I currently have a Kicker 550.3 powering an Alpine Type-r 12". Although the sound is much better than stock, I am considering an upgrade to better, more efficient equipment. I am considering upgrading to a FI Q, SSD or SA-12 12" since they all work with a sealed box less than 1' cubed box.
I am considering several amps SAZ-1000, SAX-1200, DA 5 1200.1, US Amps AX 5600 and even a US Amps AX600DE. If I decide to go with a SA-12 which is 600 RMS, am I safe with the AX600DE? Friends are telling me to ensure that I have headroom so the amp provides a cleaner signal. If I don't ever plan on going larger than a 12", do I need that much headroom?
I want to make a purchase and be happy with it for a long time and be able to transfer it to other vehicles later on, so I am looking for quality. I also don't mind if the price is reasonable, used or refurbished equipment is not out of the question. What are your suggestions?
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