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sentra95
06-27-2005, 01:42 AM
Wich ones should I get?

Alpine 40 watts RMS and 200 MAX

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-pCvZ70bPNKy/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=52000&id=features_and_specs&i=20605DS60


Kicker 50 watts RMS and 100 MAX

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XZecXoOCOPN/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=52100&id=essential_info&i=500SPS170A

I'm leaning more towards the alpines. :D

audiolife
06-27-2005, 05:30 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32819&item=5785124562&rd=1 unless you are running off head unit power

Proskier
06-27-2005, 06:45 PM
can the alpine type r comps be run off a hu for a short period of time or should they wait for to be amped? like would they sound like crap while waiting for an amp?

audiolife
06-27-2005, 06:49 PM
not god awful but definatly alot better amped. wont get too loud without an amp either. 79 dollar profile would even work them good.

albarran9
06-28-2005, 03:57 PM
I got my type r's running off da head unit for now untill my new amp comes later this week and they sound ok with he adjustments i made from the head unit.

Slaugh
06-28-2005, 04:07 PM
edit: LOAL

Proskier
06-28-2005, 06:05 PM
I got my type r's running off da head unit for now untill my new amp comes later this week and they sound ok with he adjustments i made from the head unit.

how long have you had them running w/o an amp? and how big is your amp that you are getting to power them?

bimma85
06-28-2005, 06:09 PM
I wouldnt choose either honestly ;). But out of the 2 I say alpines. I'm not a very bid kicker fan except for their amps. JUST my 2cents.

audiolife
06-28-2005, 06:11 PM
you install either right they are great lines either or. poor performance 9 out of ten times is directly associated with a bad install, set up improperly or a bad tweek job.

albarran9
06-28-2005, 07:15 PM
how long have you had them running w/o an amp? and how big is your amp that you are getting to power them?

for about a month or so. My amp is supposed to come in later in the week which is the one i have in my sig below. it gets 50 wrms at 4 ohms, but i hear that alpine is under rated so i'm guessing maybe 60rms?

Dozy_production
06-29-2005, 01:06 PM
hey albarran9 for not much more you could of gotten a Alpine MRP-F240. the bridge output at 4 ohms x 2 is 100 watts. w00t on ebay you can get it used all for 60 bucks.

Dozy_production
06-29-2005, 05:17 PM
plus another 40?

albarran9
06-29-2005, 05:25 PM
i got mine for 50 bucks and i only use it for my comps so i guess it was a good buy?

sentra95
06-29-2005, 06:47 PM
I got the Alpines and installed them already they sound pretty good.


Would an amp for my speaks make much of a diffrence? I've heard theres very little diffrence

noob with an RS
06-29-2005, 09:38 PM
turn the speakers up until they distort (with head unit power). how loud does it get until it distorts? is it A) too loud for you to even turn the volume up that high or B) it distorts at a lower level than what you would consider 'loud'. if the answer is A you probably won't be needing an amp.. but if it distorts at a point you wouldnt even consider being close to loud or loud, then you better bet that when u hook an amp up to that bad boy its not gonna distort at 'loud' volumes. and that, my friend, is the difference between underpowering you speakers and giving them an ample amount.