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Old 04-11-2007, 02:56 PM
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Which amp? MTX or Alpine?

Im buying a new amp, but Im not sure which one I should get.... the MTX is more powerful, but pulls a hell of alot of current. The Alpine I can get from a local dealer for just a little more than the MTX, but doesnt put out as much power. It does however come with the manufacturers warranty. The MTX amp I am looking at is being sold by someone that claims "unopened and never used". I used to sell MTX, and this amp is quite alot of money, as apposed to the $450 the guy is asking. The amp I choose will be running 2 MTX Single voice coil 7500 series 12" subs wired to 2 ohm. Each sub has a power handling of 500 watts rms, so Im looking to put 1000 watts rms into the two of them. Any comments or recommendations?
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:43 PM
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If its an Alpine 1005 I have used one very well with no problems....great amp I wouldnt go back.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:49 PM
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I was just wondering what MTX amp your talking about? I used to sell for MTX as well. I'm using the 1501d which is a power hungry amp.. but great output as well, espesially at 2 ohm. The only way I would use the Alpine amp is its the V12 series.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:37 PM
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Well, the MTX amp is the TA81001, which I had the same model in my car about 6 months ago running 1 9500 series 12s. It pulled so much juice it fried my alternator, so I down graded to a 7801, which is now in my fiancees Civic (i know, im too nice). The Alpine amp is the MRD-M1005, which I believe is in the V12 series.
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I'm not sure about the MTX, but i've heard nothing but good things about the MRD1005 or the v12 lineup.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jerdavey
Well, the MTX amp is the TA81001, which I had the same model in my car about 6 months ago running 1 9500 series 12s. It pulled so much juice it fried my alternator, so I down graded to a 7801, which is now in my fiancees Civic (i know, im too nice). The Alpine amp is the MRD-M1005, which I believe is in the V12 series.
wow, what type of car do you drive? i have a honda accord with a 80 amp altenator and i'm pushing 1700 on my subs and 400 to my mids and highs with no problems. I only have an extra battery
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MTX TA81001 over the MRD1001 easily. IMO the MTX is a better quality amplifier and it has plenty of headroom for your setup.
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