exact one I plan on getting is on this link here --> Comp | KICKER) for Black Friday this year because it is buy one get one free at Best Buy (and my friend is going to split the cost with me for the second). I just need to know if this would work (in a 1994 prelude) and the best way to situate it in the car. Also the main thing I need to find out is that if I really NEED an amp if I want to get this subwoofer. If I do need an amp could anyone make a suggestion as to which amp would be a good (low in price) one to get to go along with the sub.

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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

well if your getting a subwoofer then you most likely will need an amp.
i dont see why you wouldnt, but im still new to this stuff.
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

short answer.. yes you need an amp.

and please have a professional install this for you or some one you know who has installed systems in cars before.
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

U know that you will also need a box correct? Just making sure.

But yes u will need an amp. Just look through kicker's products and find which amp will suit you best. And as stated above, please have a pro do the installation or somebody that have experience hook up your system
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

you could get a sub with out an amp but the most your gonna get out of it is a hum your not gonna get the "beat" you want
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

yes you need a amp
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

Well you don't need an amp, or a box. But it's like working out at a gym, but eating every meal from a fast food joint - you won't get the results you want or expect.

So for the subwoofer to perform at the level you expect (I'm presuming you want a subwoofer because you want more bass in your car stereo) yes you will need an amp, and a box.
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Re: Do I need amp for subwoofer?

Yes you need an amp, and a box, and rca cables, and a fused power wire, and speaker wires, and a ground wire, and a head unit would be nice.

I have a bunch of old amps laying around, if you still need one I could prob sell you one pretty cheap. I've just been too lazy to put them on ebay.
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Ok thanks everyone
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