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    Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Hi guys, new to the forum and need some advice.
    I have a Nissan 350z and running an alpine type x 12" in a 2 cu ft. Ported box tuned to 32hz.
    A response mono amplifier:500rms at 2ohm was powering it but its on its way out.
    I was quite happy with how it sounded but want something louder. Should I get the alpine mrx-m110 to power the type x (will this amp, being rated at 1100rms at 2ohms improve db significantly?), or should I sell it, and invest in new sub and amp combo?







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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Doubling you power will add a few DB's. I'm not sure how significant it will be, but I think it should get "a lot" louder with rated power going to it.



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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    If you wanted louder there are other options that are cheaper or near the price of the x that will sound good and get louder.



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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    You could always buy the amp, try it out, and decide if you want to return or keep it.




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Quote Originally Posted by sjv13 View Post
    You could always buy the amp, try it out, and decide if you want to return or keep it.
    This. Buy the amp, see how you like the upgrade. If it sounds great, perfect. If you want more, sell the X and get something new. There are plenty of woofers that would sound great off 1k in that enclosure.



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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    I have that amp powering my type x 12" in a 1.9 cu ft box tuned to 35hz.....sounds great love the combo.




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    More power!!




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    1 12 on 1k in a 350z should be more than enough. It's a small car so it'll seem pretty loud.




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    i can turn the 12' x into a beast




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Cheers for the quick advice, looks like I'm going with the new amp, now I can't wait to get it

    ---------- Post added at 01:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:09 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    i can turn the 12' x into a beast
    Any tips?




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuuu View Post
    Cheers for the quick advice, looks like I'm going with the new amp, now I can't wait to get it

    ---------- Post added at 01:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:09 PM ----------



    Any tips?

    He means he could rebuild it with bigger/better parts




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    i can build into a 2000rms sql monster...




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuuu View Post
    Hi guys, new to the forum and need some advice.
    I have a Nissan 350z and running an alpine type x 12" in a 2 cu ft. Ported box tuned to 32hz.
    A response mono amplifier:500rms at 2ohm was powering it but its on its way out.
    I was quite happy with how it sounded but want something louder. Should I get the alpine mrx-m110 to power the type x (will this amp, being rated at 1100rms at 2ohms improve db significantly?), or should I sell it, and invest in new sub and amp combo?
    You can certainly upgrade the amplifier and see how it goes. Alpine Type-X are not very efficient subwoofers. If you don't get a good SPL, then you may need to replace the subwoofer. Instead of one 12 inch subwoofer, consider two more efficient 10 inch subs. That's a bit more cone area. Sonicelectronix is having a sale on RE Audio SE/X10 subwoofers with power handling of around 600watts a piece right now. Beware that MRX-M110 is supposedly implemented internally as a 2 channel amplifier bridged, so running it with 2ohm sub is like running individual channels at 1ohm. Here lies its key to high wattage rating. An amplifier like Soundstream TN1.1200D would probably deliver nearly the same amount of power running at 2ohm while using less current.




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    Re: Alpine type x, replace or ???

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    i can build into a 2000rms sql monster...
    This and. a solid amp 2k amp in the right box will be the best money u could spend




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