General Discussion General discussion about all things car audio, from pioneer, orion, alpine and eclipse.

alpine type r questions

Old 04-02-2010, 11:19 AM
  #1  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
alpine type r questions

Hey guy, currently running a single alpine 12" type R in my 2009 aveo5 hatch. been thinking on adding a 2nd.

Its a dvc 2ohm , currently wired to 1ohm and running off a hifonics brutus 1200d amp , im prob pushing about 500-600 rms to the sub. about 6/10s gain

I guess my question is think it will make much of a difference adding another 12"?

where they are 2ohm dvcs what would be my wiring options.. especially to the amp.
flavp5 is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 11:24 AM
  #2  
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,751
Buy second sub and wire series/parallel. That will give you a 2 ohm load to the amp.
DeadlySones is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 11:32 AM
  #3  
1000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
danyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,978
i wondered would it work properly to have 1 2ohm dvc and 1 4ohm dvc. wire it up to give a 1.5ohm load?
danyman is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 11:34 AM
  #4  
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,751
Originally Posted by danyman View Post
i wondered would it work properly to have 1 2ohm dvc and 1 4ohm dvc. wire it up to give a 1.5ohm load?
I think one sub "sees" more power than the other... not positive though. Might have cancellation issues due to subs having different impedance's.

Last edited by DeadlySones; 04-02-2010 at 11:39 AM.
DeadlySones is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 01:31 PM
  #5  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
Well if I pick up a 2nd sub ill just get another dvc 2ohm.
What are my wiring options with 2 dvc2's?
flavp5 is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 03:00 PM
  #6  
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,751
The only good one is series/parallel or parallel/series both will give you a 2 ohm load. Possibilities are 8, 2, or .5 ohms.
DeadlySones is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 06:26 PM
  #7  
1000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
danyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,978
Originally Posted by N130Gv2 View Post
I think one sub "sees" more power than the other... not positive though. Might have cancellation issues due to subs having different impedance's.
this is what i was wondering lol. one has a lower impendence than the other..


grab a second amp and another dvc2ohm lol
danyman is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 07:43 PM
  #8  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
well id still be sending close to 900rms to both if wired to 2ohms

or ive been thinking of upgrading to a xxx re 12" single.

think id be better off with 1 re xxx 12, or 2 alpine type rs
flavp5 is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 08:10 PM
  #9  
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (6)
 
jalat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,736
you'll be better off with another type r
jalat is offline  
Old 04-02-2010, 08:22 PM
  #10  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
thats what i was wondering as well..

i had 2 1st gen type R 10 inchers before in a mazda protege5 but they were always underpowered getting like 300 watts rms total

this single 12 kicks hard and sounds good in the small hatch i have now... and power is never a issue

its currently in a 2 cubic foot box, L shape Port tuned to 35hz
flavp5 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: alpine type r questions


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.