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    Car audio help

    A few years back I got rid of my subwoofer in my Jeep because I thought it was a high school phase and that I needed to move on. But ever since I've always missed my 12" Alpine Type-R sub, so I have decided to purchase two 10" Alpine Type-R subs (I have a box for 2 ten's already). I already know that for subs that the RMS power is what you should really pay attention to (not peak performance) and the RMS power for each Type-R is 600 watts. Does this mean I need an amp capable of 600 RMS (2 or 4 ohm) @ 2? Or would it be 1200 RMS @ 2? I don't know much about audio/sound. The most expensive Alpine amps seem to only be able to push 300 RMS @ 2 and they can get up to the $900 range. Am I missing anything important here, or am I going to have to look at even MORE expensive amps by Rockford Fosgate or something?

    I already have to pay $200 per sub and would like to stay within the $1000 range (so I will still be able to save up some money this summer).



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    Re: Car audio help

    Quote Originally Posted by cycoOJfan89 View Post
    A few years back I got rid of my subwoofer in my Jeep because I thought it was a high school phase and that I needed to move on. But ever since I've always missed my 12" Alpine Type-R sub, so I have decided to purchase two 10" Alpine Type-R subs (I have a box for 2 ten's already). I already know that for subs that the RMS power is what you should really pay attention to (not peak performance) and the RMS power for each Type-R is 600 watts. Does this mean I need an amp capable of 600 RMS (2 or 4 ohm) @ 2? Or would it be 1200 RMS @ 2? I don't know much about audio/sound. The most expensive Alpine amps seem to only be able to push 300 RMS @ 2 and they can get up to the $900 range. Am I missing anything important here, or am I going to have to look at even MORE expensive amps by Rockford Fosgate or something?

    I already have to pay $200 per sub and would like to stay within the $1000 range (so I will still be able to save up some money this summer).
    It is and you should.



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    Re: Car audio help

    I'm more inclined to just get one sub and get an amp that will power the speakers as well.



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    Re: Car audio help

    ALPINE BITS BIG FAT ONES..... want a good sub.... get the T-2D212 from Fosgate... for $419.00, Then run a Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000-1bd <see Link>
    1000 Watt Class-bd Mono Amplifier for 384.00 see link here also...OnlineCarStereo: Wholesale Car Audio Stereo video Deals At Bargain Prices



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    Re: Car audio help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm more inclined to just get one sub and get an amp that will power the speakers as well.
    I tend to agree. One sub is plenty if you just want your bass to sound good rather than wake up the neighbors. I'm still using a single 12 and amp that I have had for about 10 years now. If I were buying something new I would get a nice 10" and 2 channel amp that I could bridge to adequately power it. The system you are looking at is serious overkill if you just want your music to sound good rather than be loud.



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