View Full Version : type R but what amp???
10-28-2007, 02:30 PM
ok my christmas present this year is a 12" alpine type R in a ported enclosure but i have to buy the amp, i will need a amp with a good 500rms so i want to spend about $120 on it so it will probly be off ebay. what kinda should i get since i dont want to drop big money on one just so it will get stolen. is kenwood or boss or something good enough or maybe a audiobahn amp, i no these companys will have way overrated stuff but i just dont no what amp to get, i dont want rockford or something thats going to cost my $400. thanks
10-28-2007, 06:31 PM
Pioneer/ Premier... Audiobahn I think discontinued it's car audio.
800w amp should be plenty.
10-28-2007, 09:06 PM
800 is minimum I would run on that sub. The 500 watt rating is a joke IMHO...
10-28-2007, 10:23 PM
i found the Rockford Fosgate Power T5001bd on amazon(when you look on amazon make sure to check the prices from all sellers) for $179.99 + $22.84s/h
125W x 1 @ 4-Ohms
250W x 1 @ 2-Ohms
500W x 1 @ 1-Ohm
Average Actual Power
412 X 1 @ 4ohm
628 X 1 @ 2ohm
927 X 1 @ 1ohm
i dont know much about car audio so im not sure if this is what your looking for
10-28-2007, 11:13 PM
I would suggest spend a little more money and get a good name brand. Dont cheap out on an amp. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ALPINE-MRP-M850-MONO-BLOCK-POWER-AMPLIFIER_W0QQitemZ260174124239QQihZ016QQcategoryZ 64570QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Thats a good deal there.
10-28-2007, 11:25 PM
I have 2-10"DVC Alpine Type R's and I run a fosgate amp to them. These subs are power hungry man, but they definitely pound.
10-29-2007, 11:29 AM
Just look around ebay. You'll find deals. Just look for anything like Pioneer, Alpine, Rockford, or even old audiobahn stuff...new or used. Good quality doesn't have to mean expensive.
10-30-2007, 02:23 PM
NEVER BUY A USED AMP! just get yourself a decent brand amp capable of pushing out at least 500 RMS @ 2ohms mono. NO BOSS, that crap should stay at the flea market. you cant go wrong with alpine, rockford, memphis, or JL. stay away from this crap: pyramid (pyramid of crap), pyle (pile of crap), boss, roadmaster, jensen, dual, namsung, audiovox, dynex, insignia, or any other brand that you have never seen/heard of. remember: if you buy some cheap crap for your car, then you have some cheap crap in your car. expect to pay $250 plus.
05-19-2008, 09:00 PM
i had a Crunch 1000.1 run to my type r's and they beat pretty good but honestly if your on a budget hit up Total Mobile Audio (TMA audio)... they're made by JL and are half the price
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