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    is my sub amp too small?

    I got a Memphis 16-SR1.250 amp for 1 Alpine Type R SWR- 1022D, basicly a 250w 2 ohm mono amp for a 2 ohm 10" sub capible of 500w rms and 1500w peak,,,, will i hurt the speaker or the amp using them together or will the speaker just not be as loud as it could be?







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    Re: is my sub amp too small?

    Welcome to the forum

    No you will not hurt a sub by underpowering it; I'm running mine at about half of its rated RMS and we're both happy.



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    Re: is my sub amp too small?

    If you set the gain correctly it will not hurt the speaker. But those subs really would be better on more power.




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    Re: is my sub amp too small?

    ya, got a good deal on the amp and bought it before the speaker... I was challenged to build the best system i can with less then $500 for my 96 F 350. So far i have aquired a pair of alpine type r 6.5's, a pair of alpine type r 5x7's, the memphis mono amp, 10" alpine type r sub and a Kenwood KIV-BT900 media player all for $375,,, all im missing is the 4 channel amp so im right on budget!




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    Re: is my sub amp too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyducati View Post
    ya, got a good deal on the amp and bought it before the speaker... I was challenged to build the best system i can with less then $500 for my 96 F 350. So far i have aquired a pair of alpine type r 6.5's, a pair of alpine type r 5x7's, the memphis mono amp, 10" alpine type r sub and a Kenwood KIV-BT900 media player all for $375,,, all im missing is the 4 channel amp so im right on budget!
    doing alright so far.

    welcome to the forum




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