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just wanna see what you guys think

hey guys so i currently have a alpine cde-102 HU and i just have enough money to get a sub and amp and here is my narrowed down decision...im getting the alpine type-r 12 dual 4ohm and debating between the kenwood 9105d and the alpine mrp m1000 ...im leaning towards the kenwood because its more of my price range...any help appreciated as always..

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You make it sound like you are getting one sub? If so both of those amps are overkill..
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yeah I'm gettin just one.....I told my friend (he has a alipne mrp 500 and a jl audio sub) that I was gonna get the same amp or the jl xd 600/1 and he said to get one of those cause I might blowout the amp ... he confused me cause I know the jl could take it but idk ...what your suggestion for an amp with that sub to get max power.???
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You could get those amps, and save some more and later get another sub. I think that would be a great idea IMO. But you would have to turn the amp down quite a bit and same with the HU settings, until you get another one so you can peak your **** out and shake down your hood :)
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well the mrp 500 is 500watts rms at 2ohms and the alpine sub id 600watts rms at 2ohms so nix nae on that and I couldn't find another 600watt rms sub that I like other than those higher ones above..
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Keep in mind that Alpine Type R sub is a dual voice coil... just saying. Takes quite a bit of power to make those sound good.
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but if ur not completly set on the type r, i think u will be happier with a DC lvl 3, 600rms and they get loud.
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but if ur not completly set on the type r, i think u will be happier with a DC lvl 3, 600rms and they get loud.
whats wrong with the type r?

in a proper box, they get very loud and are underrated.
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dc is just a better company that makes better products. and has the best customer service.
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op: if you need an amp I am trying to sell my 500/1
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op..... i have a alpint type r in my truck in a box that is built xactually to spec with a alpine mrp m500 and it kick a$$ and hits hard. idk anything about the DC's and im sure there good but just saying my experience
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Type-R's don't like 1300 watts... Just saying haha get the amp that Josh recommended. The guy I bought my Type-R from was powering it with one of those and it sounded great.
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ive heard a 15" lvl 3, 15" xl and my boy is about to finish his 2 18" lvl 4 build. the xl was his also and he had it on 2200watts. we pulled it and put in a lvl 3 with the gain turned down and WOW we were shocked at how loud it was. DC is the ****.
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Type-R's don't like 1300 watts....
lol who said anything about 1300 watts? I had 2 of them in a big *** box and threw them 800rms a piece and they never gave me any trouble. haha.


I would love to hear your setup. Ive always wanted either an audioque, fi audio q, or sundown audio niteshade. Im stuck with kickers at the moment =/
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lol who said anything about 1300 watts? I had 2 of them in a big *** box and threw them 800rms a piece and they never gave me any trouble. haha.


I would love to hear your setup. Ive always wanted either an audioque, fi audio q, or sundown audio niteshade. Im stuck with kickers at the moment =/
LOL I hooked a Type-R up to my MB Quart and it didn't really like it that much. It got a little too hot but it still works fine.

And you want to hear my system? Or are you talking about somebody else?
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LOL I hooked a Type-R up to my MB Quart and it didn't really like it that much. It got a little too hot but it still works fine.

And you want to hear my system? Or are you talking about somebody else?
ya yours. I was eyeball'n that sub a while ago. I happened to get a great deal on this kicker setup with jl amp this weekend so again I delayed myself of getting another 15
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Haha well anytime you wanna hear you can.
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Get this amp instead. Same amp, just newer model. And like $50 less than that Alpine.
NEW COMPACT AUDIOPIPE 1 CHANNEL 1000W MOSFET CAR AMP - eBay (item 390270588012 end time Jan-08-11 11:21:37 PST)
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Get this amp instead. Same amp, just newer model. And like $50 less than that Alpine.
NEW COMPACT AUDIOPIPE 1 CHANNEL 1000W MOSFET CAR AMP - eBay (item 390270588012 end time Jan-08-11 11:21:37 PST)
i like that one but for some reason i cant stop thinking about getting that kenwood....900watts rms at 2ohm and stable at 1ohm and i can try to talk him down to 160...i mean i dont mind spendin the extra bucks for a 900 watt rms at 2ohms ..
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you gonna update your other speakers too. or just want bass and loud?
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you gonna update your other speakers too. or just want bass and loud?

umm for now im just keepin my stock speakers but im going to get the type r ones later down the road
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Is it bad that I always try to power my speakers with an amp that is rated DOUBLE the speakers' RMS wattage or more if possible?

Amplifier headroom is a very good thing to have. Better dynamic response, better cone control, lower distortion, better sound, cooler more efficient longer lasting amps, makeup for overrated specs, etc...

I would recommend a much larger amp. or a different sub that doesn't need so much power.
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also dont forget that the kenwood is rated at 14.4v. Also rated being keyword. I would like to see if it actually puts that out.

Realistically, I dont see it putting much more than 500-600rms on our electrical system. Thatis if it even likes the 2ohm load.


I had that amp years ago (a few versions ago) and at 2ohms, it would overheat in about 10 min. Look up the reviews on the amp. You will see im not making this up. I just remembered this weekend I was talking to a friend who got out of the car audio deal because he kept on having issues with his amp which happened to be a kenwood.

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