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    Need help with choosing an amp for my Alpine Type R's?

    Hey guys I have some Alpine SWR-1042D Type R's:
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...+-TYPE+R-.html

    Basically, what amp should I get to power them FULLY!?

    I mean every single watt (they produce 500 rms each)

    I dont know much about amps and I wont be installing it...Im taking it to a local audio shop...so I really dont know how he would install it.

    Should I get a 2 channel, 4 channel, mono d class or wat? What would be the best way for them to install it? @ 2 ohms, 4 ohms, bridged? Because I will be watching and I'll tell them how I want it installed, lol

    Let me know.

    Price is not THAT much of an issue. I won't post a price just to see what kind of responses I get. Not trying to break the bank though.

    Thanx in advance
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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    anybody?




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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Are they D2 subs?



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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    First off...subs dont produce power. There RMS is the amount of power there rated to take at all times, Peak is the amount it could take in burps for very little time.

    Now that thats outa the way. You could over power ur subs a little. If price isnt much of an issure I would use a JL 1000/1 because regardless of inpediance (1ohm-4ohm) it will put out 1000 watts, and I think JL under rates( but im not sure) by like 200 watts on average.



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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    pdx 1.1000 is another good choice that will work either way.



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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97greentruck View Post
    Are they D2 subs?
    i dont know what that means?


    Quote Originally Posted by grimreper912003 View Post
    First off...subs dont produce power. There RMS is the amount of power there rated to take at all times, Peak is the amount it could take in burps for very little time.

    Now that thats outa the way. You could over power ur subs a little. If price isnt much of an issure I would use a JL 1000/1 because regardless of inpediance (1ohm-4ohm) it will put out 1000 watts, and I think JL under rates( but im not sure) by like 200 watts on average.
    I knew they didnt produce power...lol, wrong wording I guess

    ****, over 600?

    ok, maybe i should put a price

    no more than 400. ( I was hoping for about 250-350 though (on ebay))




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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    First, find out whether or not your subs have dual 2ohm voice coils.

    Other options would be dual 4, single 4, single 2, etc.

    This information is needed to select an amplifier that will work with what you have.



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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    they are dual 4 ohm voice coils

    what does that mean though? how does it affect the amp? does that mean i have to get an amp that can handle 4 ohms?

    also...does it matter if i get 4 channel, 2 channel or mono?

    Obviously, I dont know THAT much...but I'm trying here




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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97greentruck View Post
    wow thats a great price. how would i tell the guys to install it? to get the most power out of it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by 97greentruck View Post
    X2

    Tell them to wire the subs into a final ohm load and from there its pos to pos and neg to neg



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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Try and find a used Sundown SAE1000D
    They pop up on here and realm every now and then in the 250-350 range and with proper electrical (better battery and big 3) will easily produce 1000-1150 watts at 1 ohm. Those are Dual 4's so you could easily wire them down to 1 ohm. Otherwise find an alpine pdx 1.1000, thats another great choice, and they aren't priced too bad on woofersetc.com

    You are gonna want a 1 channel (monoblock) amp in order to wire those down to a 1 ohm load.




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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97greentruck View Post
    so i should have them wire it to 1 ohm right?

    Will it run stable at 1 ohm?

    I've heard a lot of amps wont run stable at 1 ohm?

    Just wondering

    Thanx 4 all the help so far btw




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    Re: Need help with choosing an amp?

    Yes. It's 1ohm stable and that's how you want to run it.

    You're welcome.



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