so, you know how i've been lusting after one of these eclipse titaniums for a while? well, it's now very likely that i could (finally!) acquire one, which means that i have to have some way to power it... i've done some research and narrowed it down to two amps
both are hifonics brutus-class amps:
the BX1605D boasts 1100W x 1Ch @ 2Ohms, or 1600W x 1Ch @ 1Ohm
the BX2005D features 1300W x 1Ch @ 2Ohms, or 2000W x 1Ch @ 1Ohm
the sub is dual 4-ohm, and at this point there'd be only one of them, and the first amp will power it quite sufficiently. however, if i find that one sub isn't cutting it for me, i'd like the flexibility to add a second - enter amp number two. this one can power both subs more than adequately, and will obviously do quite well on only one if i'm careful with the gain
the question is, if i do end up with two subs, and i do wire them to a 1 ohm load, will they sound like butt? because if they will, then i simply won't ever bother with a second sub, if i'm dissatisfied i'll fix it in a different way... before i continue, let me confirm that damping factor is halved when impedance is halved, right?? if so, that's not a concern, because amp 1 has damping >250, but amp 2 has damping >400, which at one ohm is >200, a negligible difference... what really concerns me is a) the power of amp 2 does NOT double from 2 to 1 ohm, which i interpret as the thing running out of steam... in addition, i worry about the lack of headroom at 1 ohm; i'm out for sound quality (albeit very loud sound quality), and floppy basslines are not my idea of good sound quality...
need i worry about this decrease in sq, or is it of no concern?
ignoring paragraphs two through four, what other amps would you reccommend (preferably in the price range listed - i rather like the fact that these things are massively on sale)? am i making a good decision by going with the eclipse titanium?
questions? concerns? comments? abuse? thanks for any input...
p.s. i'd like to have a plan in place by friday night-ish, if possible, so if you have something to say, speak now or forever hold your peace! :D