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Used alpine R, hook up, help!

Old 05-10-2008, 03:56 PM
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Used alpine R, hook up, help!

ok so im starting to get into the sound systems right, still a noob, and i got my first car about a month ago (99 mercury cougar)

ive been seriously searching for some subs now and am getting offers from all sides, here is the one ive been considering the most:

2 12 inch Alpine R subs (used)
Double sub box with custom green tint (matches my car)
MTX 600 Watt amp
Full wiring and capacitor and installation
No warranty

he says its valued at 1550$
hes offering me 650$


The guy is a friend of a friend and works at best buy in thhe audio department.... what should i do???

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:51 PM
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dont think i would pay $650 for it.... older or newer type Rs? what model MTX amp, is it 600 rms or 600 peak?? need more info before anyone can give advice
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:59 PM
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woah i thought that was more than enough info.

alpine r's are about 5 months old

the amp is fresh out the box and he said was valued at 500


on the sheet he wrote ''MTX 600.L amp''
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:21 PM
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it would be the MTX 6001. its 600RMS.

you're gonna want to check what the impedance of the subs are. i think they only come as dual 2 or 4ohm. for that amp you're gonna want to have the 2ohm. if they're 4ohm, then maybe running only 1 of the subs would be an option for you as well.

i also would see if you can talk him down from 650, sounds a little steep to me.

only other thing is i'd say that amp is pretty weak to be handling 2 type Rs. they'll handle 500W each, so an amp around 1000-1100W would be a lot better and you're much less likely to fry your subs.
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