View Full Version : which amp would u choose?
03-11-2000, 07:18 PM
i'm debating between buying a Rockford Fosgate 800a2 and a apline MRV 1501. they are comprable in price and they should have enough power. I'm looking to most likely push 4 12" RF XLC's----that should hit pretty hard!
03-11-2000, 08:45 PM
I would buy the rockford!they have more power than there rated at and you would have the same equipment subs amp!I have a older punch 75 running two xlc subs and they are firing through the rear deck and they produce 135 at the front window and about 125 in iasca!yours should pound depending on how you have it set up!thanks for the time!!
03-11-2000, 10:00 PM
Hey, thanks for the advice on what amp to buy. i'm leaning towards the rockford. i've heard mostly good about their amps. the power difference between the two shouldn't be much, and it will be nice to have matching equipment.
03-11-2000, 11:25 PM
What type of car and how do you think your gonna set up the subs.do you just want A ground pounder and weekend cruiser or are you planning on competing.Weekend or every day jams are cool sometimes I wish I just had A system that I would feel comfortable abusing that had way to much bass and not worry about blowing subs or amps,but on the other hand its nice having A comp setup that sounds awesome!
Buy the rockford!!!!!!
03-12-2000, 12:29 AM
I havn't really thought about competion. To be honest with you i don't know hardly anything about it. I just want to have a good system that makes the car totally shake. I like having that feeling of the bass hitting your chest. I havn't really decided on a setup plan for the subs yet. My thoughts were to make two seperate boxes and have the woofers facing toward the middle somewhat. would 4 12" XLC's be competion worthy? i'm working on ideas for the rest of the speakers too. I have JBL gt 6.5" and tweeters to put in the front door using a 35 x 4 alpine amp. this was stuff that i already have so i may as well use it. the speakers aren't the best but they are much better than factory.
03-12-2000, 09:51 AM
I would like to know what type of car!this would help with any suggestions I might have for your set up!
03-12-2000, 10:41 AM
Sorry, i thought that i had mentioned the car earlier. I drive an 89 cougar. the trunk is fairly spacious. 14" high 38 1/2"between the wheels but this goes to forty some closer to the latch. i believe that it is around 35" deep for my purposes.
03-12-2000, 10:59 AM
I would start by striping the trunk of all the carpet & cleaning the bare surfaces with all purpose cleaner,then I would use some sort of sound deadning such as dynamat or brown bread etc.then I would lay the power & ground with protective loom and run my rcas with loom lay the carpet back down and cut A hole for the wirring to come through.And on the sub enclosure I would fire the subs toward the rear of the vehicl so that when you open the trunk you can see the subs.Also make sure you put plenty of dynamat on the trunk lid.I would put the subs in A sealed enclosure and stager the subs like this one up one down one up one down.Like A U shape or A v shape.use two seperate enclosures per pair of subs by using a divider in the middle of enclosure.
I will let you respond to these ideas now but I will not respond again until about 6 pm tonight!thanks for the time!
03-17-2000, 12:40 PM
I would use an ORION my self but if I had to choose between the RF and the alpine hmmmm
anyone got a coin.
go with the one you think will do the best job. if you think that they are eaqual.
go with the one with the better warranty
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