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    Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    So i have an alpine type R 12", rated at 600wRms. It is the dual 4 ohm version so i need an amp around 600wRms at 2 ohms. I am stuck between two, one is the Alpine MRX-M50, rated at 500watt at 2ohms. And the other is a Kicker EX1000.1 rated at 700watt rms. They are both the same price. I want to know if its gonna be safe to get the Kicker and power it a 700wRms. People claim they power their R's over 700wRms all the time, but could be bs. The sub is going in a ported enclosure 2cubic ft at 32hz. Even know the kicker is more powerful, is it still a good amp?


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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Plenty of people give Type R's over rated power. I vote kicker of those 2




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    I have a Kicker 400.1. Had it for five years and never had one problem with it. Great amp.




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    i vote kicker....ur Type R should handle that amp fine. If it starts getting warm you can always turn the gain down a little bit.





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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    Plenty of people give Type R's over rated power. I vote kicker of those 2
    Yeah im thinking the same because i dont want to be underpowering the sub. If i go with the kicker should i set the gains with a DMM as if its a 600watt speaker, or 700watt? eg 600x2 = 1200, square root of 1200 = 34.64v or 700w = 37.41v. Is that the right way to make sure the amps putting out a specific wattage?

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    Crossover Frequency (LPF): 50 - 400Hz (-12dB/oct.)
    EQ (Equalizer): Bass EQ (fc=50Hz) 0 to +12dB
    Subsonic: 5 - 30Hz (-24dB/oct.)

    Frequency Response (+0, -3dB: 1W into 4 ohms): 5 - 400Hz
    Frequency Response (+0, -1dB: 1W into 4 ohms): 10 - 300Hz

    THD+N (10W into 4 ohms):0.004%
    THD+N (Rated Power into 4 ohms):0.04%
    Damping Factor: >1000
    Signal to Noise (Rated Power into 4 ohms): 114dB


    Kicker -
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-250Hz
    Signal to Noise: >95dB
    Input Sensitivity: 200mV-6V
    Variable Low Pass: 35-250Hz, 24dB/octave
    Variable Bass Boost: 0-15dB @ 45Hz


    Do these points matter alot? like the signal to noise?


    Thanks for your help dude




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    I'd set it up for 700w

    And I doubt the SN will be noticeable on subs




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    That Alpine has nice specs with the 114db rating, but that Kicker has more juice, and Most Kicker gear is under rated/or always has been.Id go Kicker out of the two amps you chose




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Kicker FTW.



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    Kicker, leaves room for upgrade later.



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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Quote Originally Posted by brynm View Post
    Kicker, leaves room for upgrade later.
    Here is a prime example of the power of the Kicker amps..Check this guys system out with the rated wattage, and the true wattage




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Cheers for all your replys! Im gonna go with the kicker. Would i be safe with 4awg wire?




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    Cheers for all your replys! Im gonna go with the kicker. Would i be safe with 4awg wire?
    If it is good quality OFC yes...




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    Re: Stuck between two amps. Any help?

    Kicker is underrated on a lab test. not real world. My old ZX2500 said 2800 on the BS, clamped a bit over 2400



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    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    Kicker is underrated on a lab test. not real world. My old ZX2500 said 2800 on the BS, clamped a bit over 2400
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