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Got some new subs... kinda

I upgraded my system this weekend. The subs that are in their currently are shot. One dosent even work and the other works pretty good but has tears that are taped.

I ordered these to replace the P3's. They shold be here tomorrow. Alpine SWE-1243 Type-E 12" single 4-ohm subwoofer at Crutchfield.com

The amp and wireing kit used to be Beards. Thanks again.

System specs are
- MA Audio 1000w 4 channel
- 2 Rockford Fosgate P3's (12's)
- 4 guage wireing kit


Soon to come
- Apline Type E (12's)

I built the platform the subs sit on today. I mounted the amp underneith it. I think it turned out pretty good.

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Hope that deck doesn't get too hot, but PLEASE do not get Type E's.. just get Type R's
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Do you mean the amp or the deck?

I for sure got the Type E's (buy one get one free). The type R's are $200 each.... thats WAY to much money.
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Amp needs to breath a bit Jake, but it should be fine. The stand isn't inclosed...should have plenty of air getting to it.

Nice setup. The stand hides the wire and amp pretty well. The type E's will sound great. Type R's are legit, but expensive.
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I like being able to quick disconnect my subs and being able to use that space back there.

Its not perfect but it looks good and serves a good purpose. Plus it only cost about $20.
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Do you have any dimensions on the sub box?
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I know its 29 1/2 inches long. I would guess its about 14-16 inches tall and about 12-14 wide. I will get accurate measurements later.
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ok thanks cause im defiantly thinking about getting some 12" subs soon
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that looks like a good set up, i wish i had an extended cab so i could fit more in mine
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ya.....x2 on not gettin the type e's....theyre cheap man.
my friend bought 4 cuz of the bogo last year.....

blew all 4 within a month....NOT running em hard.
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man that is gonna be loud! looks good!
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I am sure my Type E's are going to work and sounds just fine. Alpine dosent make a ****ty product in any price range.

I could have boughten 20 other subs that where cheaper and I am sure all those would have worked just fine too.

Just because they're not $200 each dosent mean they wont work and work well. My buddy has 2 Rockford Fosgate P1's and those are $100 each and they sound great.
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good luck man.. E = Entry model.. they are bare minimum specs and are not meant for anything great... there is a reason tehy're cheap.. you pay for what you get with subs.. You could have even got just 1 Type R and it would have been better..just my 2 cents.. I've heard both and seen the E's not last
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oh, believe me, im not baggin on em cuz of the price range.

im running RF P1's in both the 8" and 10" and love em.. SQ is great on em and i got them with a bogo deal too, ...... just sayin.
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good luck man.. E = Entry model.. they are bare minimum specs and are not meant for anything great... there is a reason tehy're cheap.. you pay for what you get with subs.. You could have even got just 1 Type R and it would have been better..just my 2 cents.. I've heard both and seen the E's not last
How is $150 a sub cheap? Like I said earlier there were 20 subs that were cheaper. Do you think they are all cheap too.

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oh, believe me, im not baggin on em cuz of the price range.

im running RF P1's in both the 8" and 10" and love em.. SQ is great on em and i got them with a bogo deal too, ...... just sayin.
The type E's are $40 more then the P1's, do you think your subs are cheap?
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that deck you made, you can make your amp last 10X longer, make sure the front is fully enclosed, and enclose almost all of 1 side, put 2-3 computer cooling fans in the side, blowing air in, i believe you can get 12v comp cooling fans, hook them up, with a relay, to the remote power on your amp, make sure that your amp is on the opposite side to the fans, so it blows past everything before your amp, that way, if you have an external cross over or other items under there, you aren't heating them up, you are cooling everything
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How is $150 a sub cheap? Like I said earlier there were 20 subs that were cheaper. Do you think they are all cheap too.



The type E's are $40 more then the P1's, do you think your subs are cheap?
what aspect of cheap? cheap as in crap or cheap as in like low cost/decent deal?

mine were cheap in cost, but i am really happy with them.
keep in mind ive gone through a pioneer 10", Elemental design 18", and two 15" diamond audio subs

all were nice, but these rockfords are close to the best sq wise, i think the diamonds still had em beat though.
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Cheap, as in bad quality.

So you are saying that subs that cost you $109 are great. So why cant my subs that cost $149 not sound good or last?
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honestly from my experiences, its not about the cost of the sub, but the quality of each individual sub itself.

i love my rockfords
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Thats good to know.

My buddys P1's rip and I hope mine will too.
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The subs will sound fine. Alpine makes quality products. Not to mention you won't be bumping them like competition subs.

P1's are entry level subs as well...but mine hit hard as hell. Maybe not the best sound quality, but they are more then enough for me. Jake, you've heard mine and are pleased. Your subs will sound the same, if not better.
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