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amp and accessories? #291604 Oct 4, 4:06pm Oct 4, 4:06pm
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amp and accessories?
what alpine amp would i need to power 2 12" type S alpine subs? also what other accesories will i need? are there any websites you recommend to learn about audio setups? thx for the help

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Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291605 Oct 4, 4:15pm Oct 4, 4:15pm
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Say NO to alpine amps & subs for that matter. Just buy a head unit from them.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291606 Oct 4, 4:16pm Oct 4, 4:16pm
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I would go to crutchfield to look through the amps and see what power outputs they have. I know alpine had a good variety of amps...just look for a two channel one that has the most RMS wattage per channel your subs can handle at the ohms they are designed for...but don't get an amp more powerful than your subs or you are askin for trouble.

alpineusa.com also obviously has alpine products, but no MSRP...thats why i say crutchfield...plus crutchfield has sections to learn about car audio. I wouldn't recommend buying from crutchfield because they are really expensive compared to many sites...but they will give you all the customer support you could ask for. Your call.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #291607 Oct 4, 4:17pm Oct 4, 4:17pm
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what you got against alpine,they're stuff rocks

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: sickcelica696] #291608 Oct 4, 4:19pm Oct 4, 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
what you got against alpine,they're stuff rocks


Their amps aint shit & I have owned their subs, their okay but there is better out there for the money. Their head units rock, I'll give them that.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: sickcelica696] #291609 Oct 4, 4:21pm Oct 4, 4:21pm
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I agree...expensive yes...but they're awesome...and IMO the name Alpine has the largest cool factor just because it's alpine...and it sounds like he's already made the decision thumbsup

I'm planning on upgrading to alpine component speakers this winter...i love their stuff

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: sbocaj55] #291610 Oct 4, 4:30pm Oct 4, 4:30pm
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yea i think im goin all alpine. im gonna get the S12 subs. and im still lookin for an amp.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291611 Oct 4, 4:32pm Oct 4, 4:32pm
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also whats better? 2ohm or 4ohm voice coils?

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291612 Oct 4, 4:39pm Oct 4, 4:39pm
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My friend just had an Alpine S 12 installed with a 200 watt monobloc amp, powered with an Alpine head unit. He doesn't listen to rap, but even on the nu-metal tracks, the bass is so weak its almost hard to notice.

I think S type is 100 watts handling. Get a monobloc with at least that much wattage, but try to get more. More headroom is better for your sub. You'll need RCA connectors to run from the head to the amp, then wire to go from the amp to your sub. If you haven't already wired the battery terminal, make sure you have an inline fuse so you don't wreck your system. Get a box for the sub, ofcourse. thumbsup


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Re: amp and accessories? [Re: Sancho] #291613 Oct 4, 4:41pm Oct 4, 4:41pm
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so what 12in subs would be good ?

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291614 Oct 4, 4:42pm Oct 4, 4:42pm
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and for the amp should it be the watts x 2 since there are 2 subs or what? im confused please help.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291615 Oct 4, 5:08pm Oct 4, 5:08pm
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Originally Posted by CroCeli
also whats better? 2ohm or 4ohm voice coils?

that depends on how the subs are wired to the amp.


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Re: amp and accessories? [Re: celimangts17] #291616 Oct 4, 5:10pm Oct 4, 5:10pm
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2 4 ohm subs in parallel is a 2 ohm load to amplifier ( 1 ohm to each channel of a bridged amp), same as a dual 4 ohm sub wired in parallel. Most 2 or 4 channel amps won't do 2 ohms bridged, but most monoblocks can drive a 2 ohm load.


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im still confused.but wutever. ima try and find somewhere online because i need pics and stuff because im not gettin any of this.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291618 Oct 4, 7:25pm Oct 4, 7:25pm
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this is how i want to wire it.

/12 inch sub #1
head unit---amp--<
\12 inch sub #2

what do i use.i wanna have the best sound quality subs i can get.not over $400 a piece.

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291619 Oct 4, 7:33pm Oct 4, 7:33pm
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umm you have to wire the subs to the amp of course, or am i reading that thing wrong. confused


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Re: amp and accessories? [Re: celimangts17] #291620 Oct 4, 7:39pm Oct 4, 7:39pm
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yea sry it didnt post right.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/12 inch sub #1
head unit---amp--<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\12 inch sub #2

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291621 Oct 4, 7:40pm Oct 4, 7:40pm
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still didnt work but do you get what im tryin to do?
head unit goes to amp and amp splits to sub 1 and sub2

Re: amp and accessories? [Re: CroCeli] #291622 Oct 4, 7:56pm Oct 4, 7:56pm
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here is a good website to check out http://ccs.exl.info/frame_installation.html


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I have 2 10" Alpine type S in my car running off of a 400w Clarion mono block. they pump the bass very well. Dont hesitate to get Alpine. Try to get atleast 400w amp tho, no point in getting nice subs then underpowering them.

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yea i think ive decided on the subs. ima get 2 alpine X series 12's. they each have 1000watt RMS and have this:Impedance (Nominal) : 4ohm + 4ohm
what amp should i get? or should i get 2 amps.

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