I'll first start out by saying that I'm not looking to win any sound competitions, I'm just wanting to add a nice bit of sound to my factory F150 system. Its a 2012 F150 FX4 SuperCrew with the Factory "Sony" Nav unit & sub. Well, of course the sub ***** and I want to improve on it. There's no replacing the head unit, as the climate controls and such is integrated with it.
I have an older Alpine 10" Type-r (DVC 4+4) sitting in the closet that I want to utilize. I'll probably be putting it in a Fox Acoustics single 10" vented enclosure (1.25cuft. tuned to 36hz?). I used to run this sub with a RF Power 200a1 amp, but I want a bit more power now. I'll be tapping the factory system with an AudioControl LC2i to get the signal for the new amp and to correct the horrible bass run-off from the factory amp.
Anyways, onto my question / dilemma... I'm looking at the Alpine MRX-M55 , JL Audio JX500/1D or the Kicker DX1000.1 to power this single sub at 2 ohms. I'm thinking the Kicker may be more than I really need, but I could be wrong??. The Alpine and JL are pretty comparable spec, price & size wise. What would the better choice be? I looked at the Audiopipes too, but they seem large and I'd like to keep the physical size a bit smaller. Your advice or recommendations would be much appreciated. I've been out of car audio for a long time.