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    SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    What amp would you use for a e12O.44?
    I'm stuck between these 2:
    SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2
    http://www.millionbuy.com/sosrub5002.html
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    Rockford Fosgate 501bd
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=13420

    I've asked people what amp I should get and the most names that came up were the RUB500-2 and RF 501bd.. so which one fellas?







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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    I noticed that the Soundstream runs 500 watts at 4 ohms and the Rockford does it at 2. This might be a factor to think about. I really don't know a lot to be honest but I bet that one or the other is better because of this. The soundstream would probly be the better choice becuz there is less stress on it? Maybe somebody else can help us out with that one. If it's a toss up I say go with what your gut says. I heard a lot of good things about soundstream, I just installed a Rubi and it works great. Not crap, good stuff. Hope this helped.



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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    I really have no idea of which one to go with. Me being a car audio newbie doesn't help the least bit. Well, my sub is 4ohms, so I don't know!




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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    think im going to go w/ the rf




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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    is your sub single voice coil or dual that is going to make a major difference





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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    if i were you, if its a single VC go with the soundstream, dual go with something 2 ohm stable and put the vc's in parallel. (i think the rf was 2 ohm stable)



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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    It's Dual Voice Coil

    Quote Originally Posted by denim
    is your sub single voice coil or dual that is going to make a major difference




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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    the it will show a 2 ohm load, so in this case the RF amp would be better suited





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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    Alright then. I had Sounddomain pricematch the rf 501bd from the one on www.onlinecarstereo.com .. It's $289 on onlinecarstereo and they price matched it for $286.. but, onlinecarstereo has free shipping and sounddomain has the lowest shipping for $12.95 . So, should I just go w/ onlinecarstereo.com ?

    Quote Originally Posted by denim
    the it will show a 2 ohm load, so in this case the RF amp would be better suited




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    Re: SOUNDSTREAM RUB500-2 or Rockford Fosgate 501bd

    yeah if its the lower price, sure

    good job on your research, so few people care to look that hard





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