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Topic: Amp recommendations mono 8ohm
Posted By: kaps
Subject: Amp recommendations mono 8ohm
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 12:29pm
I'm after recommendations to power a celestion 1600w RMS 8 ohm driver. I'm struggling to find amps that supply around 2000w rms 8 ohms in bridged mode? 


Posted By: Lucasdude
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 1:28pm
which celestion driver is it? I'm a fan of older, heavyweight amps for sub duty, maybe a Crest CA9 will be enough to give it a good workout. If not, and you are considering a more modern lightweight amp then do check that the quoted power figures are 20-20khz with low distortion and not the 1khz or instantaneous burst measurements.

Posted By: kaps
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 2:41pm
Hi bud,

Thanks for the recommendation I've just done a quick search and saw a few for sale. I believe the drivers are Celestion CF18VJD 8 Ohm 18″ 1600W. I bought a second hand ligwa earthshaker scoop loaded with the above driver. I'm also a fan of old school amps!

Posted By: Lucasdude
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 3:17pm
Have a look at the CA18 too, if you have more than one of those. Given a good power supply, they are great for sub duty.

Posted By: ceharden
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 7:46pm
I wouldn't have expected you to have too much trouble finding an amp that will do around 2kW @ 8R bridged.  There are plenty which are rated for 900-1000W@4R stereo which would do it.  A Crest CA9 as suggested above would certainly do it. As above, it depends whether you want something older, larger and heavier or a newer, most likely Class D amplifier.

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