Continuing on our series of What Amplifier Do I Need? this week we will be matching amplifiers to Kicker’s CVR Series Subwoofers. Kicker CVR woofers are one of the most top rated woofers in the car audio industry. They are extremely affordable and more than anything else they are dependable. These woofers can really take a beating making them a value purchase. CVR woofers are available in 8”, 10”, 12” or 15” sizes with either a Dual 4 ohm impedance or Dual 2 ohm impedance.
Kicker’s IX500.1 amplifier is the perfect amplifier for a 10CVR104, 10CVR124, or 10CVR154 subwoofer. The amplifier is rated at 500W RMS @ 2 ohms which is just what any of those subwoofers needs to perform at their peak. The subwoofer you select will have to run at a 2 ohm final impedance while wired in parallel. The amplifier’s extreme efficiency keeps it running cool during all listening sessions. Its compact design allows for easy mounting and convenient installation. The IX series is Kicker’s most efficient and reliable amplifiers and are designed to work perfectly with other Kicker products. The amplifier also features low-pass and subsonic filters for complete control of your sound reproduction.
If you are looking to power up a 10CVR102, 10CVR122, or a 10CVR152 subwoofer to a final impedance of 1 ohm, then look no further than Cerwin-Vega’s STEALTh500.1 monoblock amplifier. This amplifier offers a power rating of 500W RMS @ 1 ohm giving you all the power you will need. The use of a Thermal Management System, monitors internal thermal output by reducing power output when the amplifier begins to overheat. This allows the amplifier to have a continuous performance giving you uninterrupted bass reproduction. Apart from being very small Stealth amplifiers feature a full range Class D chip set that improves efficient and performance and increases reliability. It also reduces noise and filters out other sonic disturbances.
Earthquake Sound PH2000W/D1
The Earthquake Sound PH2000W/D1 amplifier is able to output 500W RMs @ 4 ohms. With this amp you can properly power up a 10CVR102, 10CVR122, or a 10CVR152 subwoofer to a final impedance of 4 ohms. At 4 ohms the amplifier and subwoofer will run to the best of their abilities and will have lower heat outputs. The Power House series amplifier features high and low-level inputs giving it the versatility to work in any car with any car system. The amplifier also offers a 5 year warranty making it almost impossible to pass up. If efficiency and high performance is important to your audio system, then this is the way to go.