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Old 04-24-2007, 09:17 PM
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what sounds better...good underpowered subs or cheaper sub and well powered?

like the title says i am in a debate right know ...

currently i have the Alpine MRD-M1001 amp(1000rms) powering 2 10" infinity kappa perfect (whit 4 gauge wiring kit)

i am thinking of byung 2 10" type X... the thing is i dont have the money for a better amp for right know i know the type x is power hungry would this amp be okay for the time being ?

i am byung these type X used... less then a year almost never used (that what the guys says) the thing is that i have a 4 year extended warranty from FS whit the infinity...what would be my best bet? (by the way if selling my subs and getting the type X there max 200$ diffrence)...selling my infinity for between 300 and 400 and the guys asking 250$ per sub...
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:24 PM
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this is hard
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cheaper sub and well powered

there is alot to subs not just $

are the alpine 2 or 4 ohms 1vc or 2vc ?
can your amp run the alpine x at that ohms load ?
how far off are you in power
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:26 PM
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between the two subs with the same amount of power its hard to say if youll loose output or how your response curves may change..... winisd it.....

as far as underpowering goes... unless you like power compression its not a bad thing.....
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:27 PM
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Everyone's used subs are barely used...... I would keep what you have a do some box work to impove the performance as best as possible vs. taking in another persons red headed stepchild.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:36 PM
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i have a vented bassworks box... and i am seding email to guy dint even thing about the ohms...was just so anxious...i will post when i know... so really no one told me there suggestion... keep or take the type x and later on down the road in a year or so get bigger amp...
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:52 PM
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keep what you have a new box made

a new box mite fix what you are looking for !


when you have the $ get what you like then all at the same time
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:11 PM
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well is 1000rms for the 10" really underpowering? i heard they need atleast 500RMS in them to function properly... that what i would have... this would be an investement down the road i would like to get other amp or 1 Z1 (DD) or something like that and again later on down the road costum box for the type x... its just i thaught that this was a good price for these subs...
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:15 PM
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under powering the sub is only an issue depending on speaker efficiency and how loud you listen
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:16 PM
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oh and write know my subs are 4ohms DVC...sry forgot to mention that
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:03 PM
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usually it wouldn't matter too much but the type-x is a very inefficient sub, which is one of its only downfalls IMO. its a very nice driver but it needs close to its rated power to perform at 100%. y not buy 1 type-x and power it properly? dvc in parallel will give u a 2 ohm load which is perfect for your amp.
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