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Alpine MRP-M500 Gain Settings Question

Old 09-22-2009, 02:18 PM
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Alpine MRP-M500 Gain Settings Question

I've been told by many people to watch not turning my Gain to high on my amp. Iím just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what would be the best settings to prevent this sub/amp from blowing and still sounding well. I'm looking to break in the sub just to be safe as because were from canada and bought it from the states, returning would be a hassle and expensive (brokerage). If it matters i listen to all types of music (rap, classic and country but mainly the last two)*all spec from crutchfield.com

Head Unit: Alpine CDE-102

Bass Control:

Bass Centre Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz, or 200Hz
Bass Band Width: 1 (narrow) to 4 (wide)
Bass Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)

Treble Control:

Treble Centre Frequency: 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz
Treble Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
High Pass Filter (HPF): the speaker level and front line level outputs have a selectable crossover (HPF); off (default), 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz

Subwoofer Control: Adjustable 0-15

Amp: Alpine MRP-M500

300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 50 Hz)
subsonic filter (15 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
speaker- and preamp-level inputs
fuse rating: 30A x 2

Sub: Alpine SWE-1043

frequency response: 29-1,000 Hz
power range: 100-250 watts RMS
peak power: 700 watts
sensitivity: 84 dB
Size 10 -inch
Impedance 4 ohms
Dual Voice Coil No
Sensitivity 84 dB at 1 volt
Frequency Response 29 - 1000 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 100-250
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 700
Vas (litres) 33
Fs (Hz) 31
Qts 0.62

Sub Box: Bass Slammer BS110ST

sealed truck-style enclosure for one 10" subwoofer
5/8" MDF (medium density fiberboard) with gray carpet covering
.75 cubic feet
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:45 AM
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i have the same amp with two type R's which is just a band aid till i can get a pdx 1.1000 amp or something else. On mine i have to have the gain up all the way just to achieve a proper movement of the type R's being way to big for that little amp. If i were you i would keep your low pass filter on the use your low pass cutoff and keep it minimal then adjust your gain and bass boost till you find something that sound perfect with your box. same goes with your deck, play with the deck settings just keep fooling around with them till you learn everything, everyone has a different oppinion on perfect sounding bass. Tune to what you think sounds amazing. one last thing is are you using stock speakers, if you are tune to what you can make them sound alright while keeping your bass. just my thoughts...
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