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Trevaughn
08-17-2013, 02:57 PM
I recently purchased some Alpine SPS-517 speakers and I was wondering what other owners of them thought? The reviews were pretty spectacular. Also, would they benefit a good amount from getting a separate amp for them or is the head unit sufficient?

Trevaughn
08-18-2013, 03:53 PM
Anyone?

Gonzalez1988
08-19-2013, 07:37 AM
I dont think too many people have these considering the less popular size but im sure they'll sound good specially paired with a nice Alpine 4 channel amp.

Trevaughn
08-22-2013, 01:12 PM
I dont think too many people have these considering the less popular size but im sure they'll sound good specially paired with a nice Alpine 4 channel amp.

I just installed them today and they sound magnificent! I'm definitely going to invest in a 4 channel amp within the near future for them.

Gonzalez1988
08-25-2013, 12:08 AM
Yup, if you like them now i imagine you'd fall in love if you send them atleast 80 watts

Trevaughn
08-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Yup, if you like them now i imagine you'd fall in love if you send them atleast 80 watts

I might wait and upgrade to the Type-R's eventually before I get a separate amp for the speakers themselves

Side Show
08-26-2013, 10:54 PM
don't sound too bad for the price, deffinatly amp them and do some sound deading in your doors too. gives them a lot nicer sounding midbass

Trevaughn
08-30-2013, 04:13 PM
don't sound too bad for the price, deffinatly amp them and do some sound deading in your doors too. gives them a lot nicer sounding midbass

I'm new to the whole amps for speakers thing. What would be a good amp to match 4 of the speakers I purchased? Also, will the amp make them sound better or just make them louder?

Gonzalez1988
09-01-2013, 04:12 AM
I'm new to the whole amps for speakers thing. What would be a good amp to match 4 of the speakers I purchased? Also, will the amp make them sound better or just make them louder?

Id go with a matching Alpine 4 channel amp like the MRP-F300, on amazon it should be around $100-$120. Yes, them being amped is going to make them sound noticeably better besides the fact that they will be a lot louder.

Trevaughn
09-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Id go with a matching Alpine 4 channel amp like the MRP-F300, on amazon it should be around $100-$120. Yes, them being amped is going to make them sound noticeably better besides the fact that they will be a lot louder.

That is most likely the amp that I will get, however I will have to get a new HU at the same time because I don't have the correct amount of outputs on my current one. This one seems like a good one (Alpine CDE-147BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500CDE147B/Alpine-CDE-147BT.html?tp=5684))