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Old 12-29-2009, 09:51 PM
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U can NEVER have too much power.
I'd have to agree. Never too much power in reserve (amp's potential). Ofcourse abuse of the sub is another issue.

Here's an interesting page on the mater. Too Much Power

So I wont be putting this system together until I can shuffle off my GTO7001 and get at least 1000rms @ 2ohms.

I wish I could listen and compare these type R's in sealed and ported boxes though.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:03 PM
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bla bla bla... power is a waste, efficiency is the key
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:26 PM
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Too much power that the speaker cannot dissipate the heat associated to it = sss (smelly speaker syndrome) and you buying new subs....
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:42 AM
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alpine nor jbl belong in the same sentace as competition.....and both are overpriced
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Originally Posted by LOWTONEZ View Post
... 350rms to each of your subs in a properly built box will slam.
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Especially in a daily driver, where you don't want to give up all usable trunk space. Gotta be able to fit the golf clubs in the good weather!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by bart pyle View Post
alpine nor jbl belong in the same sentace as competition.....and both are overpriced
what if it was a competition to see who was more overpriced?

plus their subs aren't that expensive. Type R's are decent performers and decently priced
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:31 AM
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My Type R's ran me $95 each brandnew and the amps are $250 new for 1000rms (Alpine) or 1100rms (JBL GTO1201.1). I'm just not a full price kind of guy.

Any thoughts an a Soundstream PCA-1500 or Hiphonics Brutus BXi1610D?
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:10 AM
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heard it before i'll say it again, set your amp correctly and too much power will never be a problem. Listen to your subs for any distortion. Just remember, reading is knowledge and, knowledge is power. Therefore more power = more knowledge
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:30 AM
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I prefer,....................Knowing is half the battle! lol.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:20 AM
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Having too much power is a luxury most of us can't afford (money or footprint space...), or we'd all be running Genesis monoblocks on each channel! best is to work with someone who knows the speaker (s) and sutiable amps and can vouch that the combo is sufficient to bring out the full potential of the setup. For instance, many woofers have relatively thin/small voice coils and a modest amp (and low guage wire) will bring it to its full potential as desired. Some people overdo it.
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