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    Icon32 Should I upgrade to An Alpine MRD-M500?

    Well I have my two ALpine Type R's 1221-D's. I have them wired to my Profile 800sx in parralel and it doesnt take long to overheat and shut down because the amp isnt 2ohm stable bridged. My question is should I upgrade to an Alpine MRD-M500. If so where should I pick up one for cheaper than MSRP? Ive seen them on Ebay for pretty cheap.



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    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
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    Would this be ok

    I heard that this amp has some very nice features and that they would be good for two Type R's bridged in parralel with a 2ohm load. Anybody have one?



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    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    I have the MRD-300, which is pretty much the same thing but only has 300 watts at 2 ohms pushing 2 jl 12W0's, and the amp has been great to me. Its a very efficient amp, and all the controls for the crossovers and gains are digital. Plus its a good looking amp with a digital readout of voltage, current or temp. The only complaint that I have is that is a little pricy for the power it puts out. I wish I had more power options (being 1 ohm stable) so I can upgrade my subs, but it does push my subs perftectly. For pushing the alpines, it should be a perfect match.




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    hey

    Hey jmac what kinda amp do you suggest? Price really isnt an issue but I dont want something that will drain my system.



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    Jmac, where did you see that the MRD-500 is 1 ohm stable. Not trying to be rude, very curious as to whether the 300 is.




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    how hot does the bloody thing get?



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    Icon32 Question for Jmac

    Hey Jmac that amp that you suggested is only 500 watts max. Im not even sure if it's 2 ohm stable bridged. Why would I buy that amp in the first place? The alpine puts out more power and is as you said earlier 1 ohm stable.



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    OK

    Whats the max wattage on these amps? I was also thinking of a JBL 1200.1 I want something with good features and Ive heard good things about JBL Im just not sure about their features.



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    If they werent

    If US Amps werent so freakin expensive id pick up one of those. My brother has 2 of them that came in his Tahoe they are really sweet. So Soundstream is the best you think?



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    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    thanks

    OK i'll check ebay and get back to you with some prices.
    Thanks



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    Hey Jmac




    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    Ha Ha

    I take that as a that would be a good choice. I get most of my stuff of ebay and save a bundle I just have to make sure the sellers are legit (or however you spell that)



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    ouch

    your gonna have some serious toons on your hands if you find speakers that will take that much power.



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    forgot

    I forgot to ask you how much MAX power will the Soundstream 502 put out cause I dont wanna blow my Alpines???



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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    Thanks

    the power is right around my area 1000watts peak for each Type R. I have another question though. Will this much power drain my electrical system??? I dont have a problem now with my alpine and profile amp. My profile has 3 20A fuses in it and my Alpine has 1 30A fuse so there isnt a whole lot of draw from my alternator. The cool thing is my alternator on my tercel is rated at 100Amps max draw at one time. This is much larger than my dads FORD explorer and its a heck of a lot bigger.



    1996 Toyota Camry LE Gold Edition (customized)
    HU- Alpine CDA-9805
    Front-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Rear-6 1/2 Alpine SPR-17LP
    Subs- Audiobahn AW1200Q
    Amps- mids and highs 4 channel alpine 25rms X 4.
    Amps-Sub U.S Acoustics USX800D
    Custom Slot Ported Box
    Tuned to 30 Hz

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