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    which setup is better?

    Hey guys..

    I am thinking of buying a 10'' type-R sub and I am not going to change the factory deck or speakers (benz c220, decent sound).

    question: Is it better to run the sub off of a 2-ch amp mono, or off of a 4-ch amp (2 lines to the sub and 2 to the front component speakers)???

    In other words, will 2 lines off of a 4-ch amp be sufficient enough for a type-R sub?

    I am thinking of either a v-power alpine, or a rockford 500x or an 800A.

    Also, do you know of any place that sells amps cheap (and recommend the type of amp please)

    thank you

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    also what do you think about JL Audio 10" Subwoofer (10w6-AE) compared to the type-r

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    especially if the jl 10'' is being pushed by a clarion APX201

    please somebody talk to me, coz there is a dude that is selling this combo (4 months old) and I am thinking of buying. He is asking $600 canadian (is that fair?)

    thanks a whole lot.

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    i would take JL w6 or w6v2(even better) over type R, i heard type R myself, and not very impress with it.. about amps, if you want to get components, then yea go with 4 channel amp, but if you're not changing your speakers, just adding bass, just get a 2 channel or mono amp (cheaper).. to be in a safe side, just get a two channel, so if you do decide to get components, you can always run a two channel amp in a 3-way...
    ebay or thezeb.com is prolly the cheapest out there...
    as for your subs, have you consider eclipse titaniums???
    and amps, look into xtant, PG, soundstream, JL, or rockford...
    if i were you i would look something that would match my car...
    for example if your car is black i would get JL, if you car is white or silver, i would get eclipse.. that's just me tho..



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    the w6v2 is a pretty hard sub to beat if you push decent power to it ( maybe the jl 500/1). if i were doing this system and you like your factory speakers, i would definitly at least change the deck. a deck with a 5 volt preamp output will make your bass sound so much better. anyway, that is just my opinion, it is your car, do what you want with it.




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    would the Clarion APX201 be enough to run the jl sub?

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    jl

    get the jl with the 500/1
    definitely change your deck, better options, sound, and looks nicer



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    hey guys, if I do buy the jl 10w6AE then it has to go with the clarion APX201 because this is a used combo that someone is selling...

    Do you think it will work?

    Thanks

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    What are the specs on the amp?

    Ignore those telling you to get the 500/1, you probably won't tell a difference between teh 2 amps...





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    suggestion

    i was just giving a suggestion on the JL 500/1, its a good amp



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    2/1 CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER

    NEW Heat Sink Design
    Maximum Power Output 200W
    Continuous Average Power Output 100W (50W x
    2 into 4 Ohms 20Hz-20kHz @0.05% THD)
    Typical 2-Ohm Stereo 100W x 2 @ 0.5% THD
    Typical Bridged Power 1kHz 230W @ 0.5% THD
    Bass Extender Control 0~18dB @ 45Hz
    Adjustable 55Hz - 5.5kHz, 12dB/oct. High/Low
    Pass Crossover
    Mixed-Mode Operation
    Bridgeable 2/1 Channel Operation
    Speaker Level Inputs
    Double-Sided Glass Epoxy Circuit Board




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    these specs are from the clarioncanada site.




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    230 watts bridged should be good for that sub...





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    i would give that sub between 300 and 350 watts.




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