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??Recommended amps for Alpine Type-X??

Old 04-08-2007, 01:25 AM
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??Recommended amps for Alpine Type-X??

I'm definitely not audio-electronically inclined, so I'm in need of some serious help.

I am buying a 12" Alpine Type-X sub. I already have two Type-S 5-1/4" speakers, and I don't have an amplifier.
Eventually I will purchase another type-x, but I just need to get my started right now.

Could anyone suggest a suitable amp for me (and better speakers too, if those are shitty, I'd have no idea :S) ???
Also, what type of box to put my sub(s) in. Would it be better to get one box now, and another when I get the other sub, or to switch to a double?

All of this is just really to confusing for me, any help would be greatly appretiated.
I really need the perfect system, cause I might not know anything about this stuff, but I'm picky as hell.. and I really won't be happy until it's just right.
[The car is a 2-dr '96 Sunfire if that makes any difference.]

Thanks so much. <3
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:00 AM
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Well not sure of your budget, if they are dual 4 ohm drivers look for something in the 1500-2000Wrms range at 1 ohm. A couple of options are the Sundown SAX1500D or an RD Audio RD1750.1 both are the same board pretty much and put out a ton of power and seem to be reliable. If you want mainstream brands RF, Kicker, Orion and Alpine are all nice choices.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:35 PM
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One of my friends jsut bought the same sub as you and he is running 2 PDX 1 for every voice coil i belive or something like that. I herd that the type x is build like a tank, and is power hungry, so dont be shy and give it some power!The mrd-m1005 is a nice amp for it but i would give it more power...i have the mrd-m1001 (almost the same 1000rms) for 2 10" infinity kappa (rated at 350rms) got 500 into them. I always like putting more power then what is suggested... anyways because you have a sunfire (not a big car at all...dunno if its 2 or 4 door) i would go whit the Alpine PDX for two reason...they are nice amps, small....and could be stacked one on a other (that 3 reason eh heheh) anyways i dont know if you want SQ or SPL but you would be suprised how much 1 12" type X build in a nice box with lots of power can deliver.... in a sunfire i dont see why you would need two of these it would only take up a lot of space, also i think your bass would cover up your speakers (if u have 2 type X). Instead of getting two i would bye 2 amps for the one type x and build a costum box. By doing this u will also not take up the whole trunk!!!! which can always be usefull.
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