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Old 11-19-2004, 09:53 PM
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I am adding an amp and subs to my son's car. I have 2 10" Power Acoustic FUBR-10 subs and I am looking for an amp. I wanted to get enough power but not go overboard. I was thinking of an Alpine MRD-M501 or possibly a Boss Audio IQ3KD.1 The Alpine has about 550 watt at 2 ohm. Would that do it? Any recommendations? Is the Boss Audio worth while?
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:46 PM
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Damn I would definatly go for the Boss amp over the alpine... those power ratings are probably a little optamistic, but I bet shell deliver more then 1500RMS @ 2ohm and probably top 2000RMS at 1ohm...

little more then you probably need for those subs.. but I'd still buy it over that puney alpine..

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Thanks

Is the Boss Audio a good unit? I couldn't find much on reviews.
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It will definatly make some power and build quality should be average [img]graemlins/beer.gif[/img]

They are the same company as planet audio.. so I wouldnt be surprised if its the same amp as thier big class D amp with a different chassis... only boss gives thier power ratings at 16V [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Buy the alpine. Between those two. Although I feel it has features that you will most likely not even use.

I wouldnt buy either for your aplication [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]

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Its more likly your son will blow the subs with the larger amp if that is a concearn....

Poweraqustik isn't exacly known for building bullet proof subs/speakers...

One common problem on that line, I belive, was tinsel leads that would break off or loose good continuity...
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I would like to keep the subs since I own them. What would be a deacent apm? I have a budget.
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:29 PM
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I bought a kicker KX 600.1 amp for 260 shipped. It puts out around 710 watts at 2ohms. It was a great amp, but unfortunately I had to get rid of it because I am without a car for now.
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I have the mrd-m501 and running 2 10 2ohm dvc's, and i measured it at 634 watts, at 14.4 volts. It would definitely be better for ur subs then the boss and have better sq
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I would also be looking for a amplifer that has some more power behind it and is designed and engineered to operate where the subs are designed to operate. If these subs are dvc 4 ohm (which the model listed appears to be), you need to be looking at a amplifier that produces it's power at 1 ohm mono.

If you are interested in some options, send me a PM, e-mail or MSN to [email protected] and I will be happy to give you some options and as much education as you require to make a educated purchasing decision.
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