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    Please help me choose an amp.

    I have a 2011 WRX hatchback and would like to put an amp under the hatch floor just to the right of the spare (after removing the foam) and use the factory H/U. There is not a whole lot of ventilation under the floor (hence the class "D" and fan). I could always make a custom floor with vents if need be. The amp will be running components in the front doors and a 10" sub in an AI enclosure.


    In my perfect world (haha), this is what I would like:

    3, 4 or 5 channel

    75 - 125 watts RMS/channel at 4ohms, and 200 - 300 wRMS/4 ohms for the sub

    No bigger than 12" x 8" x 2.5" (roughly)

    Class "D"

    Cooling fan

    Remote bass/sub control knob

    Signal sensing turn on - I don't have to dig out the factory H/U to find a turn on signal.

    Speaker level inputs

    Obviously I'm having a hard time finding this amp. I know I can get aftermarket remote bass knobs but that would entail also getting a LOC and I'm concerned about how those will affect the sound.

    Would a class "D" be ok without a fan?

    I appreciate any and all opinions. Thank you.

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    Al & Ed's Autosound - JL Audio Full-Range Class D 2/3/4 Channel Amplifier

    That should be fine for an under-seat amplifier, and would be sufficient for a JL 10W3, which isn't too expensive / power hungry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Al & Ed's Autosound - JL Audio Full-Range Class D 2/3/4 Channel Amplifier

    That should be fine for an under-seat amplifier, and would be sufficient for a JL 10W3, which isn't too expensive / power hungry.
    That is a nice amp but I want to put it under the hatch floor, not the seat. Doesn't have a fan, speaker level inputs or signal sensing turn-on either.

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    The Arc Audio KS125.4 mini has all the features I'm looking for except the remote bass control. If anyone knows how to add one to this amp, I'm all ears!


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    Is the remote bass control that big of a deal to have?

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    For a factory head unit, the remote bass knob sometimes helps. I prefer remote gain on the subwoofer channel over remote bass and you can add a PAC LC1 that will give you remote gain ability: Amazon.com: PAC LC1 Remote Amplifier Level Controller: Automotive

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