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    Alpine questions!

    Alrighty, I could use some help here. I wanted to know, if I bought the 2005 version of the Type R's would I notice a difference compared to my 2004 version? I'd be replacing them 2 Alpine Type R's 2005 with my 2004 version Type R.

    Also, i'm not sure what amps I have, but I have 2 amps and each is somewhere around 300w RMSx1.. if anyone has any idea that'd be great. And if they know what amps they are would they work with my subs? My subs i'd be getting would be 4 OHM. Thanks guys..







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    Re: Alpine questions!

    it wouldent be worth the upgrade just to have the new model





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    Re: Alpine questions!

    sure wont mine lasted barely 3 months. trying to get them serviced now. save your money



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    Re: Alpine questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by brandontw
    it wouldent be worth the upgrade just to have the new model
    It's not just because it's the new model, they're also 200w RMS more each. 400w RMS altogether.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arawak420
    sure wont mine lasted barely 3 months. trying to get them serviced now. save your money
    Wow, that *****.. how long have you been waiting? How much power were they getting? Were the gains high?




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    Re: Alpine questions!

    Had my 05's for around 6 months off 1200 watts, doing about 550 on each sub. So a little over recommended specs and are holding up fine. I have heard people putting 1200rms to one sub, but you better know what you are doing.

    I have had both years in dual 12"s. I would say the 05's blow away the 04's, but that is just my experience. Good luck!



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    Re: Alpine questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbangtheory
    Had my 05's for around 6 months off 1200 watts, doing about 550 on each sub. So a little over recommended specs and are holding up fine. I have heard people putting 1200rms to one sub, but you better know what you are doing.

    I have had both years in dual 12"s. I would say the 05's blow away the 04's, but that is just my experience. Good luck!
    Yeah, i've heard there's a huge difference. Don't know what amps I have by chance do ya?

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    Re: Alpine questions!

    I found out the amp, it's a MRD-M300. These amps are kinda small for the new Type R's aren't they?




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    Re: Alpine questions!

    The new Alpine Type R's are completly different Subs compared to the older moldels. The New ones can get exceptionally louder in the right application. And no you dont have to put 1200 watts on them for them to shine. I would say a properly designed ported enclosure and 1200 watts on a pair of them would be a respectable setup.




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    Re: Alpine questions!

    04 type-r off of orion 2500d at 2ohm cone seperated from surround, 05 type-r took it like it was nothing, 05 is completely redesigned, and by far surpasses the 04




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    Re: Alpine questions!

    Thanks for the comments guys/gals.

    How do the Type X's sound?




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    Re: Alpine questions!

    if you only change out subs without upgrading anything else....then no it will not be worth the cost. Now, if you add more power as well then yes it should be a nice upgrade.



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    Re: Alpine questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by SKyleS
    Thanks for the comments guys/gals.

    How do the Type X's sound?
    sounds like a SQ sub




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