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    Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    What amp would be good for 2 alphasonik 8 series 10" subs 800 watts RMS each. The guy at the local car audio shop told me a RF power series t500 would provide a enough PURE watts to push these subs nicely. I went in there looking for a MB quart dsc 1500 and he told me the MB1500 is sub par to the RF. In addition, i already have a 4 guage amp wiring kit installed. MB recomends 0/1 guage. Out of these 2 amps or any other amps for around $250?
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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    Quote Originally Posted by tenpointfive View Post
    The guy at the local car audio shop told me a RF power series t500 would provide a enough PURE watts to push these subs nicely. I went in there looking for a MB quart dsc 1500 and he told me the MB1500 is sub par to the RF. In addition, i already have a 4 guage amp wiring kit installed. MB recomends 0/1 guage. Out of these 2 amps or any other amps for around $250?

    Orly? Typical salesman/fanboy bs. According to birth sheets, the t500-1bd does ~700w @ 1ohm. That's less than half what the DSC-1500.1D puts out at 1ohm (and that's RMS, not max ratings FYI). Only a fool would pay that much for an amp such as that, let alone believe the salesman that's trying to sell it. The DSC will do rated.

    4Ga will be fine, but it had better be true 4gauge and OFC, not CCA. If it's CCA, I would upgrade. It really depends on the length of wire, though. If it's 20 feet or more, I'd upgrade to 1/0ga.



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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    ^^^ditto^^^
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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    Ok so the RF t500 is a dead issue! What about a kenwood kac9104D? or a power acoustik BAMF4000/1D would be over kill or should I go ahead and pull the trigger & get MB quart dsc1500?




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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    get the discus dude. you will be happy. both the kenwood and pa are ****!



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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    Quote Originally Posted by 05fronty View Post
    get the discus dude. you will be happy. both the kenwood and pa are ****!
    x2. The PA is overrated to hell, and the DSC is a much better value than the Kenwood.



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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    the mb 1500 has 4 gauge inputs and they put out lots on power even on stock electrical, why cant these stupid shops just be honest with there customers sometimes, a fosgate 500 for 250 gtfo 50 bucks more gets you the mb 2000




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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    yea and if ur on budget

    AUDIOPIPE AP15001D 1500W MONO D Audio Amplifier - eBay (item 230476687888 end time Jun-17-10 14:33:56 PDT)

    and yes for 195 u can get the
    http://cgi.ebay.com/AUDIOPIPE-AP1800...item35a9d246dd

    but i do prefer the mb over the audiopipe but both put out rated and are great budget amps




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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    RE: D775 ets.

    On the specs its says recommends 0/1 guage wire? Am I good with the 4 guage wire running a 1 ohm setup?




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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    dude get the DSC, ull be fine with 4g wire.

    Shops lie..

    hmm 700 watts @ 1 ohm for 250? or dsc 1500 @ 1 ohm for 209.99 on ebay.

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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    make sure u get one with a warranty




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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    fyi i would get 1/0 for the discus. i did and it helped my voltage drop going from 4 gauge.



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    Re: Rockford fosgate Power T500-1bd or MB Quart DSC 1500.1D (DSC1500.1D)?

    the t-500bd i have had a 1000+ on the birthsheet that cam from rockford and ive never had a problem out of it before it got put in the garage for more power
    i dont know nothing about the mb though



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